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


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)