Joseph Babigumira

Assistant Professor, Global Health, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmacy, PORPP Faculty

Telephone: (206) 685-3470



  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MS (Case Western Reserve University)
  • MBChB (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)


Joseph’s main research interest is improving access to safe and cost-effective diagnostic technologies, medicines, and healthcare delivery platforms in low-income countries. He has performed studies of the status of health technology assessment in low-income countries, the cost-effectiveness and scale-up of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria, the economic and health impacts of unsafe abortion, the cost-effectiveness of increased access to contraception and reproductive health services, and incentives for seeking and receiving services to prevent HIV. His current projects include an economic evaluation of HIV resistance testing, an impact evaluation of pharmacy worker training, and a study of the willingness to pay for male circumcision using contingent valuation. He is also developing studies of preferences for HIV prevention and fertility regulation using discrete choice experiments and incentives to reduce the use of counterfeit medicines for malaria.