Andrea Feigl is currently a doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Global Health and Population.
Her research focuses on universal healthcare implementation and cost-effectiveness of chronic disease interventions in developing countries. Her most recent work includes a worldwide longitudinal analysis of the political, social, and economic determinants of universal healthcare, published in Health Policy, and an impact evaluation of national anti-smoking initiatives in Chile.
She previously conducted global health policy research at WHO-PAHO, evaluating IMCI (Integrated Management for Childhood Illness) projects in Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru, and also worked for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She has authored several high level reports, including Development Aid Flows for Chronic Diseases for the Center for Global Development, a background paper on the political economy of universal healthcare for WHO, and a leading World Economic Forum/Harvard report on the global economic burden of chronic diseases, featured at the UN High Level Summit on NCDs in 2011.
She is a Harvard Graduate Leadership Initiative Fellow, and has served as steering committee member of the Young Professionals Chronic Diseases Network, as well as the student President of the Harvard Club of Austria in Cambridge, MA. A native of Austria, she completed her MPH and BSc (First Class Honors) on a full scholarship at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and is a graduate of the Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway. She also is an internationally certified ballet teacher for the Royal International Society for Teachers of Dance, and worked as an international model for Elite Model Management.