Dean Jamison

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

Dean T. Jamison is Emeritus Professor in the Institute for Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to UCSF, Dean has been with UCLA and the University of Washington and served as the T. & G. Angelopoulos Visiting Professor in the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard School of Public Health (2006-2008). Dean previously worked at the World Bank as a research economist and as manager of the Education Policy Division and of the Health, Nutrition and Population Division. He was lead author for the Bank’s 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health

Dean 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 National Academy of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies. Dean served as co-chair with Lawrence H. Summers of The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (The Lancet, December 2013). Most recently, he led work on the nine-volume Disease Control Priorities series from the World Bank and was lead author of its synthesizing publication (The Lancet, December 2017).  He also served as co-editor of DCP3’s volumes on Essential SurgeryChild and Adolescent Health and Development and Disease Control Priorities.


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