IHEA is a not-for-profit membership organization, with over 1,500 members from more than 100 countries. IHEA is guided by our mission, strategic goals and Bylaws, governed by a Board of Directors and Board committees, and managed by an appointed team.
IHEA’s mission is to foster an inclusive global community of health economists, committed to strengthening the field, sharing ideas and resources, developing and applying economic theory and methods and generating evidence for improved, equitable health and health care.
IHEA’s strategic goals are to:
- Promote excellence in health economics research and teaching: IHEA pursues excellence in the field by supporting early-career researchers, strengthening the capacity of health economics researchers, teachers and practitioners and engaging around different methodological and theoretical approaches.
- Promote international engagement and collaboration among health economists: IHEA facilitates collegial engagement and promotes ethical collaborative practices between health economists across countries and world regions.
- Expand the profession and its impact: IHEA strives to increase recognition of the contribution of health economics to policy for social good, and to attract economists to the field, particularly in low- and middle-income countries and from diverse backgrounds.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets virtually three to four times a year and is consulted electronically on key issues between meetings.
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Claire de Oliveira
IHEA was formally founded on May 10, 1994, under the leadership of Tom Getzen who served as the first President, and with the support of Joseph Newhouse, Alan Maynard, Chuck Hall, Mark Pauly and Michael Morrisey, who served as the founding Directors. Since 1999, regular elections for the Board of Directors have been held.
- Winnie Yip, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2020 – 21
- David Bishai, Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018 – 19
- Adam Wagstaff, World Bank, 2016 – 17
- Terkel Christiansen, University of Southern Denmark, 2014 – 15
- Anne Mills, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2012 – 13
- Guillem Lopez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, 2010 – 11
- Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University, 2008 – 09
- Jane Hall, University of Technology Sydney, 2006 – 07
- Bengt Jönsson, Stockholm School of Economics, 2004 – 05
- Peter Zweifel, University of Zurich, 2003
- Richard Scheffler, Berkeley, University of California, 2002
- Frans Rutten, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2001
- Mark V. Pauly, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
- Alan Maynard, University of York, 1999
- Joseph R. Newhouse, Harvard University, 1998
- Thomas E. Getzen, Temple University, 1994 – 97
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The Executive Committee makes decisions and takes actions on behalf of the IHEA Board between Board meetings. The Bylaws place explicit limits on the decision-making powers of the Executive Committee.
Chair: Audrey Laporte
The main source of income to fund activities to benefit our members is membership fee revenue. Registration fees for our biennial congress are set on a cost-recovery basis. We also raise sponsorships and grants to keep membership and registration fees as affordable as possible.
The Finance Committee monitors IHEA income and expenditure through reviewing the report of the independent auditor. It also provides advice on the budget, financial management and monitors IHEA’s investments.
Chair: Rosalie Viney
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The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Promotion and Monitoring Group (EDI PMG) recommends ways of promoting EDI within IHEA, facilitates the implementation of the IHEA EDI strategy and its regular revision, and monitors progress.
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The Nominating Committee oversees the election process for Board Directors and President-Elect. It proactively identifies potential candidates, issues an open call for nominations, screens all nominees, compiles a final list of candidates, oversees the election process, and reports on and ensures transparency in these processes.
Nominating Committee for the 2021 elections: