Randall Kramer

Randall Kramer

Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health

Interim Director, Duke Global Health Institute

Randall Kramer is professor of environmental economics and global health in the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Interim Director of the Duke Global Health Institute. Before coming to Duke in 1988, he was on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has held visiting positions at IUCN--The World Conservation Union, the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Health Organization and other international organizations. He was named Duke University’s Scholar Teacher of the Year in 2004. Kramer's research is focused on the economics of ecosystem services and on global environmental health. He is currently leading an interdisciplinary team using decision analysis and implementation science to evaluate the health, social and environmental impacts of alternative malaria control strategies in East Africa.

In The News


Pattanayak, SK, Kramer, RA, and Vincent, JR. "Ecosystem change and human health: implementation economics and policy." Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 372, no. 1722 (June 2017). (Review)
Miteva, DA, Kramer, RA, Brown, ZS, and Smith, MD. "Spatial Patterns of Market Participation and Resource Extraction: Fuelwood Collection in Northern Uganda." American Journal of Agricultural Economics (May 15, 2017).
Rahman, R, Lesser, A, Mboera, L, and Kramer, R. "Cost of microbial larviciding for malaria control in rural Tanzania." Tropical Medicine & International Health 21, no. 11 (November 2016): 1468-1475.
McDonald, SL, Lewison, RL, Roady, SE, Kramer, RA, Rigling-Gallagher, D, and Read, AJ. "Comparing stakeholder perceptions with empirical outcomes from negotiated rulemaking policies: Is participant satisfaction a proxy for policy success?." Marine Policy 73 (November 2016): 224-230.


ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
GLHLTH 393: Research Independent Study in Global Health (GLHLTH 393: Research Independent Study in Global Health)
ENVIRON 557: Social Science Surveys for Environmental Management (ENVIRON 557: Social Science Surveys for Environmental Management)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)
ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects)

Contact Information

9 Circuit Drive, 4115 Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328


Ph.D., University of California at Davis (1980)
M.E., North Carolina State University (1976)
A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1975)