Areas of Expertise
Prof. Peter Berman (M.Sc, Ph.D) is a member of the MPPGA teaching faculty and a health economist with forty years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and training and education in global health. He is also a Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, where he was also Director from 2019 to 2021, and an Adjunct Professor in Global Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. His current research at UBC focuses on key factors affecting government decision-making in response to public health crises.
Prof. Berman is affiliated as Adjunct Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in New Delhi, India and as advisor to the China National Health Development Research Center for health care financing and health accounts. He was the founding faculty director of Harvard Chan’s Doctor of Public Health degree.
He is the author or editor of five books on global health economics and policy, over 60 academic papers in his field and numerous other working papers and reports. Prof. Berman has led and/or participated in major field programs in all regions of the developing world. He is co-author of Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity (Roberts, et al, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2018), co-editor of the Guide to the Production of National Health Accounts (World Bank, World Health Organization, and USAID, 2003), and co-editor of Berman and Khan, Paying for India’s Health Care (Sage, 1993).