Heather Lanthorn serves on the board of Feedback Labs; is on the advisory board for IDinsight and the Clarity Foundation; on the steering committee for the Buncombe County Immunization Coalition; is an affiliate at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics; and a researcher with the Dignity Project. Heather is also adjunct faculty for the joint MPH program, co-delivered by UNC-Asheville and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. Heather formerly served as associate director at IDinsight, acting as a senior member of the Research, Evaluation, and Data (RED) team to bring a strong focus on methodological rigor, decision-relevance, and research ethics across health and education projects. She also worked at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). Heather holds a ScD in Health Systems, Global Health & Population from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, an MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a BA in anthropology from Wake Forest University. You can find Heather on Twitter, BlueSky, and on Linkedin.
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