Teddy Svoronos


Teddy Svoronos

Faculty Director of Training, Evidence for Policy Design
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Person Description

Teddy Svoronos is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He teaches courses in statistics and econometrics for both MPP and MPA/ID students, and is developing new digital and online teaching materials for the MPP program. 

A graduate of the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy, Svoronos' dissertation focused on the extent to which quasi-experimental designs can approximate the results of randomized trials.  He has also conducted research on healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the interaction between patient behavior and access to health services. Prior to joining the Kennedy School's faculty, he produced several online modules for the Building Capacity to use Research Evidence (BCURE) project which have been used in India and Pakistan with the aim of enabling policymakers to effectively use evidence in decision making. 

Teddy is a Fulbright scholar and the co-founder of Spark MicroGrants, an organization that enables poor communities to design, implement and manage their own social impact projects. He holds an MPH from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a Bachelor's degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. 



Article|June 15, 2020

Teachly seeks to reduce bias in both virtual and in-person classrooms by generating evidence about an instructor’s teaching.

Article|April 1, 2020

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