Peter Berman, professor of the practice of global health systems and economics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has received the 2016 Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award in International Health from the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Berman is a health economist with more than 40 years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and training and education in global health. In his work, he has focused on analyzing health system performance and designing reform strategies, strengthening health care delivery, and improving health care financing mechanisms in countries including Ethiopia, India, Malaysia, Egypt, Colombia, Indonesia, and Poland.
The award is named for Carl Taylor, M.P.H. ’51, D.P.H. ’53—the founder of the APHA’s International Health Section, who dedicated his life to the well-being of the world’s marginalized people—and honors public health visionaries and leaders who have shaped the direction of international health and/or the development of the APHA.