Zoë M. McLaren

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Curriculum Vitae

Faculty Webpage


Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan (2010-Present).
Research Affiliate, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor (2010-present).
Faculty Associate, Center for Global Health, University of Michigan (2011-2013).


Ph.D. Public Policy and Economics, University of Michigan (2010).
B.A. Biology and Government, Dartmouth College (2000).


1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Tel: 734-615-3633
Fax: 734-764-4338
Email: zmclaren (at) umich (dot) edu


Burger, R, and Z. McLaren. 2017. A New Econometric Method for Estimating Disease Prevalence: An Application to Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Health Economics. - pdf

McLaren, Z, A. Sharp, J. Zhou, S. Wasserman and A. Nanoo. 2016. Assessing Healthcare Quality Using Routine Data: Evaluating the Performance of the National Tuberculosis Programme in South Africa. Tropical Medicine and International Health - pdf

McLaren, Z, A. Milliken, A. Meyer and A. Sharp. 2016. Does Directly Observed Therapy Improve Tuberculosis Treatment? More Evidence Is Needed To Guide Tuberculosis Policy. BMC Infectious Diseases 16:537. - pdf

McLaren, Z., K. Schnippel and A. Sharp. 2016. A Data-Driven Evaluation of the Stop TB Global Partnership Strategy of Targeting Key Populations at Greater Risk for Tuberculosis. PLoS One 11(10): e0163083. - pdf

McLaren, Z. 2016. Coping with Intra-Household Job Separation in South Africa's Labor Market. Economic Development and Cultural Change. - pdf

McLaren, Z., Brouwer, E., Ederer, D., Fischer, K. and Branson, N. 2015. Gender patterns of tuberculosis testing and disease in South Africa. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 19(1):104-110. - pdf

McLaren, Z. Equity in the national rollout of public AIDS treatment in South Africa 2004-08. 2014. Health Policy and Planning. December 1-11. - pdf

McLaren, Z., C. Ardington and M. Leibbrandt. 2014. Distance decay and persistent health care disparities in South Africa. BMC Health Services Research 14.1 (2014): 541. - pdf

Moyer CA, McLaren Z, Adanu RM, Lantz PM. 2013. Understanding the relationship between access to care and facility-based delivery through an analysis of 2008 Ghana Demographic Health Survey data. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 122: 224-229. - pdf

Levinsohn, J., Z. McLaren, O. Shisana and K. Zuma. 2013. HIV Status and Labor Market Participation in South Africa. Review of Economics and Statistics, March, 95(1): 98-108. - pdf

R.G. Majelantle, K. Bainame and Z. McLaren. 2010. Knowledge and Risky Behaviours Associated with the Spread of HIV/AIDS Among Young Persons in Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 42:121-133.

Banerjee, A., S. Galiani, J. Levinsohn, Z. McLaren and I. Woolard. 2008. Why Has Unemployment Risen in the New South Africa?" Economics of Transition, 16(4): 715-740. - pdf


Coetzee, E., L. Bam, Z. McLaren, K.H. von Leipzig. Reducing stock-outs of essential tuberculosis medicines: A system dynamics modelling approach to supply chain management. (Revisions requested at Health Policy and Planning.) - pdf

McLaren, Z, A. Sharp, E. Brouwer and A. Nanoo. 2016. The Impact of AIDS Treatment on Tuberculosis Detection at the National Level in South Africa. (Revisions requested at AIDS.) - pdf

McLaren, Z, Sharp, A., Hessburg, J., Sabet Sarvestani, A., Parker, E., Akazili, J, Johnson, T.R.B. and Sienko, K. 2016. Cost effectiveness of medical devices to reduce mortality from pre-eclampsia in low-resource countries. (Revisions requested at Development Engineering.)


McLaren, Z, The Effect of Access to AIDS Treatment on Employment Outcomes in South Africa. (Submitted.)

Bailey, M., O. Malkova and Z. McLaren. Does Family Planning Increase Children's Economic Resources? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X. (Submitted.) - pdf - Policy Brief


Bor, J., Z. McLaren, F. Tanser and T. Barnighausen. HIV Treatment as Economic Stimulus: Community Spillover Effects of Mass ART Provision in Rural South Africa. (In preparation.) - pdf

McLaren, Z, A. Sharp, J. Barocio, A. Milliken, and S. Charalambous. A linked epidemic? Comparing patterns of TB incidence between incarcerated and non-incarcerated populations in South Africa. (In preparation.)

McLaren, Z, K. H. Lee, A. Sharp and A. Nanoo. Trends in Tuberculosis and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis among Provinces in South Africa. (In preparation.)

Fitzpatrick, A. and Z. McLaren. The Impact of Public Health Sector Stockouts on Private Health Sector Care: Evidence from the Ugandan Antimalarial Market. (In preparation.)

Wilde, J. and Z. McLaren. The Effect of Ambient Temperature during Pregnancy on Human Sex Ratios at Birth. (In preparation.)

Rutledge M. and Z. McLaren. Holding Out or Opting Out? Deciding Between Retirement and Disability Applications in Recessions. (In preparation.)


McLaren, Z, S. Wasserman, A. Sharp and M. Mendelson. Isoniazid mono-resistance among tuberculosis cases in South Africa.

McLaren, Z and A. Dobra. Geographic Patterns of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa.

McLaren, Z, A. Sharp, E. Brouwer, D. Ederer, K. Fischer. Factors Affecting the Spread of Tuberculosis in South Africa.

Leibbrandt, M., D. Lam, C. Ardington, N. Branson, Z. McLaren and A. Menendez. The Effect of Access to Family Planning on Long-Term Economic Outcomes in South Africa.


American Economic Association

Population Association of America

American Society of Health Economists

International Health Economics Association