Mary D’Alimonte is a Program Officer at Results for Development (R4D), where she works across projects in R4D’s health and nutrition financing portfolio. Mary specializes in nutrition financing and budget analysis at global and country levels. She is leading R4D’s work on the Global Investment Framework for Nutrition, which seeks to estimate the global cost and financing needs to achieve the World Health Assembly targets for nutrition by 2025, working with partners from the World Bank and 1000 Days.
Prior to joining R4D, Mary worked at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute where her research focused on access to primary healthcare in Ethiopia, specifically on the use of health extension workers for health promotion, disease prevention, and service delivery. Mary has field and research experience on nutrition and food security, including an internship at the BRAC School of Public Health in Bangladesh, and her own primary research on infant and young child feeding practices in Mumbai, India. She has lived and worked in Bangladesh, India, and Ethiopia.
Mary holds a B.S. in Human Biology from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Health from the Yale School of Public Health.