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Professor Anne Mills

DCMG CBE MA DHSA PhD FMedSci FRS

Deputy Director & Provost
and Professor of Health Economics and Policy

Room
Room G42

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2354

I have researched and published widely in the fields of health economics and health systems in low and middle income countries. I continue to be involved in research on universal coverage developments in Tanzania, South Africa and Thailand, and on strengthening services for mothers and children. I have had continuing involvement in supporting capacity development in health economics in low and middle income country universities and research institutions. I have advised multilateral, bilateral and government agencies on numerous occasions; was a member of WHO’s Commission on Macroeconomics and Health; and co-chaired one of the two Working Groups for the 2009 High Level Taskforce on Innovative International Finance for Health Systems co-chaired by Gordon Brown. I was President of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) for 2012-13.

Key achievements:

2006 Awarded CBE for services to medicine and elected Foreign Associate of the US Institute of Medicine

2009 Elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award in the field of medicine

2013 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society

2015 Made a Dame in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to international health

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Executive Office

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Teaching

I provide input to masters' degree teaching in the areas of health economics and health systems. I support the supervision of doctoral students.

Research

My main research interests are:

(1) issues concerned with the financing and organisation of health care in low and middle income countries, especially the impact of different systems of finance and provision on demand, utilization, equity and efficiency, the relevance of provider markets and contracting-out in various developing country contexts. I am also interested in health insurance systems, particularly their relationship with and impact on the private health sector.

(2) the economics of tropical disease control, especially malaria. This extends beyond work on the cost-effectiveness of malaria control to an interest in how activities in the private sector affect malaria control and can be re-shaped to be more supportive

(3) general issues of how to encourage the use of economic thinking and analysis in decision making. I am a member of the joint Wellcome Trust, DFID, MRC, ESRC Health Systems Research funding panel and of the MRC Global Health Group.

Research Area
Child health
Health care financing
Health sector development
Health systems
Evaluation
Global Health
Private sector
Discipline
Health economics
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Country
China
India
Thailand
Tanzania
South Africa
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The Devil Is in the Detail—Understanding Divergence between Intention and Implementation of Health Policy for Undocumented Migrants in Thailand
Suphanchaimat R; Pudpong N; Prakongsai P; Putthasri W; Hanefeld J; Mills A
2019
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Measuring financial protection against catastrophic health expenditures: methodological challenges for global monitoring.
Hsu J; Flores G; Evans D; Mills A; Hanson K
2018
International journal for equity in health
Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Women's Capabilities Index.
Greco G; Skordis-Worrall J; Mills A
2018
Journal of human development and capabilities
Health systems development in Thailand: a solid platform for successful implementation of universal health coverage.
Tangcharoensathien V; Witthayapipopsakul W; Panichkriangkrai W; Patcharanarumol W; Mills A
2018
Lancet
The evolution of the field of Health Policy and Systems Research and outstanding challenges.
Bennett S; Frenk J; Mills A
2018
Health research policy and systems
The Design of Health Systems
Mills AJ; Martinez-Alvarez M; Ranson MR
2018
Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies
Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition.
Jamison DT; Alwan A; Mock CN; Nugent R; Watkins D; Adeyi O; Anand S; Atun R; Bertozzi S; Bhutta Z
2017
Lancet
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