Theora Tiffney is a PhD student in the Center for Biology and Society. She is in the Bioethics, Policy, and Law degree track, where her reasearch focuses on ethical and policy issues of responses to infectious disease emergencies. In particular, she is interested in the role that social and structural inequalities, as well as access to affordable health care, play in the containment of epidemics.
A Duke University Program for Global Policy and Governance Global Health Fellow, she has recently returned from an internship with the World Health Organization as an intern in the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, where she had the privlege of working with the Reseach Capacity Strengthening team for 15 weeks in the summer of 2017.
Currently, her research centers on the role of drug access in the containment of Hepatitis C in the United States.
Theora Tiffney recieved her bachelors in Biology with a minor in history from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014.
Duke University Program for Global Policy and Governance Global Health Fellow, 2017