Till Bärnighausen

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA USA

Dr. Till Bärnighausen is Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also serves as Program Director for Health Systems and Impact at the Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa, one of the Trust’s four Major Overseas Programmes. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

Dr. Bärnighausen works on health care access, transformation of health services, and the causal impacts of HIV treatment and other global health priority interventions on population health, economic, social and behavioral outcomes. He also leads the economic evaluation and health systems components in two HIV treatment-as-prevention trials in sub-Saharan Africa – the ANRS-funded TasP trial in South Africa and the CHAI-supported MaxART study in Swaziland. Dr. Bärnighausen's research has been funded by World Bank, WHO, UNAIDS, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, IDRC Canada, Rush Foundation, GAVI Alliance, a Large Anonymous Donor, DFID, and Harvard University.

Dr. Bärnighausen has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, including in SciencePNASLancet and PLoS Medicine. He is a medical specialist in Family Medicine and holds doctoral degrees in International Health Economics (Harvard) and History of Medicine (University of Heidelberg), as well as master degrees in Health Systems Management (LSHTM) and Financial Economics (SOAS). Dr. Bärnighausen previously worked as a physician in Germany, China, and South Africa; as journalist in Berlin; and as management consultant for McKinsey & Company in Europe.