• 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 is an expert in costing health technologies and interventions delivered in public health delivery systems. Currently, she is the director for the Global Health Cost Consortium to strengthen access to, and the use of, high quality cost data for HIV and TB. Previously, she led the systematic review of costs of global health interventions as part of the Disease Control Priorities Project. Her interests are in conducting research on the costs and cost-effectiveness of introducing and scaling up public health interventions related to maternal, reproductive and child health and HIV. She has also recently conducted research on the costs of domestic programs in the US, recently completing work with colleagues at UW Department of Psychiatry to estimate the cost of initiatives in the Washington State mental health program. In addition to health economics, she is also an expert in the area of food security and nutrition policy, where most recently she focused on implementing and evaluating an integrated agriculture and health project to maximize health and nutrition outcomes. She was also a contributing author to the 2015 Global Nutrition Report on defining healthy food systems.

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)
  • Health Economics
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Implementation Science
  • Mental Health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition, Clean Water, and Food Security
  • 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 

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.  Forthcoming, PLoS ONE, 2017.

Girard, A.W., Grant, F., Watkinson, M., Okuku, H.S., Wanjala, R., Cole, D., Levin, C. and Low, J., 2017. Promotion of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato Increased Vitamin A Intakes and Reduced the Odds of Low Retinol-Binding Protein among Postpartum Kenyan Women. The Journal of Nutrition, 147(5), pp.955-963

Memirie, S. T., Verguet, S., Norheim, O. F., Levin, C., & Johansson, K. A. (2016). Inequalities in utilization of maternal and child health services in Ethiopia: the role of primary health care. BMC health services research, 16(1), 51.

Black, R.E., Levin, C., Walker, N., Chou, D., Liu, L., Temmerman, M. and Group, D.R.A. Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition. The Lancet. 2016.

Cole, DC, C Levin, C Loechl, G Theile, F. Grant, A Webb Girard, K Sindi, and J. Low. “Planning an integrated agriculture and health program and designing its evaluation: experience from Western Kenya.”  Evaluation and Program Planning, 56: 11-22, 2016.

Patel, V., Chisholm, D., Parikh, R., Charlson, F.J., Degenhardt, L., Dua, T., Ferrari, A.J., Hyman, S., Laxminarayan, R., Levin, C. and Lund, C., 2015. Addressing the burden of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders: key messages from Disease Control Priorities. The Lancet.

Boyle CF, Levin C, Hatefi A, Madriz S, Santos N. “Achieving a “Grand Convergence” in Global Health: Modeling the Technical Inputs, Costs, and Impacts from 2016 to 2030.” PLoS ONE 10(10) 2015: e0140092

Levin, C, Sharma, M, Olson, Verguet, S, Shi, JF, Wang, SM, Qiao, YL, Jamison, DT, Kim, JJ.  “An extended cost-effectiveness analysis of publicly financed HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer in China.” Vaccine, 33(4): 2830-2842, 2015.