- Executive Director
- Joep Lange Chair Holder
- Professor of Health Economics, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Anna Vassall is the Executive Director of AIGHD, a Professor of Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Joep Lange Chair. She is a health economist with over thirty years of experience in economic analysis and research in low- and middle- income countries. Her research focuses on economic evaluation, priority setting, health systems research and the evidence informed policy. She has extensive experience supporting national health planning and priority setting, aid effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness analysis in a wide range of low- and middle- income countries.
Previously she has led a wide range of influential economic analyses on HIV prevention for key populations (Avahan programme), the integration and organisation of HIV care and treatment services (Integra project), and new diagnostics for TB (Xpert MTB/RIF), the prevention of violence against women and girls (What Works) and a recent programme of work on the economics of Covid. She has also sat on the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) for the WHO’s Global TB Programme (STAG-TB) and currently sits STAG Infectious Hazards (STAG-IH), alongside numerous policy and scientific advisory boards related to priority setting, health technology assessment, health economics and modelling