• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Project Director, Global Health Cost Consortium
Carol Levin

Ninth & Jefferson Building
325 Ninth Avenue
Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-744-3790
Email: 
clevin@uw.edu
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Biography 

Dr. Carol Levin, a health economist, is an associate professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the costs and cost-effectiveness of introducing and scaling up public health interventions and new technologies related to reproductive, maternal and child health and nutrition interventions, including HIV/AIDS, TB and vaccine preventable diseases. Previously, she provided technical guidance and coordinated the economic analysis for the Disease Control Priorities Third Edition—a nine-volume series aimed at strengthening evidence based priority setting in health and nutrition. Currently, she is the Director of the Global Health Cost Consortium to generate improved estimates of costs for HIV and TB for use in planning, budgeting and economic evaluation. She also conducts research on food security, health and nutrition, with a particular focus on the intersection between agriculture, food systems, and health and nutrition outcomes. She is currently the co-Chair for the Agriculture, Health and Nutrition (AHN) Academy Working Group on Economic Evaluation of Agriculture, Food and Livelihood Strategies for Health and Nutrition.

Education 
  • BA (University of Colorado (Boulder))
  • PhD (Cornell University)
  • MSc (University of California (Davis))
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Health Economics
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HPV
  • Immunizations
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mental Health
  • MHealth
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • TB
Expertise 

Technology programs related to immunization, cervical cancer screening and prevention, family planning and reproductive health; maternal and child health interventions for public health programs in developing countries

Publications 

Levin, C., JL Self, E Kedera, M Wamalwa, J Hu, F Grant, A Webb-Girard, DC Cole and j Low. ‘What is the cost of integration? Evidence from the Mama SASHA project to improve health and nutrition through an integrated orange flesh sweet potato production and health service delivery model’ manuscript under review Health Policy Planning. May 2018

Co-author. Masters WA, Rosettie KL, Kranz S, Danaei G, Webb P, Mozaffarian D; Global Nutrition and Policy Consortium. Designing programs to improve diets for maternal and child health: estimating costs and potential dietary impacts of nutrition-sensitive programs in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India. Health Policy Plan. 2018 May 1;33(4):564-573.

Njuguna IN, Wagner AD, Omondi VO, Otieno VA, Neary J, Bosire R, Babigumira JB, Levin C, Maleche-Obimbo E, Wamalwa DC, John-Stewart G, Slyker J. Financial Incentives for Pediatric HIV Testing in Kenya. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Mar 24

Co-author. Jamison, D et al. “Universal Health Coverage and Intersectoral Action for Health: Key Messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition.“ The Lancet. 2017.
Horton, S., Gelband, H., Jamison, D.T., Levin, C., Nugent, R., Watkins, D. Ranking 93 Health Interventions for Low- and Middle-Income Countries by Cost-Effectiveness. PLoS ONE, 12(8): e0182951. 2017.