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The Expert Panel and Authors

The Rush Foundation and the Copenhagen Consensus Center collaborated on the RethinkHIV project. Rush asked the Copenhagen Consensus Center to commission a group of leading health academics to analyze policy choices and to identify the most effective ways to tackle the pandemic across sub-Saharan Africa. Expert researchers have prepared Assessment Papers for the volume. You can find out who is involved below. 


Here you can find a list of all authors involved in RethinkHIV, as well as the members of our Expert Panel. 

Preventing Sexual Transmission

Assessment Paper Authors:

Jere Behrman

W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics and Director of Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Hans-Peter Kohler

Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography, University of Pennsylvania


Perspective Paper Authors:

Alan Whiteside

Professor, Economic Research Unit and Director of Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa

Damien de Walque

Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team), World Bank

Preventing Non-sexual Transmission

Assessment Paper Author:

Lori A. Bollinger

Vice President at Futures Institute


Perspective Paper Authors:

Mira Johri

Associate Professor, International Health Unit and Department of Health Administration, University of Montreal

Rob Baltussen

Health economics specialist and  coordinator of NICHE – the Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center

Jan Hontelez

Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Researcher at NICHE

Treatment and Initiatives to Reduce the Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Assessment Paper Authors:

Mead Over

Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development

Geoffrey Garnett

Professor of Microparasite Epidemiology at the Imperial College London


Perspective Paper Authors:

John Stover

President at the Futures Institute

Robert J. Brent

 Professor of Economics, Fordham University

Vaccine Research and Development

Assessment Paper Authors:

Robert Hecht

Managing Director at the Results for Development Institute

Dean Jamison

Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington

Gabrielle Partidge

Results for Development Institute

Kira Thorien

Results for Development Institute

Jared Augenstein

Yale School of Public Health


Perspective Paper Authors:

Steven Forsythe

Senior Economist at the Futures Institute

Joshua Salomon

Associate Professor of International Health, Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard University

Social Policy

Assessment Paper Authors:

Anna Vassall

Lecturer Economics of HIV at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Michelle Remme

Health Finance Specialist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Charlotte Watts

Professor of Social and Mathematical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Perspective Paper Authors:

Harounan Kazianga

Assistant Professor, Spears School of Business at the Oklahoma State University

Tony Barnett

Professor at the London School of Economics

Initiatives to Strengthen Health Systems

Assessment Paper Authors: 

William McGreevey

Associate Professor, Department of International Health at Georgetown University

Carlos Avila

Georgetown University

Mary Punchak

Georgetown University


Perspective Paper Authors:

Nicoli Nattrass

Professor, School of Economics at the University of Cape Town

Till Bärnighausen

Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health

David E. Bloom

Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University

Salal Humair

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Public Health at Harvard University


Georgetown University Expert Panel

Ernest Aryeetey 

Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana

Paul Collier 

Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University

Edward C. Prescott

Nobel Laureate; W. P. Carey Professor of Economics and the Director of the Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency at Arizona State University

Thomas C. Schelling

Nobel Laureate; Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus at the University of Maryland

Vernon Smith

Professor of Economics, Argyros School of Business and Economics and School of Law, Chapman University