Gary Gaumer

Senior Scientist and Adjunct Lecturer

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Office: Heller-Brown Building
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international health systems consulting and research


  • HS 296b - Current Issues in Healthcare Management


  • Northern Illinois University
  • Bradley University

Gary Gaumer

Senior Scientist and Adjunct Lecturer


I am a practicing health economist with extensive global experience advising governments in 16 countries on matters of health system strengthening. This global; work is essentially an application of many years of domestic health policy research and consulting experience helping design and implement provider payment reforms. I have three primary areas of technical experience: (1) designing and implementing incentive contracting and provider payment programs to improve performance of health care providers and programs. (2) health system performance improvement and related measurement, data capture, and information systems design, and (3) health system strategy and country-level strategic planning.

Awards and Honors

  • Abt Associates Fellow (2000 - 2003)


  • Gary Gaumer, Monica Jordan, Roya Sherafat-Kazemzadeh, Dhwani Hariharan, Victoria Bosman, and A.K. Nandakumar. "“Role of Economic Factors and Risky Behavior for Youth and Young Adults in the HIV Epidemic in 29 Low- and Middle-Income Countries”." Journal of Global Health Reports Spring 2021 (2021). (forthcoming)
  • Gaumer, Gary, Coulam, R., and Desilets, R.. "“Minority Participation in the Senior Management of Private U.S. Hospitals", Medical Care Research and Review, forthcoming, 2021.." Medical Care Research and Review, (2021). (forthcoming)
  • Gaumer, Gary,Roya Sherafat-Kazemzadeh, Monica Jordam, AK Nandakumar. "Wealth and Wealth Inequality in Adult HIV Prevalence." J of Global Health Reports doi:10.29392/001c.18126. January, 2021 (2021).