Adeyemi Okunogbe

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.D., Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; M.S. in international health policy & management, Brandeis University

Overview

Adeyemi Okunogbe is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He holds an M.D. from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria where he practiced as a physician in both the public and private health sectors. Seeking policy solutions to systemic challenges due to failing health systems, which he observed during his medical practice, he enrolled at the Heller School for Social Policy, Brandeis University, and graduated with an M.S. in international health policy and management. While there, he worked with faculty members at the Institute of Global Health and Development (IGHD) on research projects that include evaluating public health interventions and health financing mechanisms in developing countries such as Kenya, Mozambique, and Belize. He also worked as a research analyst for the World Bank's Caribbean Results-Based Financing (RBF) program, where he reviewed the Dominican health system and identified feasible areas for piloting an RBF approach in the country. His research interests include global health; health care financing; health economics; health care program/impact evaluation; population health; and governance and nation building in the developing world.

Selected Publications

Bowser D. M., Figueroa R., Natiq L, Okunogbe A., "A preliminary assessment of financial stability, efficiency, health systems and health outcomes using performance-based contracts in Belize," Global Public Health, 2013