As Health Finance Institute’s CEO and founder, Andrea brings extensive leadership experience in academia, the public sector, international organizations (WHO, WB, OECD), and the global non-profit sector. Her past work focused on the economics and policies of preventing and treating the economic burden of chronic diseases, as well as on health financing and governance, UHC, and cost-effectiveness of chronic disease interventions. She has been recognized as the innovator of the Evidenced Formal Coverage Index metric for universal healthcare coverage and
co-founded the Young Professional Network for Chronic Diseases (YP-CDN). Apart from being the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, such as several Harvard graduate awards and the Fulbright scholarship, she has also authored several high-level reports, including Development Aid Flows for Chronic Diseases for the Center for Global Development and a leading WEF/Harvard report on the global economic burden of chronic diseases. A native of Austria, Andrea received her Ph.D. in global health from Harvard University, MPH and BSc (First Class Honors) with a full scholarship from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and IB from Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway. Andrea was a Visiting Scientist at Harvard from 2015 to 2020 at the School of Public Health and is a Salzburg Global Fellow. In her free time, you can catch her pursuing her passion for dance and raving about the beauty of her homeland, Austria.