Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
Prof. Peter Berman (M.Sc, Ph.D) is a health economist with almost forty years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and training and education in global health.
Prof. Berman is Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics at Harvard School of Public Health and Visiting Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi. Prof. Berman is also the advisor to the China National Health Development Research Center for health care financing and health accounts. He chaired the Financing Technical Working Group of the Countdown to 2015.
Prof. Berman is the faculty director of HSPH’s new Doctor of Public Health degree and actively engaged in graduate education reform in global public health at HSPH. Currently, Prof. Berman leads several innovative projects on developing primary care systems, strengthening service delivery, and improving health care financing mechanisms for better outcomes, with a focus on work in Ethiopia, India, and Malaysia.
With the World Bank from 2004-2011, Prof. Berman spent four years in the Bank’s New Delhi office as Lead Economist for Health, Nutrition, and Population. There he oversaw a portfolio of almost $2 billion in projects and research. In Washington, D.C from 2008, he was Lead Health Economist in the HNP anchor department and Practice Leader for the World Bank’s Health Systems Global Expert Team. He led analytical work on health systems analysis and strategic approaches to improving service delivery.