Uzaib Saya

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

Education

B.A. in history, international studies, Williams College; M.S. in health policy and management, Harvard University

Overview

Uzaib Saya is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His research interests include using tools from behavioral economics to understand the impact of improved health and health investments in low and middle-income countries. At RAND, he has worked on a variety of projects pertaining to these areas utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Most recently, Saya managed and analyzed data from a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) in Uganda examining the effectiveness of small rewards on health behaviors among HIV-positive adults. He also worked on a cluster RCT testing different means to deliver early childhood development interventions in rural Kenya. He has previously worked on projects to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of integrated family planning and HIV care at clinics in Uganda, and has examined health provision challenges and coping mechanisms for conflict-affected health facilities in Yemen.

Prior to joining RAND, Saya worked with Management Sciences for Health, a global health nonprofit organization, providing technical support including cost modeling and evaluation to examine financial barriers for scale-up of health interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa. At The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland, he facilitated the pilot of the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria. Uzaib has worked in a variety of settings in the United States, Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, and Uganda.

Selected Publications

MacCarthy, Sarah.; Saya, Uzaib.; Samba, Clare; Birungi, Josephine; Okoboi, Stephen; Linnemayr, Sebastian., ""How am I Going to Live?": Exploring Barriers to ART Adherence among Adolescents and Young Adults living with HIV in Uganda," BMC Public Health, 2018

Moore, Melinda.; Faherty, Laura J.; Fischer, Shira H.; Bouskill, Kathryn.; DaVanzo, Julie.; Setodji, Claude Messan.; Gelfeld, Bill.; Hoch, Emily.; Matthews, Luke Joseph.; Weilant, Sarah.; Abbott, Michele; Armenta, Gabriela.; Karimov, Rouslan I.; Okunogbe, Data and family planning : an evaluation of two programs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, RAND (RB-9984-BMGF)

Moore, Melinda.; Faherty, Laura J.; Fischer, Shira H.; Bouskill, Kathryn.; DaVanzo, Julie.; Setodji, Claude Messan.; Gelfeld, Bill.; Hoch, Emily.; Matthews, Luke Joseph.; Weilant, Sarah.; Abbott, Michele; Armenta, Gabriela.; Karimov, Rouslan I.; Okunogbe,, Evaluation of two programs supporting global family planning data needs: assessing achievements, informing future directions, RAND (RR-2112-BMGF)

Bond, Craig.; Strong, Aaron.; Burger, Nicholas E.; Weilant, Sarah.; Saya, Uzaib.; Chandra, Anita., Resilience Dividend Valuation Model: framework development and initial case studies, RAND (RR-2129-RF)

Nyinawankunsi J, Kunda T, Ndizeye C, Saya U, "Increasing equity among community-based health insurance members in Rwanda," African Health Monitor- Special Edition on Universal Health Coverage, 2015

Collins D, Jarrah Z, Gilmartin C, Saya U, "The costs of integrated community case management programs: a multi-country analysis," Journal of Global Health, 4(2), 2014

Choudhry NK, Saya U, Shrank WH, Greenberg JO, Melia C, Bilodeau A, Kadehijan EK, Dolan ML, Dudley JC, Kachalia A, "Cost-related medication underuse: prevalence among hospitalized managed care patients," Journal of Hospital Medicine, 7(2), 2012

Polinski JM, Bhandari A, Saya U, Schneeweiss S, Shrank WH, "Medicare Beneficiaries’ Knowledge of and Choices Regarding part D, 2005 to the Present," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(5), 2010

Languages

Urdu

Publications