Global Health Series: Thirumurthy on Behavioral Economic Approaches to HIV/STI Prevention

Global Health "Heels in the Field" series: Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD discussing “Behavioral Economics Approaches to HIV/STI Prevention”

When Feb 21, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where FedEx Global Education Center Room 4003
Contact Name Mamie Sackie Harris
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Harsha Thirumurthy is a development and health economist whose research is focused on two primary areas: (1) estimating the effect of adult and child health interventions on socio-economic outcomes in developing countries; and (2) identifying and evaluating interventions and policies to achieve changes in health behavior.

This session will describe what conventional economics and behavioral economics have to say about individuals’ health-related decision-making, and present a summary or ongoing and recently completed studies that apply behavioral economics insights to HIV-related health behaviors in Africa.

The "Heels in the Field" series is co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and Curriculum in Global Studies.

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