Michael Harhay, MA, MPH

CPHI Associate Fellow

Title: Economic/Statistical Analyst, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral Student, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Public Health Interests:

The application of statistics to public health, bioethics, medicine, and public policy.

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

At Penn I collaborate with a number of researchers in diverse areas of domestic health care. This includes CPHI Senior Fellows Arthur Caplan, PhD, Daniel Polsky, PhD and Harold Palevsky, MD. Internationally, I currently work on a number of topics related to the so-called “neglected tropical diseases” with collaborators from the World Health Organization, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the Universidade Federal do Piaui in Brazil.

Select Publications:

Thabut G, Munson J, Haynes K, Harhay MO, Christie J, Halpern SD. 2012.
Geographic disparities in access to
lung transplantation before and after implementation of the Lung Allocation Score. American Journal of Transplantation (in press)

Harhay MO, Olliaro PL, Costa DL, Costa CH. 2011. Urban parasitology:
visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil. Trends in Parasitology Sep;27(9):403-9.

Harhay MO, Olliaro PL, Valliant M, Chappuis F, Lima MA, Ritmeijer K, Costa CH, Costa DL, Rijal S, Sundar S, Balasegaram M. 2011. What is a typical patient with visceral leishmaniasis? Characterizing the demographic and nutritional profile of patients in Brazil, East Africa and South Asia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 84(4): 543-550.

Harhay MO, Horton J, Olliaro PL. 2010. Epidemiology and control of human gastrointestinal parasites in children. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy Feb;8(2):219-34.

Harhay MO, Halpern SD, Harhay JS, Olliaro PL. 2009. Health care waste
management: a neglected and growing
public health problem worldwide. Tropical Medicine & International Health Nov;14(11):1414-7.