Irving Schneider and Family Building (Heller School), 202
Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesHarvard University, School of Public Health, Sc.D.
Yale University, M.P.H.
Harvard University, B.A.
Expertisehealth economics, health systems, Latin America, quantitative and qualitative methods
ProfileDiana Bowser has 15 years of experience in health system analysis related to health economics, health policy, and using econometric methods to evaluate health system changes in Latin America, Africa, and the United States. She is especially interested in health system issues and research related to health financing, poverty, catastrophic health payments, implementation, evaluation, income inequality, quality improvement, human resources for health, decentralization, and resource allocation in the health sector, and health and economic growth. Her responsibilities have included providing technical assistance, conducting research, and project management for contracts with various donors including USAID, DFID, WHO, the Global Fund, and the World Bank. Dr. Bowser earned her BA from the Harvard College, her MPH from Yale School of Public Health and her Doctor of Science in health economics from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is fluent in Spanish and has lived in Latin America.
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Bossert, Thomas, Diana Bowser, Till Baernighausen, Andrew Mitchell, and Susan Powers-Sparkes. "Global Fund investments in human resources for health: innovation and missed opportunities for health systems strengthening." Health Policy and Planning Advanced Access. (2013): 1-12.
Bowser, Diana and Danielle Fuller. A Results-Based Financing Situational Analysis for Saint Lucia. Washington, DC World Bank: 2013.
Bowser, Diana and David Canning. "The effect of health improvements due to tobacco tax on earnings in the United States, 1970-2005." Applied Economics 45. 36 (2013): 5021-5030.
Bowser, Diana, Adeyemi Okunogbe, and Danielle Fuller. A Results-Based Financing Situational Analysis for Dominica. Washington, DC World Bank: 2013.
Bowser, Diana, Jaya Gupta, and Allyala Nandakumar. "The Effect of “Bottom Up” Investment in Low and Middle Income Countries on Infant, Child, and Maternal Mortality." 2013.
Bowser, Diana, Ramon Figueroa, Adeyemi Okunogbe, and Laila Natiq. "A Preliminary Assessment of Pay for Performance, Health Systems, and Health Outcomes in Belize." Global Public Health 8. 9 (2013): 1063-1074.
Bowser, Diana and Wu Zeng. Working Paper: A Country Level Analysis of Stunting Reduction Targets. Save the Children: 2012.
Bowser, Diana. Working Paper: A Costing Analysis of Two Community Health Worker Programs in Mozambique. Pathfinder International: 2012.
Diana Bowser. "Working Paper: The effect of health improvements due to tobacco control on earnings in the United States." 2011.
Diana M. Bowser and Ajay Mahal. "Guatemala: The economic burden of illness and health systems implications." Health Policy 100. (2011): 159-166.
Bowser, Diana and Kathleen Hill. "Disrespect and Abuse in Facility-based Childbirth." 2010.
David Canning and Diana M. Bowser. "Investing in health to improve the wellbeing of the disadvantaged: Reversing The argument of fair society, health lives (The Marmot Review)." Social Science & Medicine 1/4. (2010).
Cosby, Arthur G. and Bowser, Diana. "The Health of the Delta Region: A Story of Increasing Disparities." Journal of Health and Human Services Administration Summer. (2008).
David Bloom and Diana M. Bowser. "The Population Health and Income Nexus in the Mississippi River Delta Region and Beyond." Journal of Health and Human Services Administration Summer. (2008).
Bossert, Thomas J., Bowser, Diana, Johnny K. Amenyah. "Is decentralization good for logistics systems? Evidence on essential medicine logistics in Ghana and Guatemala." Health Policy and Planning 22. 2 (2007): 73-82.