Health

J-PAL’s Health sector focuses on identifying policies and programs effective at improving the reach, quality, and take-up of health services and products.

In addition to supporting policymakers in applying evidence from randomized evaluations to their work, sector chairs and staff write policy insights that synthesize general lessons emerging from the research, condense results from evaluations in policy publications and evaluation summaries, and fund new research through the Urban Services InitiativeUS Health Care Delivery Initiative, and Cash Transfers for Child Health Initiative. See all evaluations in the Health sector.

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...

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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...

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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...

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

Karen Macours

Co-Chair

Sector Contacts

Ariella Park

Senior Policy Associate

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(617) 324-6362