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Randall Kramer

Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health
Interim Director, Duke Global Health Institute
Nicholas School of the Environment
Environmental Sciences and Policy

Trent 107
(919) 613-8072

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Randy Kramer


Randall Kramer is professor of environmental economics and global health in the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Interim Director of the Duke Global Health Institute. Before coming to Duke in 1988, he was on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has held visiting positions at IUCN--The World Conservation Union, the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Health Organization and other international organizations. He was named Duke University's Scholar Teacher of the Year in 2004. Kramer's research is focused on the economics of ecosystem services and on global environmental health. He is currently leading an interdisciplinary team using decision analysis and implementation science to evaluate the health, social and environmental impacts of alternative malaria control strategies in East Africa.


Recent Publications

R.A, Simmons, L. Mboera, M. Miranda, A. Morris, G. Stresman, E. Turner, R. Kramer, C. Drakeley, W.P. O'Meara, "A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Malaria Exposure and Changing Serostatus in a Malaria Endemic Area of Rural Tanzania," Malaria Journal 16 (2017). View

D.A., Miteva, R.A. Kramer, Z. Brown, and M. Smith, "A spatial model of household fuelwood extraction in northern Uganda," American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2017).

Z.S. Brown and R.A. Kramer, "Preference Heterogeneity in the Structural Estimation of Efficient Pigovian Incentives for Insecticide Spraying to Reduce Malaria," Environmental and Resource Economics (2017).

S.K. Pattanayak, R.A. Kramer, and J.R. Vincent, "Ecosystem Change and Human Health: Implementation Economics and Policy," Philosophical Transactions B (2017): 372: 1722.

Z.S. Brown, R.A. Kramer, D. Ocan, and C. Oryema, "Household Perceptions and Subjective Valuations of Indoor Residual Spraying Programs to Control Malaria in Northern Uganda",Infectious Diseases of Poverty, (2016) 5:100 View

S.L. Macdonald, R.L. Lewison, S.E. Roady, R.A. Kramer, D. Rigling-Gallagher, and A.J. Read, "Comparing Stakeholder Perceptions with Empirical Outcomes from Negotiated Rulemaking Policies: Is Participant Satisfaction a Proxy for Policy Success?", Marine Policy, vol 73 (2016) 224-230 View

R. Rahman, A. Lesser, L. Mboera, and R. Kramer, "Cost of Microbial Larviciding for Malaria Control in Rural Tanzania", Tropical Medicine & International Health Online First (2016). View

D. Kim, Z. Brown, R. Anderson, C. Mutero, M.L. Miranda, J. Wiener, and R. Kramer, "The Value of Information in Decision-Analytic Modeling for Malaria Vector Control in East Africa,"Risk Analysis Early View (2016). View

C.J. Paul, R.A. Kramer, A. Lesser, C.M. Mutero, M.L. Miranda, and K. Dickinson, "Identifying barriers in the malaria control policymaking process in East Africa: Insights from stakeholders and a structured literature review," BMC Public Health 15:862 (2015). View

R.A. Kramer and A. Lesser, "Sustaining the gains made in malaria control and elimination," Infectious Diseases of Poverty 4:26 (2015). View

R. Kramer, A. Jenkins, and A. Lesser, "The Role of Ecosystem Service Payments in Achieving Conservation Goals: Attitudes Among Farm Operators," chapter in Valuing Ecosystem Services, Methodological Issues and Case Studies, K.N. Ninan, editor, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers (2014).

X.N. Zhou, R. Kramer, and W.Z. Yang, editors, Malaria Control and Elimination Program in the People's Republic of China, Advances in Parasitology, vol. 86, 1-360 (2014).

Z.G. Xia, L. Zhang, J. Feng, M. Li, X.Y. Feng, L.H. Tang, S.Q. Wang, H.L. Yang, Q. Gao, R. Kramer, T. Ernest, P. Yap, and X.N. Zhou, "Lessons from Malaria Control to Elimination: Case Study in Hainan and Yunnan Provinces," 47-79, Chapter 3 in Malaria Control and Elimination Program in the People's Republic of China, X.N. Zhou, R. Kramer, and W.Z. Yang, editors, Advances in Parasitology, vol. 86, 1-360 (2014).

X.N. Zhou, Z.G. Xia, R.B. Wang, Y.J. Qian, S.S. Zhou, J. Utzinger, M. Tanner, R. Kramer, and W.Z. Yang, "Feasibility and Roadmap Analysis for Malaria Elimination in China," 21-46, Chapter 2 in Malaria Control and Elimination Program in the People's Republic of China, X.N. Zhou, R. Kramer, and W.Z. Yang, editors, Advances in Parasitology, vol. 86, 1-360 (2014).

C. Mutero, R. Kramer, C. Paul, A. Lesser, M.L. Miranda, L.E.G. Mboera, B. Ameneshewa, "Factors influencing malaria control policy-making in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania," Malaria Journal 13 (2014). View

Kramer, Randall A.; Mboera, Leonard E.G.; Senkoro, Kesheni; Lesser, Adriane; Shayo, Elizabeth H.; Paul, Christopher J.; Miranda, Marie L. "A Randomized Longitudinal Factorial Design to Assess Malaria Vector Control and Disease Management Interventions in Rural Tanzania," Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11 (2014): 5317-5332. View

Mboera, L.E.G.; Kramer, R.A.; Miranda, M.L.; Kilima, S.P.; Shayo, E.H.; Lesser, A. "Community Knowledge and Acceptance of Larviciding for Malaria Control in a Rural District of East-Central Tanzania," Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11 (2014): 5137-5154 View

Mboera, L.E.G., Mazigo, H.D., Rumisha, S.F., and Kramer, R.A., "Towards malaria elimination and its implication for vector control, disease management, and livelihoods in Tanzania." Malaria World Journal, 4:19 (2013). View

Z. Brown, K. Dickinson, and R. Kramer. "Insecticide Resistance and Malaria Vector Control: The Importance of Fitness Cost Mechanisms in Determining Economically Optimal Control Trajectories", Journal of Economic Entomology 106 (2013): 366-374. View

K.L. Dickinson, H.F. Randell, R.A Kramer, E.H. Shayo, "Socioeconomic Status and Malaria-related Outcomes in Mvomero District, Tanzania," Global Public Health 4 (2012): 384-99. View

C.M. Mutero, D. Schlodder, N. Kabatereine and R. Kramer, "Integrated Vector Management for Malaria Control in Uganda: Knowledge, Perceptions and Policy Development," Malaria Journal 21 (2012). View

D. Kim, K. Fedak, and R. Kramer. "Reduction of Malaria Prevalence by Indoor Residual Spraying: A Meta-Regression Analysis," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 1 (2012): 117-124. full. View