Iryna Postolovska

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Iryna Postolovska is a doctoral candidate (ScD) in the Health Systems major in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her current research interests are most closely linked to the development and implementation of universal health coverage in order to ensure effective access to care for the poor.  She is also interested in studying the behaviors of providers to better understand the governance structures and types of incentives that can be used to improve the outcomes of a health system in a fiscally sustainable manner. Iryna has previously worked at the World Bank on issues related to health financing in a number of countries, including Armenia, Kosovo, Oman, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. She has also conducted several capacity-building trainings for academic and government institutions. Most recently, Iryna co-led the Flagship Course on Health Systems Reform and Sustainable Financing in Kyiv, Ukraine. Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, Iryna received her bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies, with a minor in political science and a concentration in human rights and humanitarianism, from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.