Health Economics and Systems Analysis Group (HESA)
The Health Economics and Systems Analysis Group (HESA) aims to undertake high quality research to improve the knowledge base relating to health system performance in low and middle income countries.
We are a group of over 50 staff with internationally recognised expertise in a wide range of disciplines including health economics, policy analysis, public health, epidemiology and social science. HESA has a strong track record in the production and communication of rigorous, policy-relevant research, conducted through long-term collaborations with Southern research partners. We endeavour to contribute to methodological developments in the disciplines in which we work, and to encourage and support multidisciplinary thinking and analysis.
We also contribute to a vibrant teaching programme in health economics and health systems through supervision of over 25 research degree students, teaching on the LSHTM in-house and distance learning Masters programme, and through providing short courses in health economics and financing for international organisations such as UNICEF and DFID.
Read more about the wide range of health economics research conducted across the School in this brochure.
Key research themes addressed by the group include:
- Governance, organisation, financing and delivery of health systems
- Economic evaluation of health interventions
- Evaluation of complex health system interventions
- Economics of malaria and malaria control
- Macroeconomic modelling of health and health policy
- Nutrition, economics and policy
The Communicable Disease Policy Research Group (CDPRG), within HESA, is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and conducts research across the SE Asia region, and beyond on the diverse public health problems associated with communicable disease control.
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