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Anna Vassall

PhD

Professor
of Health Economics

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
++442079272141

Anna Vassall is a health economist with over twenty five years of experience in economic analysis in low and middle income countries. Her first degree is in economics. She then worked in the NHS supporting funding/contracting. She then took an MSc in Health Planning and Financing at the LSHTM, thereafter working for DFID as a health economist in the UK and Pakistan. This was followed by a period at Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Amsterdam working on health planning and financing, aid effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of tuberculosis and reproductive health in a wide range of low and middle income countries. Thereafter she directed and provided economic support to European Community and World Bank funded health sector reform and development projects in Yemen, East Timor, Syria and Sudan. Her PhD is in the economic evaluation of tuberculosis control.

She has worked at LSHTM since 2010  specialising on the economics of HIV, sexual and reproductive health, gender based violence prevention and tuberculosis. She has an interest in incorporating a health systems perspective into economic evaluation and priority setting methods. She currently leads the economic evaluation and priority setting group in the Department of Global Health and Development. She is lead member of the TB-MAC modelling consortium and sits on the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for the WHO's Global Tuberculosis Programme (STAG-TB).

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Research

 

Her current research interest is the public choice, priority setting and economic evaluation for HIV, TB and Sexual Reproductive Health. She has a keen interest in 'real world' evaluation methods and incorporating a broader health systems perspective in economic analysis. She has also published on health services financing, in particular the role of development assistance for health. 

Anna is a member of the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group, within Global Health and Development.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Decision analysis
Diagnostics
Economic evaluation
Health care financing
Health systems
Health technology assessment
Infectious disease policy
Research : policy relationship
Sexual health
Equity
Global Health
Reproductive health
Modelling
Discipline
Development studies
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Mental health
Tuberculosis
Non-communicable diseases
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Bangladesh
Bolivia
Brazil
China
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Ethiopia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Mozambique
Malawi
Nepal
Pakistan
Peru
Sudan
South Sudan
Swaziland
Timor-Leste
Tanzania
Uganda
Ukraine
Vietnam
Yemen, Rep.
South Africa
Zambia
Region
Arab World
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Pacific island small states
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Incorporating Demand and Supply Constraints into Economic Evaluations in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries.
Vassall, A. ; Mangham-Jefferies, L. ; Gomez, G.B. ; Pitt, C. ; Foster, N. ;
Health Econ
Is Development Assistance for Health fungible? Findings from a mixed methods case study in Tanzania.
Martínez Álvarez, M. ; Borghi, J. ; Acharya, A. ; Vassall, A. ;
Soc Sci Med
Financing the HIV response in sub-Saharan Africa from domestic sources: Moving beyond a normative approach.
Remme, M. ; Siapka, M. ; Sterck, O. ; Ncube, M. ; Watts, C. ; Vassall, A. ;
Soc Sci Med
Cost-effectiveness and resource implications of aggressive action on tuberculosis in China, India, and South Africa: a combined analysis of nine models.
Menzies, N.A. ; Gomez, G.B. ; Bozzani, F. ; Chatterjee, S. ; Foster, N. ; Baena, I.G. ; Laurence, Y.V. ; Qiang, S. ; Siroka, A. ; Sweeney, S. ; Verguet, S. ; Arinaminpathy, N. ; Azman, A.S. ; Bendavid, E. ; Chang, S.T. ; Cohen, T. ; Denholm, J.T. ; Dowdy, D.W. ; Eckhoff, P.A. ; Goldhaber-Fiebert, J.D. ; Handel, A. ; Huynh, G.H. ; Lalli, M. ; Lin, H.H. ; Mandal, S. ; McBryde, E.S. ; Pandey, S. ; Salomon, J.A. ; Suen, S.C. ; Sumner, T. ; Trauer, J.M. ; Wagner, B.G. ; Whalen, C.C. ; Wu, C.Y. ; Boccia, D. ; Chadha, V.K. ; Charalambous, S. ; Chin, D.P. ; Churchyard, G. ; Daniels, C. ; Dewan, P. ; Ditiu, L. ; Eaton, J.W. ; Grant, A.D. ; Hippner, P. ; Hosseini, M. ; Mametja, D. ; Pretorius, C. ; Pillay, Y. ; Rade, K. ; Sahu, S. ; Wang, L. ; Houben, R.M. ; Kimerling, M.E. ; White, R.G. ; Vassall, A. ;
Lancet Glob Health
Financing structural interventions: going beyond HIV-only value for money assessments
Remme, M.; Vassall, A.; Lutz, B.; Luna, J.; Watts, C.;
Aids
Is there scope for cost savings and efficiency gains in HIV services? A systematic review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries.
Siapka, M. ; Remme, M. ; Obure, C.D. ; Maier, C.B. ; Dehne, K.L. ; Vassall, A. ;
Bull World Health Organ
Financing Essential HIV Services: A New Economic Agenda.
Vassall, A. ; Remme, M. ; Watts, C. ; Hallett, T. ; Siapka, M. ; Vickerman, P. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Haacker, M. ; Heise, L. ; Haines, A. ; Atun, R. ; Piot, P. ;
PLoS Med
Rapid Diagnosis of Tuberculosis with the Xpert MTB/RIF Assay in High Burden Countries: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
Vassall, A. ; van Kampen, S. ; Sohn, H. ; Michael, J.S. ; John, K.R. ; den Boon, S. ; Davis, J.L. ; Whitelaw, A. ; Nicol, M.P. ; Gler, M.T. ; Khaliqov, A. ; Zamudio, C. ; Perkins, M.D. ; Boehme, C.C. ; Cobelens, F. ;
PLoS Med
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