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Marwa Farag

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

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Marwa Farag is currently an assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. Previously, She worked as a senior research associate at the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Global Institute For Health and Development at Brandeis University. Dr. Farag’s international experience includes working in Iraq on health financing and resource allocation issues and on health sector reform in Egypt.  Dr. Farag’s primary research areas are health policy, health financing, health economics, and health program planning and evaluation. Her research examining the relationships between economic development, governance, foreign aid and health outcomes at the country level has been widely cited in relevant academic journals and also by international aid organizations. More recent research projects include examining the burden of out of pocket drug and dental expenditures in Canada and economic evaluations of different health interventions.  Dr. Farag has a M.Sc. in Health Policy, Planning and Financing (Health Economics) from the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She has a second Msc. in International Health Policy and Management, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy from the Heller School For Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Dr. Farag was also a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), Harvard University for two years. 


Farag M., Nandakumar A. K., Wallack S., Hodgkin D. , Gaumer G., & Erbil C. (2013) Health expenditures, health outcomes and the role of good governance.

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 13 (1), 33-52.

Farag M., Nandakumar A. K., Wallack S., Hodgkin D. , Gaumer G., & Erbil C. (2012) The income elasticity of health care spending in developing and developed countries. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 12(2), 145-162.