Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

Eva Clausen Westley

Associate Director for Research, WSIPP

Eva Clausen Westley holds an MPH in Global Health from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's in Latin American Health: Policy & Practice from Knox College. Following her graduate studies, she worked as an Associate Program Officer on the Integrated Delivery Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working to strengthen primary health care and improve the impact and efficiency of health interventions. Eva's work focused on leveraging the private sector to improve coverage of primary health care for the poor.

Reflecting on her time with the START Center, Eva shared, "The START Program is that rare work environment that is both incredibly challenging and exceptionally supportive. We work alongside local and global change-makers grappling with some of the most complex problems in public health. Yet START's approach is not competitive, but collaborative. The multidisciplinary, team-oriented approach taught me invaluable skills in leadership and management that I continue to drawn upon in my career."

Eva currently works as an Associate Director for Research for the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP), an independent research institute in Olympia that conducts practical, non-partisan research - at legislative direction - on issues of importance to Washington State.