PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, University of Maryland at College Park
Paul Hutchinson is a health economist and associate professor in the department of global community health and behavioral sciences in the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His areas of expertise include econometric methods for program and impact evaluation, economic evaluations (e.g., cost-effectiveness analyses, cost-utility analyses), assessments of access to health care, and estimations of health care utilization. Currently, he is working on a Hewlett-funded evaluation of behavioral economics in reproductive health and family planning; an analysis of the Vulnerable Group Development Program in Bangladesh; and studies of the Value for Money and the impact of user fees on the demand for health care for the Acces aux Soins de Sante Primaires (ASSP) Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has been involved with numerous program evaluation and health system strengthening projects, including serving as the PI for an External Evaluation of the Southern Africa Regional Social and Behavior Change Program, the Northern Uganda Health Integration to Enhance Services Project and the Private Sector Partnership-One Project. His research has focused on program evaluations, frequently evaluations of reproductive health and family planning programs. He has led the design and implementation of large-scale population and health surveys in numerous countries, including Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Jordan, and Bangladesh. He currently teaches advanced research methods in global health, which prepares doctoral students to conduct research using advanced econometric methods for program evaluation.
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