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Prof Randall KRAMER


Deputy Director, Duke Global Health Institute,

Duke University, United States of America


• Speaker, Global Health Plenary, 21 Sep 2018



Prof Randall Kramer is the Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environment Health in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Deputy Director of Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). He leads the implementation of the institute’s strategic plan and oversees research and education programmes, faculty recruitment and development, and international partnerships. Prior to joining DGHI, he was on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has held visiting positions at IUCN – The World Conservation Union, the Economic Growth Centre at Yale University and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Health Organisation and other international organisations. He was named Duke University’s Scholar Teacher of the Year in 2004.

Prof Kramer’s research is focused on the economics of ecosystem services and on global environmental health. He is currently conducting a study on the effects of human land use decisions on biodiversity, infectious disease transmission and human health in rural Madagascar. Recent research projects have used decision analysis and implementation science to evaluate the health, social and environmental impacts of alternative malaria control strategies in East Africa. He has also conducted research on health systems strengthening, economic valuation of lives saved from air pollution reduction and the role of ecosystems services in protecting human health.