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Andrea Taylor leads a portfolio of global innovation programs focused on evaluation, scaling, and adaptation of healthcare innovations to address critical access and quality challenges. Her work with the Duke Global Health Innovation Center and Innovations in Healthcare drive evidence-based recommendations for scaling transformative models of care, adapting models into new contexts, and facilitating system change. She is the research lead for the Launch and Scale project’s COVID-19 workstream, analyzing global data on vaccines, partnerships, and therapeutics to combat the pandemic. She led design and research for the USAID-funded Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) and the development of several publications for the recent evaluation of the Saving Lives at Birth program, with USAID and GCC.
Before joining Duke University in 2012, Andrea was on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, where she conducted research on health and economic policy innovation. Prior to this, she worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she co-designed programs to build capacity for mental health policy and care delivery in countries coming out of violent conflict. She holds a master’s degree in Social Service Administration (social work) from the University of Chicago.