Dean T. Jamison print  

Jamison is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco and an affiliate of UCSF Global Health Sciences. Jamison concurrently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Peking University Guanghua School of Management. Jamison previously spent many years at the World Bank where he was a senior economist in the research department, division chief for education policy, and division chief for population, health and nutrition. In 1992-93 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. His publications are in the areas of economic theory, public health and education. Most recently Jamison has served as the Senior Editor for the Disease Control Priorities Project, where he was involved with preparation of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition, and The Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors, both published by Oxford University Press in early 2006. Jamison studied at Stanford (A.B., Philosophy; M.S., Engineering Sciences) and at Harvard (Ph.D., Economics, under K.J. Arrow). In 1994 he was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries: Progress and Challenges
Since 1960 life expectancy high-income countries has increased at a rate of 2.3 years per decades. Low- and middle-income countries have been closing the gap with high-income countries by increasing their life expectancy at a rate of 6.5 years per decade. These health improvements have yielded measurable and significant macroeconomic and demographic consequences. Four challenges, however, potentially threaten the remarkable accomplishments in health of recent decades: AIDS; H5N1; rapid growth in costly non-communicable diseases; and substantial populations that have failed to share in more general health gains. The Disease Control Priorities Project is a collaborative effort to distill and disseminate evidence to assist countries in meeting these challenges. DCPP results area now available and will be presented in this session.