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Emmanuela Gakidou

Emmanuela Gakidou, PhD, is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences and Senior Director of Organizational Development and Training at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Dr. Gakidou’s research interests focus on impact evaluations, as well as methods, tools & development for analytical challenges in global health. She also oversees the Organizational Development and Training team as they strengthen and support the Institutes high-achieving, diverse, and ambitious staff. She is passionate about training the next generation of leaders in the field of health metrics.

Before joining IHME, Dr. Gakidou was a research associate at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health and also worked as a health economist at WHO. Originally from Greece, Dr. Gakidou moved to the US for higher education and received her degrees – a BA, a Master of International Health Economics, and a PhD in Health Policy – from Harvard University.