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Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
Areas of Interest: Health economics: incentives for behavioral change, evaluation of health systems reform, applying rigorous quasi-experimental approaches to estimate effects of health interventions, and microsimulation and economic evaluation of public health programs.
Omar Galárraga, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Brown University School of Public Health. Trained in health economics, his research focuses on:
(1) incentives for behavioral change,
(2) evaluation of health systems reform,
(3) applying rigorous quasi-experimental approaches to estimate effects of health interventions; and
(4) microsimulation and economic evaluation of public health programs.
He has worked on research projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa; and has published
more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in health services research, health economics and public health journals.
He serves as Director of the Health Services Research PhD program at Brown University.
He teaches classes on analysis of population-based datasets, comparative health systems, and global health economics.
His full research profile is at: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/ogalarra