• 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. She recently completed the Global Health Cost Consortium that developed on line tools to support improved cost estimates for HIV and TB 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 director of the project ‘Strengthening the Economic Evaluation of Multisectoral Strategies for Nutrition (SEEMS-Nutrition)’.

Education 
  • BA (University of Colorado (Boulder))
  • PhD (Cornell University)
  • MSc (University of California (Davis))
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Health Economics
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
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., Self, J.L., Kedera, E., Wamalwa, M., Hu, J., Grant, F., Webb-Girard, A., Cole, D.C. & Low, J. (accepted). 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. Health Policy Planning 2019.

Roberts, D.A., Barnabas, R.V., Abuna, F., Lagat, H., Kinuthia, J., Pintye, J., Bochner, A.F., Forsythe, S., Gomez, G.B., Baeten, J.M., John-Steward, G. & Levin, C. (2019). The role of costing in the introduction and scale‐up of HIV pre‐exposure prophylaxis: evidence from integrating PrEP into routine maternal and child health and family planning clinics in western Kenya. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 22, e25296.

Hauck, K., Morton, A., Chalkidou, K., Chi, Y. L., Culyer, A., Levin, C., ... & Verguet, S. (2019). How can we evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health system strengthening? A typology and illustrations. Social Science & Medicine, 220, 141-149.

Njuguna, I.N., Wagner, A.D., Omondi, V.O., Otieno, V.A., Neary, J., Bosire, R., Babigumira, J.B., Levin, C., Maleche-Obimbo, E., Wamalwa, D.C., John-Stewart, G., & Slyker, J. (2018). Financial Incentives for Pediatric HIV Testing in Kenya. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 37(11),1142-1144.

Cherutich, P., Farquhar, C., Wamuti, B., Otieno, F. A., Mutiti, P. M., Macharia, P., ... & Levin, C. (2018). HIV partner services in Kenya: a cost and budget impact analysis study. BMC health services research, 18(1), 721.