Emily Myers is the Associate Director of Training and Policy at EPoD, where she leads EPoD’s training portfolio and develops new policy partnerships. Her work focuses on strategies for building government capacity to use evidence to strengthen policy design and service delivery. In 2013, she helped to design and launch the Harvard Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) Program. She has a background in international development and health, and recently managed a health systems policy research and reform initiative in Malaysia with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining Harvard, she served as an advisor in the Office of Planning and Monitoring at the Mexican Social Security Institute, where she worked on analysis and evaluation of health care delivery reforms. She has also worked in Guatemala for WINGS, a reproductive health organization, and in New York for the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in International Politics and Economics from New York University.
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EPoD shared insights on data and evidence usage at the 2018 SEEP Conference.
Decision-making depends not only on the quality of evidence that is presented, but also on the context in which this evidence is received.