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.

HEATHER HILLE

Heather Hille is a Project Coordinator at the Center. She focuses on administration, communications, and operation activities at the Center. 

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

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

JIAQI ZHANG

Jiaqi Zhang is a Research Assistant at the Center. Her research focuses COVID-19 policy analysis and transitioning from donor assistance for health.

Sarah Bond started her internship at the Center during the summer of 2020. Her research focuses on the impact of value-based care on health disparities in the US in low-resource settings. She is a rising senior at Duke University, majoring in Public Policy and Global Health with a minor in Spanish.

RISHI DASGUPTA

Rishi Dasgupta started his internship at the Center during the summer of 2019. His research focuses on malaria modeling.

Paige Kleidermacher started her internship at the Center during the summer of 2020. Her research focuses on tracking China’s aid for health. She is an incoming sophomore at Duke University and is pursuing a double major in Environmental Policy and Global Health.

PRIYANKA TEJWANI

Priyanka Tejwani was an intern at the Center during the summer of 2019. Her research focused on TB financing.

Shawin Vitsupakorn started his internship at the Center during the summer of 2020. His research focuses on the early experiences of Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana. He is a rising sophomore at Duke University. Alongside a B.S. in Neuroscience and a global health minor, he plans to pursue sociology and psychology coursework.

MACKENZIE ZEPEDA

Mackenzie Zepeda started her internship at the Center during the summer of 2019. Her research 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.