M. Mahmud Khan

Health Policy & Management
Department Head & Professor
John A. Drew Professor in Healthcare Administration

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management

Dr. M. Mahmud Khan is the Head of the Department and a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. An applied economist by training with a PhD from Stanford University, his area of expertise is in the field of health economics, economic evaluation, disparity in the utilization of health care services, maternal and child health and large scale nationally representative health sector surveys.

Over the last 30 years, he has been involved with studies related to vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy, cost of health care services and interventions, economic evaluations of alternative health intervention, technology assessment, cost of illnesses, empirical estimation of impacts of results-based financing (RBF), hospital efficiency, disease prevention and eradication strategies, etc. in more than 20 countries of the world. He has mentored more than 40 doctoral students and several post-doctoral fellows. In recent years, he has been involved in the analysis of effects of Affordable Care Act on the utilization of preventive care services in the USA.

Other prior studies on US health system included analysis of Medicare advantage plans and favorable selection in private insurance, medical malpractice, factors affecting unnecessary c-section rates, and costing of health interventions for policy purposes. Prior to joining UGA, he was a professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana (1988-2011) and at University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina (2011-2020).

  • PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California. 1988, Applied Economics (from Food Research Institute)
  • MA, Stanford University, Stanford, California. 1984, Economics
  • MSS, Dhaka University, Bangladesh. 1980, Theoretical Economics
Areas of Expertise

Health economics, Health and Economic Development, Comparative health systems, Economic Evaluation and Health Policy Analysis.

Course Instruction
  • HPAM 7600: Health Economics I
  • HPAM 9100: Doctoral Seminar I
  • HPAM 9200: Doctoral Seminar II
Research Interests

Vaccine hesitancy and polio eradication, economics of childhood vaccination, efficiency of health facilities, effect of health on economic progress, effect of policy changes on the utilization of preventive and curative services.