Marianne Hamilton Lopez, PhD, MPA

Research Director, Value-Based Payment Reform

Marianne Hamilton Lopez, PhD, MPA is Research Director of the Value-Based Payment Reform portfolio at Duke-Margolis.  In this role, she manages the Center's activities aimed at identifying barriers and facilitating implementation of new value-based payment models for pharmaceuticals, including gene therapies, and medical devices. She oversees the Developing a Path to Value-Based Reimbursement for Medical Products Consortium and partners with Duke University faculty, scholars, and external health experts to advance this work. 

Prior to joining Duke-Margolis, Dr. Hamilton Lopez was a senior program officer with the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System and provided strategic direction and oversight of the Consortium’s Science and Technology portfolio and Clinical Effectiveness Research Innovation and the Digital Learning Collaboratives. She was a Senior Manager at AcademyHealth; a Public Health Community Advisor for the United States Cochrane Center; and the Federal Women’s Program Manager and American Indian/Alaska Native Employment Program Manager for the National Institutes of Health

Degrees: 

B.A. in Politics and Women’s Studies, Earlham College

Master of Public Administration, The George Washington University

PhD in Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)