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Raluca Buzdugan, PhD, MA

Raluca Buzdugan, PhD, MA has conducted research on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, impact evaluation, and sex work in sub-Saharan Africa and India. She has a growing interest in applications of innovative behavior change strategies –such as gamification– to health interventions, with a focus on HIV prevention and reproductive and maternal health; she explores the potential of applying gamification principles in low-resource settings, including Mexico and Zimbabwe.   

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Nancy Czaicki, MPH

What’s the best way to encourage people to adopt healthy behaviors? From HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing to using contraception, our team draws on innovative methods from behavioral economics and psychology to increase people’s utilization of sexual and reproductive health services and to make more informed choices about their health behavior. We’re particularly interested in interventions that incorporate cash and in-kind incentives, social networks, social norms, gamification, and behavioral priming. 

Ongoing study (NCT01957917) of food and cash transfers for people living with HIV infection

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