Nancy Dickson

Ms. Nancy Dickson
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Mailbox 81
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Office: Belfer-212
Tel: (1) 617-496-9469
Group affiliation: Former Program Co-Director (through Aug 2016)
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Nancy Dickson is Program Director for the Harvard Kennedy School Healthcare Policy Program. She joined the Program in 2016 and is centrally involved in creating a strategic vision, in fund raising, and in managing the operations and activities of the program. The Program encourages research across Harvard on access, innovation and delivery system reform; advances health policy debates; and enriches teaching and programming on US healthcare at Harvard. Prior to that she served as co-director of the Sustainability Science Program, which she co-founded in 2006. This cross-school research and training program has supported research initiatives led by faculty from across the university and trained over 135 doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellows from around the world. Nancy has managed numerous large, interdisciplinary research projects involving multi-country teams. Her work has examined science and sustainable development, social learning in international affairs, and efforts to link research with practice in various contexts, including global environmental risks, environmental assessment, and natural resources.  Nancy is particularly interested in how we can improve connections between research and policy communities. She has served on numerous external reviews and advisory boards, most recently on NASA’s Applied Sciences Program Advisory Committee. She holds degrees from Cornell University, a Master of Regional Planning and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Government.