Friday ID Conference: “Conditional cash transfer and mobile phone interventions to improve ART adherence in Kenya and Uganda”

Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD

When May 25, 2012
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics (1st floor auditorium)
Contact Name
Contact Phone (919) 966-2536
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Harsha Thirumurthy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill and a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center. He is a health economist whose research has included several studies that estimate the effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on individual and household socio-economic outcomes in Kenya and India, as well as randomized evaluations of mobile phone-based text messages and conditional cash transfers (CCTs) for improving adherence to ART. His current research includes a study on the effect of conflict on health outcomes, evaluations of cash transfer progr ams, and the development of incentive-based interventions to increase uptake of HIV prevention services. Dr. Thirumurthy received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Refreshments will be served.

About Friday ID Conference

The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James.  To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.


Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases contact: Lisa Chensvold, (919) 843-5719,

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