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Karen Hofman

Professor Karen Hofman is the Director of PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening) based in the Wits/MRC Agincourt Unit at the Wits School of Public Health.

 

Name: Professor Karen Hofman
Position: Director of PRICELESS SA
Unit: Wits/MRC Agincourt Unit, Wits School of Public Health
Qualifications: MBBCh, University of Witwatersrand, 1978 Board Certified - American Academy of Paediatrics, 1988 Board Certified - American Board of Medical Genetics, 1988

E-mail: karen.hofman@wits.ac.za 
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 2083
Room: Office 231, 2nd Floor, Public Health building

Professor Karen Hofman is the Director of PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening) based at the Wits School of Public Health.

PRICELESS 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.

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