Professor Anne J Mills


Nationality: British

Present positions

  • Vice Director for Academic Affairs
  • Head, Health Economics and Financing Programme, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, U.K.
  • Professor of Health Economics and Policy

Areas of professional activity

  • Improving policy making, implementation and management through the use of research evidence
  • Supporting the development of research capacity

Key publications

  • Jamison D, Breman J, Measham A, Alleyne G, Claeson M, Evans D, Jha P, Mills A and Musgrove P (eds). Disease control priorities in developing countries, second edition. World Bank and Oxford University Press, 2006. [ISBN: 0-8213-6179-1]
  • Goodman C, Coleman P and Mills A. The cost-effectiveness of malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet 354: 378-385, 1999. [PubMed 10437867]
  • Goodman C, Coleman P, Mills A. Changing the first line drug for malaria treatment - Cost-effectiveness analysis with highly uncertain inter-temporal trade-offs. Health Economics 10(8): 731-749, 2001. [PubMed 11747054]
  • Shillcutt S, Morel C, Goodman C, Coleman P, Bell D, Whitty C, Mills A. Cost-effectiveness of malaria diagnostic methods in sub-Saharan Africa in an era of combination therapy. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. [Article ID: 07-042259] [doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.042259]
  • Morris SS, Ranson MK, Sinha T and Mills AJ. Measuring improved targeting of health interventions to the poor in the context of a community-randomised trial in rural India. Contemporary Clinical Trials Jul; 28(4): 382-90, 2007. Epub 2006 Oct 14. [PubMed 17126613]
  • Patouillard E, Goodman C, Hanson K, Mills A. Can working with the private for-profit sector improve utilization of quality health services by the poor? A systematic review of the literature. International Journal for Equity in Health 2007, 6:17. [PubMed 17988396]
  • Lubell Y, Reyburn H, Mbakilwa H, Mwangi R, Chonya S, Whitty C, Mills A. The impact of response to the results of diagnostic tests for malaria: cost-benefit analysis. BMJ published online 16 Jan 2008 [doi: 10.1136/bmj.39395.696065.47]

Other information

  • Prof Mills has over 30 years’ experience in health-economics related research in low and middle income countries, with extensive involvement in supporting capacity development. She chairs the Board of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research; has advised many multilateral and bilateral agencies; was a member of the Commission on Macro-economics and Health and co-chair of its working group 'Improving the health outcomes of the poor'; and was a member of the US Institute of Medicine committee on the economics of anti-malarial drugs. In 2006 she was awarded a CBE for services to medicine and elected Foreign Associate of the IOM.