Ranjeeta Thomas is Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Programme Director of the MSc in International Health Policy. She is also an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health at Imperial College London.
Prior to LSE, she was a Research Fellow in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London and at the Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of York.
Dr Thomas works on health economics in developing countries. Her interests are in applying quasi-experimental methods to evaluate large scale health programs; cost-effectiveness of population level health system interventions and evaluating through randomized-controlled experiments, interventions motivated by behavioural economics.
With funding from the National Institutes of Health, United States, she is currently leading field experiments in Zimbabwe to measure the influence of risk, time and social preferences on risky sexual behaviour, uptake of HIV testing and prevention methods; two randomised-controlled trials to improve uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis(PrEP) and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). This project is being implemented through the Manicaland Centre for Public Health Research.
She is also evaluating the cost-effectiveness of Population Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy to Reduce HIV Transmission (PopART) in Zambia and South Africa, one of the largest HIV trials offering universal testing and treatment in sub-Sahara Africa.
PhD Economics, University of York
HP422 Health Care Economic Evaluation
HP425 Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation
Programme Director, MSc International Health Policy
Honorary Lecturer, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Co-Investigator, Manicaland Centre for Public Health Research, Zimbabwe
Affiliate, Health Econometrics and Data Group, University of York
Network member, International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)