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Omar Galarraga

  • PhD Health Econ / Assoc Prof
  • Associate Professor
  • Brown University
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  • 612CitationsNumber of citations received by Omar's publications. Updated daily.


Journal of the International AIDS Society

Associate Editor for Health Economics

2018 - Present

BMC Health Services Research

Associate Editor

2014 - 2017(3 years)

Recent publications

  • Improving the impact of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation in small urban centers among men who have sex with men: An agent-based modelling study

    • Gantenberg J
    • King M
    • Montgomery M
    • et al.
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  • Medicaid expansion and community health centers: Care quality and service use increased for rural patients

    • Cole M
    • Wright B
    • Wilson I
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Brown University

July 2017 - Present

Assistant Professor

Brown University

July 2010 - June 2017(7 years)

Visiting Professor

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

July 2016 - January 2017(6 months)


University of California Berkeley Institute of Business and Economic Research

January 2008 - June 2010(2 years)


Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, México

August 2006 - June 2010(4 years)


Ph.D. (Health Economics)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

August 2001 - July 2006(5 years)

Research interests

Conditional economic incentives Universal health care coverage / insurance HIV/AIDS prevention Impact evaluation Cost-effectiveness


Omar Galárraga, PhD, works in three areas of applied health economics research: (1) behavioral economic incentives for behavior change, (2) evaluation of health care reform initiatives including social health insurance, and (3) financing and cost-effectiveness of health care programs. His research appears in public health, health economics, and health services research journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the International AIDS Society, and serves as Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research. He teaches classes on Comparative Health Care Systems, Statistical Analysis of Population-Based Datasets, and Global Health Economics at Brown University School of Public Health.


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