Yara Halasa-Rappel specializes in economic evaluation of health care initiatives and technologies, health financing, cost of health care services, cost of illness, modeling, economic evaluation of health and health-related projects, and cost-effectiveness. Her expertise includes analyzing the cost-effectiveness of randomized control trials as well as Real World Data such as enrollment and claims data, electronic medical records, and national surveys to inform policy change.
Halasa-Rappel has conducted health-related research in the United States and internationally and is proficient in STATA and R.
She is the author of over 50 articles and book chapters, including key publications on dengue, oral health, and health financing.
Halasa-Rappel earned a master’s degree in health care policy, management, and economics from Bocconi University, a dental medicine degree from Aleppo University, and a doctoral degree in social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University.