Education: MALD (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University), MPH, Doctor of Science, International Health (Harvard School of Public Health)

Regional Experience: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi

Professional Experience: Laura has worked for over 15 years with many different global health organizations on a range of issues such as access to health technologies and services, public-private partnerships, health financing, and agenda setting. She has completed a book (with Michael R. Reich) called Access: How Do Good Technologies Get to Poor People in Poor Countries? (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 2008). Laura has lectured at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and University College Cork in Ireland in undergraduate and graduate courses on global health policy, access to medicines, systems theory and qualitative research methods. While in Cork, she also carried out a three-year qualitative and quantitative research project on perceptions, practices, and promotion of breastfeeding in Ireland funded by the Department Health. Laura has lived and worked in east, central, and southern Africa and worked with non-governmental organizations on community-based health programs in relief and development contexts. She is presently based in Bujumbura, Burundi.

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