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PhDs with an Interest in Using Equity-Informative Economic Evaluation

November 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EST

November 28 at 8:00-9:00am EST, 1:00-2:00pm GMT

Featured Speakers: James Oguta & Katie Snyman

James Oguta is currently studying for a PhD in health economics and decision science at University of Sheffield, UK. His research focuses on decision modelling for cardiovascular disease prevention in Kenya. He is interested in examining the health, economic and equity impact of scaling up primary healthcare interventions targeting cardiovascular disease outcomes. James has 15 years’ working experience in health economics, health financing, public financial management, clinical and public health research, project management, accounting, banking, and nursing. He has worked in different countries including Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Comoros, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and the United Kingdom. James is passionate about contributing to the attainment of universal health coverage in low- and middle-income countries through the design of equity-focused interventions that cushion households from catastrophic and impoverishing health expenditures.

Katie Snyman is an epidemiologist by training and holds a Master degree in Global Health and Environment (2013) from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a PhD student at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her PhD aims to inform resource-allocation decisions about malaria control in Uganda and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa by generating evidence on the cost, efficiency, and equity of innovative vector control strategies. Katherine has been based in Uganda since 2013, working on malaria and HIV clinical trials as a program manager for University of California, San Francisco. She is currently the lead Investigator for the economic evaluation components the Uganda Housing Modification Study (CDC/USAID funded) and the LLIN Evaluation in Uganda Project (LLINEUP2, NIH funded) trials. Her research interests cover economics of malaria, equity-informative economic evaluation and health technology assessment in low-income settings.

Chair: Naomi Kate Gibbs and Saudamini Dabak

This webinar has a special focus on PhD students who wish to incorporate an equity focus within their research. We will be hearing from James Oguta who is near the beginning of his PhD. He will be explaining the context of his work and the key plans and questions he has around incorporating equity into the work. We will then hear from Katherine Snyman who is coming to the end of her PhD. She will present her findings and the process she has undertaken to incorporate equity. There will be time for discussion following both presentations before splitting into smaller discussion groups where people are welcome to bring their own questions and ideas.



November 28, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am EST




Equity Informative Economic Evaluation SIG