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Jesse Boardman Bump, Ph.D.

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Jesse B. Bump is Executive Director of the Takemi Program in International Health and Lecturer on Global Health Policy in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Member of the Bergen Center for Ethics and Priority Setting at the University of Bergen. He holds an AB in Astronomy and History from Amherst College, a PhD in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Johns Hopkins University, and an MPH from Harvard University.

The overarching goal of Bump's research is to analyze the evolution of ideas and institutions that promote better societal performance in health. His work has focused on the special opportunities to build health systems and advance social protections during and after widespread disruption by infectious disease epidemics, colonial extraction, conflict, industrialization, globalization, and other processes. Using historical and political economy perspectives, Bump investigates how and when societies develop ways to understand and manage the largest threats to lives and livelihoods. His multi-disciplinary work leverages deeply historical scholarship with social science theories and methods to produce strategies for the present and future.

At the national level, he has examined how governments, citizens, and the private sector organize around health objectives, including environmental protections, epidemic responses, disease surveillance, universal health coverage, and related public health institutions. At the global level, he has studied the development of international organizations, analyzed their political economy, and advanced the struggle to make them more fair, more accountable, and more effective. Bump has collaborated with leading institutions to address some of the most significant issues in global health, including designing more equitable methods for setting priorities and allocating resources, developing strategies for managing the political economy of health reform, and navigating the politics of building institutions for public health. His research projects have generated solutions in many focused areas, as well, such as tobacco control, diarrheal diseases, onchocerciasis, congenital syphilis, and nutrition governance. Bump is an award-winning teacher and passionate advocate for his students. He offers popular courses on the history and political economy of global health and has delivered dozens of invited lectures around the world.

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  1. Rapoport L, Poole DN, Kazanas K, Mourtzaki M, Bump JB. Distal determinants of mental health conditions (MHC) for asylum-seeking children in Greece: A health system enhancement study. Health Policy. 2020 Oct; 124(10):1137-1145. PMID: 32773126.
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  2. Isaranuwatchai W, Teerawattananon Y, Archer RA, Luz A, Sharma M, Rattanavipapong W, Anothaisintawee T, Bacon RL, Bhatia T, Bump J, Chalkidou K, Elshaug AG, Kim DD, Reddiar SK, Nakamura R, Neumann PJ, Shichijo A, Smith PC, Culyer AJ. Prevention of non-communicable disease: best buys, wasted buys, and contestable buys. BMJ. 2020 01 28; 368:m141. PMID: 31992592.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  3. Sparkes SP, Bump JB, Özçelik EA, Kutzin J, Reich MR. Political Economy Analysis for Health Financing Reform. Health Syst Reform. 2019; 5(3):183-194. PMID: 31369319.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Dieleman JL, Cowling K, Agyepong IA, Alkenbrack S, Bollyky TJ, Bump JB, Chen CS, Grépin KA, Haakenstad A, Harle AC, Kates J, Lavado RF, Micah AE, Ottersen T, Tandon A, Tsakalos G, Wu J, Zhao Y, Zlavog BS, Murray CJL. The G20 and development assistance for health: historical trends and crucial questions to inform a new era. Lancet. 2019 Jul 13; 394(10193):173-183. PMID: 31257126.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Verguet S, Feldhaus I, Jiang Kwete X, Aqil A, Atun R, Bishai D, Cecchini M, Guerra Junior AA, Habtemariam MK, Jbaily A, Karanfil O, Kruk ME, Haneuse S, Norheim OF, Smith PC, Tolla MT, Zewdu S, Bump J. Health system modelling research: towards a whole-health-system perspective for identifying good value for money investments in health system strengthening. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(2):e001311. PMID: 31139448.
    Citations: 2     
  6. Park JJ, Lim AY, Ahn HS, Kim AI, Choi S, Oh DH, Lee-Park O, Kim SY, Jung SJ, Bump JB, Atun R, Shin HY, Park KB. Systematic review of evidence on public health in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(2):e001133. PMID: 30997161.
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  7. Zaidi SA, Bigdeli M, Langlois EV, Riaz A, Orr DW, Idrees N, Bump JB. Health systems changes after decentralisation: progress, challenges and dynamics in Pakistan. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(1):e001013. PMID: 30805206.
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  8. Sparkes SP, Kutzin J, Soucat A, Bump JB, Reich MR. Introduction to Special Issue on Political Economy of Health Financing Reform. Health Syst Reform. 2019; 5(3):179-182. PMID: 31545691.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Bump JB, Reddiar SK, Soucat A. When Do Governments Support Common Goods for Health? Four Cases on Surveillance, Traffic Congestion, Road Safety, and Air Pollution. Health Syst Reform. 2019; 5(4):293-306. PMID: 31860404.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  10. Bump JB. Undernutrition, obesity and governance: a unified framework for upholding the right to food. BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(Suppl 4):e000886. PMID: 30364379.
    Citations: 1     
  11. Haakenstad A, Templin T, Lim S, Bump JB, Dieleman J. The financing gaps framework: using need, potential spending and expected spending to allocate development assistance for health. Health Policy Plan. 2018 Feb 01; 33(suppl_1):i47-i55. PMID: 29415240.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Chi YL, Bump JB. Resource allocation processes at multilateral organizations working in global health. Health Policy Plan. 2018 Feb 01; 33(suppl_1):i4-i13. PMID: 29415239.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Bump JB. Global health aid allocation in the 21st century. Health Policy Plan. 2018 Feb 01; 33(suppl_1):i1-i3. PMID: 29415241.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  14. Kieslich K, Bump JB, Norheim OF, Tantivess S, Littlejohns P. Accounting for Technical, Ethical, and Political Factors in Priority Setting. Health Syst Reform. 2016 Jan 02; 2(1):51-60. PMID: 31514660.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  15. Bump J, Cashin C, Chalkidou K, Evans D, González-Pier E, Guo Y, Holtz J, Htay DT, Levin C, Marten R, Mensah S, Pablos-Méndez A, Rannan-Eliya R, Sabignoso M, Saxenian H, Feachem NS, Soucat A, Tangcharoensathien V, Wang H, Woldemariam AT, Yamey G. Implementing pro-poor universal health coverage. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Jan; 4(1):e14-6. PMID: 26700794.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Sparkes SP, Bump JB, Reich MR. Political Strategies for Health Reform in Turkey: Extending Veto Point Theory. Health Syst Reform. 2015 May 19; 1(4):263-275. PMID: 31519093.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  17. Bump JB. Your call could not be completed as dialled: why truth does not speak to power in global health. Comment on "Knowledge, moral claims and the exercise of power in global health". Int J Health Policy Manag. 2015 Mar 12; 4(6):395-7. PMID: 26029900.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  18. Bump JB. The Long Road to Universal Health Coverage: Historical Analysis of Early Decisions in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Health Syst Reform. 2015 Jan 02; 1(1):28-38. PMID: 31519084.
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  19. Bump JB. The crosskey-davies experiment and onchocerciasis control in West Africa. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Oct; 8(10):e3223. PMID: 25299250.
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  20. Bump JB, Fan VY, Lanthorn HE, Yavuz EN. In the Global Fund's court: experimentation, evaluation, and the AMFm. Lancet. 2012 Dec 08; 380(9858):1989. PMID: 23206836.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Bump JB, Reich MR, Johnson AM. Diarrhoeal diseases and the global health agenda: measuring and changing priority. Health Policy Plan. 2013 Dec; 28(8):799-808. PMID: 23193191.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Bump JB, Clemens MA, Demombynes G, Haddad L. Concerns about the Millennium Villages project report. Lancet. 2012 May 26; 379(9830):1945. PMID: 22633026.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Bump JB, Reich MR. Political economy analysis for tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries. Health Policy Plan. 2013 Mar; 28(2):123-33. PMID: 22585874.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Glassman A, Chalkidou K, Giedion U, Teerawattananon Y, Tunis S, Bump JB, Pichon-Riviere A. Priority-setting institutions in health: recommendations from a center for global development working group. Glob Heart. 2012 Mar; 7(1):13-34. PMID: 25691165.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    
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