Institute for Global Health and Development



Bowser, D., Bhawalker, M., Jha, R., and Berman, P. (2019). “The Challenge of Additionality: The Impact of Central Grants for Primary Health Care on State-level Spending on Primary Health Care in India.” International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 8(6), pp. 329-336.

Bowser, D., Patenaude, B., Bhawalker, M., Duran, D., and Berman, P. (2019). “Benefit Incidence Analysis in Public Health Facilities in India: Utilization and Benefits at the National and State Levels.” International Journal for Equity in Health. 18(1), p. 13. Published online Jan. 21, 2019.

Kasonde, L., Tordrup, D., Naheed, A., Ahmed, S., Zeng, W., and Bahar, Z. (2019). “Evaluating Medicine Prices, Availability, and Affordability in Bangladesh Using the World Health Organization and Health Action International Methodology.” BMC Health Services Research. 19(383). Published online June 13, 2019.

Lwin, A.K., Shepard, D.S., and Masuda, Y. (2019). “Monetary and Health Benefits From Better Health Data: Estimating Lives and Dollars Saved From Universal Adoption of the Leapfrog Safety and Quality Standards.” In Chen, Y.-W., et al. (Eds.), “Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare Systems and Multimedia” (Volume 145 of the “Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies” book series). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore, Chapter 3, pp 21-33.

Masuda, Y., Shepard, D.S., Yamamoto, S., and Toma, T. (2019). “Clinical Decision-support System With Electronic Health Record: Digitization of Research in Pharma.” In Chen, Y.-W., et al. (Eds.), “Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare Systems and Multimedia” (Volume 145 of the “Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies” book series). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore, Chapter 5, pp 47-57.

Yakob, B., Gage, A., Girma, T., Hurlburt, S., Hagos, S., Dinsa, G., Bowser, D., Berman, P., Kruk, M., and Tekle, E. (2019). “Low Effective Coverage of Family Planning and Antenatal Care Services in Ethiopia.” International Journal for Quality in Health Care. Published online Jan. 4, 2019.

Zeng, W., Sun, D., Mphwanthe, H., Huan, T.W., Nam, J.E., Saint-Firmin, P., Manthalu, G., Sharma, S., and Dutta, A. (2019). “The Impact and Cost-effectiveness of User Fee Exemption by Contracting Out Essential Health Package Services in Malawi.” BMJ Global Health. Published online April 20, 2019.


Bangert, M., Latheef, A.T., Dev Pant, S., Nishan Ahmed, I., Saleem, S., Nazla Rafeeq, F., Abdulla, M., Shamah, F., Mohamed, A.J., Fitzpatrick, C., Velayudhan, R., and Shepard, D.S. (2018). “Economic analysis of dengue prevention and case management in the Maldives.” PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12(9): e0006796.

Becan, J., Bartkowski, J.P., Knight, D.K., Wiley, T.R.A., DiClemente, R., Ducharme, L., Aarons, G.A., Welsh, W.N., Bowser, D., McCollister, K., Hiller, M., Spaulding, A.C., Flynn, P.M., Swartzendruber, A., Dickson, M.F., and Fisher, J.H. (2018). “A Model for Rigorously Applying the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) Framework in the Design and Measurement of a Large Scale Collaborative Multi-Site Study.” Health & Justice. 6(9). Published online Apr. 13, 2018.

Bereket, Y., Gage, A., Girma, T., Hurlburt, S., Hagos, S., Dinsa, G., Bowser, D., Berman, P., Kruk, M., and Tekle, E. (2018). “Low effective coverage of family planning and antenatal care services in Ethiopia.” International Journal for Quality in Health Care. Mzy251. Published online Jan. 4, 2019.

Bowser, D., Shepard, D.S., Nandakumar, A.K., Okunogbe, A., Morrill, T., Halasa-Rappel, Y., Jordan, M., Mushi, F.,  Boyce, C., and Erhunmwunse, O.A. (2018). “Cost Effectiveness of Mobile Health for Antenatal Care and Facility Births in Nigeria.” Annals of Global Health. 84(4), pp. 592–602.

Garner, B.R., Lwin, A.K., Strickler, G.K., Hunter, B.D., and Shepard, D.S. (2018). “Pay-for-performance as a cost-effective implementation strategy: results from a cluster randomized trial.” Implementation Science. 13(92). Published online July 4, 2018.

Luo, X.W., Law, S., Wang, X., Shi, J.Z., Zeng, W., Chow, W., Ma, X.Q., Zhao, W., Liu, S.Y., Liu, X.L., Yao, S.Q., and Phillips, M.R. (2018). “Effectiveness of the assertive community treatment program for persons with severe schizophrenia in mainland China ­‑ a 12-month randomized controlled trial.” Psychological Medicine. Published online July 12, 2018.

Zeng, W., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., Durand, L., Coudeville, L., and Shepard, D.S. (2018). “Impact of a non-fatal dengue episode on disability-adjusted life years: A systematic analysis.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 99(6), pp. 1458-1465.

Zeng, W., Lannes, L., and Mutasa, R. 2018. “Utilization of Health Care and Burden of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in Zimbabwe: Results from a National Household Survey.” Health Systems & Reform. 4(4), pp. 300-312.

Zeng, W., Li, G.H., Ahn, H., Nguyen, H., Shepard, D.S., and Nair, D. (2018). “Systematic Review of Cost-Effectiveness of Health System Interventions in Improving Maternal and Child Health.” Health Policy and Planning. 33(2), pp. 283-297.

Zeng, W., Rusatira, J., Blaackman, A., Nsitou, B., and Shepard, D.S. (2018). “Evaluation of Results-Based Financing in the Republic of Congo: A Controlled Pre-Post Study.” Health Policy and Planning. 33(3), pp. 392-400.

Zeng, W., Shepard, D.S., Nguyen, H.T.H., Chansa, C., Das, A.K., Qamruddin, J., and Friedman, J. (2018). “Cost-effectiveness analysis of results-based financing in Zambia: Results from a cluster-randomized trial.” Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 96, pp. 760–771.

Zeng, W., Sun, D.X., Nair, D., Nam, J.E., and Gheorghe, A. (2018). “Strengthening performance-based financing as a health system approach for quality improvement.” Journal of Global Health. 8(2) pp. 1-5.


Ades PA, Keteyian SJ, Wright JS, Hamm LF, Lui K, Newlin K, Shepard DS, Thomas RJ. (2017). "Increasing cardiac rehabilitation participation from 20% to 70%: a road map from the Million Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative." Mayo Clinic Proceedings 92(2):234-242.

Akobirshoev, I. and A.K. Nandakumar. (2017). "Violence in Childhood: Technical Note on Imputation of Prevalence Rates." Background paper. Ending Violence in Childhood Global Report 2017. Know Violence in Childhood. New Delhi, India.

Bowser, D., Krech L, Mabirizi D,  Chang AY and  Bossert, T. (2017). "Practices and Behaviors at the Health Facility Level that Influence Supply Chain Management for Antiretrovirals: Evidence from Namibia, Cameroon and Swaziland." BMC Public Health.

Bowser, D., Abbas, Y, Odunleye, T, Broughton,E. and Bossert, T. (2017). "Quality of Care in Medical Schools in Sub-Saharan Africa." International Journal of Medical Education.

Bowser, D., Marqusee, H., El Koussa, M., and Atun, R. (2017). “Health System Barriers and Enablers to Early Access to Breast Cancer Screening, Detection and Diagnosis: A Global Analysis Applied to the MENA Region.” Public Health. 152, pp. 58-74.

Darbro, J., Halasa, Y.A., Montgomery, B., Muller, M., Shepard, D., Devine, G., and Mwebaze, P. (2017). "An economic analysis of the threats posed by the establishment of Aedes albopictus in Brisban, Queensland." Ecological Economics.

Herricks, J.R., Hotez, P.J., Wanga, V., Coffeng, L.E., Haagsma, J.A., Basanez, M.G., Buckle, G., Budke, C.M., Carabin, H., Fèvre, E.M., Fűrst, T., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., King, C.H., Murdoch, M.E., Ramaiah, K.D., Shepard, D.S., Stolk, W.A., Undurraga, E.A., Stanaway, J.D., Naghavi, M., and Murray, C.L. (2017). “The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013: What Does It Mean for the NTDs?” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11(8): e0005424

Idrisov B, Murphy SM, Morrill T, Saadoun M, Lunze K, Shepard DS. (2017). "Implementation of methadone therapy for opioid use disorder in Russia – A modeled cost-effectiveness analysis."  Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 12:4. doi: 10.1186/s13011-016-0087-9.

Olusoji A, Eozenou P, Nandakumar AK, Pablo-Mendez A, Evans T, Ly C. (2017). “The economic transition of health in Africa: a call for progressive pragmatism to shape the future of health financing.” Journal of Health Services Research.

Shepard, D.S., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., Al-Halaseh, I., Fardous, T., Jrasat, M., and Abu-Shaer, M. (2017). “Health Care Cost Study at Ministry of Health and the Cost and Financial Impact of Expanding the Civil Insurance Program to Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian Refugees.” Amman, Jordan: UNICEF, October 2017.

Shiva Kumar, A.K., S.K. Mehta and A.K. Nandakumar. (2017). “Violence in Childhood (VIC) Index: Methodology and Measurement.” Background paper. Ending Violence in Childhood Global Report 2017. Know Violence in Childhood. New Delhi, India.

Sun DX, Ahn H, Lievens T, Zeng W. (2017). "Evaluation of the performance of national health systems in 2004-2011: An analysis of 173 countries." PLoS ONE. 12(3): e0173346.

Undurraga EA, Edillo FE, Erasmo JNV, Alera MTP, Yoon IK, Largo FM, Shepard DS. (2017). "Disease burden of dengue in the Philippines: adjusting for underreporting by comparing active and passive dengue surveillance in Punta Princesa, Cebu City." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96(4):887-898.

Zeng W, Kim C, Arch L, Sayedi O, Jabarhil M, Sears K. (2017). "Assessing the feasibility of health insurance feasibility in Afghanistan: A qualitative stakeholder analysis." BMC Health Services Research 17:157.

Zeng, W., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., Baurin, N., Coudeville, L., and Shepard, D.S. (2018). “Cost-effectiveness of Dengue Vaccination in Ten Endemic Countries.” Vaccine. 36(3), pp. 413-420.

Zeng, W., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., Cros, M., Akhter, H., Nandakumar, A.K., and Shepard, D.S. (2017). “Costing the Essential Services Package Provided by a Non-governmental Organization Network in Bangladesh.” Health Policy and Planning. 32(10), pp. 137-1385.