Matthew Bonds has a Ph.D. in economics and a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia. He joined the HSPH and HMS faculty after a postdoctoral fellowship in sustainable development under the mentorship of Jeffrey Sachs at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. His research explores relationships between ecology, infectious diseases, and economic development, with an applied focus on the role of healthcare in promoting economic growth in areas of extreme poverty. While developing formal theoretical frameworks, Dr. Bonds works with Partners in Health along with government bodies in Rwanda to measure the socioeconomic and health impacts of their health system. These efforts rely on a broad range of data and methods, including population and business survey data, geographic information systems, and mathematical and statistical modeling. This work is funded by a Fogarty International Research Scientist Career Development Award (NIH), and a Scholar Award in Complex Systems Science from the James S. McDonnell Foundation.