Zoë M. McLaren
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
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
Email: zmclaren (at) umich (dot) edu
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.
McLaren, Z. 2016. Coping with Intra-Household Job Separation in South Africa's Labor Market. Economic Development and Cultural Change.
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
McLaren, Z, A. Sharp, J. Zhou, S. Wasserman and A. Nanoo. 2016. Assessing Health Care Quality Using Routine Data: Evaluating the Performance of the National Tuberculosis Program in South Africa. (Revisions requested at Tropical Medicine and International Health.)
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. (Revisions requested at BMC Infectious Diseases.) - 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 and R. Burger. A New Econometric Method for Estimating Disease Prevalence: An Application to Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. (Submitted.) - pdf
McLaren, Z, The Effect of Access to AIDS Treatment on Employment Outcomes in South Africa. (Submitted.)
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. (Submitted.) - pdf
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
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.)
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
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.)
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
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