Seyed M. Karimi, PhD

 Health Management and Systems Sciences
Assistant Professor
Phone: 502-852-0417
Fax: 502-852-3294
Office: SPHIS 115
Office Hours: By appointment

CURRICULUM VITAE

Seyed M. Karimi works at the intersection of microeconomics, statistics, and health policy. Health policy evaluation, modeling health care finance, early-life shock analysis, environmental health, welfare analysis, and burden of disease estimation are the areas of his research. He has taught courses on health economics and policy, labor economics and policy, cost-benefit analysis, and introductory and intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics. He joined the Department of Health Management and System Sciences in August 2019 from when he also has held the health economist position at the Center for Health Equity (CHE) at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) where he assists departmental leadership in defining policy priorities and programs, considering the resources and public health best practices. He also collaborates with the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME) in the Global Burden of Disease project.

Published Papers

APPLIED ECONOMICS

Karimi SM, Basu A. “The Effect of Prenatal Exposure to Ramadan on Children’s Height.” Economics and Human Biology 2018; 30: 69-83.

Abbasi H, Karimi SM. “Child Gender and Men’s Labor Market Outcomes: the Case of a Dotal Society.” Review of Middle East Economics and Finance 2017; 13(1): 1-19.

Gahvari F, Karimi SM. “Export Constraint and Domestic Fiscal Reform: Lessons from 2010 Subsidy Reform Iran.” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 2016; 60(May): 40-57.

GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE (GBD)

GBD 2017 SDG Collaborators. “Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 20171.” The Lancet 2018; 392(10159): 2091-2138.

GBD 2017 Population and Fertility Collaborators. “Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.” The Lancet 2018; 392(10159): 1995-2051.

GBD 2017 Mortality Collaborators. “Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.” The Lancet 2018; 392(10159): 1684-1735.

GBD 2016 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators. “Measuring Performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 Countries and Territories and Selected Subnational Locations: a Systematic Analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.” The Lancet 2018; 391(10136): 2236-2271.

GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Neonatal, Infant, and under-5 Mortality Collaborators. “Adolescent Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.” International Journal of Public Health 2017; 63(S1): 79-96.

GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Neonatal, Infant, and under-5 Mortality Collaborators. “Neonatal, Infant, and Under-5 Mortality and Morbidity Burden in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.” International Journal of Public Health 2017; 63(S1): 63-77.

GBD 2016 Mortality Collaborators. “Global, Regional, and National Under-5 Mortality, Adult Mortality, Age-Specific Mortality, and Life Expectancy, 1970-2016.” The Lancet 2017; 390(10100): 1084-1150.

GBD 2016 DALYs and HALE Collaborators. “Global, Regional, and National Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) for 333 Diseases and Injuries and Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE) for 195 Countries and Territories, 1990–2016.” The Lancet 2017; 390(10100): 1260-1344.

GBD 2016 Causes of Death Collaborators. “Global, Regional, and National Age-Sex Specific Mortality for 264 Causes of Death, 1980–2016.” The Lancet 2017; 390(10100): 1151-1210.

GBD 2016 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators. “Healthcare Access and Quality Index Based on Mortality from Causes Amenable to Personal Healthcare in 195 Countries and Territories, 1990-2015.” The Lancet 2017; 390(10091): 231-266.

GBD 2016 Health Financing Collaborators. “Future and Potential Spending on Health 2015-2040: Government, Private, and Donor Financing for 184 Countries.” The Lancet 2017; 389(10083): 2005-2030.

GBD 2016 Health Financing Collaborators. “The Evolution and Patterns of Global Health Financing 1995-2014: Development Assistance for Health, and Government, Prepaid Private, and Out-of-Pocket Health Spending in 184 Countries.” The Lancet 2017; 389(10083): 1981-2004.

IRAN HEALTH AND DISABILITY

Karimkahni C, Dellavalle RP, Karimi SM. “Burden of Skin and Subcutaneous Diseases in Iran and Neighboring Countries, 1990–2015.” Archives of Iranian Medicine 2017; 20(7): 429-440.

Moradi-Lakeh M, Sepanlou SG, Karimi SM. et al. “The Trend of Socio-Demographic Index and Mortality Estimates in Iran and Its Neighbors, 1990–2015.” Archives of Iranian Medicine 2017; 20(7): 419-428.

Sepanlou SG, Parsaeian M., Krohn J, … , Karimi SM. et al. “Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALY) for 315 Diseases and Injuries, and Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE) in Iran and Its Neighboring Countries, 1990-2015.” Archives of Iranian Medicine 2017; 20(7): 403-418.

Djalalinia S, Moghaddam S, Moradi-Lakeh M, … , Karimi SM. et al. “Prevalence and Years Lived with Disability of 310 Diseases and Injuries in Iran and Its Neighboring Countries, 1990–2015.” Archives of Iranian Medicine 2017; 20(7): 392-402.

WORKING PAPERS (draft available)

GBD 2017 Collaborators. “Estimates, Trends, and Drivers of the Global Burden of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Attributable to Particulate Matter Air Pollution: An Analysis of Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.” R&R requested from The Lancet Planetary Health.

Karimi SM, Taghvatalab G. “Access to Higher Education and the Likelihood of Being Married.” August 2019. Under Review.

Karimi SM, Mokhtari A. “The Long-Term Anthropometric Effect of Short-Term Prenatal Nutritional Stress.” Under Review.

Haidar JI, Karimi SM . “The Effect of 2012-2015 International Financial Sanctions on Iranian Households’ Welfare.” Under Review.

Karimi SM, Eslami K. “Beneath the Surface: the US Health Care Expenditures Across Income Groups by Age, Service, and Payer.” August 2018.

Karimi SM. Pouran H, Majbouri M, Moradi-Lakeh M, Hakimian H, Garcia-Pondo CP, Basart S, “The Effect of Exposure to Dust Storms on Neonatal Mortality.” June 2019.

Eslami K, Karimi SM. “Health: Luxury or Necessity? Medical Spending, Health Capital, and the Production of Health in the US.” November 2018.

Karimi SM, Eslami K. “Health Capital and the Productivity of Health Spending: Evidence from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment.” October 2018.

Eslami K, Karimi SM. “Search and Search Costs in Individual Health Insurance Markets.” September 2017.

Esfahani H, Karimi SM. “Social Protection and Gender in Iran: Assessing the Differential Impact of Social Protection Activities on Female-Headed versus Male-Headed Households.” July 2017.

Karimi SM. “Prenatal Exposure to Ramadan and the Length of Gestation.” Economic Research Forum Working Paper, March 2017.

Esfahani H, Karimi SM. “Distributional Effects of Public Spending and Programs in Iran.” Economic Research Forum Working Paper 891, December 2014.

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