Uzaib Saya

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


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


Uzaib Saya is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His research interests include health service delivery and financing (especially in developing economies), economic evaluation and causal inference, the performance of health systems, and the scale-up of international development programs.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he worked with Management Sciences for Health, a global health nonprofit organization, providing technical support to strengthen health systems and health financing in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily examining the financial barriers to scale-up of health interventions. He has also worked at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland, where he facilitated the pilot of the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria. Uzaib has previously studied public health, with a focus on applied research, evaluation, and modeling, and has worked in a variety of settings in the United States, Bangladesh, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland and Uganda.

Uzaib received an M.S. in health policy and management from the T. H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University and a B.A. in history and international studies from Williams College.

Selected Publications

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