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Ades PA, Keteyian SJ, Wright JS, Hamm LF, Lui K, Newlin K, Shepard DS, Thomas RJ.  Increasing cardiac rehabilitation participation from 20% to 70%: a road map from the Million Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative. Mayo Clinic Proceedings  2017; 92(2):234-242.

Akobirshoev, I. and A.K. Nandakumar. 2017. Violence in Childhood: Technical Note on Imputation of Prevalence Rates. Background paper. Ending Violence in Childhood Global Report 2017. Know Violence in Childhood. New Delhi, India.

Bowser, D., Krech L, Mabirizi D,  Chang AY and  Bossert, T. "Practices and Behaviors at the Health Facility Level that Influence Supply Chain Management for Antiretrovirals: Evidence from Namibia, Cameroon and Swaziland." BMC Public Health  (2017).

Bowser, D., Abbas, Y, Odunleye, T, Broughton,E. and Bossert, T. "Quality of Care in Medical Schools in Sub-Saharan Africa." International Journal of Medical Education. (2017).

Bowser, D., Marqusee, H., El Koussa, M., and Atun, R. (2017). “Health System Barriers and Enablers to Early Access to Breast Cancer Screening, Detection and Diagnosis: A Global Analysis Applied to the MENA Region.” Public Health. 152, pp. 58-74.

Darbro, J., Halasa, Y.A., Montgomery, B., Muller, M., Shepard, D., Devine, G., and Mwebaze, P. An economic analysis of the threats posed by the establishment of Aedes albopictus in Brisban, Queensland. Ecological Economics. In press.

Herricks, J.R., Hotez, P.J., Wanga, V., Coffeng, L.E., Haagsma, J.A., Basanez, M.G., Buckle, G., Budke, C.M., Carabin, H., Fèvre, E.M., Fűrst, T., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., King, C.H., Murdoch, M.E., Ramaiah, K.D., Shepard, D.S., Stolk, W.A., Undurraga, E.A., Stanaway, J.D., Naghavi, M., and Murray, C.L. (2017). “The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013: What Does It Mean for the NTDs?” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11(8): e0005424

Idrisov B, Murphy SM, Morrill T, Saadoun M, Lunze K, Shepard DS. Implementation of methadone therapy for opioid use disorder in Russia – A modeled cost-effectiveness analysis.  Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017, 12:4.  doi: 10.1186/s13011-016-0087-9.

Olusoji A, Eozenou P, Nandakumar AK, Pablo-Mendez A, Evans T, Ly C (Under review): “The economic transition of health in Africa: a call for progressive pragmatism to shape the future of health financing.” Journal of Health Services Research (2017)

Shepard, D.S., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., Al-Halaseh, I., Fardous, T., Jrasat, M., and Abu-Shaer, M. (2017). “Health Care Cost Study at Ministry of Health and the Cost and Financial Impact of Expanding the Civil Insurance Program to Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian Refugees.” Amman, Jordan: UNICEF, October 2017.

Shiva Kumar, A.K., S.K. Mehta and A.K. Nandakumar. 2017. “Violence in Childhood (VIC) Index: Methodology and Measurement.” Background paper. Ending Violence in Childhood Global Report 2017. Know Violence in Childhood. New Delhi, India.

Sun DX, Ahn H, Lievens T, Zeng W. 2017. Evaluation of the performance of national health systems in 2004-2011: An analysis of 173 countries. PLoS ONE. 12(3): e0173346.

Undurraga EA, Edillo FE, Erasmo JNV, Alera MTP, Yoon IK, Largo FM, Shepard DS. Disease burden of dengue in the Philippines: adjusting for underreporting by comparing active and passive dengue surveillance in Punta Princesa, Cebu City.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96(4):887-898, 2017.

Zeng W, Kim C, Arch L, Sayedi O, Jabarhil M, Sears K. 2017. Assessing the feasibility of health insurance feasibility in Afghanistan: A qualitative stakeholder analysis. BMC Health Services Research 17:157.

Zeng, W., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., Baurin, N., Coudeville, L., and Shepard, D.S. (2018). “Cost-effectiveness of Dengue Vaccination in Ten Endemic Countries.” Vaccine. 36(3), pp. 413-420.

Zeng, W., Halasa-Rappel, Y.A., Cros, M., Akhter, H., Nandakumar, A.K., and Shepard, D.S. (2017). “Costing the Essential Services Package Provided by a Non-governmental Organization Network in Bangladesh.” Health Policy and Planning. 32(10), pp. 137-1385.


Bowser D, Gupta J, and Nandakumar AK. 2016. “The impact of innovative health carefinancing on infant, under five and maternal mortality.” Health Systems & Reform (In Press).DOI:10.1080/23288604.2016.1166306. 

Bowser D, Zeng W, Akobirshoev I, Morrill T, and Nandakumar AK. 2016. “The Impact of Health Care Spending and Income Inequality on Stunting Prevalence.” International Journal of Healthcare 2(2): 23-33.

El Koussa M, Atun R,  Bowser D, M. Kruk ME. "Retaining physicians in the public sector: a systematic review of drivers of attrition and policy interventions." Journal of Global Health 6. 2 (2016): 020403.

Kim C, Saeed KMA, Salehi AS, Zeng W. 2016. An equity analysis of utilization of health services in Afghanistan using a national household survey. BMC Public Health 16:1226.

Koblinsky, Marge; Moyer, Cheryl A; Calvert Clara; Campbell, James; Campbell Oona M.R; Feigel, Andrea B; Graham, Wendy J; Hatt, Laurel; Hodgkins, Steve; Matthews, Zoe; McDougall, Lori; Moran, Allisyn; Nandakumar AK Langer, Ana; “Quality maternal care for every woman, everywhere: A call to action,” The Lancet (2016)

Nandakumar, A.K.; Farag, M; Ly, Caroline; White, Trenton; “Determinants of National Health Expenditures.” International Journal of Public Health (2016)

Schurer J, Rafferty E, Schwandt M, Zeng W, Farag M, Jenkins E. 2016. Toxoplasosis and toxcariasis: an assessment of HIV co-morbidity and health care costs in Canada. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 95(1): 168-174.

Shepard, D.S., Undurraga, E.A., Halasa, Y.A., Stanaway, J.D. 2016. The global economic burden of dengue: a systematic analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. S1473-3099(16)30001-9. Available at:

Stason WB, Ritter GA, Martin T, Prottas J, Tompkins C, Shepard DS. Effects of expanded coverage for chiropractic services on Medicare costs in a CMS demonstration. PLoS ONE. 2016, 11(2): e0147959. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147959, web:

Shepard DS, Lwin AK, Barnett NP, Mastroleo N, Colby SM, Gwaltney C, Monti PM. Cost-effectiveness of motivational intervention with significant others for patients with alcohol misuse. Addiction. 2016, 111(5):832-839. doi: 10.1111/add.13233 (PMID: 26574195).

Shepard DS, Daley MC, Neuman MJ, Blaakman AP, McKay JR. Telephone-based counseling in substance abuse treatment: Economic analysis of a randomized trial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  2016, 159:109–116. ISSN 0376-8716. Web: (PMID: 26718395; NIHMSID 745000

Shepard DS, Gurewich D, Lwin AK, Reed GA, Silverman MM.  Suicide and suicidal attempts in the United States: Costs and policy implications.  Suicide and Life Threatening Behaviors. 2016, 43(3):352-362. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12225. (PMID: 26511788). Web:

Thalagala N, Tissera H, Palihawadana P, Amarasinghe A, Ambagahawita A, Wilder-Smith A, Shepard DS, Tozan Y.  Costs of dengue control activities and hospitalizations in the public health sector during an epidemic year in urban Sri Lanka.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016, 10(2): e0004466. web:

Tiga DC, Undurraga EA, Ramos-Castañeda J, Martínez R, Tschampl CA, Shepard DS.  Persistent symptoms of dengue: Estimates of the incremental disease and economic burden in Mexico.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2016, 94(5):1083-1089.  (PMID: 26976885).

Tschampl CA, Garnick DW, Zuroweste E, Razavi M, Shepard DS. Use of transnational services to prevent treatment interruption in tuberculosis-infected persons who leave the United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2016, 22(3):417-425. (PMID: 26886720), (PMCID: PMC4766910).

Zeng W, Shepard DS, Avila C, Ahn H. 2016. Resource needs and gap analysis in achieving universal access to HIV/AIDS services: a data envelopment analysis of 45 countries. Health Policy & Planning 31(5): 624-633.


Ahn H, Roll S, Zeng W, Jacobson J, Ko J. 2015. Impact of income inequality on workers’ life satisfaction in the U.S.: A multilevel analysis.  Social Indicator Research 128: 1347. DOI:10.1007/s11205-015-1082-7

Alkenbrack S, Chaitkin M, Zeng W Couture T, Sharma S. 2015. Did equity of reproductive and maternal health service coverage increase during the MDG era? An analysis of trends and determinants across 74 low- and middle-income countries. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0134905.

Bowser D and Mande Limbu M. "Human rights principles in maternal health." The Roar Behind the Silence: Why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care. First ed. vol. First Ed. Sheena Byrom and Soo Downe. London: Pinter and Martin, 2015. 0-10.

Bowser D, Chang A, Bossert T, Mabirizi D. Assessing Facility-Level Practices and Behaviors That Affect Antiretroviral Medicines Supply Chain. Washington, DC MSH-SIAPS/USAID: 2015

Bowser D, Subramanian L, Oliveras, Okunogbe. "A costing effectiveness analysis of a Community health work program in Mozambique." Journal of Primary Care and Community Health Inprint. 0 (2015): 1-8.

Edillo F, Halasa Y, Largo F, Erasmo JN, Amoin N, Alera MT, Yoon IK, Alcantara A, Shepard DS.  Economic cost and burden of dengue in the Philippines.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 2015, 92(2):360–366.  doi:10.4269/ajtmh.14-0139. (PMID: 25510723), (PMCID: PMC4347342).  

Halasa YA, Zeng W, Chappy E, Shepard DS. Value and impact of international hospital accreditation: A case study from Jordan.  Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2015, 21(2):90-99. (PMID: 25876820).

GBD 2015 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators (include Halasa YA, Shepard DS, Undurraga E).  Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.  Lancet 2016; 388: 1459–544.

Packierisamy PR, Ng C-W, Dahlui M, Inbaraj J, Venugopalan B, Halasa YA, Shepard DS.  The cost of dengue vector control activities in Malaysia.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2015, 93(5):1020-1027. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0667. (PMID: 26416116).

Saidi RF, M Razavi M, Cosimi AB, and Ko, DSC "Competition in Liver Transplantation: Helpful or Harmful?." LIVER TRANSPLANTATION 21. (2015): 145-150.

Schurer JM, Rafferty E, Farag M, Zeng W, Jenkins E. 2015. Echinococcosis: An economic evaluation of a veterinary public health intervention in rural Canada. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(7):e0003883.

Undurraga EA, Betancourt-Cravioto M, Ramos-Castañeda J, Martínez-Vega R, Méndez-Galván J, Gubler DJ, Guzman MG, Halstead SB, Harris E, Kuri-Morales P, Tapia-Conyer R, Shepard DS. Economic and disease burden of dengue in Mexico.  PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015, 9(3):e0003547.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003547.  (PMID: 25786225) (PMCID: PMC4364886). 

Walker B, McGown J, Bowser D, Patev A, Reade F, Razavi M,  Dzielek D, and Southward L. "An Assessment of Emergency Department Use Among Mississippi’s Medicaid Population." Journal of Mississippi Medical Association May. (2015).

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