James G. Kahn

University of California San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, San Francisco, CA USA

Dr. James Kahn is a professor in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Global Health Sciences, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. His research focuses on the empirical and modeled assessment of the cost, effects, and cost-effectiveness of global health prevention and treatment interventions. His primary disease area is HIV, with additional work in integrated community health campaigns, gestational diabetes, orthopedics, and other health conditions. His geographic focus is mainly the U.S. and Africa. Professor Kahn is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Global Health Decisions project, which examines efficacy data for interventions of eight global health conditions modeling disease burden reduction and cost-effectiveness for HIV interventions via a user-friendly graphic web interface. He is the lead cost and cost-effectiveness investigator for SEARCH and related studies of ART expansion in Kenya & Uganda. He leads two core economics courses at UCSF and coordinates the UCSF Global Health Economics Consortium (GHECon). Dr. Kahn has also served as consultant to WHO, PEPFAR, IOM and the World Bank.