Lawrence Were

Faculty Associate
Department of Health Sciences, Sargent College
werelpo@bu.edu
617-358-2656

Education

PhD, Brown University


Biography

Lawrence Were is faculty in the Department of Health Sciences at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. His research focuses on application of health economics in the estimation of the impact of reforms within healthcare systems and health insurance programs on the outcomes of marginalized and high risk populations such as informal traders and HIV+ individuals including pregnant women and their children. He is also interested in Global Health and HIV/AIDS financing mechanisms and Geo-Spatial aspects of public health. He has research projects in Kenya, Ghana, and Nepal. Were teaches courses in Comparative Healthcare Systems; Global Health; Social Determinants of Health; and Research Methods. He received his PhD in Health Services Research (HSR) – Health Economics track from the Department of Health Services Policy & Practice (HSPP) at Brown University’s School of Public Health.