Informing priority setting in health care (empirical work)

Working papers

The impact of universal testing and treatment for HIV on productivity – causal evidence from the HPTN 071 (PopART) Trial (with Julius Ohrnberger, Katharina Hauck, Richard Hayes and PopART Study Team) – under review

Work in progress

Do large public investments in health reduce agricultural labour absenteeism? Evidence using administrative data from sugarcane fields in Southern Mozambique. (with Laia Cirera and Elisa Sicuri)

Selected publications

Thomas R., Cirera L., Brew J., Saute F., Sicuri E., 2021,The short-term impact of a malaria elimination initiative in Southern Mozambique: Application of the synthetic control method to routine surveillance data. Health Economics, Vol: 30, Issue 9, 2168-2184.

Thomas R., Probert W., Sauter R., et al. 2021, Cost and cost-effectiveness of a universal HIV testing and treatment intervention in Zambia and South Africa: Evidence and projections from the HPTN 071(PopART) Trial. Lancet Global Health, Vol: 9, Issue 5, e668-e680.

Thomas R, Burger R, Hauck K., 2018,Richer, wiser and in better health? The socioeconomic gradient inhypertension prevalence, unawareness and control in South Africa, Social Science and Medicine, Vol: 217, Pages: 18-30.

Thomas R, Burder R, Harper A, Kanema S, Mwenge L, Vanqa N, Bell-Mandla N, Smith PC, Floyd S, Bock P, Ayles H, Beyers N, Donnell D, Fidler S, Hayes R, Hauck K., 2017, Differences in health-related quality of life between HIV-positive and HIV-negative people in Zambia and South Africa: a cross-sectional baseline survey of the HPTN 071 (PopART) trialLancet Global Health, Vol:5, Pages:E1133-E1141.

Thomas R., 2012, Conditional cash transfers to improve education and health. An ex ante evaluation of Red de Proteccion Social, Nicaragua. Health Economics, Vol: 21: 1136-1154.

Other publications

Thomas R, Friebel R, Barker K, Mwenge L, Kanema S, Vanqa N, Harper A, Bell-Mandla N, Smith PC, Floyd S, Bock P, Ayles H, Fidler S, Hayes R, Hauck K, HPTN 071 PopART Study Team, 2019, Work and home productivity of people living with HIV in Zambia and South Africa., AIDS, Vol: 33, Pages: 1063-1071

Moorhouse L, Schaefer R, Thomas R, Nyamukapa C, Skovdal M, Hallett T, Gregson Set al., 2019, Application of the HIV prevention cascade to identify, develop,and evaluate interventions to improve use of prevention methods:Examples from a study in east Zimbabwe, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Vol: 22, Pages: 86-92, ISSN: 1758-2652

Cundale K, Thomas R, Malaya JK, Havens D, Mortimer K, Conteh Let al., 2017, A health intervention or a kitchen appliance? Household costs and benefits of a cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstove in Malawi, Social Science and Medicine, Vol: 183, Pages: 1-10, ISSN: 0277-9536

Fenton R, Nyamukapa C, Gregson S, Robertson L, Mushati P, Thomas R, Eaton JWet al., 2016, Wealth differentials in the impact of conditional and unconditional cash transfers on education: findings from a community-randomised controlled trial in Zimbabwe, Psychology Health and Medicine, Vol: 21, Pages: 909-917, ISSN: 1354-8506

Heffernan A, Barber E, Thomas R, Fraser C, Pickles M, Cori Aet al., 2016, Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Point-Of-Care CD4 Testing on the HIV Epidemic in South Africa, PLOS One, Vol: 11, ISSN: 1932-6203