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 studies the effects of health shocks on household economic outcomes and the role of health insurance and other coping strategies in mitigating these effects. In addition, he examines the gap between intended and actual insurance uptake in central Nigeria. He also investigates the factors that distinguish relatively ‘successful’ countries from ‘not so successful’ countries in terms of financial risk protection in sub-Saharan Africa.

His other work includes global public health preparedness, health provider behavior, and impact evaluation of global health interventions such as results-based financing, mHealth, and family planning data platforms.

He holds an M.D. from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and an 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.

Okunogbe's research 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

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, 0, 2015

Bowser, Diana; Canning, David; Okunogbe, Adeyemi., "The Impact of Tobacco Taxes on Mortality in the USA, 1970-2005," Tobacco Control, 0, 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, 0, 2013

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, 0, 0 (forthcoming)