Dr. Jim Kahn is an emeritus professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco. He is past president of the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Dr. Kahn is an expert in policy modeling in health care, cost-effectiveness analysis, and evidence-based medicine. He has received over $10 million in NIH and other funding for health economics research, and published more than 225 articles, reports, and book chapters. Dr. Kahn led a team that published a 2020 review in PLoS Medicine of economic studies of single payer health care. Dr. Kahn served on a National Academies of Science/Institute of Medicine committee on the public financing and delivery of HIV care.
Dr. Kahn received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a residency in preventive medicine at UC Berkeley, an international health fellowship for the CDC and the Ministry of Health – Central African Republic, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF.