Rigoberto Delgado joined SBMI in May of 2021 and is a health economist specialized in cost-effectiveness methods, health services research, population health analytics (including geospatial and non-structure data analysis), and optimal allocation of public health resources. Rigoberto has received research funding from multiple sources including the National Science Foundation, and the US Department of Defense. His project on mobile clinic routing optimization, highlighted by the NSF in 2018, offered the very first model in the country for enhanced delivery of mobile clinic care across geographic regions using advanced data analytics and data mining modeling. Outside of academia, Dr. Delgado advises public health institutions in the development of risk assessment models to prioritize prevention policies. He also provides consulting on economic impact analysis to healthcare organizations in the US and institutions in Latin American, the Middle East, and England. Rigoberto is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has extensive experience working with minority populations and global health issues.
"The emergence of world-wide pandemics highlights the critical importance biomedical informatics plays in the definition, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate health solutions at the community and patient levels. My research focuses on applying new economic and bioinformatics tools to support optimal decision making for the benefit of our national and international communities.”