Tamara Fox

Senior Advisor for Learning and Evaluation StrategyPhone: (718) 517-3665


Tamara C. Fox is senior advisor for learning and strategy at the SSRC. She has held the position of director for research, monitoring, and evaluation at both the Helmsley Charitable Trust (where she also launched a grant-making program to assist people in need in New York City) and the ELMA Philanthropies Services (which invests in improving education and health outcomes for children in Africa). In both these roles she worked with program staff to create targeted strategic plans and to track the impact of grants and programs. Prior to these two posts, Fox spent a decade at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation managing grants portfolios focused on strengthening social science research and graduate training programs in Africa and globally, expanding basic and secondary education in developing countries, studying international migration, conducting evidence-based advocacy, and promoting greater access to data. Her previous work at the World Bank and the Urban Institute examined healthcare worker training and migration, and healthcare financing in developed and developing countries. She is the chair of the board for the African Population and Health Research Center and serves on the boards of the Global Fund for Children and Impact Matters. Tamara holds a BS from Cornell University in genetics and biomedical ethics, an MSc from the London School of Economics in health planning and financing, and a PhD in agricultural and resources economics from the University of California, Berkeley.