5th Annual Global Health Economics Colloquium

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall
600 16th Street, San Francisco

Colloquium Program
Speaker Bios

Economics of Health in Vulnerable Populations at Home and Abroad

Improving the health of vulnerable populations – the socially and economically disadvantaged – is a critically important mission. Yet identifying health needs and developing cost-effective and scalable interventions to address this gap remains a challenge in the US and in low- and middle- income countries. Please join us for a colloquium that assembles experts, policy makers, researchers, and trainees to discuss recent developments in the economics of health in vulnerable populations.

Together we will explore how high-quality economic evaluations can help address health disparities worldwide, and why addressing health equity matters to us all.


Welcome and Opening Remarks by Organizers

Dhruv Kazi and James G. Kahn, UCSF
Douglas Owens, Stanford University
William Dow, UC Berkeley
Carol Levin, University of Washington

Hunger & Health: Case Studies in Food Insecurity

  • Moderator: Carol Levin, University of Washington
  • Food Insecurity in the US, Hilary Seligman, UCSF
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  • Food Insecurity among HIV-affected families in Kenya, Sheri Weiser, UCSF
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Keynote: The Compelling Economics of Improving the Health of Vulnerable Populations

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF
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Quantitative Methods for Vulnerability and Health

  • Moderators: Rita Hamad and James G. Kahn, UCSF
  • Assessing the effects of social safety-net programs on health disparities, Sanjay Basu, Stanford University
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  • Conjoint analysis for measuring family planning provider bias against youth clients, William Dow, UC Berkeley
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  • Pitfalls in modeling targeted strategies for infectious diseases, Joshua Salomon, Stanford University
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  • Instrumental variables to estimate heterogeneous treatment effects, Anirban Basu, University of Washington
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The Economics of Preventing Chronic Disease

Dhruv Kazi, UCSF
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What can Global Health Learn from Business Best Practices?

  • Moderator: Adams Dudley, UCSF
  • Learning from Netflix: a new drug licensing model to enable universal treatment access, Jean Manuel Izaret and Dave Matthews, Boston Consulting Group
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  • Cost-effective use of social media to deliver health interventions at scale, Urmimala Sarkar, UCSF
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Keynote: Improving the Health of The World’s Poor – Is Universal Health Coverage the Right Strategy?

Ashish K. Jha, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, and Senior Associate Dean, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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The Economics of Universal versus Targeted Interventions for Improving the Health of Vulnerable Populations

  • Moderator: Colin Boyle, UCSF
  • The economics of housing interventions for the homeless, Margot Kushel, UCSF
  • Medicare-for-all, James G. Kahn, UCSF
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  • Cost-effectiveness of a polypill for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in LMICs, John Lin, Stanford University
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