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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Leadership

EPoD is led by HKS Faculty Rema Hanna and Director Katy Doyle. 

Katy Doyle
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Director, Evidence for Policy Design
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Faculty Director, Evidence for Policy Design
Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
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Faculty Director of Training, Evidence for Policy Design
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Faculty Affiliates

EPoD faculty are researchers at Harvard University who produce cutting-edge research evidence to tackle some of the world’s most pressing policy challenges.

Faculty
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan Public School of Health
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Jie Bai
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Eliana Carranza
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Senior Economist, World Bank Jobs Group
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John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Anders
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development
Director, Center for International Development
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Associate Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Dan
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Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Associate Professor of Global Health Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Assistant Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Michael Walton
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Senior Lecturer of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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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
Olivia DaDalt
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Faculty and Program Assistant
Heather Dunbar
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Finance and Grants Manager
Deanna
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Strategy Consultant, Former Executive Director, Evidence for Policy Design
Sarah Hinzman
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Communications Assistant
Peter Kearns
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Assistant Director of Finance and Research Administration
Amelia Knudson
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Research and Training Manager
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Area Administrator & Faculty Assistant
Ammar Malik
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Director of EPoD Research
Eve Margolis
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Program Manager
Preston Pero
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LEAPS Director,
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Research Manager
Fay Terrett
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Research Manager
Charlotte Tuminelli
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Senior Training Manager
Alexa Weiss
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Research 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. 

Zeina Ali Siam
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Luma Akkad
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Jonas Bergan Draege
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Aaron Berman
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Manon
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EPoD Postdoctoral Fellow
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Ana Franco
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Daniela Paz
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Senior Fellows & Visiting Scholars

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.

Visiting Scholars & Faculty Research Fellows
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Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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Senior Fellow, Advisor
President & CEO of the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)
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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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FelipeJordan
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Awa Ambra Seck
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Patrick Behrer
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Di Gregorio
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Layane Elhor
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Isabelle Feldhaus
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Caroline Geiger
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Zoe Hitzig
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Alyssa Huberts
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Aayush Khadka
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Jiahua Liu
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Jose Ramón Enríquez
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Niha Singh
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Fellow Alumni

Angela Ambroz
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Senior Research and Training Manager
Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong
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Communications Manager
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Zoë Hitzig
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Karrar Hussain
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Raahil Madhok
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Former Research Fellow
Patrick Agte
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Former Research Fellow
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Hisham Esper
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Louise Paul-Delvaux
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Former Research Fellow
Alex Domash
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Former Research Fellow
Muhammed Zia Mehmood
EPoD Alumni
Former Research Fellow
Yusuf Neggers
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Former Research Fellow
Mohammed Alyami
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Florian Blum
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Research Fellow, EPoD
Mark Shepard
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Visiting Scholar, EPoD
Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin
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Mehmet Seflek
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Research Fellow, EPoD
Ismail Khan
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Research Fellow, EPoD
Tyler Hoppenfeld
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Research Fellow, EPoD
Lydia Kim
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Research Fellow
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Evan Abramsky
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Former Faculty and Program Assistant
Leena
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Former Research Fellow
Jawaher Al Sudairy
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Research Fellow
Yaser
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Former Policy Research Fellow
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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
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Former Research Fellow (Duke)
Anca Balietti
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Former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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Faculty and Program Assistant
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Senior Research Associate
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Aditi Bhutoria
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Former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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Ashlin
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Manager of Research Administration, Pre and Post Awards
Alia Braley
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Cécile Delcuvellerie
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Neha
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Program Assistant
Akshay Govind Dixit
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Eric
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Data Analytics Lead
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Anthony
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Former Faculty and Program Assistant
Raissa
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Staff and Faculty Assistant
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Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael Fryar
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Training Analytics Associate
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Sarah
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Special Projects Coordinator
Gabrielle Hauray
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Communications and Program Associate
Holland
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Nikita Kohli
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Research Associate
Vestal McIntyre
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Senior Staff Writer and Communications Specialist
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Emily Myers
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Associate Director of Training and Policy
William Nehring
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Program Administrator
Janhavi
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Lucy
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Former Research Fellow (Duke)
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Research Assistant
Sheely
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Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Assistant Director, Research Administration, Center for International Development
Cori Simmons
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Faculty Assistant & Area Administrator
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
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Sonya
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Senior Program Manager
Marrit Teirlinck
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India Research Director
Carolyn
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David Yanagizawa-Drott
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Ge Yin
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