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

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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 
  • COVID-19
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Telemedicine
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Lewnard, J., N. Lo, N. Arinaminpathy, I. Frost, R. Laxminarayan, “Childhood vaccines and antibiotic consumption in low- and middle-income countries”, Nature, May; 581(7806):94-99, 2020.
Bhutta Z.A., Basnyat B., Saha S., R. Laxminarayan, “Covid-19 risks and response in South Asia.” British Medical Journal Mar 25;368:m1190. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1190, 2020.

Summan, A., N. Stacey, J. Birckmayer, E. Blecher, F.J. Chaloupka, R. Laxminarayan, “The potential global gains in health and revenue from increased taxation of tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages: a modelling analysis” BMJ Global Health, March; 5(3): e002143, 2020.

Laxminarayan, R., T.V. Boeckel, I. Frost, S. Kariuki, E. Khan, D. Limmathurotsakul, J. Larrson, G. Levy-Hara, M. Mendelson, K. Outterson, S. Peacock, Y-G. Zhu, “The Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission on AMR: Six Years Later”, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Apr; 20 (4): e51-e60, 2020.

Van Boeckel, T.P., J. Pires, R. Silvester, J. Song, M. Gilbert, S. Bonhoeffer, R. Laxminarayan, ”Global Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals in Low- and Middle-income Countries”, Science, Sept 20; 365 (6459). pii: eaaw1944, 2019.