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Damian Walker

Non-Resident Fellow


Evidence-informed policy, health technology assessment, priority-setting, vaccines & immunization


Damian Walker is a health economist with more than 20 years of experience. Between 2010-2019 he worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, most recently as Deputy Director of Data and Analytics. In that role he was responsible for setting strategy and overseeing impact across investments worth more than $200m, which aimed to support global and country decision-making, improve the coordination and effectiveness of BMGF’s data investments, and explore disruptive/innovative approaches to capture, analyze and use data. Before BMGF he was an Associate Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Damian holds a B.Sc. in economics and a M.Sc. in health economics both from the University of York, and a Ph.D. in health economics from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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