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About Edward Okeke

Dr. Okeke is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a Faculty member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is an applied microeconomist and a physician with training in public health. His research lies at the intersection of health and development. Specific areas of interest include the returns to health care in the formal sector, adoption of preventive health technologies, investments in health and human capital, and maternal and infant health. Much of Dr. Okeke’s work is in sub-Saharan Africa but he also works in South Asia and Latin America. 

Dr. Okeke’s work has received support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Cancer Institute, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), and the Russell Sage Foundation, amongst others. He has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous studies and he is currently leading two large multi-site RCTs in Nigeria funded by the NIH. He holds an MBBS (MD) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, an MA in Applied Economics, a Master’s in Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy (Economics) from the University of Michigan.



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Present Faculty Member, RAND Corporation
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