Vice President of Global Noncommunicable Diseases, RTI International
Rachel Nugent is a world-renowned expert in global noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and has more than 30 years of experience in global development as a researcher, practitioner, and policy advisor to governments. In addition to her research contributions, she has advised the World Health Organization, the U.S. government, corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations on the economics and policy environment of NCDs.
She is a member of the International Expert Group for the Global Nutrition Report, the Lancet Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries of the Poorest Billion, and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Economic Evaluation, and she works with the World Health Organization Global Coordination Mechanism Working Group on Noncommunicable Disease Financing.
She also is on the External Advisory Committee of the NCD Alliance, Children’s Heartlink, and the boards of other global and regional health and nutrition advocacy organizations. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic in Developing Countries, the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Chronic Diseases and Well-Being, a contributor to the Disease Control Priorities Project in Developing Countries, 2nd edition, and Series Editor and Principal Investigator for Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition.