My research integrates political economy and public health. Currently I am focusing on three areas of population health and development: 1) Macro-social and -economic determinants of health, 2) Political economy of global health and development, and 3) Comparative social policy.
I use data and modelling to address complex questions including: Will the ongoing financial crisis make us sick? Is global health aid reaching the world's poorest and most vulnerable groups? Why did so many Russian men die during the transition to capitalism in the early 1990s? Does investing in social welfare improve health? Why are HIV and tuberculosis so difficult to stop in sub-Saharan Africa? How can health systems provide affordable care for everyone?