Lisa Smith is a Research Associate with the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan. She is a part of the Health Care Research Initiative. Her work is focused on assessing demand for and access to healthcare goods and services. Lisa researches innovative methods for addressing health needs by improving public and private sector healthcare supply chains. She helps coordinate and manage work with the World Health Organization, UK Department of International Development, Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and US Agency for International Development.
Lisa has also worked with the WDI Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Research Initiative since early 2010. She continues to spend some of her time at WDI researching the intersection of business strategy and poverty alleviation with the BoP research team.
Lisa completed the dual masters program in Public Health and Social Work with a certificate in Global Health Studies at the University of Michigan in December 2009. Prior to completing graduate work at the University of Michigan, Lisa studied psychology, sociology and German at Hope College in Holland, MI.
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