Dean Jamison

Principal Investigator & Series Editor
University of Washington, Department of Global Health

Dean Jamison is the Lead Editor for Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition and a co-editor of DCP3’s volumes on Essential SurgeryChild and Adolescent Development and Disease Control Priorities.
He is an Emeritus Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, Department of Global Health and  a Senior Fellow in Global Health Sciences at University of California, San Francisco.  In 2006-2008 he served as the T. & G. Angelopoulos Visiting Professor of Public Health and International Development in the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Previously, Dean had been at University of California, Los Angeles (1988-2006) and at the World Bank (1976-1988). His last position at the World Bank was Director, World Development Report Office and 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. 
Jamison 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 Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Jamison was recently co-first author with Lawrence Summers of ‘Global Health 2035’, the report of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (The Lancet, December 2013).

Articles & Reports

Essential Surgery: Key Messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition
Lead Author: Charles Mock
, The Lancet
Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition: Improving Health and Reducing Poverty
Lead Author: Dean Jamison
, The Lancet