Marianne Hamilton Lopez PhD, MPA


Research Team

Marianne Hamilton Lopez, PhD, MPA


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

Master of Public Administration, The George Washington University

BA in Politics and Women’s Studies, Earlham College

Dr. Marianne Hamilton Lopez is the Senior Research Director of Biomedical Innovation, an adjunct associate professor, and core faculty at the Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy in Washington, DC. She leads the strategic design and direction of the Institute’s Biomedical Innovation portfolio, with a focus on medical products development and regulation, real world evidence, infectious disease preparedness, and payment, pricing, and coverage of drugs and medical devices. She also oversees the Value 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