- Joep Lange Chair Holder
- Professor of Health Economics
- Department of Global Health
Anna Vassall is a health economist with over twenty-five years of experience in economic analysis in low and middle-income countries. She holds a JL Chair and is a Professor in Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Her first degree is in economics. She worked in the National Health Service of the United Kingdom supporting contracting and operational modelling of hospital services. She then pursued an MSc in Health Planning and Financing at the LSHTM, thereafter working for DFID as a health economist in the UK and Pakistan, supporting priority setting. She then worked at Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Amsterdam working on health planning and financing, aid effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of tuberculosis (TB) and reproductive health in a wide range of low and middle-income countries. Thereafter she directed and provided economic support to European Community and World Bank funded health sector reform and development projects in Yemen, East Timor, Syria, Sudan and South Sudan. Her PhD is in economic evaluation from the University of Amsterdam. She has led a wide range of economic analyses on HIV prevention for key populations (Avahan), the integration and organization of HIV care and treatment services (Integra project), and new diagnostics for TB (Xpert MTB/RIF). She is a founding member of the TB-MAC modelling consortium and sits on the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for the WHO’s Global TB Program (STAG-TB) and the Task Force on Catastrophic Cost Measurement for TB. She is a lead investigator of the Global Health Costing Consortium; a Bill and Melinda Gates funded project to estimate HIV, TB and other health service costs globally.