Stephen Jan is Co-Director of Health Systems Research at the George Institute for Global Health. He is Professor of Health Economics at the University of NSW and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, on the Board of Directors of the Sax Institute, and a Chief Investigator in the (NHMRC-funded) Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. He is a current NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and has previously held posts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) in Sydney. Stephen has over 20 years of experience in health economics, has published over 200 scientific articles and authored two textbooks in health economics.
He has worked closely with various governments of different levels, both in Australia (Commonwealth and State) and overseas, with international agencies such as the WHO and industry. His areas of expertise are economic evaluation, health financing, health sector priority setting, Indigenous and global health issues and the economics of chronic disease.
Wiseman et al (role CI) Improving the dispensing of antibiotics by private drug sellers in Indonesia: a missing ingredient in the fight against antimicrobial resistance Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFAT) Stronger Systems for Health Security call for research (APP1153144) $1,910,000 2018-2021
Fox et al (role: CI D) Combating the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant infectious diseases in Vietnam: the V-RESIST study Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFAT) Stronger Systems for Health Security call for research (APP1153346) 2018-2021 $2,437,893.00
Neal B, Patel A, Anderson C, Woodward M, Rodgers A, Perkovic V, Chalmers J, Chow C, Lindley R, jan S. Clinical, public health and policy interventions to combat cardiovascular diseases NHMRC Program Grant (APP1149987) 2019-2023. $24,025,090
Dawson A, Glozier N, Conigrave K, Gawarammana I, Lee K, Buckley N, Haber P, Jan S, Senarathna L, Abeyasinghe R. A randomised stepped wedge trial of the scaling up of a community based alcohol education program in rural Sri Lankan villages and its effects on alcohol use, and associated harms, depression and social capital. NHMRC/GACD (APP1146354) 201702021 $813,968.79
Redfern et al (role: CI G)QUality improvement in primary care to prevent hospitalisations and improve Effectiveness and efficiency of care for people Living with heart disease (QUEL). NHMRC Partnership (APP1140807) 2017-2021 $828,305.40
Carol Armour, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Bandana Saini, Ines Krass, Lynne Emmerton, Luke Bereznicki, Bonnie Bereznicki, Kristine Whorlow, Siobhan Brophy, Erica Vowles, Shelley Crowther, Stephen Jan, Laurent Billot. Getting asthma under control using the skills of the community pharmacist. Department of Health under the Pharmacy Trial Program Tranche 2. $2.2 million, awarded 28 July 2017.
Gregory Fox, Guy Marks, Joel Negin, Stephen Jan, Nguyen Viet Nhung, Bach Tran, Chau Ngo Quy. An integrated health-sector strategy to combat COPD and asthma in Vietnam: A pragmatic stepped intervention cluster randomized trial NHMRC GACD 2016 (APP1116020)$1,894,348.90
Jennifer Alison, Christine Jenkins, Graeme Maguire, Stephen Jan, Timothy Shaw, Sarah Dennis, Zoe McKeough, Vanessa Lee. Implementing evidence into practice to improve chronic lung disease management in Indigenous Australians: the "Breathe Easy, Walk Easy-Lungs for Life" (BE WELL) project NHMRC GACD 2016 (APP1116081) $780,089.10
Rebecca Ivers, Robyn Norton, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Stephen Jan, Rohina Joshi, Lisa Harvey. Program to prevent drowning deaths in Barisal, Bangladesh. £269,039 pounds (2016-2018) Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Salti N, Nugent R, Jan S, Essue B, Mirleman A, Sassi F, Bertram M. The Economic Case for Addressing NCDs in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Investment needs, economic impacts and fiscal policies. International Development Research Centre (Canada). 2016-2017 (CDN$115,600).
Bruce Neal, Caryl Nowson, Jacqui Webster, Carley Grimes, Elizabeth Dunford, Bruce Bolam, Stephen Jan, Mark Woodward. Reducing population salt consumption in Victoria NHMRC Partnership Project. APP1111457 (2015-2019) $536,446.80.
Curtis K, Holland A, Mitchell R, Black J, Foster J, Jan S. Improving health outcomes in children suffering major injury NHMRC Partnership Project APP1092499 $501,694.01 (2014-2017)
Patel A, Zoungas S, Teede H, de Silva H, Alam D, Jan S, Lombard C. A lifestyle intervention program for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus among South Asian women with gestational diabetes mellitus Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (NHMRC APP1093171) Awarded August 2015 (2015-2020 - $1,256,499.10)
Wiseman, VL; Jan, S; Jacobs B; Liverani, M. A systems wide approach to evaluating equity in health financing in Cambodia. 2014 ARC Discovery Grant. Yr 1: $310,000.00, Yr 2: $253,700.00, Yr3: $120,000.00 (Total$683,700.00) DP150101321
Harvey L, Herbert L, Taylor V, Jan S, Cameron I, Hossain M. CIVIC: A randomised trial of a low-cost, community-based model of care to prevent serious complications and premature death after spinal cord injury in Bangladesh NHMRC Project Grant. (APP1080259) $832,484 2015-2019.
Zwar N, Jan S, Reddel H, Marks G. Evaluation of a financial incentive to improve the use of preventive medicines by people with asthma. 2014 NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1077204). $135,633.30.
Jan et al. A Pilot study of a financial counselling and support program following stroke. University of Sydney Bridging Support Grant 2014. $30,000.
Jan S, Shiell A, Carter R, Hawe P, Giles-Corti B, Cameron H, Sylvan L General Framework for Economic Evaluation of Prevention. The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. 2014 $168,164.
Hankey G, Hackett M, Almeida O, Flicker L, Mead G, Dennis M, Etherton-Beer C, Ford A, Billot L, Jan S. An Australasian, multi-centre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of fluoxetine in improving functional recovery after acute stroke. Year 1: $620,377.30; Year 2: $570,377.30; Year 3: $435,377.30; year 4: $320,265.50; Year 5: $265,840.00. NHMRC Project grant 2014-2018 (APP1059094).
Adrian Bauman, Shelly Bowen, Louise Baur, Alan Cass, Simon Chapman, Robert Carter, Liz Develin, Sandra Eades, Dorte Ekelund, Sharon Friel, Billie Giles-Corti, Mark Harris, Penny Hawe, Stephen Jan, Amanda Lee, Shaun Larkin, John Miller, Hassell Architects Ross O’Donoughue, Ian Olver, Sally Redman, Chris Rissel, Lucie Rychetnik, Lyn Roberts, Glenn Salkeld, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Norma Shankie-Williams, Alan Shiell, Enrico Sondalini, Gavin Turrell, John Wiggers, Andrew Wilson. Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems (also known as The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre or (TAPPC)). NHMRC Partnership Centres for Better Health (NHMRC Grant ID: GNT9100001). $22.6 Million. 2013 – 2018.
Fellow of the Australia Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, 2019
NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship, 2017-2021
NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship, 2012-2016
NHMRC Career Development Award, 2007-2011
University of Sydney Medical Faculty Postgraduate Scholarship. Awarded 1999.
Health systems, health economics, program evaluation, equity, health policy and health financing.
My Research Supervision
Examiner on PhD theses:
University of New South Wales, NSW (Feb 2006).
Examiner on dissertations