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 faculty are researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School who produce cutting-edge research evidence to tackle some of the world’s most pressing policy challenges. EPoD is led by co-directors and HKS faculty Rohini Pande, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Rema Hanna.

    
Asim Ijaz KhwajaDan Levy
Asim KhwajaRohini PandeRema HannaDan 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

EPoD has a team of experienced staff that work together to strategically support the activities and goals of the program. Each staff member brings specific expertise to EPoD based on their various backgrounds.

    
Deanna FordKaty Doyle
Deanna Ford Katy DoyleKimberly RenkTiffany Simon
Director, EPoD

 Assistant Director of
Finance & Operations

Program Manager

 Research Manager
    
Alex Hall
Jennifer JohnsonAlexander Hall Judit TotthEric Dodge
Assistant Program ManagerSenior Research Manager

 Finance and Sponsored
Research Manager

 Data Analytics Lead
    
 
Sarah HammaEve MargolisTansey Helmke 
Faculty Program AssistantArea Administrator and
Faculty Program Assistant
Program Coordinator 
HaurayBraley 
Gabrielle HaurayWallied ShirzoiAlia BraleyCharlotte Tuminelli 

Communications and
Program Coordinator

Field Research Manager,
Saudi Arabia
Faculty Program Assistant Training Associate
    
    
India Staff
Charity Troyer Moore

 

Charity Troyer MooreVartika Singh 

 

Research Director, IndiaResearch Manager 

 

   

 

Fellows

EPoD seeks out top candidates with advanced data analysis skill sets to be Research Fellows for our many in-country engagements. 

    
Patrick AgteHisham EsperLandin SmithSujoy Bhattacharyya
Research Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoD
    
PageFatimah AnaniFreyer
Lucy PageFatimah AnaniJawaher Al SudairyMichael Fryar
Research Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoD
    
DiazDomash
Louise Paul-DelvauxCarolyn TsaoGuillermo Palacios DiazAlex Domash
Research Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoD
    
  
Yaser AlhusainiLeena Al Shohail  
Research Fellow, EPoDResearch Fellow, EPoD  
Visiting Scholars & Faculty Research Fellows

EPoD enlists post-doctoral researchers as well as professors from other Harvard departments and universities to join the program on a rotating basis. The Visiting Scholars and Faculty Research Fellows engage in projects that align with and support EPoD’s research activities.   

   
Simone SchanerAnca BaliettiJie Bai 
Visiting ScholarVisiting ScholarVisiting Scholar

Michael CallenAnders JensenNatalia Rigol
Faculty Research FellowVisiting ScholarVisiting Scholar
   
EPoD PhD Student Affiliates

EPoD offers opportunities for PhD students to work with EPoD faculty on different research projects. Their work with EPoD helps facilitate and supplement PhD students’ independent research toward advanced professional degrees on topics related to EPoD’s focal areas.

    
Martin AbelYazan Al-KarabliehRaissa FabregasIsabel Harbaugh
PhD Student AffiliatePhD Student AffiliatePhD Student AffiliatePhD Student Affiliate
    
Tomoko Harigaya Abraham HollandAsad Liaqat Soledad Prillaman
PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student AffiliatePhD Student AffiliatePhD Student Affiliate 
     
Kevin RoweNiharika SinghGabriel TourekLisa Xu
PhD Student AffiliatePhD Student AffiliatePhD Student AffiliatePhD Student Affiliate
    
EPoD Alumni
 
     
Alethia DonaldJeff McManusMarie-PascaleGabriel Schiffer 
Aletheia DonaldJeff McManusMarie-Pascale GrimonGabriel Schiffer 
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDStaff Alumni, EPoD 
     
Melissa SiegelMatthew PecencoSusanna Berkouwer 
Melissa SiegelSamura AtallahMatthew PecencoSusanna Berkouwer 
Staff Alumni, EPoDAlumni Faculty Research Assistant, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni,
EPoD
 
     
Sam NorrisNiharika SinghShreelakshmi PapineniMax Bode 
Sam NorrisNiharika SinghSreelakshmi PapineniMax Bode 
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDSenior Research Fellow
Alumni, EPoD
 
     
Christine FerrisArqam LodhiJonathan Holmes 
Christine FerrisArqam LodhiSara SteinmetzJonathan Holmes 
Staff Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDStaff Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoD 
     
Jennifer Peck 
Jennifer PeckJessica McCannEmily MyersReem AlSaud 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alumni, EPoD

 

Staff Alumni, EPoDStaff Alumni, EPoDPostdoctoral Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD 
     
 
Joyce HahnKunal MangalPiyush PanigrahiSam Arenberg 
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoD 
     
Estelle Cantillon 
Elizabeth SpinkChristina BrownEstelle CantillonErol Yayboke 
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDVisiting Scholar AlumniStaff Alumni, EPoD 
     
 
Smita DasNikolaus AxmannVeronica PolinKatie Naeve 
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDStaff Alumni, EPoD 
     
 
Kali den HeijerThomas DreesenLeonardo BursztynSarah Oberst 
Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoDVisiting Scholar AlumniStaff Alumni, EPoD 
     
 
Erin FletcherRobert RosenbaumMonica SinghalChristopher Robert 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Alumni, EPoDStaff Alumni, EPoDFaculty Alumni, EPoDPostdoctoral Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD 
     
Rotemberg 
Martin RotembergAmanda HolubFlorian BlumMark Shepard 
Visiting Scholar Alumni, EPoDStaff Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDVisiting Scholar Alumni 
     
 
David Yanagizawa
Drott
Veronique CorrdinAmanda Dahlstrand-RudinMehmet Seflek 
Faculty AlumniStaff Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoD 
     
 
Ismail KhanArielle BernhardtTyler HoppenfeldLydia Kim 
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoD 
     
 
Angela AmbrozAdwoa Gyimah-BrempongNils EnevoldsenZoe Hitzig  
Staff Alumni, EPoDStaff Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD 
     
 
Karrar HussainRaahil MadhokNeha HridayaGiorgia Barboni 
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Fellow Alumni, EPoDResearch Manager Alumni, EPoDVisiting Scholar Alumni, EPoD 
     
    
Trudi Bostian    
Staff Alumni, EPoD