of Health Economics
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a health economist with over twenty five years of experience in economic analysis and research in low and middle income countries. I have extensive experience supporting national health planning and priority setting, aid effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness analysis in a wide range of low and middle income countries. I have 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: supporting the development of health benefit package, national strategic plans and medium term expendtiure frameworks.
I am currently the Director of the Centre for Health Economics in London (CHiL) and sits in the Department of Global Health at LSHTM. I have led a wide range of influential economic analyses on HIV prevention for key populations (Avahan programme), the integration and organisation of HIV care and treatment services (Integra project), and new diagnostics for TB (Xpert MTB/RIF) and the prevention of violence against women and girls (What Works). I have an interest in methods to incorporate health systems and other constraints and a societal/equity focussed perspective into economic evaluation and priority setting. I am the module organiser for LSHTM's distance learning course in economic evaluation.
I am a founding member of the TB-MAC modelling consortium and sit on the technical advisory group for health technology assessment at WHO. I sat on the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for the WHO's Global TB Programme (STAG-TB) and Task Force on Catastrophic Cost Measurement for TB, and on the Lancet Commission for TB. I was a lead investigator of the Global Health Costing Consortium; a Bill and Melinda Gates funded project to estimate and analyse HIV, TB and other health service costs globally. I am currently supporting several countries develop health benefit packages as part of the Disease Control Priorities (DCP) project. I was awarded the Joep Lange Chair at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health, University of Amsterdam in 2018.
Anna is the module organiser for the economic evaluation distance learning course at LSHTM
Anna's current research interests include: defining health benefit packages and priority setting; the economic evaluation of infectious disease interventions; costing global health interventions; and, the economics of the prevention of violence against woman and girls. She is developing methods for: the economic evaluation of intersectoral interventions; the inclusion of patient, community societal costs in economic evaluation; and, the economic evaluation of health systems interventions. She has a keen interest in 'real world' evaluation methods. She also continuees to publish on health financing, in particular the role of development assistance for health, and fiscal space analyses.