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Nikita Arora

MSc PhD

Research Fellow
in Health System Economics

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I work on the Gates Ventures funded Exemplars in Global Health initiative. I have a PhD in Health Economics and MSc. Public Health (Health Economics) from LSHTM. I have many years of experience in conducting social sciences research in India and Ethiopia. Before I joined the school in 2018, I had worked for the World Bank, J-PAL, and Public Health Foundation of India.

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Evaluation

Teaching

I teach on Economic Analysis of Health Policy (In-house and Distance Learning)

Research

In my main project with Exemplars in Global Health, I analyse the performance and efficiency of primary healthcare systems in low-and middle-income countries using mixed methods. I recently completed my PhD in Health Economics, where I used Discrete Choice Experiments to understand heterogeneity in the job preferences of community-based healthcare workers in Ethiopia and Ghana, and how it can be modelled, with a view to inform policy interventions to improve retention.

 

Research Area
Economic evaluation
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Health policy
Statistical methods
Health workers
Global Health
Methodology
Mixed methods
Modelling
Discipline
Health economics
Development studies
Economics
Policy analysis
Statistics
Social Sciences
Country
Bangladesh
Ethiopia
Ghana
India
Malawi
Peru
Rwanda
Zambia
Region
OECD members
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Linking health worker motivation with their stated job preferences: A hybrid choice analysis in Ethiopia.
Arora N; Crastes Dit Sourd R; Hanson K; Woldesenbet D; Seifu A; Quaife M
2022
Social science & medicine
Discrete choice analysis of health worker job preferences in Ethiopia: Separating attribute non-attendance from taste heterogeneity.
Arora N; Quaife M; Hanson K; Lagarde M; Woldesenbet D; Seifu A; Crastes Dit Sourd R
2022
Health Economics
Understanding the factors affecting attrition and intention to leave of health extension workers: a mixed methods study in Ethiopia.
Tekle MG; Wolde HM; Medhin G; Teklu AM; Alemayehu YK; Gebre EG; Bekele F; Arora N
2022
Human Resources for Health
Stated job preferences of three health worker cadres in Ethiopia: a discrete choice experiment.
Lamba S; Arora N; Keraga DW; Kiflie A; Jembere BM; Berhanu D; Dubale M; Marchant T; Schellenberg J; Umar N
2021
Health Policy and Planning
Understanding the importance of non-material factors in retaining community health workers in low-income settings: a qualitative case-study in Ethiopia.
Arora N; Hanson K; Spicer N; Estifanos AS; Keraga DW; Welearegay AT; Tela FG; Hussen YA; Mandefro YS; Quaife M
2020
BMJ OPEN
Development of the SAFE Checklist Tool for Assessing Site-Level Threats to Child Protection: Use of Delphi Methods and Application to Two Sites in India
Betancourt TS; Zuilkowski SS; Ravichandran A; Einhorn H; Arora N; Bhattacharya Chakravarty A; Brennan RT
2015
PLOS ONE
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