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Gavin M. Yamey, Professor of the Practice of Global Health in the Global Health Institute and Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Publc Policy and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society  

Office Phone: (919) 613-6221
Email Address: gavin.yamey@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    M.P.H., London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom), 2010
    M.B.B.S., University College London (United Kingdom), 1994

    Teaching (Spring 2018):

    • Glhlth 306.01, Global health policy Synopsis
      Gross hall 107, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    • Glhlth 755.01, Global health policy Synopsis
      Trent 040, Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. McArthur, JW; Rasmussen, K; Yamey, G. "How many lives are at stake? Assessing 2030 sustainable development goal trajectories for maternal and child health.." BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 360 (February, 2018): k373. [doi]
    2. Schar, DL; Yamey, GM; Machalaba, CC; Karesh, WB. "A framework for stimulating economic investments to prevent emerging diseases." Bulletin of the World Health Organization 96.2 (February, 2018): 138-140. [doi]
    3. Horvath, H; Brindis, CD; Reyes, EM; Yamey, G; Franck, L; Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) Working Group, . "Preterm birth: the role of knowledge transfer and exchange.." Health Research Policy and Systems 15.1 (September, 2017): 78. [doi]  [abs]
    4. Yamey, G; Schäferhoff, M; Aars, OK; Bloom, B; Carroll, D; Chawla, M; Dzau, V; Echalar, R; Gill, IS; Godal, T; Gupta, S; Jamison, D; Kelley, P; Kristensen, F; Mundaca-Shah, C; Oppenheim, B; Pavlin, J; Salvado, R; Sands, P; Schmunis, R; Soucat, A; Summers, LH; El Turabi, A; Waldman, R; Whiting, E. "Financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness.." The Lancet Global Health 5.8 (August, 2017): e742-e744. [doi]
    5. Yamey, G; Beyeler, N; Wadge, H; Jamison, D. "[Investing in health: the economic case. Report of the WISH Investing in Health Forum 2016].." Salud publica de Mexico 59.3 (May, 2017): 321-342. [doi]  [abs]


    Gavin Yamey, MD, MPH, trained in clinical medicine at Oxford University and University College London, medical journalism and editing at the BMJ and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was Deputy Editor of the Western Journal of Medicine, Assistant Editor at the BMJ, a founding Senior Editor of PLOS Medicine, and the Principal Investigator on a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the launch of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. In 2009, he was awarded a Kaiser Family Mini-Media Fellowship in Global Health Reporting to examine the barriers to scaling up low cost, low tech health tools in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.

    Dr. Yamey serves on two international health commissions, the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health and the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. He has been an External Advisor to the WHO and to TDR, the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. Dr. Yamey has published extensively on global health, neglected diseases, health policy, and disparities in health and has been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio.

    Before joining Duke, Dr. Yamey led the Evidence-to-Policy Initiative in the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and was an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatics at the UCSF School of Medicine.

    Gavin M. Yamey