Andrea Thoumi MPP, MSc

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Andrea Thoumi, MPP, MSc


MPP, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

MSc, Health Policy, Planning and Financing, London School of Economics & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

BA, Community Health, International Relations, Tufts University

Andrea Thoumi, MPP, MSc is a health policy researcher with over 15 years of experience focused on reducing health inequities through health policy, health financing and community health. Currently, she is the Community Health and Equity Area Lead and Faculty Director of Health Equity Education, as well as a Core Faculty Member and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy. She is also a Consulting Associate with the Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Currently, she serves as Vice Chair, Health Equity Interest Group, AcademyHealth.

Her research interests include identifying health policies to mitigate structural and social determinants of health that lead to health inequities among Latine/x communities in the US. She is leading projects related to community-based COVID-19 testing and vaccination strategies, expanding insurance enrollment among Latine communities including Medicaid post-partum coverage, and linking community-engaged research to policy changes in collaboration with interdisciplinary partners. She is also an instructor for Bass Connections courses at Duke University and is a research collaborator with the NIH's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) Coordination Center. She is the recipient of AcademyHealth’s Disparities Interest Group Early-Stage Distinguished Investigator Award (2021) for her leadership, mentorship, and research, recipient of AcademyHealth's Honorable Mention, Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award (2023), and recipient of the Duke Presidential Award (2020) for exceptional service to the Duke community along with other LATIN-19 team members. 

Previously, she oversaw Duke-Margolis’s global health portfolio spanning value-based care, universal health coverage, primary health care, reproductive health and innovations to increase access to health services. Prior to joining Duke-Margolis, she was a Research Associate at the Brookings Institution and Senior Analyst at PwC. She has consulted for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, and the World Bank. She is published in leading journals including American Journal of Public HealthAmerican Journal of Managed Care, Annals of Global Health, BMJ Global Health, Brookings Future Development, Health Affairs, Health Research Policy and Systems, The Lancet, and Vaccine. She holds a MSc in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing from the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Master in Public Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, and BA in Community Health and International Relations from Tufts University.