Executive Director, Reform for Resilience Commission, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Patricia Geli, PhD, is Executive Director of the Reform for Resilience Commission and a research scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also guides Harvard’s participation in the Partnership for Central America, a coalition formed in response to Vice President Kamala Harris’ May 2021 call to address the root causes of migration from Central America. Previously, Patricia worked at the World Bank for a decade, most recently as senior economist and task team leader for the Africa CDC program. She served on the World Bank’s COVID-19 task force and on an extended mission in Sierra Leone at the height of the Ebola crisis. Prior to that, she worked in the Public Health Agency of Sweden and Resources for the Future. Patricia’s academic background spans economics, epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, and mathematical modeling. She holds a PhD in mathematical statistics from Stockholm University.