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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

University of Denver campus

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Randall Kuhn, Associate Professor

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Professor Randall KuhnEmail: [email protected]

Phone: 303-871-2061

Office: 2009 Sie International Relations Complex
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

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  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania
  • AB, University of California, Berkeley

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.

Professional Profile

  • Associate Professor and Director of the Global Health Affairs Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2006-present); Affiliated with the Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance Program, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, and DU Kibera Working Group
  • Research Associate of the Institute of Behavioral Science and the Center for Asian Studies at University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 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).
  • Assistant Director of the Population Aging Center at CU-Boulder (2002-2006)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow and Consultant at the RAND Labor and Population Program (1999-2002)
  • 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)

Recent publications

Beall, R. & Kuhn, R. (2012). Trends in international compulsory licensing for pharmaceuticals since the Doha Declaration: A database Analysis. PLoS Medicine, 9(1), 1-9.

Kuhn, R. & Beall, R. (2012). The Time for Compulsory Licensing has expired. Nature Medicine 18(1168).

Kuhn, R., Silvey, R., & Everett, B. (2011). The effects of children's migration on elderly kin's health: A counterfactual approach. Demography, 48(1), 183-209.

Kuhn, R. (2010). Routes to Low Mortality in Poor Countries Revisited, Population and Development Review, 36(4), 655-692.


  • INTS 4367: Global Health Affairs: Theory and Practice
  • INTS 4465: Population, Development, and Society
  • INTS 4569: Migration
  • INTS 4423: Health Data for Decision Making
  • INTS 4576: Seminar in Community-Based Research Methods