Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Biography

Professor Dean Jamison

Dean Jamison is Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.

In 2006-2008 Prof. Jamison served as the T. & G. Angelopoulos Visiting Professor of Public Health and International Development in the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He concurrently served as a Professor in Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Before joining the UCSF and Harvard faculties, Prof. Jamison had been at University of California, Los Angeles and previously at the World Bank. While at the World Bank, he served as a senior economist in the research department, division chief for education policy, and division chief for population, health and nutrition.

Prof. Jamison has served frequently on advisory groups to national and international organizations, most recently as Chairman of the Global Fund/WHO Consultation on the Economics and Financing of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria. In 1994, he was elected to membership in U.S. National Academy of Medicine.

Dean Jamison studied at Stanford (A.B., Philosophy; M.S., Engineering Science) and at Harvard (Ph.D., Economics, under K.J. Arrow). He was lead author for the World Bank’s 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health and served as senior editor of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition, and an editor of Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors, both published by Oxford University Press in 2006.