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

Principal Investigator, Disease Control Priorities Network
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Dean T. Jamison is Emeritus Professor in the Institute for Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to UCSF, Dean has been with UCLA and the University of Washington and served as the T. & G. Angelopoulos Visiting Professor in the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard School of Public Health (2006-2008). Dean previously worked at the World Bank as a research economist and as manager of the Education Policy Division and of the Health, Nutrition and Population Division. He was lead author for the Bank’s 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health. 

Dean 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 of the U.S. National Academies. Dean served as co-chair with Lawrence H. Summers of The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (The Lancet, December 2013). Most recently, he led work on the nine-volume Disease Control Priorities series from the World Bank and was lead author of its synthesizing publication (The Lancet, December 2017).

  • PhD (Harvard University)
  • MS (Stanford University)
  • AB (Stanford University)
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Burden of Disease
  • Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Malaria
  • Workforce
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

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