Lawrence Were

Core Faculty Member, Human Capital Initiative

Ph.D., Health Services Research, Health Economics, Brown University

Lawrence Were is a Core Faculty Member of the Human Capital Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and an Assistant Professor of Global Health 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 Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Health Economics track from the Department of Health Services Policy & Practice at Brown University’s School of Public Health.

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