Emilie Efronson

Program Manager

Policy Analysis

I develop data-driven solutions to complex health system issues.



Emilie is a Program Manager with the Policy Analysis Unit at AidData. She currently manages AidData's DREAMS Innovation Challenge project in Zambia, applying data to increase impact through the development of a decision support tool for HIV stakeholders. Previously, she has worked on a number of health systems strengthening programs in sub-Saharan Africa, including implementing patient-centered delivery approaches aimed at improving HIV treatment services in Zambia. Emilie received her BA in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and her MPH in International Health from Boston University. 


Dr. Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations, a founder of AidData, and Co-Director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR), administrative home of AidData. In total, ITPIR houses five major research projects or centers. Mike served as a Principal Investigator on AidData’s five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement with USAID. His expertise includes international organizations, the role of IR scholars in policymaking, and the development role of the BRICSA countries and their impact on the global development regime. 

Mike teaches on international relations, international organization, and international development. He has published two books: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance, Oxford University Press, 2008; Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Cambridge University Press, 2006. He has published articles in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy, Journal of IR and Development, Politics and Gender, Environment, International Studies Perspectives, Law and Contemporary Problems, and International Politics. Mike holds a PhD in Political Science and Government from UC San Diego, and a BA in Political Science and Government from the College of William and Mary.

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International Relations, International Political Economy, International Development, Foreign Aid, Emerging Powers, Institutional Theory


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