Daniel Arias is a PhD candidate in the Population Health Sciences program of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, associated with the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
As a health financing specialist, Daniel focuses on analytical research in support of sustainable financing for major health programs. Daniel uses quantitative and qualitative research to provide tools and resources for governments, program managers and advocates in low- and middle-income countries; these tools provide local change agents with evidence-driven insight to foster robust, efficient and sustainable health programming.
Most recently, Daniel worked for three years at Results for Development (R4D), a global development non-profit in Washington, DC. His work at R4D includes “Immunization Financing: A Resource Guide for Advocates, Policy Makers and Program Managers” and InvestInNutrition.org, a data analytics website on investments in global nutrition.
Prior to joining R4D, Daniel’s interest in equity and mental health lead him to Ghana, where he researched potential partnerships between biomedical care providers and religious healers. The findings of this research have since informed programming at the Ghana Health Service and have been cited in Harper’s Magazine.
Daniel received a Master of Public Health degree in May 2019 from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where his studies were supported by a Sommer Scholarship. He further holds a BA in history of science, medicine, and public health from Yale University, where he received the Martin Klein and George Rosen Prize for his thesis on the origins of the collegiate mental health movement. He graduated in May 2015 with Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude honors. He is a native speaker of English and is a fluent heritage speaker of Spanish.