Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health
Deputy Director, Duke Global Health Institute | Chair, EEP Program
Randall Kramer is the Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health in the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Deputy Director of the Duke Global Health Institute. He served as the Institute's interim director from July to December 2017. 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
Simmons, RA, Mboera, L, Miranda, ML, Morris, A, Stresman, G, Turner, EL, Kramer, R, Drakeley, C, and O'Meara, WP. "A longitudinal cohort study of malaria exposure and changing serostatus in a malaria endemic area of rural Tanzania." Malaria journal 16, no. 1 (August 2, 2017): 309-.
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 99, no. 4 (July 2017): 1008-1026.
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)
Bartlett, JA, Cao, S, Mmbaga, B, Qian, X, Merson, M, and Kramer, R. "Partnership Conference." Annals of global health 83, no. 3-4 (May 2017): 630-636.
Brown, ZS, and Kramer, RA. "Preference Heterogeneity in the Structural Estimation of Efficient Pigovian Incentives for Insecticide Spraying to Reduce Malaria (Published online)." Environmental and Resource Economics (January 18, 2017).
(96-0095) Economic Evaluation of Watershed Protection in Tropical Forests awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation
(94-0826) Methods for Ecotourism Market Assessment of the Atlantic Coastal Forests of Parana, Brazil awarded by Forest Service
(94-0111) Methods for Ecotourism Market Assessment of the Atlantic Coastal Forests of Parana, Brazil awarded by Forest Service
(91-0227) Economic Valuation of Forested Ecosystem Damages Resulting from Hurricane Hugo awarded by Forest Service
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
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)
ENVIRON 999: Duke Environmental Leadership: Master's Project (ENVIRON 999: Duke Environmental Leadership: Master's Project)
area(s) of expertiseBiodiversity Decision Analysis Environmental Economics Environmental Health Environmental Policy Water Quality
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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)