Her work on health technologies has included research for Pfizer to inform the development of a new anti-malarial drug, for the Institute for OneWorld Health to assess the market potential of a new anti-secretory drug, and for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation regarding opportunities for the female condom to play a larger role in HIV/AIDS prevention. She has also led segments of the analysis associated with the development of the PDP Performance Measurement Framework.
Laura's work in health systems has focused on analyses for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to understand the public, private, and NGO health systems in developing countries and opportunities to leverage the private pharmaceutical infrastructure in the introduction of new medicines for underserved populations. She has advised other large health funders including Atlantic Philanthropies, Medical Association of South African Blacks (MESAB), and the Skoll Foundation. In addition to her client work, Laura took a leave of absence in 2004 to work in Africa, where she conducted cost analyses of various social marketing programs for the director of Population Services International's Tanzania office.
Laura started her career at Deloitte Consulting, focused on large scale organizational change initiatives. She holds an M.B.A. with a certificate in Public Management from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. She also holds an M.A. in International Policy from Stanford University and a B.B.A. in International Business from the University of Michigan.
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