Senior Program Associate, Results for Development Institute, Washington DC, USA.
Mary is a Senior Program Associate at the Results for Development Institute (R4D), where she works on projects within the health portfolio, specializing in expenditure tracking and costing of nutrition programs in high burden countries. At R4D, Mary is leading the technical analysis to assess the financing needs to achieve the World Health Assembly targets for nutrition.
Prior to joining R4D, Mary worked at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute where her research focused on access to primary healthcare in Ethiopia, specifically on the use of health extension workers for health promotion, disease prevention, and service delivery. Mary has extensive field and research experience on nutrition and food security, including an internship at the BRAC School of Public Health in Bangladesh, and her own primary research on infant and young child feeding practices in Mumbai, India. She has lived and worked in Bangladesh, India, and Ethiopia.
Mary holds a B.S. in Human Biology from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Health from the Yale School of Public Health.