Olga Khavjou

Research Economist

Olga Khavjou

Education

  • BS, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • MA, Applied Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Olga Khavjou is an economist in RTI’s Public Health Economics Program with more than a decade of experience in the field of health economics. She has extensive experience developing cost collection instruments for many individual- and community-level public health programs and providing training and technical assistance to program staff at the federal, state, and local levels on how to track, collect, report, and analyze program costs. Ms. Khavjou has coauthored a Guide to Analyzing the Cost-Effectiveness of Community Prevention Approaches and has conducted a number of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit evaluations for public health programs, results of which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. 

She is currently serving as a Task Leader for the Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program cost and modeling study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is using the Prevention Impacts Simulation Model (PRISM) to model short- and long-term outcomes of the CTG program. Ms. Khavjou is proficient in SAS and Stata and has detailed knowledge of several national surveys, including the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).