People

The faculty, staff and fellows of Evidence for Policy Design form the hub of a research and capacity-building network that reaches around the world. If you are interested in joining that network, please visit our How to Get Involved section.

Faculty

EPoD is co-directed by Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Rohini Pande, and Rema Hanna. EPoD faculty are researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School who use the tools of economics to tackle some of the world’s most pressing policy challenges. Click below to read more about their particular areas of expertise and the many other programs in which they participate.

Asim Ijaz Khwaja Dan Levy
Asim Khwaja Rohini Pande Rema Hanna Dan Levy
Co-Director Evidence
for Policy Design
Co-Director Evidence
for Policy Design
Co-Director Evidence 
for Policy Design
Senior Lecturer in
Public Policy
Ryan Sheely
Teddy Svoronos  Ryan Sheely  
Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy  Associate Professor 
of Public Policy
 
EPoD Staff

With experience from diverse development projects and social programs around the world, EPoD’s staff members manage research-policy engagements and day-to-day operations from our offices at Harvard Kennedy School.

Deanna Ford Katy Doyle
Deanna Ford  Katy Doyle Kimberly Renk
Tiffany Simon
Director, EPoD

 Assistant Director of
Finance & Operations

Program Manager

 Research Manager
Alex Hall kali_den_heijer
Jennifer Johnson Alexander Hall
 Kali den Heijer Eric Dodge
Program Associate Senior Research Manager  Program Coordinator  Data Analytics Lead
Sarah Hamma Eve Margolis Trudi Bostian Tansey Helmke
Faculty Program Assistant Area Administrator and
Faculty Program Assistant
Faculty Staff Assistant Program Coordinator
Hauray
 
Gabrielle Hauray Wallied Shirzoi Alia Braley Charlotte Tuminelli 
Program Coordinator Field Research Manager,
Saudi Arabia
Faculty Program Assistant  Training Associate
 
India Staff
Charity Troyer Moore

 

Charity Troyer Moore Vartika Singh
 

Research Director, India Research Manager  

 

Fellows

Every year, EPoD seeks out top graduates to be Research Fellows for our many in-country engagements. Not only does this provide EPoD with a valuable source of know-how and data analysis, it gives the Fellows hands-on experience that prepares them for graduate study or careers in development.

Patrick Agte
Hisham Esper Landin Smith
Sujoy Bhattacharyya
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
Page Fatimah Anani Freyer
Lucy Page Fatimah Anani Jawaher Al Sudairy Michael Fryar
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
Visiting Scholars & Faculty Research Fellows

We seek out post-doctoral researchers and professors from other departments and universities whose areas of interest correspond with our own to join us on a rotating basis. Visiting scholars work out of the EPoD offices at Harvard Kennedy School and contribute to our teaching, training and research-policy engagements.

Simone Schaner Anca Balietti
Jie Bai 
Visiting Scholar Visiting Scholar Visiting Scholar



Michael Callen Anders Jensen  
Faculty Research Fellow Visiting Scholar
EPoD Alumni
Alethia Donald Jeff McManus Marie-Pascale Gabriel Schiffer
Aletheia Donald Jeff McManus Marie-Pascale Grimon Gabriel Schiffer
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD
Melissa Siegel Matthew Pecenco Susanna Berkouwer
Melissa Siegel Samura Atallah
Matthew Pecenco Susanna Berkouwer
Staff Alumni, EPoD Alumni Faculty Research Assistant, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni,
EPoD
Sam Norris Niharika Singh Shreelakshmi Papineni Max Bode
Sam Norris Niharika Singh Sreelakshmi Papineni Max Bode
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Senior Research Fellow
Alumni, EPoD
Christine Ferris Arqam Lodhi Jonathan Holmes
Christine Ferris Arqam Lodhi Sara Steinmetz Jonathan Holmes
Staff Alumni, EPoD
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD
Jennifer Peck
Jennifer Peck Jessica McCann
Emily Myers Reem AlSaud

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alumni, EPoD

Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD
Joyce Hahn Kunal Mangal Piyush Panigrahi Sam Arenberg
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD
Estelle Cantillon

Elizabeth Spink
Christina Brown Estelle Cantillon
Erol Yayboke
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Visiting Scholar Alumni Staff Alumni, EPoD
Smita Das Nikolaus Axmann Veronica Polin Katie Naeve
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD
Kevin Rowe Thomas Dreesen
Leonardo Bursztyn Sarah Oberst
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Visiting Scholar Alumni Staff Alumni, EPoD

Erin Fletcher Robert Rosenbaum Monica Singhal Christopher Robert
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Faculty Alumni, EPoD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD
Rotemberg
Martin Rotemberg Amanda Holub Florian Blum Mark Shepard
Visiting Scholar Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Visiting Scholar Alumni
David Yanagizawa
Drott
Veronique Corrdin Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin Mehmet Seflek
Faculty Alumni Staff Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD

Ismail Khan Arielle Bernhardt Tyler Hoppenfeld Lydia Kim
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD

Angela Ambroz Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong Nils Enevoldsen  
Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD 

Louise Paul-Delvaux Karrar Hussain Zoë Hitzig
Raahil Madhok
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD
Neha Hridaya Giorgia Barboni
Research Manager Alumni, EPoD Visiting Scholar Alumni, EPoD