Improving Global Health is the third in a series of volumes-Patterns of Potential Human Progress-that uses the International Futures (IFs) simulation model to explore prospects for human development: how development appears to be unfolding globally and locally, how we would like it to evolve, and how better to assure that we move it in desired directions. Earlier volumes addressed the reduction of global poverty and the advance of global education. Volume 3 sets out to tell a story of possible futures for the health of peoples across the world. Questions the volume addresses include: -What health outcomes might we expect given current patterns of human development? -What opportunities exist for intervention and the achievement of alternate health futures? -How might improved health futures affect broader economic, social, and political prospects of countries, regions, and the world?
Barry B. Hughes is Professor of International Relations in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Randall Kuhn is Assistant Professor and Director of the Global Health Affairs Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. His research in Bangladesh, South Africa, and Sri Lanka explores the effects of economic, political, and demographic forces on health and well-being, along with the pathways from health to societal change. Cecilia Mosca Peterson is a doctoral candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. Building on her background in biostatistics and public health, her research interests are focused on modeling long-term health outcomes. Dr. Dale S. Rothman is a research associate and adjunct faculty with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He has extensive experience in the exploration of long-term scenarios on environment and development, most recently coordinating the development of scenarios for the United Nations Environment Programme's fourth Global Environmental Outlook. Jose R. Solorzano is a Senior Consultant for the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures. Currently, his main focus is the technical design and implementation of the International Futures modeling system across all volumes in the Pardee Center's Patterns of Potential Human Progress series.