Institute for Global Health and Development

Yara Halasa-Rappel, MS'06, PhD'18

Yara Halasa-Rappel

Yara Halasa-Rappel, PhD, DMD, is a health economist, a policy analyst, and a dentist. Dr. Halasa-Rappel has over 16 years of experience conducting research in the United States and internationally. Her research focuses on evaluating health care initiatives and technologies, health financing, costing of health care services, cost of illness, modeling, economic evaluation of health and health-related projects, and cost-effectiveness, with a special focus on dengue, malaria, and oral health. She has experience analyzing the effectiveness, cost, and cost-effectiveness of randomized control trials in the U.S. and Africa, in addition to analyzing Real World Data such as enrollment and claims data, electronic medical, and national surveys to inform policy change. Dr. Halasa-Rappel is proficient in STATA and R. She is the author of over 45 articles and book chapters including key publications on the global human and economic burden of dengue, the cost-effectiveness of a dengue vaccine, the utilities associated with persistent dengue, and the cost of expanding healthcare coverage to vulnerable populations.