• Professor Emeritus, Global Health
  • Principal Investigator, Disease Control Priorities Network

Principal Investigator, Disease Control Priorities Network
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Dean Jamison is a Senior Fellow in Global Health Sciences at UCSF and an Emeritus Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington. Jamison previously held academic appointments at Harvard and UCLA and was an economist on the staff of the World Bank where he was lead author of The Bank's World Development Report, 1993. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University and was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He recently served as Co-Chair and Study Director of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health.

  • PhD (Harvard University)
  • MS (Stanford University)
  • AB (Stanford University)
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Health Topics 
  • Economics
  • Malaria
  • Workforce

Improving life expectancy: how many years behind has the USA fallen? A cross national comparison among high-income countries from 1958 to 2007. (2013). Verguet, S. and Jamison, D.T. British Medical Journal Open. Vol. 3.

Performance in Rate of Decline of Adult Mortality in the OECD, 1970 – 2010. (2013). Verguet, S. and Jamison, D.T. Health Policy. Vol. 109. Iss. 2. Pp. 137-142.

The 20th century transformation of human health: Its magnitude and value. (2013). Jamison, D.T., Jha, P, Malhotra, V, and Verguet, S. In Bjørn Lomborg (ed.), How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050. Cambridge University Press for the Copenhagen Consensus Center.

Infectious Disease, Injury and Reproductive Health. (2013). Jamison, D.T., Jha P, Laxminarayan R, and Ord T. Forthcoming in Bjørn Lomborg (ed.) Global Problems, Smart Solutions: Costs and Benefits. Cambridge University Press for the Copenhagen Consensus Center.

The global burden of neonatal hypothermia. Systematic review of a major challenge to newborn survival. (2013). Luntz, K., Bloom, D.E., Jamison, D.T., Hamer, D.H. BMC Medicine. Vol. 11. Iss. 24.

Vaccine and Research Development Assessment Paper. (2012). Hecht, R., Jamison, D.T., Augenstein, J., Partridge, G. and Thorein, K. in Lomborg, B (ed) Rethink HIV: Smarter ways to invest in ending IHV in Sub-Saharan Africa. New York:Cambridge University Press.

From financing to fevers: lessons of an antimalarial subsidy program. (2012). Laxminarayan, R., Arrow, K., Jamison, D.T., Bloom, B. Science. Vol. 338 Iss. 6107. Pp. 615-616.

Costs and financial feasibility of malaria elimination. (2010). O. Sabot, J.M. Cohen, M.S. Hsiang, J.G. Kahn, S. Basu, L. Tang, B. Zheng, Q. Gao, L. Zou, A. Tatarsky, S. Aboobakar, J. Usas, S. Barrett, J. L. Cohen, D.T. Jamison and R. G.A. Feachem) The Lancet. Vol. 376. Pp.1604-1615.

Investing in health and education for economic growth in China: Foreword. In Liu, G., Z. Zhang and S. Zhang (eds.), Investing in Health and Education for Economic Growth in China. (2010). Singapore: World Scientific. Pp. v-ix.

The effects of education quality on income growth and mortality decline. (2007). Jamison, E. A., D.T. Jamison and E. Hanushek. Economics of Education Review 26. Pp. 772-789.

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition. (2006). Jamison, D.T., J. Breman, A. R. Measham, G. Alleyne, M. Claeson, D. Evans, P. Jha, A. Mills and P. Musgrove. (eds.) Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 1401 pages.

International differences in the impact of doctors on health: a multilevel analysis of OECD countries. (2005.) Or, Z., J. Wang and D. Jamison. Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 24, Iss.3, Pp. 531-560.

Health's contribution to economic growth in an environment of partially endogenous technical progress. (2005). Jamison, D.T., L. J. Lau and J. Wang. In G. Lopez-Casasnovas, B. Rivera and L. Currais (eds.), Health and Economic Growth: Findings and Policy Implications. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pp. 67-91.

Health, wealth and welfare. (2004). Finance and Development. D. E. Bloom, D. Canning and D. T. Jamison. Vol. 41, March 2004, Pp. 10-15.

The economic impact of the AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Jamison, D.T. J. Sachs and J. Wang.