Dr. Lori A. Bollinger is currently Vice President at Avenir Health, performing both technical and management tasks on various projects. Her technical expertise includes model development, econometric and statistical analysis, economics of HIV/AIDS, costing for reproductive health, and other resource allocation analyses.
Prior to Avenir Health, she worked at Futures Group, where her work included participating in developing and documenting various models, including a model to examine the costs and benefits of Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission interventions (PMTCT); a model to utilize in planning resource allocation and cost-effectiveness for HIV/AIDS (Goals); a cost-benefit model examining the trade-off between syndromic management and rapid testing for STIs; the Resource Needs Model, which calculates the resources needed to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and the costing component of the Safe Motherhood model, along with other models.
She has also been involved extensively in various studies examining the socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS, as well as various efforts to cost out the required response, including the estimates used by UNAIDS for global advocacy efforts. Alongside model development and research into the socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Bollinger has field-tested and applied these models in various countries. Her specific field experience includes China, Russia, Mexico, Uganda, Lesotho, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Panama. She manages three model reference groups at Futures Group, including coordinating all internal and external comments on the models, researching new technical additions to the models, and incorporating these changes.
Prior to her work at Futures Group, Dr. Bollinger taught graduate and undergraduate economics and statistics courses at Wesleyan and Yale Universities for several years. Dr. Bollinger has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of York, England, and an M.A. in International Studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University, Massachusetts.