Vincent Jappah Stanford Health Policy

Jlateh Vincent Jappah

  • PhD Student, Health Policy

Biography

Jlateh Vincent Jappah is a PhD student in Health Policy (Health Economics) at Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. His research interests intersect between methods that enhance access to the social determinants of health and the provision of appropriate and timely healthcare services, with the aim of reducing avoidable morbidity and mortality and improving overall health and well-being, especially for underserved and vulnerable populations. 

Jlateh contends that although health insurance and access to healthcare services are important elements in the health production function, other structural and socio-economic factors collude to either foster or erode health. As such, he has a keen interest in public policy, economics, medicine, global public health, maternal and child health, and a curiosity to understand those socio-political and institutional forces that shape health and well-being. He is also interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

In addition to the United States, Jlateh has lived and worked in several countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is bi-lingual (English and Russian).

In The News

Silhouette of Liberian Child, Photo Credit: Getty
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Who is a Slave? Health of Children at Risk Based on Inequity, Social Acceptance of Servitude

A new article co-authored by Health Policy PhD candidate Vincent Jappah reveals that the modern drivers of child servitude in Liberia are largely social vulnerability and cultural acceptance of the practice, rather than traditional factors based on race and ethnicity.
Who is a Slave? Health of Children at Risk Based on Inequity, Social Acceptance of Servitude
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