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Jennifer J. Prah

Founder and Director, Health Equity and Policy Lab; Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics and Policy
Social Policy and Practice

Jennifer J. Prah is an internationally leading scholar of global and domestic health policy and public health. She conducts theoretical and empirical studies of health equity to address global and national health inequities, especially among women and children. Dr. Prah founded and directs the Health Equity and Policy Lab (HEPL), a mixed methods lab that studies health policy and public health problems such as the equity and efficiency of health system access, financing, resource allocation, policy reform and the social determinants of health. Her research with collaborators is conducted internationally and nationally, including work in Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, South Korea, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam. Dr. Prah received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Berkeley, master’s degrees from Oxford University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Yale University, and a doctoral degree from Harvard University.