Mónica D. Oliveira, PhD (http://web.ist.utl.pt/monica.oliveira/) is Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at the Department of Engineering and Management, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, and member of the research team of CEG-IST, the Centre for Management Studies of IST. Her research interests include the development of management science models to assist policy and decision makers in health and clinical settings, with a special interest in multicriteria value modelling using participatory processes. She has enhanced and applied management science techniques in multiple public and private organizations. She has published her research in Operations Research, Management Science, and Health Economics and Management international journals. She has been active in participating in international health projects, has been involved in advisory boards from the Portuguese Ministry of Health, and is an active member of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services. She holds a Licenciatura in Economics by the University of Porto and a MSc and a PhD in Operational Research by the London School of Economics and Political Science.