Rachel Nugent

VP, Global NCDs, RTI International

Dr. Rachel Nugent has more than 30 years of experience in global development as a researcher, practitioner, and policy advisor to governments. As Vice President and Director of the Center for Global NCDs at RTI International, she leads a team charged with providing policy analysis, implementation, and evaluation of cost-effective strategies to prevent and control global NCDs. She is a member of WHO’s Expert Advisory Panel on Management of Non Communicable Diseases and The Lancet Commission on NCDIs of the Poorest Billion. She led the Lancet Task Force on NCDs and Economics (2018). Dr. Nugent focuses on using economic analysis for priority-setting in health, and has worked with global and national institutions to increase use of evidence for decision-making. Her recent work includes tracking donor funding on NCDs and assessing costs and benefits of NCD policies and interventions. She is also an Associate Affiliate Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington.