Mahlet Gizaw

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in global health and population studies, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University; B.A. in health behavior and society, University of Rochester


Mahlet Gizaw is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She has a M.S. in global health and population studies from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University and a B.A. in health behavior and society from the University of Rochester.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was a research scientist at Precision Health Economics, a health research consultancy where she conducted qualitative and quantitative domestic U.S. health policy research. Prior to her U.S. health research work, she worked with monitoring and evaluation teams in international health organizations to assess public health interventions in sub Saharan Africa. Her research interests include international health, health care systems, and approaches to improving health care access in limited-resource settings.

At RAND, she conducts qualitative and quantitative health research on HIV and mental health intervention programs based in sub Saharan Africa and in the United States. Her doctoral-level training includes statistics, econometrics, survey design, sampling, and analysis. Her dissertation study focuses on assessing sustainability of public health programs implemented in low-resource settings. 

Selected Publications

Jason Shafrin, Mahlet Gizaw Tebeka, Kwanza Price, Chad Patel, Kaleb Michaud, "The Economic Burden of ACPA-Positive Status Among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis," Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 24(1), 2018

Jesse A Sussell, Mahlet G Tebeka, Anupam B Jena, Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, "Reconsidering the economic impact of the EU manufacturing and export provisions," Journal of Generic Medicines, 13(2), 2017

Thornton Snider J, Batt K, Wu Y, Tebeka MG , Seabury S, "The option value of innovative treatments for non-small cell lung cancer and renal cell carcinoma," The American Journal of Managed Care, 23(10), 2017

Jason Shafrin, Ningqi Hou , Mahlet G. Tebeka, Lisa Rosenblatt, Kwanza Price, Chad Patel, Kaleb Michaud, "Economic burden of rheumatoid arthritis is higher for anti-citrullinated protein antibody: positive patients," Rheumatology, 56(suppl_2), 2017

Julia Snider, Michelle Brauer, Yanni Hao, Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Mahlet Gizaw Tebeka, Jie Zhang, Katharine Batt, "The Economic Value of CTL019 Therapy for Pediatric Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the United Kingdom," Blood, 130, 2017

Thanh G.N. Ton, Thomas DeLeire, Suepattra G. May, Ningqi Hou, Mahlet G. Tebeka, Er Chen, Joshua Chodosh, "The financial burden and health care utilization patterns associated with amnestic mild cognitive impairment," Alzheimer's & Dementia, 13(3), 2017

Joanna MacEwan, Jason Doctor, Suepattra May, Patrick Bonnet, Ningqi Hou, Mahlet Tebeka, Darius Lakdawalla, "Patient preferences for glioblastoma multiforme: a discrete choice experiment," Neuro-oncology, 18(suppl_6), 2016

Anne Austin, Hanna Gulema, Maria Belizan, Daniela S Colaci, Tamil Kendall, Mahlet Tebeka, Mengistu Hailemariam, Delayehu Bekele, Lia Tadesse, Yemane Berhane, Ana Langer, "Barriers to providing quality emergency obstetric care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Healthcare providers’ perspectives on training, referrals and supervision, a mixed methods study," BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15(74), 2015