Joseph Babigumira, MBChB, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Global Health
University of Washington
Joseph is an Assistant Professor in the Global Medicines Program, Department of Global Health, University of Washington. He graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program in the University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy where he trained in decision analysis, health economics, and health outcomes. He also holds a Master’s degree in Health Services from the School of Medicine and Public Health at Case Western Reserve University. His main research interest is improving access to safe and cost-effective diagnostic technologies, medicines, and healthcare delivery platforms in low-income countries. In particular, he has performed studies of the status of health technology assessment in low-income countries, the cost-effectiveness and scale-up of effective health interventions such as rapid diagnostic tests for malaria, the economic and health impacts of unsafe abortion, the cost-effectiveness of increased access to contraception and reproductive health services, and incentives for seeking and receiving services to prevent HIV. Joseph’s current work is in the area of HIV prevention with an active study of incentives for safe medical male circumcision. In the broader area of incentives, he is also studying monetary incentives for combination prevention and preferences for HIV prevention services and fertility regulation using contingent valuation.