David E. Bloom

David E. Bloom

Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography

Global Health and Population


Other Positions

Chair, Department of Global Health and Population

Global Health and Population

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Visiting Professor

FAC Faculty

Harvard Business School


Methodological considerations in designing and implementing the harmonized diagnostic assessment of dementia for longitudinal aging study in India (LASI-DAD).

Banerjee J, Jain U, Khobragade P, Weerman B, Hu P, Chien S, Dey S, Chatterjee P, Saxton J, Keller B, Crimmins E, Toga A, Jain A, Shanthi GS, Kurup R, Raman A, Chakrabarti SS, Varghese M, John JP, Joshi H, Koul P, Goswami D, Talukdar A, Mohanty RR, Yadati YSR, Padmaja M, Sankhe L, Pedgaonkar S, Arokiasamy P, Bloom DE, Langa K, Jovicich J, Dey AB, Lee J, Gambhir IS, Rajguru C.

Biodemography Soc Biol. 2020 Jul-Sep. 65(3):189-213. PMID: 32727279


How infectious diseases strain economies

Infectious diseases jeopardize economic growth in myriad ways, and the COVID-19 pandemic offers a powerful example, according to a November 5, 2020, World Economic Forum article. The article, co-authored by David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics…

Overcoming the financial obstacles of vaccine development

The pipeline for potential vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, and pneumonia—diseases that primarily afflict people living in low- and middle-income countries—is promising, but substantial funding challenges could hamper efforts to advance these vaccine candidates to later…