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 Doyle
Deanna Ford  Katy Doyle Kimberly Renk Tiffany Simon
Director, EPoD

 Assistant Director of
Finance & Operations

Program Manager

 Senior Research
Manager
       
Ashlin Bolton Zainab
Jennifer Johnson Ashlin Bolton  Zainab Qureshi Eric Dodge
Assistant Program Manager

Manager of Research Administration,
Pre and Post Awards

LEAPS Senior
Program Manager

 Data Analytics Lead
       
McIntyre Myers
Sarah Hamma Eve Margolis Vestal McIntyre Emily Myers
Faculty Program Assistant Area Administrator and
Faculty Program Assistant

Staff Writer and 
Communications Specialist

Associate Director of
Training and Policy

Hauray Braley 
Gabrielle Hauray Wallied Shirzoi Alia Braley Charlotte Tuminelli 

Communications and
Program Coordinator

Senior Program Manager Faculty and Program
Assistant
 Training Associate
Saavedra      
Lara Saavedra      

Finance and Sponsored
Research Administrator

     
       
India Staff
Charity  

 

Charity Troyer Moore    

 

Research Director, India    

 

     

 

Fellows

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

       
Patrick Agte Hisham Esper Landin Smith Sujoy Bhattacharyya
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
       
Page Berman Freyer
Lucy Page Aaron Berman Michael Fryar
Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD Research Fellow, EPoD
       
Diaz Domash
Louise Paul-Delvaux Carolyn Tsao Guillermo Palacios Diaz Alex Domash
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.   

     
Natalia
Simone Schaner 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.

    
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 
     
Tourek
Kevin RoweNiharika SinghGabriel TourekLisa Xu
PhD Student AffiliatePhD Student AffiliatePhD Student AffiliatePhD 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  
         
 
Joyce Hahn Kunal Mangal 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    
Judit Totth Vartika Singh Alex Hall    
Staff Alumni, EPoD Staff Alumni, EPoD India Staff Alumni, EPoD