Hilary Bartlett ’12
Woodrow Wilson School
Common Property Problems in Health
This summer I spent nearly three months in Delhi, India working for the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). As part of my work for PHFI, I wrote a 16-country survey that details the health systems of a range of different countries around the world. My survey will be published and submitted to the Indian government as part of a larger report that offers an implementation strategy for achieving Universal Health Coverage. In addition to the 16-country survey, I also helped to edit and shape several chapters of the larger report. With CDDEP, I helped write planning documents, and assisted with the budget, for a large-scale study on the effect of health insurance on various health-seeking behaviors among Indian households just above the poverty line. I also undertook small research projects including two literature reviews–the first on the impact of various nutritional programs on low birth weight, stunting and anemia, and the second on the economic benefits of reducing the prevalence of those conditions.
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy, India
Kristina M. Graff, Associate Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Woodrow Wilson School; Ramanan Laxminarayan, Research Scholar, Princeton Environmental Institute