Dean Jamison

Professor Emeritus & 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 the University of Washington and 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 a research economist and as manager of the Education Policy Division and of the Health, Nutrition and Population Division. He was lead author for the Bank’s 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health

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 its synthesizing publication (The Lancet, December 2017).  He also served as co-editor of DCP3’s volumes on Essential SurgeryChild and Adolescent Health and Development and Disease Control Priorities.


Articles & Reports

Performance in Rate of Decline of Adult Mortality in the OECD, 1970–2010
Lead Author: Stéphane Verguet
, Health Policy
From Financing to Fevers: Lessons of an Antimalarial Subsidy Program
Lead Author: Ramanan Laxminarayan
, Science
The Affordable Medicines Facility—Malaria: Killing It Slowly
Lead Author: Hellen Gelband
, The Lancet
Measles Control in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa as a Case Study
Lead Author: Stéphane Verguet
, Vaccine
What Can a UN Health Summit Do?
Lead Author: Dean Jamison
, Science Translational Medicine