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Reem Hafez

Senior Economist, Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice at the World Bank

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Dr. Reem Hafez joined the Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice at the World Bank as a Senior Economist in September 2016. She has 12 years’ experience working on international health policy, health financing, and health system reform issues. Her current research interests include governance and accountability in decentralized contexts, efficiency measurement, and the use of health care analytics to inform decision making. 
 
Prior to joining the bank, she worked as a researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre and the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University on the impact of health interventions, particularly wider health system reforms on health equity and financial protection in China.  
 
She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Duke University, masters’ degrees in public health and health economics from George Washington and York Universities respectively, and a doctorate in health economics from Oxford University.