Investing in Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Where the Cost Effectiveness Agenda Stands / Dean Jamison, PhD

Dean Jamison, PhD, became Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington in July 2008, where he is affiliated with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 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. He concurrently served as a Professor in Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Before joining the UCSF and Harvard faculties, Jamison had been at University of California, Los Angeles (1988-2006) and previously at the World Bank (1976-1988). While at the World Bank he served as 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. Jamison recently led the Disease Control Priorities Project, for which he was senior editor of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition, and an editor of Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors, both published by Oxford University Press in 2006. Jamison studied at Stanford (A.B., Philosophy; 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 has served frequently on advisory groups to national and international organizations.