PMPH Faculty


Sapna Kaul, PhDAssistant Professor

Contact Information

Ewing Hall, Suite 1.128H, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: 409-772-5899
Fax: 409-772-5272
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1150

Sapna Kaul, PhD

Dr. Sapna Kaul is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is a health economist with primary interests in health outcomes and healthcare utilization/cost research. Over the years, she has increasingly focused on conducting health outcomes and cost assessments for pediatric and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and survivors in the United States. Her work is heavily focused on implementing robust econometric and statistical methods for handling complex healthcare data. Dr. Kaul also has expertise in economic methods (e.g., contingent valuation) for examining individual decision making for health-related products and services. Currently, she teaches two graduate courses – Health Policy and Management for MPH students and Health Economics for PhD students.

  • BA, Economics, University of Delhi, New Dehli, India
  • MA, Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Environmental Economics, Arizona State University, Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainable Policy
  • PhD, Health and Environmental Economics, Virginia Tech
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Economics, University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Health Economics (Healthcare Utilization and Costs) and Outcomes Research
  • Patient Preferences, Experiences and Barriers to Care
  • Cancer Research with a focus on Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health