Professor Kara Hanson

Kara Hanson is Professor of Health System Economics, and has nearly 25 years’ experience working in international health. She studied economics and political science, development economics, and did her doctorate in health economics at Harvard University.

She started her career as a health planner in the Ministry of Health, Swaziland, where she first learned about the importance of health systems as the basis for for delivering priority health interventions.

Her research interests are in health care financing, the economics of malaria, and the role of the private sector in health systems.