University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health
Professor Karen Hofman is the Director of PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening) based at the Wits School of Public Health.
PRICELESS is a research team providing information on “Best Buys” for health in SA. Analyses show how scarce resources, can be used effectively, efficiently and equitably to achieve better health outcomes. Some of the research has shown how fiscal, regulatory and legislative levers can improve health via social determinants.
A medical graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand and trained as paediatrician, Karen served as Director of Policy and Planning at the US NIH, Fogarty International Center and was on faculty at Johns Hopkins. She has consulted for WHO /PAHO and is published widely in international journals.