Maureen A. Lewis

Maureen Lewis is Visiting Professor in the Global Human Development Program in the School of Foreign Service with a joint appointment in the Masters in Global Health Program. She spent 22 years at the World Bank, where she held various positions including Chief Economist for Human Development, Manager for Human Development Economics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Lead Economist in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Lewis was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development and was previously a Senior Research Associate at The Urban Institute working in Latin America. Dr. Lewis has published books on health and growth, the economics of HIV/AIDs, political economy of health care and on education of excluded groups particularly girls, as well as articles on a range of other development topics. She received a B.S.F.S. and M.S. in Economics from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, board member at International Partnership for Microbicides where she heads the Finance and Audit Committee, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her research focuses on health care financing and delivery, and education finance and accountability.

Area of expertise: Health policy; Social sectors.

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