Ramanan Laxminarayan

Director and Senior Fellow

Ramanan Laxminarayan directs the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy. He is also a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton University. His research deals with the integration of epidemiological models of infectious diseases and drug resistance into the economic analysis of public health problems. He has worked to improve understanding of drug resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource.

Laxminarayan has worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank on evaluating malaria treatment policy, vaccination strategies, the economic burden of tuberculosis, and control of non-communicable diseases. He has served on a number of advisory committees at WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine. In 2003-04, he served on the National Academy ofScience/Institute of Medicine Committee on the Economics ofAntimalarial Drugs and subsequently helped create the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria, a novel financing mechanism for antimalarials. His work has been covered in major media outlets including Associated Press, BBC, CNN, the Economist, LA Times, NBC,NPR, Reuters, Science, Wall Street Journal, and National Journal.

 

Publications

12 Apr 2017

South Asia, defined by the World Bank as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, is home to a quarter of the world’s population and bears a significant...

14 Mar 2017

The extent of tuberculosis in high-burden regions is difficult to measure directly, but it may be possible to estimate TB incidence in other ways. This study from CDDEP and partners...

22 Jun 2016

How can we model the transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae for public health and policy, capturing the...

25 May 2016
Many high-income countries have surveillance systems that keep track of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) rates, but very few low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) do. Can networks of private...
9 Mar 2016
Does India’s Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), which provides daily supplemental nutrition and an array of services such as immunization and health checkups to pregnant women and...
11 Nov 2015

Among rural Indian households who currently do not have access to (or those who do not access) neonatal care, what are the health and economic benefits of scaling up access to a package of home-...