Andrea Thoumi, M.P.P., M.Sc. is the Health Equity Policy Fellow, Core Faculty Member, and Faculty Director, Health Equity Education at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. In this capacity, she advances the Center’s aim to enhance policy analysis, research, and education in health equity. She also holds a secondary appointment as Consulting Associate with the Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Andrea combines expertise in health policy, health financing, health equity, and community health. Her research interests include mitigating systemic inequities that Latine communities experience through health policies. She also serves as an instructor on Bass Connections courses and is a research collaborator with the Latinx Advocacy Team & Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19 (LATIN-19), Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP), and Women-Inspired Strategies for Healthcare (WISH). She is the recipient of AcademyHealth’s Honorable Mention, Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award (2023) and Disparities Interest Group Early-Stage Distinguished Investigator Award (2021) for her leadership, mentorship, and research and recipient the Duke Presidential Award (2020) for exceptional service to the Duke community as a LATIN-19 team member.
Previously, she oversaw Duke-Margolis’s global health portfolio spanning value-based care, universal health coverage, primary health care, reproductive health and innovations to increase access to health services. Prior to Duke, Andrea was a Research Associate at the Brookings Institution, managing research on global accountable care and alternative payment models for oncology and diabetes. Previously, she worked as a Senior Analyst at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), conducting monitoring and evaluation for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria HIV/AIDS programs in Argentina and Belize. Andrea has also consulted for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, and the World Bank on health equity, financial protection, and health innovation. She holds a Master in Public Policy from Georgetown University, an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and BA in Community Health and International Relations from Tufts University.