Benjamin Palafox BSc MSc

Research Fellow in Pharmaceutical Policy & Economics


I joined the Department of Global Health and Development as a Research Fellow in Pharmaceutical Policy and Economics in 2008 where I have been working on the ACTwatch Project of the Health Economics and Systems Analysis group.

I obtained my first degree in Microbiology & Immunology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and subsequently completed the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries at LSHTM. My previous public health experience has all been in the public sector. For several years, I worked on health financing and access to medicines issues at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, an agency of the Philippine Department of Health. Just before returning to LSHTM, I was a senior analyst with the Public Health Agency of Canada working to improve access to data for surveillance and reporting activities.

My current areas of interest include pharmaceutical policy, and health systems and financing. This year I will be tutoring students on the 'Public Health' and 'Public Health in Developing Countries' master's courses, and a tutor on the School's Distance Learning MSc in Public Health.



Research areas

  • Health care financing
  • Health policy
  • Health sector development
  • Health systems
  • Infectious disease policy
  • Medicines
  • Public health


  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Malaria


  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Madagascar
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
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