Dr. Mesfin Genie is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Measurement and Regulatory Science (MaRS) program within the Department of Population Health Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy). During his doctoral studies, he focused on utilizing stated preference method to investigate the role of heterogeneity of patients’ preferences in kidney transplantation and how individuals process information in multi-attribute choices. Before joining Duke, Mesfin worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Auburn University (USA) and as a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen (UK), where he conducted patient preference research using discrete choice experiment and eye-tracking.
His current research revolves around stated preference research in Health Economics. Mesfin also holds a Master of Science in Health Economics from the University of Bologna in Italy and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Jimma University in Ethiopia.