Victoria Fan

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Adjunct Fellow
Assistant Professor, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii
Research [at] EastWestCenter.org
Phone: 
808.956.5596
Fax: 
808.956.3368
Education: 
ScD (Global Health & Population), Harvard School of Public Health; SM (Population & International Health), Harvard School of Public Health; SB (Mechanical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Expertise: 

Health economics, health systems and policy, health financing, health workforce, global health policy

Dr. Victoria Fan is an associate professor of health policy based at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is an adjunct fellow at the East West Center and a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. She was a fellow at the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. She earned her doctor and master of science in global health and population from Harvard School of Public Health and bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Her work in health economics and health systems has contributed to identifying the health financing transition, landscaping the health workforce in China and India, and assessing payment and incentive mechanisms. She has written papers on aid effectiveness and value for money of development assistance for health. Her work using impact evaluation and economic evaluation in health have assessed the costs and benefits of health interventions and health risks, including social policy, diabetes prevention, dental sealants, end-of-life care, and pandemic influenza.

She has been invited as a guest speaker by, or given advice to, multilateral institutions (e.g. UNICEF and WHO) as well as national governments (e.g. China, India, South Korea, Thailand). She has worked with nongovernmental organizations in Asia (BRAC, SEWA, Tzu Chi) and at units at Harvard University (Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University Program for Health Care Financing). She previously served as a consultant for the China Medical Board, World Bank and World Health Organization and on studies supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.