Dr Kara Hanson

Professor in Health System Economics, Dpt of Global Health & Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr. Kara Hanson is a Professor in Health System Economics at LSHTM and has worked on health systems organization and financing since 1988. Dr. Hanson earned a Doctor of Science degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research has focused primarily on the economics of health systems in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. As Director of the Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems, Dr. Hanson conducts research on the implementation of equity-oriented health system reforms, risk protection, workforce performance and scaling up health system policies and interventions. She is particularly interested in the economics of delivering malaria commodities such as drugs and bednets.