• Affiliate Professor, Global Health
  • Director and Senior Fellow, The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy

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Laxminarayan is founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, D.C., a senior research scholar at Princeton University and affiliate professor at the University of Washington. Since 1995, Laxminarayan has worked to improve the understanding of antibiotic resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource. His work encompasses extensive peer-reviewed research, public outreach, and direct engagement across Asia and Africa. Through his prolific research, and active public outreach (including a widely viewed TED talk) he has played a central role in bringing the issue of drug resistance to the attention of leaders and policymakers worldwide and to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2016. Laxminarayan served on the President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s antimicrobial resistance working group and is a voting member of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance. He is series editor of the Disease Control Priorities for Developing Countries, 3rd edition. In 2019, he received the the Birla Institute of Technology and Science's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
Health Topics 
  • Drug and Vaccine Development
  • Ebola
  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Drohan, S.E., S. A. Levin, B.T. Grenfell, R. Laxminarayan, “Incentivizing Hospital Infection Control” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, March 26; 116 (13): 6221-6225, 2019.

Nandi, A., A. Shet, J. Berhman, M. Black, D. Bloom, R. Laxminarayan, “Anthropometric, cognitive, and schooling benefits of measles vaccination: longitudinal cohort analysis in Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam” Vaccine, June 18; 2019.

Collignon, P., J. Beggs, T. Walsh, S. Gandra, R. Laxminarayan, " Anthropological and socioeconomic factors contributing to global antimicrobial resistance: a univariate and multivariable analysis Lancet Planetary Health, Lancet Planetary Health, 2: e398-405, 2018.

Nandi, A., S. Kinra, J. Behrman, R. Laxminarayan, “Early-Life Nutrition is Associated Positively with Schooling and Labor Market Outcomes and Negatively with Marriage Rates at Age 20-25 Years: Evidence from the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS) in India” Journal of Nutrition, Jan 1; 148(1): 140-146, 2018.

Klein, E.Y., T. Van Boeckel, E.M. Martinez, S. Pant, S. Gandra, S.A. Levin, H. Goossens, R. Laxminarayan, "Global increase and geographic convergence in antibiotic consumption between 2000 and 2015" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, April 10; 115(15): E3463–E3470, 2018