Senior Fellow

Jennifer J. Prah, PhD, MSc

  • Amartya Sen Professor, Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, School of Social Policy & Practice
  • Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Jennifer Jean Prah, PhD, MSc is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, the former inaugural Associate Dean for Global Studies in the School of Social Policy & Practice, and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Scholar at the Center for Global Health at the Perelman School of Medicine, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Public Health Initiatives, all at the University of Pennsylvania. She is founder and director of the Health Equity and Policy Lab (HEPL). Dr. Prah is an internationally recognized scholar of global and domestic health policy and public health. She conducts theoretical and empirical studies of health equity to address global and national health inequities with a focus on impoverished populations worldwide, especially women and children. Her research is conducted internationally and nationally, including work in Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, South Korea, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam. Dr. Prah was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Global Health; the Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Director at the U.S.¬†Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Evaluate The U.S.¬†President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). She is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Hastings Center Fellow, a Greenwall Faculty Scholar, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Donaghue Investigator.

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