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

Principal Investigator, Disease Control Priorities Network
Ninth and Jefferson Building, 13th Floor
325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-616-2465
Fax: 
206-744-3694
Email: 
djamison@uw.edu
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Biography 

Dean Jamison is Professor Emeritus of Global Health at the University of California, San Francisco and at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 2006-2008 he served as the T. & G. Angelopoulos Visiting Professor of Public Health and International Development in the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Previously, Dean had been at University of California, Los Angeles (1988-2006) and at the World Bank (1976-1988). His last position at the World Bank was Director, World Development Report Office and 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 (M.S., Engineering Science) and at Harvard (Ph.D., Economics, under K.J. Arrow). In 1994 he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine. Jamison was recently co-first author with Lawrence Summers of ‘Global Health 2035’, the report of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (The Lancet, December 2013). His publications are in the areas of economic theory, public health and education.

Education 
  • PhD (Harvard University)
  • MS (Stanford University)
  • AB (Stanford University)
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Burden of Disease
  • Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Malaria
  • Workforce
Publications 

2016 The inclusive cost of pandemic influenza risk. Fan, V.Y, Jamison, D.T., Summers, L.H. National Bureau of Economic Research. Working Paper No. 22137.

2016 Why has under-5 mortality decreased at such different rates in different countries? Jamison, D.T., Murphy, S.M. and Sandbu, M.E. J. of Health Economics, v. 48, Pp. 16-25.

2015 Reorienting health aid to meet post-2015 global health challenges: a case study of Sweden as a donor. Yamey, G., Sundewall, J., Saxenian, H., Hecht, R., Jordan, K., Schaferhoff, M., Schrade, C., Deleye, C., Thomas, M., Blanchet, N., Summers, L., Jamison, D.T. Oxford Review of Economic Policy. Vol.32, Iss. 1. Pp. 122-146.

2015 Universal public finance of tuberculosis treatment in India: an extended cost-effectiveness analysis. Verguet, S., Laxminarayan, R., Jamison, D.T. Health Economics. Vol. 24, Iss. 3. Pp. 318-332. Published online Febuary 4, 2014. DOI: 10.1002/hec.3019.

2013 The 20th century transformation of human health: Its magnitude and value. 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: Cambridge University Press for the Copenhagen Consensus Center. Pp. 207-246