Lawrence Were

Faculty Associate
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Sargent College;
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health


PhD, Brown University


Lawrence Were is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, and in the Department of Global Health at the BU School of Public Health. 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.