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Professor Luis Duran


Research interests

  • Policy and society
  • Healthcare


Dr. Luis Durán received a Medical Doctor degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM ) in 1981; a Master in Public Health (Health Services Administration) in 1986;  a Master in Arts (sociology) in 1987; and a Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Policy, and Sociology, in May, 1996, all from the University of Michigan (USA).

Dr. Durán has published 55 articles in peer reviewed journals, 33 book chapters; and he has edited twelve books. He has conducted and directed 21 research projects mainly in the areas of health care planning, health systems reform, quality of health care, health care services utilization and technology assessment.

He has taught extensively in the area of health systems research in graduate programs in the last 20 years, covering the following areas: Comparative Health Systems and International Health; Sociology of Organization, Health Care System Research Methods, Health Systems Organization, Research Methodology in the Social Sciences, Health Care Technology Assessment and Health Care Economics