Cassie Nemzoff is a senior policy analyst for the international Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) at the Center for Global Development. She is a health economist with over a decade of experience working across Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. Her current work is focused on improving priority setting for health in low- and middle- income countries, including health benefits package design and economic evaluation. She is a specialist in "adaptive" health technology assessment, which seeks to expedite evidence-informed policy making and improve the overall efficiency of priority setting systems. This is often done by leveraging evidence from other contexts where it is appropriate, and adjusting assessment methods for time, data, and capacity needs.
Prior to joining CGD, Nemzoff worked for the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Malawi where she provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to improve resource allocation, harmonize nationwide strategic planning, and design the essential health benefits package. Before her work in development, Nemzoff was a private sector consultant at PwC where she worked with clients to adjust to new US health reforms.
Cassie is currently a PhD Candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also holds an MSc in International Health Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Finance and International Business from New York University.