People

Gavin Yamey is the Center’s Founder and Director. He is a Professor of the Practice of Global Health and Public Policy at the Duke Global Health Institute and the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Osondu Ogbuoji is the Deputy Director and Research Lead at the Center. He is also a Research Scholar at the DGHI. Osondu focuses on the transition financing work undertaken at the Center.

Wenhui Mao is a Senior Policy Associate at the Center. She focuses on health financing and health policies, and their impact on global health, access to health services, financial protection and equity of health services.

Ipchita Bharali is a Policy Associate at the Center. She focuses on domestic resource mobilization, public financial management of health, and impact of aid transitions on the health sector.

Kaci Kennedy McDade is a Policy Associate at the Center. Kaci focuses on donor financing for health, the impact of transitions away from aid for health, and global public goods for health.

Shashika Bandara is a Policy Associate at the Center. He focuses on research and development for neglected tropical diseases, impact of aid transitions on health, and health related human rights. Shashika also works with the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research.

MOHAMED MUSTAFA DIAB

Mohamed Mustafa Diab is a Policy Associate at the Center. He focuses on global financing mechanisms that support health products and address poverty-related neglected diseases.

Siddharth Dixit is a Policy Associate at the Center. He focuses on impact of aid transition on health. Prior to joining the Center he was part of Duke Center for International Development focusing on development in low and middle income countries.  Siddharth also works with the Evidence Lab at the Duke Global Health Institute.

Shenglan Tang

Shenglan Tang is a Technical Advisor to the Center. He is a Professor of Medicine and Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Associate Director of DGHI for China Initiatives and Director of the new Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University in China.

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ALEXANDER GUNN

Alexander Gunn is a Policy Associate at the Center and a medical student at Duke University School of Medicine. He is passionate about pragmatic solutions that provide higher quality care to more people at a lower cost. Additionally, he is keenly interested in research and development for neglected tropical diseases. 

MINAHIL SHAHID

Minahil Shahid is a Policy Associate at the Center. Minahil focuses on financing RMNCH and HIV interventions.

Zoha Waqar Farooqi is a current Duke Global Health Institute Master’s student and a Research Assistant at the Center.

Xinqi Zhang is a current Duke Global Health Institute Master’s student and a Research Assistant at the Center.

Judy Riviere is a Masters student in Global Health and a research assistant at the center. She is working with the team to better understand transitions in donor assistance for health financing.

JIAQI ZHANG

Jiaqi Zhang is a current Duke Global Health Institute Master’s student and a Research Assistant at the Center. At our center, she helps work on projects studying transitioning from donor assistance for health.

HEATHER HILLE

Heather Hille is a Project Coordinator at the Center. She focuses on communications and operational activities for the Center. 

CHELSEA HAMLET

Chelsea Hamlet is an Administrative Assistant at the Center. She is an undergraduate majoring in public policy, with a minor in global health and certificate in markets and management.

RISHI DASGUPTA

Rishi Dasgupta is an intern at the Center. He focuses on malaria modeling.

PRIYANKA TEJWANI

Priyanka Tejwani is an intern at the Center. She focuses on TB financing.

MACKENZIE ZEPEDA

Mackenzie Zepeda is a Research Assistant at the Center. She focuses on donor transition policies.

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Indermit Gill

Indermit Gill is a Technical Adviser to the Center. He is a professor of practice of public policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Before joining Duke, he served as the Director for Development Policy in the Office of the Chief Economist at the World Bank.

Gangadhar Shukla

Gangadhar Shukla is an Investigator at the Center. He is a Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at DCID and Director of the DCID Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting.

Roy Kelly

Roy Kelly is an Investigator at the Center. He is a Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Studies at DCID and Director of the Program on Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management.

Richard Hemming

Richard Hemming is an Investigator at the Center. He is a Visiting Professor at the DCID, an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and previously served as Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF.