In the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic it is easy to both remain stunned by the pandemic’s impact and long for some kind of normalcy. That is certainly true for health systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, which were hit hard and are struggling to recover. But what should recovery look like? While it is tempting to be nostalgic about pre-pandemic times, those were … [Read more...] about Can We Do Better than Normal for Health?
Dr. Bauhoff is a Principal Health Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. He has worked on health policy for two decades in settings from Germany (his home country) to Colombia, with a focus on innovations in health care financing and service delivery that can increase access, efficiency, and quality of care. His recent work includes empirical impact evaluations of health insurance and results-based financing programs, and ways to use routine data to measure quality and target interventions. Dr. Bauhoff received a BSc from the London School of Economics, an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School and a PhD in Health Policy/Economics from Harvard University. He previously held positions as Economist at the RAND Corporation, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.