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 Rohini Pande and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. 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 Amitabh Chandra Dan Levy
Asim Khwaja Rohini Pande Amitabh Chandra Dan Levy
Co-Director Evidence
for Policy Design
Co-Director Evidence
for Policy Design
Professor of Public Policy Senior Lecturer in
Public Policy
Rema Hanna Ryan Sheely David Yanagizawa Drott
Rema Hanna Monica Singhal Ryan Sheely David Yanagizawa
Drott
Associate Professor
of Public Policy
Associate Professor
of Public Policy
Associate Professor
of Public Policy
Associate Professor
of Public Policy
Michael Callen
Assistant 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 Veronique Corrdin Katy Doyle Robert Rosenbaum
Deanna Ford Veronique Corrdin Katy Doyle
Robert Rosenbaum
Director, EPoD

Senior Grants and
Administration Manager

Program and Finance Manager Program Manager
Erol Yayboke Katie Naeve Angela Ambroz Charity Troyer Moore
Erol Yayboke Katie Naeve Angela Ambroz Charity Troyer Moore
Program Manager Research Manager  Senior Research and
Training Manager
EPoD India Director
kali_den_heijer Sarah Oberst Amanda LaPorta
Kali den Heijer Sarah Oberst Trudi Bostian Amanda LaPorta
Program Coordinator Research Associate,
EPoD
Faculty Staff Assistant Faculty Program Assistant 
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.

Eric Dodge Mehmet Selfek Kevin Rowe Smita Das
Eric Dodge Mehmet Seflek Kevin Rowe Smita Das
Senior Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow,
EPoD
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
Tyler Hoppenfeld Kunal Mangal Piyush Panigrahi Erin Fletcher
Tyler Hoppenfeld
Kunal Mangal Piyush Panigrahi Erin Fletcher
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Postdoctoral
Research Fellow, EPoD
Elizabeth Spink Christina Brown Nils_Enevoldsen Sam_Arenberg
Elizabeth Spink Christina Brown Nils Enevoldsen Sam Arenberg
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
Arielle Bernhardt Nikolaus Axmann Veronica Polin
Arielle Bernhardt Nikolaus Axmann Veronica Polin
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
Visiting Scholars

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.

estelle_cantillon leonardo_burstyzn Simone Schaner
Estelle Cantillon Leonardo Bursztyn
 Simone Schaner  

FNRS Senior Research Associate and Professor, Solvay Brussels School

 Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management   Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College Department of Economics  
Mark Shepard
Mark Shepard
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 Sumara Atallah Matthew Pecenco Susanna Berkouwer
Melissa Siegel Samura Atallah
Matthew Pecenco Susanna Berkouwer
Staff Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, 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
Sara Steinmetz

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
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD