Dr. Jennifer J. Prah

Jennifer J. Prah, PhD

  • Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy
  • Faculty Chair at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP)
  • Director, Health Equity and Policy Lab (HEPL)
  • Director, Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse
  • Research Interests

    Health and Social Policy

    Health Equity and Policy

    Global Health Justice and Governance

    Health and Social Justice

    Health Financing

    Economic Evaluation

    Political Economy of Health

    Cost Analyses

    Jennifer J. Prah is a leading global scholar of domestic and global health policy and public health.  She conducts theoretical and empirical studies of health equity to address global and national health inequities, especially among women and children. Professor Prah founded and directs the Health Equity and Policy Lab (HEPL), a mixed methods lab that studies public health and health and social policy issues such as the equity and efficiency of health system access, financing, resource allocation, policy reform, and the social determinants of health. Her research is conducted internationally and nationally, including work in Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, the United States, and Vietnam.

    Professor Prah received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Berkeley, master’s degrees from Oxford University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and Yale University, and a doctoral degree from Harvard University.  She is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Hastings Center Fellow, a Greenwall Faculty Scholar, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Donaghue Investigator.



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    Research Areas(s)

    Children, Women, Family Well-Being

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