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Karen A. Grépin was an assistant professor of global health policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Service. Her research focused on the economics and politics of health service delivery in developing countries with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, she has studied priority setting in health systems, institutional factors affecting the demand and supply of health services, and the politics and effectiveness of development assistance for health. Much of her work has examined the delivery of maternal and child health services using innovative delivery approaches, such as mHealth technologies. She was the global health team leader at the AidData Research Consortium. She has a PhD in health policy (economics) from Harvard University and an SM in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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