Adeyemi Okunogbe

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. 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 problems of failing health systems that he observed during his medical practice, he enrolled at the Heller School for Social Policy, Brandeis University, and graduated with a M.S. in international health policy and management. He conducted research at the Heller School's Institute of Global Health and Development, 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.

At RAND, Okunogbe has contributed to survey instrument development and data analysis for evaluating the Veteran Affairs (VA) Women's Health Patient Aligned Care Teams project and the Patient Aligned Care Teams Intensive Management Evaluation.

He also played a lead role on the RAND team that developed a systematic policy analysis tool for capturing and communicating progress over the course of an emergency response, using the 2014 Ebola outbreak as an illustrative example. His research interests include global health, health care financing, health economics, health care program/impact evaluation, and population health.

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