Naomi Lince-Deroche joined the Guttmacher Institute as a Senior Research Scientist in 2017. Trained in both health economics and epidemiological methods, Dr. Lince-Deroche has included qualitative and quantitative approaches in her research projects evaluating access, acceptability, costs and affordability for a range of sexual and reproductive health services related to reproductive cancers, HIV, STIs, contraception and abortion. Her current work focuses on estimating the costs for health systems to provide postabortion care and contraceptive services.
Dr. Lince-Deroche completed her BA in biology and international affairs at Macalester College. She also holds an MPH, with a focus on health policy and management, and an MIA, with a focus on economic development, both from Columbia University. Dr. Lince-Deroche earned her PhD in health economics from the School of Public Health at the University of Cape Town. Her thesis explored opportunities for improving equity and efficiency in the provision of safe abortion services in South Africa.
Dr. Lince-Deroche has lived and worked in South Africa since 2004 and has conducted research in several African countries. Prior to joining the Guttmacher Institute, she worked with Ibis Reproductive Health for more than ten years, directing its work in South Africa. She also worked with the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office within the University of the Witwatersrand, providing technical support on the costs for the South African National Department of Health to offer sexual and reproductive health services.
Dr. Lince-Deroche is a member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, the International Health Economics Association, the International AIDS Society and the Society of Family Planning.