Health

J-PAL’s Health sector aims to encourage health-promoting behaviors and improve the delivery of health care services, as well as to better understand the impact of health care on reducing poverty.

The Urban Services Initiative (USI) seeks to identify and evaluate innovative methods designed to improve the health and welfare of the urban poor in Africa and Asia.

The U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative (HCDI) encourages randomized evaluations of strategies to make health care delivery in the United States more efficient and more effective.

The Cash Transfers for Child Health Initiative (CaTCH) seeks to improve child health by generating policy-relevant rigorous evidence on the design and delivery of cash transfer programs in India.

Health care provider distributing free insecticide-treated bednet to mother who just delivered baby at clinic, Kenya.

Lesson

Pricing Preventive Health Products

Charging even very small user fees sharply limits access to preventive health care. Though charging small fees is promoted for many reasons, several experiments in different countries found very...

Evaluation

The Impact of Training Informal Healthcare Providers in India

Informal healthcare workers with little to no training provide more than 70 percent of all primary care in rural India. In this study, researchers evaluated the impact of a nine-month training...

White pill capsules spilling from prescription bottle

News

Strategies to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: What We Know and Where to Go from Here

As part of an engagement with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, J-PAL North America created a policy brief summarizing the evidence for select interventions to treat opioid use...

Woman in Living Goods uniform points at medicine bottle while mother of newborn watches

Evaluation

An Entrepreneurial Model of Community Health Delivery in Uganda

Despite a substantial decline in child mortality in recent years, millions of children still die from preventable diseases every year. In this study in rural Uganda, researchers evaluated the impact...

Lesson

Early Childhood Stimulation

Early childhood stimulation programs implemented at home can contribute to children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development, ultimately enabling them to improve on a number of future life...

Rebecca Dizon-Ross

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Rebecca Dizon-Ross

Rebecca Dizon-Ross is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a development economist with an interest...

Sector Chairs

Joseph Doyle

Co-Chair

Pascaline Dupas

Co-Chair

Sector Contacts