Current PhD Students

Meet our current PhD students (HSRAP program) and their research interest

Rima Al Balushi, MD, MPH

Infectious Diseases, Health Security, Global Health, Health Administration and Policy, Economic Evaluation, Healthcare Assessment...

Khalid Alsheri, MHA

Telemedicine, Health systems and economics, Health care and public health leadership/workforce...

Rashmi Lamsal, MA

Rural health research, Health economics, Health care cost and efficiency, Health Policy...

Elvis Merisier, MD, MSc

Access to healthcare, health equity, maternal and child health, primary care medicine...

Vaibhavi Mone, MPH

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Oral Health...

Valerie Pacino, MPH

Social determinants of health, Health equity + policy, Maternal and child health, The effects of war on global health, The effects of climate change on global health...

Sachi Verma, MPH

Emergency care, Child health and behavior, Mental Health, Health Policy planning, Healthcare accessibility and cost efficiency...



Department of Health Services Research & Administration
UNMC College of Public Health
984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350

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Phone: 402-559-3664
Fax: 402-559-9695