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Karen Hofman

Professor Karen Hofman is the Director for SA MRC/Wits Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science PRICELESS SA 


Name: Professor Karen Hofman
Position: Director of PRICELESS SA
Unit: SA MRC/Wits Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science
Qualifications: MBBCh, University of Witwatersrand, 1978 Board Certified - American Academy of Paediatrics, 1988 Board Certified - American Board of Medical Genetics, 1988

Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 2083
Room: Office 231, 2nd Floor, Public Health building

Professor Karen Hofman is the Director of PRICELESS SA based at the Wits School of Public Health.

PRICELESS SA is a research team providing information on “Best Buys” for health in SA.  Analyses show how scarce resources, can be used effectively, efficiently and equitably to achieve better health outcomes. Some of the research has shown how fiscal, regulatory and legislative levers can improve health via social determinants.

A medical graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand and trained as paediatrician, Karen served as Director of Policy and Planning at the US NIH, Fogarty International Center and was on faculty at Johns Hopkins. She has consulted for WHO /PAHO and is published widely in international journals.