Adeyemi Okunogbe

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office


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


Adeyemi Okunogbe is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His dissertation focuses on evidence-based approaches to scaling up health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with an emphasis on potential instruments for expanding coverage to the large informal sector in this region. In particular, he is examining behavioral mechanisms that influence enrolment and reenrollment into voluntary health insurance schemes and potential ways to leverage such to improve enrolment decision making.

His other work includes program/impact evaluation of US and global health interventions such as the Veteran Health Administration's (VHA) Women's Health Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) and international family planning data platform programs; identification of infectious disease hotspots globally; and assessment of the performance of national health financing systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

He holds an M.D. from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and M.S. in international health policy and management from the Heller School, Brandeis University. Prior to RAND, he worked as a general physician in Nigeria and conducted research at the Heller School's Institute of Global Health and Development. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Global Public Health, Tobacco Control, Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Selected Publications

Okunogbe A., Meredith S.L., Chang E., Simon A., Stockdale S., Rubenstein L, "Care Coordination and Provider Stress in Primary Care Management of High-Risk Patients," Journal of General Internal Medicine (forthcoming)

Bowser, D., Okunogbe, A., Oliveras, E., Subramanian, L., Morrill, T., "A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Community Health Workers in Mozambique," Journal of primary care & community health, 2015

Bowser, Diana; Canning, David; Okunogbe, Adeyemi., "The Impact of Tobacco Taxes on Mortality in the USA, 1970-2005," Tobacco Control, 2014

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