Dr. Victoria Fan is a research fellow and health economist at the Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent think tank in Washington, DC. She graduated from HSPH in the Department of Global Health & Population in 2011 with a doctor of science degree. Her dissertation was mainly on health insurance and conditional cash transfers in India. At CGD, Dr. Fan has worked on improving value for money of global health funding agencies such as the Global Fund. Her primary research area is health systems and health economics, particularly India and China. She also contributes to CGD’s Global Health Policy blog. Prior to joining CGD, she consulted for various organizations including SEWA, BRAC, WHO and the World Bank. She holds an SB in mechanical engineering from MIT and an SM from HSPH. She was born and raised in Hawaii. You can follow her on twitter at @fanvictoria.