“As someone just beginning a career in global health, I’ve found it extremely rewarding being entrusted with the role of representing R4D in high-level technical meetings.”
Daniel Arias is a senior program associate at Results for Development (R4D), conducting analytical research in support of sustainable financing for key sectors, including HIV, immunization and nutrition.
Primarily working with broad datasets such as World Bank indicator data, sub-national survey results and other health financing data, Mr. Arias combines quantitative and qualitative research to provide tools and resources for governments, program managers and advocates. These tools provide local change agents with evidence-driven insight to foster robust, efficient and sustainable health programming. His work includes “Immunization Financing: A Resource Guide for Advocates, Policy Makers and Program Managers,” InvestInNutrition.org, a data analytics website on investments in global nutrition, and health care cost reports.
Prior to joining R4D, Mr. Arias’s interest in mental health lead him to Ghana where he researched potential partnerships between biomedical care providers and religious healers. He also conducted historical research at the National Institutes of Health and at Genetic Alliance, a health care non-profit in Washington D.C.
Daniel 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 speaks fluent Spanish.