PSC/PARC Research Associate Harsha Thirmurthy's study in Nature Human Behavior, “The Effects of Cash Transfer Programmes on HIV-Related Outcomes in 42 Countries from 1996 to 2019,” links cash transfer programs to positive outcomes for HIV control and prevention. His work was featured in a Penn LDI blog post.
Harsha Thirumurthy, Kevin G. Volpp, and Allison M. Buttenheim's (PSC/PARC Research Associates) recent PLoS ONE paper entitled "Association Between Statewide Financial Incentive Programs and COVID-19 Vaccination Rates" was featured in a Penn LDI blog post
Research, published in AIDS and Behavior, by Alison M. Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) and Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a new video describing their project on messaging and uptake of HIV testing among men in sub-Saharan Africa.
Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for new research published in The Lancet HIV. The study by Thirumurthy and co-authors examined the effect on male partner testing, couples testing, and HIV incidence in Kenya by providing women sustained access to HIV self-tests. It is the first study to evaluate whether access to free HIV self-tests for an extended period of time enables women to become more aware of their current and potential partners’ HIV status and to reduce their risk of acquiring HIV. Image source: The Lancet
Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) wrote an Op-ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer about the pros and cons of waiving the COVID-19 vaccine patents for low-income countries.
Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in a CBS News segment about the success, or lack thereof, of vaccination incentive programs. The study published in SSRN, co-authored by Thirumurthy, Volpp, and Buttenheim, found no significant changes in COVID-19 vaccination rates despite the lottery and prize incentives. This research was also featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Harsha Thirumurthy (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in Penn Today discussing the role of politics and public health in India's COVID-19 crisis.