Global Health

Since our Center was founded in 2008, CHIBE’s research has provided policymakers and clinicians with scalable evidence to drive health behavior and health policy change. Our faculty work collaboratively with institutions and investigators abroad to test behavioral economics interventions in diverse populations and settings. Through cross-cultural collaboration in populations as diverse as Singapore, India and South Africa, among other countries, CHIBE is furthering the reach of its work to influence policy, health care delivery and individual wellness on a global scale.

Here's some of our work in the area of global health

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Sleep in India

Our researchers studied sleep in low-income adults in Chennai, India. The study found that increases in nighttime sleep duration had no noticeable effects on productivity, while afternoon naps in the workplace increased well-being and cognition.

Motivation Crowd Out

Do incentives crowd out motivation? This study explored the feasibility of assessing this issue following a lottery promoting involvement in a campaign to control Chagas disease in Peru.

HIV Testing in Uganda

This study found that calendar planning prompts may be an effective and low-cost behavioral intervention for encouraging men in rural Uganda to get tested for HIV. The prompts were particularly effective when they were delivered closer to the testing dates.

HIV Self-Tests in Kenya

CHIBE researchers found that offering self-tests to Kenyan women at high risk of HIV infection resulted in increased secondary distribution of self-tests to their sexual partners, but did not impact HIV incidence rates.

Our Experts in Global Health

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Alison Buttenheim

Harsha Thirumurthy

Ricardo Castillo Neyra

Ricardo Castillo-Neyra

Osea Giuntella

Louise Russell

Heather Schofield