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Dr. Marwa Farag Assistant Professor

Research areas

  • Health policy
  • Health economics
  • Health care financing in developing countries
  • Health program evaluation
  • Macroeconomics and health

Current research

  • Evaluation of the preventive health sector in Egypt (Family Planning Program, Mother and Child Health Care Program, and the Infection Control Program)
  • Macroeconomics and Health: studying the impact of country health care spending on child health.
  • The feasibility and impact of community health insurance in low-income countries

Current courses

  • PUBH 807.3 - Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • PUBH 867.3 - Health Policy and Politics

Select publications

  • Farag M.*, Nandakumar A.K., Wallack S.S., Gaumer G., Hodgkin D. (2009). Donor Funding and Government Health Spending in Developing Countries. Health Affairs 28, no.4
  • Nandakumar A.K., Farag M.E*.  Determinants of National Health Expenditure. (2008). International Encyclopedia of Public Health, volume 2, pages 136-145. Academic Press, San Diego.
  • Farag M.E*.(2008). Economic Analysis of the Nurse Shortage in Egypt. Harvard Kennedy School- Belfar Center Programs- Dubai Initiative Working Paper April 17, 2008
  • Farag M.E.*, Gaafar R., Fadel A., Al-Zeyada M., (2004). Flow of Funds- Iraq Health Sector, Abt. IHSS Project, Abt. Associates. Inc.
  • Liu X., Jaber M., Farag M.E.*, Al-Zeyada M., Ali  N., Lavantez M. (2004). Concept Paper for the National Health Care Quality Improvement Program in Iraq, IHSS, Abt. Associates Inc.
  • Farag M.E*, Al-Zeyada M., Olson M., Zajac D., Hasses Z., Dhai T. (2004). Development of Iraq Health Facilities Database IHSS, Abt. Associates Inc.
  • Telyukov A., Paterson M., Farag M.E*, Al Shaikhli E. (2003). Resources, Costs and Utilization of care in the primary health care sector of Iraq: Based on a sample from Al-Karkh district in Baghdad. IHSS, Abt. Associates Inc.
  • Thompson R., Rhodes G., and Farag M.E.* (2002). Proposal for the development of contracting private sector providers. European Commission Technical Assistance Team, ECTAT publication.
  • Rhodes G., and Farag M.E.* (2002). The impact of the three tier provider reimbursement proposals on incomes in one clinic in Alexandria Governorate. European Commission Technical Assistance Team, ECTAT publication.
  • Rhodes G., Khorshid I., and Farag M.E.* (2002). Progress and next steps in Reform implementation. European Commission Technical Assistance Team, ECTAT publication.
  • Thompson R., Rhodes G., and Farag M.E.* (2002). Proposal for the development of contracting private sector providers. European Commission Technical Assistance Team, ECTAT publication.
  • Farag M.E.*, El-Bestawy N., Bakry H., Mohammed E., Hefnawy M., Sharaf M., and Abass M. (2002). Overview of the Health Information situation in Alexandria. European Commission Technical Assistance Team, ECTAT publication.
  • Rhodes G., and Farag M.E.* (2002). The impact of the three tier provider reimbursement proposals on incomes in one clinic in Alexandria Governorate. European Commission Technical Assistance Team, ECTAT publication. 
  • Farag M.E.* and Rhodes G., (2002). Making life easier at the facility level and still satisfying the requirements from multiple information users. European Commission Technical Assistance Team, ECTAT publication.
  • Gaumer G., Lyn M., and Ezzat M. *. (2000). Study of the Referral System in the Alexandria Pilot Project. PHR publication.
  • NandaKumar A.K., Khaled N., Ibrahim A., and Ezzat M. * (1999). Alexandria Health Expenditure Review. PHR publication.