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Melvin Obadha

Melvin Obadha

Melvin Obadha

DPhil Student

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 TsiachristasAssociate 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.