MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018
BA, Hanover College, 2017
Deborah's research is on finding ways to improve the economic evidence for the implementation and continued support for vaccines and other health interventions in resource poor settings. Her work provides recommendations to stakeholders on what types of interventions are suitable and sustainable in their context. With an emphasis on vaccine-preventable diseases, Deborah's works provides evidence on benefits of vaccines and finding the sustainable ways of implementing and financing vaccines in a health system.
Her current work is on the implementation of contingent valuation studies (a type of stated preference methods) in resource-poor settings for vaccine-preventable diseases, in order to mitigate the challenges that field researchers face, and thus elicit less biased and more valid willingness to pay estimates. Some major highlights of this work were exploring ways to teach probabilities through visual aids and also understanding effect of framing on the participants willingness to pay.
Honors and Awards
Delta Omega Honor Society (Johns Hopkins University), 2018
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (Hanover College), 2017
Gamma Sigma Pi Honor Society (Hanover College), 2017
Biochemistry Honors (Hanover College), 2017
Summa Cum Laude (Hanover College), 2017
Distinguished Award in Economics (Hanover College), 2017