Di McIntyre is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town, where she has worked since 1988. She founded the Health Economics Unit (HEU) in 1990 and was its Director for 13 years. She is also the “South African Research Chair in Health and Wealth” (funded by the Department of Science and Technology and administered by the National Research Foundation). Her experience in research and technical support has focused mainly on: conceptualising and measuring universal health coverage; monitoring and evaluating the implementation of universal coverage reforms; evaluation of health service purchasing arrangements; evaluation of alternative health care financing approaches (particularly fiscal space for domestic public funding); health service access issues; and health system equity issues. In addition to general technical support activities in South Africa and other African countries, she has served on a number of policy committees, including contributing to the development of policy proposals for a National Health Insurance in South Africa and the Medical Schemes Council. She also contributes to global policy initiatives around universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. She was elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Medicine in 2012 and was recently appointed as the Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association.
Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Medicine