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Exploring Health System and Country Performance on Improving Health Conditions Around the Globe

Exploring Health System and Country Performance on Improving Health Conditions Around the Globe

Speaker:

  • Dean T. Jamison, PhD

CHP/PCOR is hosting a lunchtime talk and discussion with Dean T. Jamison, PhD, a Professor of Education and of Public Health at UCLA; a Fellow of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health; and chair of the Institute of Medicine's Board on Global Health.

Jamison's talk will highlight effective strategies for improving global health, and it will draw partly upon his work as a leader of the Disease Control Priorities Project, a multi-year effort to assess disease control priorities and produce science-based analyses to inform health policymaking in developing countries. (The effort is a joint project of the Fogarty International Center, the World Health Organization and the World Bank.)

Dean T. Jamison, PhD, is a Professor of Education and of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He concurrently serves as Fellow of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health and as an Adjunct Professor in both the Peking University Guanghua School of Management and in the University of Queensland School of Population Health. Before joining the UCLA faculty in 1988, Jamison spent many years at the World Bank where he was a senior economist in the research department, task manager for projects and sector work in China and The Gambia, division chief for education policy, and division chief for population, health and nutrition. In 1992-93 he temporarily rejoined the World Bank to serve as Director of the World Development Report Office and as lead author for the Bank's 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health.

His publications are in the areas of economic theory, public health and education. Jamison studied at Stanford (A.B., Philosophy; M.S., Engineering Sciences) and at Harvard (Ph.D., Economics, under K.J. Arrow). In 1994 he was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and he currently chairs the Institute's Board on Global Health.

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