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Gail R. Wilensky Fellowship in Health Economics

The fellowship is made possible by a gift from Dr. Gail Wilensky, AB ’64 psych; AM ’65 econ; PhD ’68 econ. This fellowship provides full tuition, gradcare and stipend support to a candidate-level economics Ph.D. student who is doing research in the area of health economics.


Gail R. Wilensky Fellowship in Health Economics

Dablin is a first year Ph.D. Student in Economics at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics and a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science with Education (Mathematics and Economics) from Makerere University, Uganda.

His broad research interests are in Development and Health Economics and how they interconnect for economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dablin is a 2022/23 STAAARS+ Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. He has worked as a consultant for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under the 50x2030 initiative and as a Research Associate at the Economic Policy Research Centre, Makerere University, Uganda.

His current research investigates the extent to which out-of-pocket payments for health care exceeded the threshold for household financial catastrophe amidst COVID-19 in Uganda. Dablin also estimates the impoverishing effect of out-of-pocket payments for health on household welfare. He has also investigated the prevalence of non-communicable diseases and health insurance coverage in Uganda. Under the 50x2030 initiative, he examines the gendered effects of land ownership on household food security and welfare.