Peter Cowley

Director of the Health Systems Division


Dr Peter Cowley has been living and working in the developing world for over 20 years. He has been stationed in Uganda, Cambodia, Republic of Georgia, Barbados and now in the Philippines where he is the Coordinator for Health Policy and Service Design unit at the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Office. Dr Cowley has worked for the World Bank (Washington, DC, USA) and WHO/Pan-American Health Organization (Barbados) where he was a senior Health Systems Strengthening advisor specializing on cost-effectiveness, public finance and insurance-based issues. Whilst working in Uganda, Cambodia and Georgia, he led numerous large United States Agency (USAID), Asian Development Bank and Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria funded projects focusing on the private sector, e-health, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. He has authored numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters on health finance topics. He was also the chief designer of the essential health package work for World Bank 1993 WDR – Investing in Health publication. Dr. Cowley is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas Austin and received his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) in International Health where he received a MPH and concurrently focused his studies on health economics.