Dr. Cheryl Cashin is a managing director at R4D. She is a health economist with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing health financing policy for health systems performance improvement in low- and middle-income countries.
Dr. Cashin has served as resident advisor to the Albanian Ministry of Health on strengthening health sector policy, monitoring and evaluation. Prior to her work in Albania, Dr. Cashin served as the director of a health systems strengthening program advising the Government of Georgia on national health care financing policy, and deputy director and health financing specialist for a health system strengthening program in the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan where she provided technical assistance to national and local health policymakers on health financing policy, national health insurance, health provider payment systems and restructuring of health services delivery.
In addition to international work, Dr. Cashin recently provided research support for a mental health services quality improvement project with the Department of Mental Health and Department of Health Care Services of the State of California. Her academic appointments have included adjunct assistant professor at the Boston University School of Public Health and research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare.