Dr. Galárraga's current research focuses on three main areas of applied health economics and health services research: (1) how conditional economic incentives may be best utilized to improve the prevention and treatment of HIV, and other chronic diseases; (2) the health and labor market effects of economic and social programs in Mexico and Kenya; and (3) the economic efficiency and financing of HIV treatment and prevention programs worldwide.

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Omar Galarraga, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Brown University School of Public Health, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, and Faculty Associate at: Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research; International Health Institute(IHI); Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC); and Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). During 2006-2010 he was Assistant Professor and Researcher in Health Economics at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and at the Institute of Business and Economic Research (IBER) at the University of California, Berkeley. During 1999-2001 he worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Dr. Galarraga is the PI for NIH-financed projects on conditional economic incentives for prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in populations at high risk. Other areas of research include the evaluation of Mexico's Seguro Popular (the Social Health Insurance program) and Kenya's National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). He analyzes the impact of the programs on various health outcomes using econometric methods to estimate treatment effects.

Dr. Galarraga obtained his doctorate in Health Economics at the Johns Hopkins University (Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management). He has been a consultant for the World Bank, UNAIDS, World Health Organization, the World Food Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Boston University, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working with large datasets on modeling, cost-effectiveness and quantitative evaluation of health interventions as well as projections of demand and future funding for global HIV prevention and treatment programs.

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Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy & Practice
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Mexican School of Public Health / National Institute of Public Health (INSP)
Population Studies and Training Center
International Health Institute
Consortium for HIV/AIDS Research (Mexico)
Today at Brown
The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Price for reducing HIV risk
New York Times
Google Scholar

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Collaborators at other institutions:
Sergio Bautista-Arredondo (INSP)
Stefano M. Bertozzi (UC Berkeley)
M. Arantxa Colchero (INSP)
William H. Dow (UC Berkeley)
Paul J. Gertler (UC Berkeley)
Juan Pablo Gutierrez (INSP)
Jeffrey E. Harris (MIT)
Bruce Larson (BU)
Sydney Rosen (BU)
Sandra G. Sosa-Rubí (INSP)
Harsha Thirumurthy (UNC Chapel Hill)
Richard Wamai (Northeastern Univ)
Veronika J. Wirtz (BU)

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