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Bryan
N.
Patenaude
,
ScD

Assistant Professor
Bryan Patenaude

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
Health Systems

Bryan Patenaude, ScD '17, MA, researches the sustainability, efficiency, and equity of public health programs and health systems in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

Contact Info

Research Interests

Economic Evaluation; Equity; Equity Measurement; Social Return-on-Investment; Sustainable Health Financing; Health Systems Strengthening; Vaccines; Infectious Disease; Economic Modeling; Econometrics; Distributional Analysis; Machine Learning; Microsimulation; Agent-Based Models; Behavioral Economics; Public Health Externalities; Causal Inference; HIV/AIDS; Health Workforce Incentive Design; Impact Evaluation; Social Welfare Models
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
ScD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
2017
BA
Boston College
2012
MA
Boston University
2014
Overview
I am a health economist with research interests in understanding health system financial sustainability, equity, and efficiency in low and lower-middle income countries, applying behavioral economics to the economic evaluation of public health policy, incentive design for the health workforce, and understanding the medium and long-term causal impact of health investments on non-health sectors. I am also interested in the applied topics of innovative health financing and the integration of donor-funded health investments into domestic health systems, particularly with respect to HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Vaccines.

I have particular policy and research experience in several countries including: Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Guyana, India, Kenya, Namibia, Romania, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam.

I hold a doctoral degree in Global Health Economics from Harvard University, a M.A. in Global Development Economics from Boston University, and a B.A in International Economics from Boston College. Prior to my appointment at Johns Hopkins, I served as the Senior Economist in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID.
Honors & Awards
Forbes 30 Under 30 - Healthcare
Select Publications
Selected Publications:
  • Patenaude B, Odihi D, Sriudomporn S, Mak J, Watts E, de Broucker G. A Standardized Approach for Measuring Multi-Dimensional Equity in Vaccination Coverage, Cost-of-Illness, and Health Outcomes: Evidence from the Vaccine Economics Research for Sustainability & Equity (VERSE) Project [Internet]. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network; 2021 Oct [cited 2021 Nov 18]. Report No.: ID 3945450. Available from: https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3945450
  • Patenaude B, Rao KD, Peters DH. An Empirical Examination of the Inequality of Forgone Care in India. Health Syst Reform. 2021 Jul 1;7(2):e1894761.
  • Sim SY, Watts E, Constenla D, Brenzel L, Patenaude BN. Return On Investment From Immunization Against 10 Pathogens In 94 Low- And Middle-Income Countries, 2011-30. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Aug;39(8):1343–53.
  • Bowser D, Patenaude B, Bhawalkar M, Duran D, Berman P. Benefit incidence analysis in public health facilities in India: utilization and benefits at the national and state levels. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2019 Jan 21;18(1):13.
  • Patenaude BN, Semali I, Killewo J, Bärnighausen T. The Value of a Statistical Life-Year in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Survey in Tanzania. Value Health Reg Issues. 2019 Sep;19:151–6.
Projects
Vaccine Economics Research For Sustainability & Equity (VERSE)
Immunization Financing - Global Analysis
Decade of Vaccine Economics
Decade Of Vaccine Economics IV (field study)