Dean Jamison, MS, PhD, is Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He co-leads the Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN) study at the Institute and is involved in IHME’s work on evaluations and on development assistance for health. Concurrently, he is Adjunct Professor at both the Peking University Guanghua School of Management and at the University of Queensland School of Population Health in Australia.
Before joining IHME, Dr. Jamison served as T & G Angelopoulos Visiting Professor of Public Health and International Development in the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard School of Public Health, while in tandem holding a position as Professor of Development Economics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Prior to that, Dr. Jamison was at the World Bank for more than a decade, where he was a senior economist in the research department, division chief for education policy, and division chief for population, health and nutrition. In the 1990s, he temporarily rejoined the World Bank to serve as Director of the World Development Report Office and as lead author for the bank’s 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health.
In 1994, Dr. Jamison was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He has served frequently on advisory groups to national and international organizations.
Dr. Jamison’s publications are in the areas of economic theory, public health, and education. Jamison recently led the Disease Control Priorities Project, for which he was 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.
Dr. Jamison holds a BA in Philosophy and an MS in Engineering Science from Stanford University, and he received a PhD from the Harvard University Department of Economics.