PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
Randall Kuhn is Associate Professor and Director of the Global Health Affairs Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2006-present). His work brings a wide array of methods and data sources to bear on the connections between health, population, and development. He is affiliated with the Masters of Development Practice, Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance, Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, and DU Kibera Working Group. He is a Research Associate of the Institute of Behavioral Science and the Center for Asian Studies at University of Colorado-Boulder. He is co-principal investigator of numerous NIH and NSF-funded studies including Long-Term Effects of Health and Development Interventions in Rural Bangladesh (NIH, 2010-2015); Measuring Social Connection and Children's Well-Being Using Multiple Data Sources (NIH, 2008-11); Cross-national Perspectives in Migrant Health (NIH, 2010-2012); and Sri Lankan Tsunami: Societal Resilience in Two Coastal Regions (NSF, 2005-2008). Previously he served as Assistant Director of the Population Aging Center at CU-Boulder (2002-2006) and Post-Doctoral Fellow and Consultant at the RAND Labor and Population Program (1999-2002).
Projections of global health outcomes from 2005 to 2060 using the International Futures integrated forecasting model, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 89(7): 478-486. (with Barry Hughes and others).
Improving Global Health: Patterns of Potential Human Progress Volume 3. Paradigm Publishers and New OxfordUniversity Press India, 2010 (with Barry Hughes and others).
Routes to Low Mortality in Poor Countries Revisited, Population and Development Review 36(4): 655-692, 2010.
The Effects of Children’s Migration on Elderly Kin’s Health: A Counterfactual Approach, Demography 48(1): 183-209 (with Rachel Silvey and Bethany Everett).
Reed Beall and Randall Kuhn. 2012. Trends in International Compulsory Licensing for Pharmaceuticals since the Doha Declaration:
A Database Analysis. PLoS Medicine 9(1): 1-9.
Awards and Honors
Population Council Dissertation Fellowship in the Social Sciences (1998-1999); U.S. Student Fulbright Scholar (1997-1998); Science Research Council International Predissertation Fellowship (1995).
Research and Expertise
Population, especially migration and mortality; social, political and ecological determinants of health; impact evaluation; migration and health; health forecasting; social and kinship networks, health-development relationships; global health diplomacy; intergenerational transfers; homelessness; HIV/AIDS. Methodological expertise in demographic analysis, social statistics, health measurement, longitudinal analysis, cluster and propensity score analysis. Key innovations in linking qualitative and quantitative data, bridging macro- and micro-level analysis, on natural experimental research design, and innovative uses of vital registration and administrative data sources.
INTS 4423: Health Data for Decision Making
INTS 4576: Seminar in Community-Based Research Methods
See Randall's TedxDU Talk on health and the Arab Spring: "How to Start a Revolution"
For working papers and syllabi, visit Randall's Scribd page.
Learn more about Randall's work in Bangladesh at DU Today