Maureen Lewis

Professor, School of Foreign Service

Maureen Lewis spent 22 years at the World Bank as Chief Economist for Human Development, where she oversaw the economic and policy work of the World Bank in the area of human development, encompassing health, education, labor markets, pensions and social assistance. Among other positions she was Manager for Human Development Economics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and spent 8 years working on Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Lewis was a Senior Fellow for two years at the Center for Global Development where she authored two books on education and a number of working papers on health policy in developing countries. She spent five years at The Urban Institute working in Latin America on health and demographic issues. Dr. Lewis has published books on health and growth and the economics of HIV/AIDs, as well as articles on health system delivery and finance. She received a B.S.F.S. and M.S. in Economics from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She is a board member at IPM where she heads the Finance and Audit Committee, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.