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 Jobs and Opportunities page. 

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EPoD Leadership

EPoD is led by HKS Faculty Co-directors Rohini Pande, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Rema Hanna, as well as Executive Director Deanna Ford. 

Deanna
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Executive Director of Evidence for Policy Design
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Faculty Co-Director, Evidence for Policy Design
Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
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Faculty Co-Director, Evidence for Policy Design
Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School
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Faculty Co-Director, Evidence for Policy Design
Rafik Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
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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.

Jie Bai
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Anders
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Dan
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Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Sheely
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Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Teddy
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Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Faculty Affiliate, Evidence for Policy Design
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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.

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Faculty and Program Assistant
Ashlin
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Manager of Research Administration, Pre and Post Awards
Neha
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Program Assistant
Eric
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Data Analytics Lead
Katy Doyle
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Associate Director of Finance and Operations
Heather
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Finance and Sponsored Research Administrator
Michael Fryar
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Training Analytics Associate
Sarah
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Special Projects Coordinator
Gabrielle Hauray
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Communications and Program Associate
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Program and Faculty Assistant
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Associate Director of Research
Eve Margolis
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Program Associate
Vestal McIntyre
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Staff Writer and Communications Specialist
Emily Myers
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Associate Director of Training and Policy
William Nehring
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Program Administrator
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LEAPS Senior Program Manager
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Research Manager
Cori Simmons
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Faculty Assistant & Area Administrator
Sonya
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Senior Program Manager
Maroof Syed
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Director of Pakistan Strategy and Development
Fay Terrett
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Research Manager
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India Research Director
Charlotte Tuminelli
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Senior Training Manager
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Fellows

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

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Jawaher Al Sudairy
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Jonas Bergan Draege
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Aaron Berman
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Akshay Govind Dixit
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Nikita Kohli
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Savannah
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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.

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Natalia Rigol
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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.

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Arielle Bernhardt
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Isabel
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Holland
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Niha Singh
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EPoD Alumni

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Visiting Scholar
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Program Coordinator
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Senior Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD
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Faculty Staff Assistant
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Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management
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FNRS Senior Research Associate and Professor, Solvay Brussels School
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Research Fellow, EPoD
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Research Manager
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Research Fellow, EPoD
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Program Coordinator
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Research Manager at Evidence for Policy Design
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Research Associate, EPoD
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Research Fellow, EPoD
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, EPoD
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Program Manager
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Former Associate Professor of Public Policy
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Research Fellow
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Program Manager
Ismail Khan
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Research Fellow, EPoD
Tyler Hoppenfeld
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Research Fellow, EPoD
Lydia Kim
EPoD Alumni
Research Fellow
Angela Ambroz
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Senior Research and Training Manager
Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong
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Communications Manager
Zoë Hitzig
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Research Fellow
Karrar Hussain
EPoD Alumni
Research Fellow
Raahil Madhok
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Research Fellow, EPoD
Neha Hridaya
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Research Manager
Giorgia Barboni
EPoD Alumni
Visiting Scholar
Judit Totth
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Finance and Sponsored Research Manager
Vartika Singh
EPoD Alumni
Research Manager
Alexander Hall
EPoD Alumni
Senior Research Manager
Patrick Agte
EPoD Alumni
Research Fellow
Hisham Esper
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Research Fellow
Louise Paul-Delvaux
EPoD Alumni
Research Fellow, EPoD
Alex Domash
EPoD Alumni
Research Fellow, EPoD
Muhammed Zia Mehmood
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Research Fellow
Lara Saavedra
EPoD Alumni
Finance and Sponsored Research Administrator
Jennifer Johnson
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Assistant Program Manager
Kimberly Renk
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Program Manager
Wallied Shirzoi
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Senior Program Manager
Yusuf Neggers
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Research Fellow
Mohammed Alyami
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Amanda Holub
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Area Administrator for International Development
Faculty Assistant
Florian Blum
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Research Fellow
Mark Shepard
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Visiting Scholar, EPoD
Veronique Corrdin
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Senior Grants and Finance Manager
Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin
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Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD
Mehmet Seflek
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Research Fellow, EPoD
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PhD Student Affiliate
Evan Abramsky
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Former Faculty and Program Assistant
Leena
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Former Research Fellow
Yaser
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Former Policy Research Fellow
Nadia
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Former Program and Research Assistant
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Post Doctoral Research Fellow
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Faculty Research Assistant
Anca Balietti
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Former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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Research Fellow
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Senior Research Associate
Former Research Fellow
Aditi Bhutoria
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Former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Alia Braley
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Former Faculty and Program Assistant
Cécile Delcuvellerie
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Former Research Fellow
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Research Fellow
Anthony
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Former Faculty and Program Assistant
Raissa
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Staff and Faculty Assistant
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Research Fellow
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Research Fellow
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Research Associate
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Research Fellow
Janhavi
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PhD Student Affiliate
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Research Fellow
Lucy
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Former Research Fellow
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Former Research Fellow
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Research Fellow
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Research Assistant
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Assistant Director, Research Administration, Center for International Development
Tiffany Simon
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Former Senior Research Manager
Freida Siregar
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Former Program Manager
Landin Smith
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Former Research Fellow
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Program Coordinator
Carolyn
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Former Research Fellow
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PhD Student Affiliate
David Yanagizawa-Drott
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Ge Yin
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Former Research Fellow
Visiting Scholar