Global Health Research Speaker Series_April 12 2022_Dr. Omar Galárraga
Dr. Galárraga is director of the Doctoral Program in Health Services Research at Brown University, associate professor of Health Services Policy and Practice at the School of Public Health, and faculty affiliate at the International Health Institute, Providence/Boston CFAR and the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC). Trained as a health economist, he conducts research on: (a) conditional economic incentives for behavior change; (b) impact of healthcare reform initiatives on expenditures, utilization and health outcomes; and (c) applied health econometrics evaluations. His work focuses largely on sexual and reproductive health, particularly HIV prevention and treatment, with current or previous NIH-funded projects in various countries including Mexico, Kenya, South Africa and the USA. In this presentation, Dr. Galárraga presents preliminary results from an ongoing cluster randomized trial on integrated community-based HIV and non-communicable disease care within microfinance groups in Kenya.