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Eran Bendavid

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Eran Bendavid

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Woods Institute for the Environment
MS, Health Services, Stanford University 2009
MD, Harvard Medical School, 2001
AB, Chemistry and Philosophy, Dartmouth College, 1996


Eran Bendavid's work broadly investigates the drivers of population health improvements in developing countries. He studies how economic, political, and natural environments affect population health. He uses a mix of experimental, econometric, qualitative, modeling, and demographic tools to produce insights and strategies for improving health. 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 forms of engagement in health improvements - social marketing, public health interventions, or community empowerment, for example - work, and which do not?
•What effect do malaria control programs have on child mortality?
•What combination of prevention strategies are most cost-effective for Africa’s HIV epidemic?
•What is the evidence that foreign aid for health is good diplomacy?
•Which populations are most vulnerable to the effects of climate conditions on the availability of food?

Research Interests: 
Polices and Health Outcomes in Developing Countries