Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Symposium

Save the date for the research symposium that will feature keynote speaker Sheila Tlou on April 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce an open call for papers for the 2nd Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Research Symposium at Stanford University, to take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The Symposium is a day-long event that showcases innovative global health policy research from any discipline. The keynote speaker will be Sheila Tlou, the minister of health of Botswana at the height of the HIV epidemic, currently the Chair of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition, and a prominent figure in scholarship on gender and HIV in Africa. The day-long program will be organized similarly to the 2018-2019 symposium, and will center around in-depth presentations of original research followed by discussion. We are soliciting papers from all disciplines for oral presentation, with a particular interest in novel, creative, and thought-provoking research addressing issues of significance to global health.  Papers will be selected based on the innovation and rigor of the topic and analysis. Junior faculty are particularly encouraged to apply. 


Apply Now 



2018-2019 Keynote Speaker Chris Murray: What's Next for Global Burden of Disease Study

The Nov. 12, 2018, symposium featured research talks by young, leading scholars in global health policy research. Our keynote speaker was Christopher J.L. Murray, founder of the Global Burden of Disease project and the director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Topics included, among others, the effects of rising temperatures on child health in the developing world, environmental regulations in Mexico, and a hard look at the Millennium Villages Project.

2018-2019 Agenda




8:30 – 9:15 am

   Dean Spears, Univeristy of Texas at Austin

   Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World

   Discussant: Ken Teshima

9:15 – 10:00 am

   Ken Teshima, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

   North-South Displacement Effects of Environmental Regulations:

   Battery Recycling and Infant Health in Mexico

   Discussant: Dean Spears

10:00 – 10:30 am  


10:30 – 11:15 am 

   Simone Schaner, University of Southern California Center for Economic and Social Research

   Does Patient Demand Contribute to the Overuse of Prescription Drugs?

   Discussant: Margaret McConnell

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

   Girija Borker, The World Bank

   Safety First: Perceived Risk of Street Harassment and Educational Choices of Women

   Discussant: Shira Mitchell

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 1:45 pm

   Margaret McConnell, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

   The Impact of Behaviorally Enhanced Cash Transfer On Timely Delivery in High Quality Maternity Facility

   Discussant: Simone Schaner

1:45 – 2:30 pm

   Shira Mitchell, New York City Mayor's Office 

   The Millennium Villages Project: A Retrospective, Observational, Endline Evaluation

   Discussant: Girija Borker

2:30 – 3:00 pm


3:00 – 3:45 pm

   Jacob Bor, Boston University School of Public Health

   Survival Expectations and Human Capital Investment: Experimental Evidence from Rural South Africa

   Discussant: Elvin Geng

3:45 – 4:30 pm

   Elvin Geng, University of California, San Francisco

   Out of sight, out of mind? Loss to follow-up and HIV treatment outcomes in Africa

   Discussant: Jacob Bor

4:30 – 5:00 pm

   Break / Walk to Bechtel

5:00 – 6:00 pm

   Chris Murray, Global Burden of Disease & Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

   Future Trajectories of the Global Burden of Disease: Causal Models with Good Forecast Performance?

   Location: Bechtel Conference Center

6:00 – 6:45pm


   Location: Bechtel Conference Center Lobby