Taryn Vian is Clinical Professor of Global Health and Associate Chair in the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Vian is an expert in health systems strengthening and anti-corruption in the health sector. She has worked in more than 35 countries for the Council of Europe, UNDP, USAID, and other clients, and has conducted assessments of vulnerabilities to corruption in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

Dr. Vian has collaborated with the U4 Anti-corruption Resource Center in Norway for many years, and directs their Health and Corruption online course.

Before joining Boston University she worked as a health economist and management consultant for two international consulting firms.

She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cameroon and has a PhD in Public Policy and Global Health from Boston University, an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University.

She is co-editor of Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (2010, Kumarian Press).

Follow her on Twitter @TarynVian

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Taryn Vian


Boston University School of Public Health

Professional Title

Clinical Professor


  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia




Health sector corruption; Corruption risk assessment; Informal payments; Qualitative methods; Financial management; Performance-based budgeting reform

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