Dr. Horacio Duarte graduated from Harvard College, where he studied biological anthropology and developed an interest in global health and infectious diseases. After college, he pursued his MD at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. During that time, he spent a year at the National Institutes of Health as a clinical research training program fellow, studying cardio-metabolic disease in HIV-infected adults, as well as treatment adherence in pediatric HIV patients in Latin America. In July 2011, he began his pediatric residency training at the University of Washington, where he also completed his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship. One of Dr. Duarte’s main research interests is using mathematical modeling and cost-effectiveness analysis to improve health policy and resource allocation decisions in low- and middle-income countries, with a current focus on HIV-related health outcomes.
Zack W. Almquist is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Senior Data Science Fellow at the University of Washington, where he also holds affiliation with CSDE and Urban@UW. From 2018-2020 he was a Research Scientist in the Demography and Survey Science team at Facebook, Inc; from 2017-2018 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University; and from 2013-2018 he was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Minnesota. His research centers on the development and application of mathematical, computational, and statistical methodology to better understand the problems and theories of social networks analysis, demography, education, homelessness, and environmental action and governance. In the field of Demography Dr. Almquist’s research has been published in journals such as: Demographic Research, Mathematical Population Studies, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, Geographic Analysis, and The Journal of Gerontology: Series B.
Nora Kenworthy is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington, Bothell, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Anthropology. At UW Bothell, she coordinates the undergraduate Minor in Global Health. Her research explores the politics of global health governance, the sociopolitical impacts of HIV initiatives in southern Africa, and the changing roles of philanthrocapitalism and corporations in shaping global health programming. Kenworthy is the author of Mistreated: The Political Consequences of the Fight Against AIDS in Lesotho (2017, Vanderbilt University Press). She received her PhD and MA from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and her BA from Williams College.