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HIAS Visiting Researcher, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University


Thomas Rouyard is a Visiting Researcher at the Research Center for Health Policy and Economics (HIAS Health), Hitotsubashi University.

His primary research focus is on informing the development of evidence-based policies aimed at improving population health and mitigating health disparities. He holds a particular interest in leveraging insights from behavioral economics and related fields to design interventions that promote healthier choices and strengthen healthcare systems. His work encompasses the design and evaluation of such interventions, along with empirical investigations into health-related behaviors using diverse methods such as randomized controlled experiments, micro-econometric analysis of observational data, and evidence synthesis. Notably, a significant portion of his research projects is conducted in resource-limited settings, with a particular focus on West Africa. His recent work focuses on leading empirical investigations to guide policy development aimed at advancing universal health coverage and improving access to care among underserved populations in Francophone West Africa.

Thomas also serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. He earned an M.A. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Population Health from the University of Oxford.

【Selected Publications】
    • Duch et al. Financial incentives for COVID-19 vaccines in a rural low-resource setting: a cluster-randomized trial. Nature Medicine 2023; 29(12):3193-3202.
    • Rahman et al. Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health intervention coverage in 70 LMICs, 2000-2030: Trends, Projections and Inequities. Lancet Global Health 2023; 11(10):e1531-e1543.
    • Akter et al. Evaluation of population-level tobacco control interventions and health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Network Open 2023; 6(7):e2322341-e2322341.
    • Rouyard et al. Fukushima study for Engaging people with type 2 Diabetes in Behavior Associated Change (FEEDBACK): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials 2023; 24(1):317.
    • Akksilp et al. The physical activity at work (PAW) study: a cluster randomised trial of a multicomponent short-break intervention to reduce sitting time and increase physical activity among office workers in Thailand. Lancet Regional Health - Southeast Asia 2023; 100086.
    • Rouyard et al. Operational and structural factors influencing enrolment in community-based health insurance schemes: an observational study using 12 waves of nationwide panel data from Senegal. Health Policy and Planning 2022; 37(7):858-871.
    • Rouyard et al. Boosting healthier choices. BMJ 2022; 376:e064225.