Principal Investigator & Series Editor
University of Washington, Department of Global Health
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 University of Washington and has 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 an economist and as a manager, and was lead author for the Bank’s 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health. His publications are in the areas of economic theory, public health, and education.
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 the synthesizing publication (The Lancet, December 2017). He also served as co-editor of DCP3’s volumes on Essential Surgery, Child and Adolescent Health and Development and Disease Control Priorities.