Victoria Fan

Assistant Professor

United States
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa


Dr Victoria Fan is an assistant professor of health policy based at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is also an FXB fellow at the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, an adjunct fellow at the East West Center, and a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. She earned her doctor and master of science in global health and population from Harvard School of Public Health and bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work in health economics and health systems has contributed to identifying the health financing transition, landscaping the health workforce in China and India, and assessing payment and incentive mechanisms. She has written papers on aid effectiveness and value for money of development assistance for health. Her work using impact evaluation and economic evaluation in health have assessed the costs and benefits of health interventions and health risks, including diabetes prevention, dental sealants, end-of-life care, and pandemic influenza. She has been invited as a guest speaker by or given advice to multilateral institutions (e.g. UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, and African Development Bank) and national governments (e.g. Chinese State Council, Indian Finance Commission, NITI Aayog, and ministries of health in China, India, South Korea, Thailand, and Myanmar). She has worked with nongovernmental organizations in Asia (e.g. BRAC, SEWA, Tzu Chi) and at units at Harvard University (Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University Program for Health Care Financing). She previously served as a consultant for the China Medical Board, World Bank and World Health Organization. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China Medical Board, Rockefeller Foundation, and the State of Hawaii. She has published in The Lancet, BMJ, Social Science and Medicine, Health Services Research, and other journals. Victoria was born and raised in Honolulu. 

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