Mohanan's current research projects include development of innovative methods to measure quality of care in primary care, impact evaluation of large public sector subsidy programs, experimental evaluation of provider incentives, evaluation of social franchising models, and estimating the effect of quality information on provider choice. He teaches courses on quantitative methods in program evaluation for Public Policy students, and on health systems in developing countries for Global Health students - both at a Masters level. Last year he also jointly taught the PhD level Health Economics seminar course in the Economics Department.
Health Systems in Developing Countries
This course introduces students to key challenges faced in strengthening of health systems in low and middle income countries. The course will cover a diverse set of topics including an overview of organization of health systems, models of purchasing and providing health care, innovations in financing health care, and issues in service delivery such as quality of care and human resource challenges. Students will learn frameworks and methods employed in the evaluation of health systems. The course will also draw attention to resource allocation problems and various frameworks used to address them. The course will primarily rely on readings from a variety of health policy, economics and other social science journals.
Was: GLHLTH 340
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Manoj Mohanan, Marcos Vera-Hernández, Veena Das, Soledad Giardili, Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, Tracy Rabin, Sunil Raj, Jeremy Schwartz and Aparna Seth "The Know-Do Gap and Quality of Care for Childhood Diarrhoea and Pneumonia in Bihar, India"" JAMA Pediatrics (2015); 169(4):349-357
Manoj Mohanan, Sebastian Bauhoff, Gerard La Forgia, Kimberly Singer Babiarz, Kultar Singh, and Grant Miller, "Impact of the Chiranjeevi Yojana Program on Institutional Deliveries and Birth Outcomes in Gujarat, India: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis" Bulletin of World Health Organization (2014); 92:187-194
Sherry, T., Bauhoff, S., Mohanan, M. "Paying for Performance when Healthcare Production is Multi-dimensional: The Impact of Rwanda's National Program on Rewarded Services, Heterogeneity, and Multi-tasking." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 136 http://ssrn.com/abstract=2170393 (January 2013)
Mohanan, M. "Causal Effects of Health Shocks on Consumption and Debt: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Bus Accident Injuries." Review of Economics and Statistics (Forthcoming).
Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, Veena Das, Brian Chan, Manoj Mohanan and Diana Tabak, "In Urban And Rural India, A Standardized Patient Study Showed Low Levels Of Provider Training And Huge Quality Gaps" Health Affairs (2012); 31(12): 2774-2784.
Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, Manoj Mohanan, Veena Das, Diana Tabak, Brian Chan. "In Urban and Rural India, A Standardized Patient Study Showed Low Levels of Provider Training and Huge Quality Gaps." Health Affairs 31.12 (December, 2012).
Manoj Mohanan and Joanna Maselko, "Quasi-experimental Evidence on Causal Effects of Physical Health Shocks on Mental Health" International Journal of Epidemiology (2010); 39(2):487-493