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Eran Bendavid, MD, MS   Download vCard
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medical Disciplines and CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member

Stanford University
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Stanford, CA 94305-6019
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using methods from several disciplines, including political science, economics and epidemiology, to study the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in developing countries

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Eran Bendavid is an infectious diseases physician and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a Stanford Health Policy affiliate.  His research interests involve understanding the relationship between policies and health outcomes in developing countries. He explores how decisions about foreign assistance for health are made, and how those decisions affect the health of those whom assistance aims to serve.  Dr. Bendavid is also a disease modeler, and uses that skill to explore issues of resource allocation in low and middle-income countries with cost-effectiveness analyses.

His recent research projects include an impact evaluation of the US assistance program for HIV in Africa, and an exploration of the association between drug prices, aid, and health outcomes in countries heavily affected by HIV.

He received a B.A. in chemistry and philosophy from Dartmouth College, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. His residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases were completed at Stanford.


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Unsafe abortions rise as contraceptive funding is cut
Eran Bendavid at Stanford University, California, studied abortion rates in 20 African countries affected by the Bush restrictions on funding. He found that – in contrast with the apparent intention of the restrictions – abortion rates were more than twice as high in countries heavily affected by the policy as they were in those that weren't.
January 19, 2012 in New Scientist

Annual global study reports progress against HIV
In a report last week in the British Medical Journal, Dr. Eran Bendavid of Stanford University Medical School and his colleagues said it has been possible ...
November 23, 2010 in Los Angeles Times

Global economic woes make universal access to AIDS drugs unlikely
Those investments have worked," said Eran Bendavid, MD, MS, an instructor in medicine and first author of the study. "But we're reaching the point where we ...
November 19, 2010 in Stanford Medical Center Report

Will access to AIDS drugs in Africa continue?
... prices and mobilizing resources from the wealthy countries," Eran Bendavid, MD, first author of the new study in the British Medical Journal, told me.
November 19, 2010 in Scope (blog)

The US Global Health Initiative Informing Policy With Evidence
Corresponding Author: Eran Bendavid, MD, MS, Stanford University, General Internal Medicine, 251 Campus Dr x332, Stanford, CA 94305 (ebd{at}
August 17, 2010 in Journal of American Medical Association (subscription)

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