Davene R. Wright, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine, a partnership between the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School. She is also faculty in the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy and a Site PI for the Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship. She received a BS in Polymer and Textile Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004 and earned her PhD in Health Policy and Decision Sciences from Harvard University in 2012.

Dr. Wright’s research designs interventions and promotes effective and efficient policies to improve the management of chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes. She leads interdisciplinary studies that use a range of methods including stated preference elicitation, economic evaluation, and simulation modeling. She is active in the Society for Medical Decision Making and co-chairs the Decision Sciences for Child Health Collaborative. Dr. Wright’s work has been funded by NIH, AHRQ, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association.