Bendavid Group

Our group's research touches every facet of global health policy analysis.  We study how economic, political, and natural environments affect population health.  We evaluate the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions for disease control in low- and middle-income countries. And we develop and apply tools from across the quantitative spectrum. A sample of current projects address the following questions:
  • What role does US foreign aid play in reducing mortality and improving equity in developing countries? 

  • What is the evidence that foreign aid for health is good diplomacy?

  • What effect does economic development have on obesity and malnutrition? 

  • What combination of prevention strategies are most cost-effective for Africa’s HIV epidemic?

  • What role does conflict play in the global burden of child mortality? 

  • Which populations are most vulnerable to the effects of climate conditions on the availability of food?