Jeremy joined Strathclyde University in February 2020 as Professor of Management Science in the Business School following a 25-year career (1995-2020) as Economist with the World Health Organization (WHO). Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree (A.B., 1986) in Mathematics and Philosophy from St John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, master’s degrees (M.A., M.Sc., 1991) in Economics and in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a doctorate (Ph.D., 2009) in Health Policy and Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Jeremy's research has centred around the use and interpretation of mathematical models in economic evaluation in global health, and he has contributed to an influential body of work on the cost effectiveness of interventions against cardiovascular risk factors and disease, respiratory conditions, cancers, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and interventions for chronic disease prevention, as well as on health systems research and diverse topics in epidemiology, modelling and statistics. Jeremy has led inter-disciplinary teams in a range of countries in Latin America and Africa on adapting the results of economic evaluation to national settings, and, with his former WHO colleagues, he has recently finalized a major update on the cost effectiveness of nearly 500 interventions covering 20 distinct areas of disease and risk-factor programmes for WHO-CHOICE.
In 2014-2015, Jeremy was deployed to Guinea for the Ebola Response, where he performed rapid evaluations of response coordination and operational risk for the WHO in the préfectures of Coyah, Forécariah, and Kindia. Jeremy has served under six Directors-General of the WHO and, from 2006 to 2015, Jeremy served as a senior elected Staff Representative at the WHO. In 2013 Jeremy was appointed to the Secretariat of Committee A, the main technical and programme committee of the World Health Assembly, where he served until 2019. Jeremy was asked to perform special assignments to support core governance functions during the most recent elections of the Director-General (2016-2017) and the Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (2018) of the WHO.
Jeremy has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on a number of large research projects in breast-cancer and chronic-disease control while at the WHO and has been a member of Steering Committees and Technical Advisory Groups at the University of Stellenbosch (SACEMA), the University of Basel (Swiss TPH) and the University of Bergen (CIH). In 2016, Jeremy analysed the economics of fiscal space for health workforce expansion in lower- and lower-middle income countries, as well as the interactions between the health system and the economy, for the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth. In 2017 Jeremy made two plenary addresses to the World Hepatitis Summit in São Paulo. In 2018 Jeremy was invited to advise the G20 health ministers' working group in Geneva, and he also addressed the plenary session of the 8th biennial Global Forum for Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers in Geneva that year. In 2019 Jeremy delivered a plenary address to the Congress of the International Council of Nurses in Singapore on the economic impact of the nursing workforce.
Jeremy's expertise includes economic evaluation, fiscal policies, ethics, macroeconomics, the health system and the economy, the health workforce, health systems strengthening, health economics, health policy, health system reform and health services research. Jeremy is willing to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in his fields of interest.