Melvin joined the Health Economics Research Centre at the Nuffield Department of Population Health as a DPhil student in October 2019. He is also an Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL) PhD fellow at the Health Economics Research Unit of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya. His research explores the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Health Technology Assessment for Universal Health Coverage in Kenya. Melvin is supervised by Associate Professor Apostolos Tsiachristas, Associate Professor Oliver Rivero-Arias, and Professor Edwine Barasa.
His DPhil is supported by the Clarendon Fund, Oxford-Radcliffe Graduate Scholarship (University College, Oxford), Nuffield Department of Population Health, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, and the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI).
Prior to commencing his DPhil, Melvin worked as a choice modeller at the Health Economics Research Unit of the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. Melvin holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from the University College London (UCL) and a BSc from Kenyatta University in Kenya. He is currently the ambassador of Kenyan alumni of the International Student House, London.
Incentive preferences for community health volunteers in Kenya: findings from a discrete choice experiment
Abuya T. et al, (2021), BMJ Open, 11, e048059 - e048059
Understanding community health worker incentive preferences in Uganda using a discrete choice experiment
Agarwal S. et al, (2021), Journal of Global Health, 11
Preferences of healthcare providers for capitation payment in Kenya: a discrete choice experiment
Obadha M. et al, (2020), Health Policy and Planning
Understanding incentive preferences of community health workers using discrete choice experiments: a multicountry protocol for Kenya, Uganda, Bangladesh and Haiti
Agarwal S. et al, (2019), BMJ Open
Mobile money use and social health insurance enrolment among rural dwellers outside the formal employment sector: Evidence from Kenya
Obadha M. et al, (2019), The International Journal of Health Planning and Management