Omar Galárraga

Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy & Practice

Background

Omar Galárraga is an Assistant Professor in Public Health and a faculty affiliate at the Institute of International Health and at the PSTC. 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. 

Galárraga 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 (Department of International Health), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working with large datasets on modeling, costing and quantitative evaluation of health interventions as well as projections of demand and future funding for global HIV prevention and treatment programs.

Interests

Conditional economic incentives, Health and social programs, HIV treatment and prevention