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Omar Galarraga

  • PhD (Health Economics)
  • Associate Professor
  • Brown University
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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.

Co-authors (195)


BMC Health Services Research

Associate Editor

Journal of the International AIDS Society

Editorial Board

Publications (5)

  • Ten-year trends in antiretroviral therapy persistence among US Medicaid beneficiaries

    • Youn B
    • Shireman T
    • Lee Y
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  • Development and validation of an index to predict personal prescription drug importation by adults in the United States

    • Zullo A
    • Dore D
    • Galárraga O
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  • HIV Drug Therapy in the Americas 16-18 April 2015, Mexico City, Mexico.

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  • [Impact of "Seguro Popular" on catastrophic and out-of-pocket health expenditures in rural and urban Mexico, 2005-2008].

    • Sosa-Rubí S
    • Salinas-Rodríguez A
    • Galárraga O
  • An Instrumental Variable Evaluation of Antidepressant Use on Employment Among HIV-Infected Women Using Highly-Active Antiretroviral Therapy in the United States: 1996-2004

    • Galarraga O
    • Salkever D
    • Cook J
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Brown University

July 2017 - Present

Assistant Professor

Brown University

July 2010 - Present

Visiting Professor

Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, México

August 2006 - Present


UC Berkeley

January 2008 - June 2010(2 years)

Education history

Ph.D. (Health Economics)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

August 2001 - July 2006(5 years)