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David Blaine Ridley

Professor of the Practice of Business Administration
Fuqua School of Business
Duke Box 90120, 100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0120
100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0120

Overview


David Ridley has served as the Faculty Director of the Center for Health Sector Management (HSM) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business for more than a decade. HSM students comprise nearly 20 percent of Duke MBA graduates each year.

David is an economist focused on incentives for innovation and quality, as well as pricing. He is dedicated to creating and studying tools that improve health.

David was the lead author of two papers that became law. He and his colleagues proposed the Food and Drug Administration's priority review voucher program which became law in 2007. They also proposed the Environmental Protection Agency's vector expedited review voucher program which became law in 2022.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of the Practice of Business Administration · 2017 - Present Fuqua School of Business
Professor of the Practice of Economics · 2018 - Present Economics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2017 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives
Executive Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy · 2019 - Present Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications


Duke University · 2001 Ph.D.