Danielle Doughman is a health policy and advocacy specialist. She has more than 15 years of experience working in health and development policy and advocacy at the sub-national, national, regional, and global levels.
Danielle has been the Policy Outreach Manager at the African Population and Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya since 2014. At APHRC, she leads the Synergy Unit as a part of the Policy Engagement and Communications Division, responsible for knowledge translation of APHRC’s research on topics from health and education to urbanization and slums. She manages engagement with policymakers on issues central to health and development across sub-Saharan Africa and works to improve their use of data in decisionmaking.
Danielle wrote about her work in a 2017 chapter on knowledge brokering to strengthen African leadership in global decision-making, available here http://www.theimpactinitiative.net/impact-lab/collection/using-knowledge-brokerage. Her work is driven by a belief that sound, evidence-informed policy can change the world for the better.
Prior to her work in global health, Danielle worked in disability policy and advocacy and as a social worker with the urban poor. During her tenure as the Board Chair of the National Coalition Building Institute (Atlanta, Georgia), she was recognized with the Rosa Parks Leadership Award. Danielle earned a Master of Science in Public Health and an additional certification in Global Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Policy & Management. She was awarded a David A. Winston Health Policy Merit Scholarship during her graduate studies. She completed her BA at Emory University.