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 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 Jie Bai Anders
Teddy Svoronos  Ryan Sheely Jie Bai Anders Jensen
Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy  Associate Professor 
of Public Policy
Assistant Professor 
of Public Policy
Assistant 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 Ford Katy Emily Tiffany
Deanna Ford  Katy Doyle Emily Myers Tiffany Simon
Director, EPoD

 Assistant Director of
Finance & Operations

Associate Director of
Training & Policy

 Senior Research
Manager
       
Sonya Suter Ashlin Bolton Zainab
Sonya Suter Ashlin Bolton  Zainab Qureshi Eric Dodge
Senior Program Manager

Manager of Research Administration,
Pre and Post Awards

LEAPS Senior
Program Manager

 Data Analytics Lead
       
Eve McIntyre Freida Siregar
Sarah Hamma Eve Margolis Vestal McIntyre Freida Siregar
Special Projects Coordinator Program Associate

Staff Writer & 
Communications Specialist

Program Manager

Gaby charlotte Braley  Michael F
Gabrielle Hauray Charlotte Tuminelli Alia Braley Michael Fryar

Communications &
Program Associate

Training Manager Faculty & Program
Assistant
Training Analytics Associate
Cori Neha Evan anthony
Cori Simmons Neha Deshpande Evan Abramsky Anthony Elias

Faculty Assistant &
Area Administrator

Program Assistant

Faculty & Program Assistant

Faculty & Program
Assistant

Nadia Bill Heather Ch
Nadia Ali William Nehring Heather Dunbar Charity Troyer Moore

Program & Research
Assistant

Program Administrator

Finance and Sponsored Research Administrator

Director of EPoD India

 

Fellows

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

       
Akshay Savannah Landin
Akshay Dixit Savannah Noray Landin Smith Sujoy Bhattacharyya
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
       
Page aaron Nikita
Lucy Page Aaron Berman Nikita Kohli
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
       
Diaz Ge Cecile
Guillermo Palacios Diaz Carolyn Tsao Ge Yin Cécile Delcuvellerie
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
       
   
Yaser Alhusaini Leena Al Shohail    
Research Fellow, EPoD Research 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.   

     
Aditi Natalia
Aditi Bhutoria Anca Balietti Natalia Rigol
Visiting Scholar Visiting Scholar Visiting Scholar

   
Michael Callen    
Faculty Research Fellow    
     
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.

       
Janhavi
Martin Abel Janhavi Nilekani Raissa Fabregas Isabel Harbaugh
PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate
       
Jonathan Kunal
 Jonathan Weigel  Abraham Holland Asad Liaqat   Kunal Mangal
PhD Student Affiliate  PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate 
         
Tourek
Kevin Rowe Niharika Singh Gabriel Tourek Lisa Xu
PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate
       
Yazan Shefali Sarika  
Yazan Al-Karablieh Shefali Khanna Sarika Gupta  
PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate PhD Student Affiliate  
       
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 Bostian Shreelakshmi Papineni Max Bode  
Sam Norris Trudi Bostian Sreelakshmi Papineni Max Bode  
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Staff 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 Helmke  
Jennifer Peck Jessica McCann Tansey Helmke Reem AlSaud  

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alumni, EPoD

Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD  
         
Samuel Stolper  
Joyce Hahn Samuel Stolper 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  
         
 
Kali den Heijer Thomas Dreesen Leonardo Bursztyn Sarah Oberst  
Staff 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 Zoe Hitzig   
Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD  Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD  
         
 
Karrar Hussain Raahil Madhok Neha Hridaya Giorgia Barboni  
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Manager Alumni, EPoD Visiting Scholar Alumni, EPoD  
         
Judit vartika Alex Hall Patrick  
Judit Totth Vartika Singh Alex Hall Patrick Agte  
Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD India Staff Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD  
         
Hisham Louise Domash Muhammed  
Hisham Esper Louise Paul-Delvaux Alex Domash Muhammed Zia Mehmood  
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD  
         
Lara Jen kim ws  
Lara Saavedra Jennifer Johnson Kimberly Renk Wallied Shirzoi  
Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD  
         
Neggers Mohammed      
Yusuf Neggers Mohammed Alyami      
Research Fellow Alumni, EPoD Visiting Scholar Alumni, EPoD