Elisa Maffioli is a PhD candidate in Economics at Duke University. Her main research interests lie in the intersection between development and health economics. She has work and research experience related to different health areas, such as HIV, malaria, health insurance, and health care delivery through community health workers. Currently, she is studying the political consequences of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. She is also working on research projects in India, Kenya, and Myanmar. She holds a BSc and a MSc in Economics from Bocconi University. Prior to joining Duke, she worked as a research manager for the World Bank in Lesotho.