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Rachel Nugent

Former Deputy Director of Global Health

Global health policy, health and economic development, population and poverty, drug resistance policy, cost-effectiveness and economic impacts of non-communicable diseases in developing countries


PhD in Economics, George Washington University; BA in Economics and Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rachel Nugent was the deputy director of global health at the Center for Global Development from March 2007 to March 2011. Her research focused on funding for non-communicable diseases in developing countries and the effects of demographic changes on development. She led CGD’s Demographics and Development in the 21st Century Initiative, chaired the Drug Resistance Working Group and Initiative, and was co-chair of the Working Group on UNFPA’s Leadership Transition. Nugent left CGD in 2011 to be associate professor and director of the Disease Control Priorities Network at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health.

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