Tom Nicholson
Associate In Research

Tom Nicholson holds an appointment as Associate in Research at DCID, stemming from a research partnership between DCID and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, with a focus on policy innovation in the global response to drug-resistant tuberculosis. In this capacity he has co-founded Advance Access and Delivery (AA&D), a global NGO focused on health care delivery in challenging settings, which is aligned with Partners In Health (PIH), Harvard Medical School, and the Zero TB Initiative (of which AA&D is current Secretariat). 

Before joining DCID, he was a Project Director for a 5-year population health grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s African Health Initiative (AHI) to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners In Health, Harvard Medical School, the National University of Rwanda - School of Public Health, and the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Prior to this, he managed and coordinated international multidrug-resistant tuberculosis projects in the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union with Partners In Health, and has been involved in global TB policy discussions since 2005. Tom is a technical consultant to the UN Office of Project Services (UN OPS).

He holds a Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a BA in Political Science from Indiana University - Bloomington. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in 2013.

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