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Veronica Vargas, PhD, is an economist who focuses on health economics, global health, and health policy. She has worked in academia and international organizations, mostly in Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe, for more than 20 years.  Her research projects have resulted in more than 20 articles, policy notes, and book chapters (here).

For the last three years, she has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University. Currently, she is a Research Affiliate at the Mittal Institute. Her current research explores the research and development (R&D) of novel vaccines and drugs in both Latin America and South Asia. 

Sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute, she is co-leading with Prof. Ingrid Katz (Harvard Medical School) a seminar on South-to-South Collaboration for Vaccines and Therapeutics Innovation. On June 4, 2020, the first virtual Accelerator Workshop with a focus on COVID Vaccines and Advance Market Commitment took place.  A virtual workshop on Therapeutics Innovation for Neglected Diseases will take place next year (TBD).