Dr Michael Borowitz

Senior Health Economist, OECD

Michael Borowitz is a public health physician (M.D., M.P.H.) and health economist (Ph.D.). He currently works as a senior health economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He started his career working on U.S. health reform first for Senator Teddy Kennedy in the Senate Office on Health and subsequently at the Health Care Financing Administration, where he worked on the reform of payment to physicians. He left the US government, and ran a large USAID health reform project in Soviet Central Asia based in Alma Ata Kazakhstan for 5 years.  He subsequently moved to the UK working for the UK Department of International Development on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and health reform, and then to the World  Bank working on China and Indonesia. He then moved to the UK Department of Health where he worked on new strategies for ageing, mental health, and social mobility. He is a long-standing interest in inequalities in health and public policies to address social determinants of health.

Contact: michael.borowitz@oecd.org