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David M. Bishai, MD

Director Interdepartmental Health Economics Program


Departmental Affiliation(s):

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
International Health (Joint)
Health, Behavior and Society (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Suite E4622
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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MD , University of California San Diego Medical School , 1987
PhD , Wharton Business School , 1996
MPH , University of California, Los Angeles , 1987


Dr. Bishai's major research interest is the mortality transitions of the 19th and 20th century and the role that public health practice plays in the prevention of death both historically and currently.

Dr. Bishai uses economics to study public health interventions, especially immunization and injury control. His current projects focus on the connection between the operations at state and local health departments and improved population health.  He teaches Introduction to Health Economics, Poverty Economic Development and Health, and new workshops on Essential Public Health Functions for district health officers and Systems Thinking.

Honors and Awards

Board Certification and Recertification: American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991 Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Award (AMTRA), 2006

health economics, population economics; family economics;marriage, gender, paternity; infidelity, divorce, polygyny; orphans; adolescent health, vaccines;HIV; AIDS vaccine; tuberculosis; meningococcal disease; human papilloma virus;HPV, cervical cancer; health equity;disparities; Nepal; Uganda; injuries, road traffic accidents;

    Selected publications back to 2011.



    Sherry, M. Mossallam, M. Mulligan, M. Hyder, A. Bishai, D (2013) Rates of intentionally caused and road crash deaths of US citizens abroad.  Injury Prevention doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2013-040923



    Bishai, D., A. LaFevre, et al. (2013). "The cost of service quality improvements: tracking the flow of funds in social franchise networks in Myanmar." Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 11(14).



    Dorman E*, Bishai D. Demand for male contraception. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2012 Oct;12(5):605-13.




    Bishai, D. M., C. Champion, et al. (2011). "Product development partnerships hit their stride: lessons from developing a meningitis vaccine for Africa." Health Aff (Millwood) 30(6): 1058-1064. DOI 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0295



    Bishai, D. Johns, B*, Nair, D*, Lefevre, A*, Simons, E*, Dabbagh A  The Cost Effectiveness of Supplementary Immunization Activities for Measles: A Stochastic Model for Uganda. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2011. 203 p. S107-115.