Kaci Kennedy McDade

Associate in Research

Kaci Kennedy McDade is a Policy Associate in the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health (CPIGH). Her research focuses on donor financing for health, the impact of transitions away from foreign aid, and global public goods for health.

Prior to joining CPIGH in 2018, Kaci was a US-Sino scholarship recipient at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she earned her master’s degree in international development. Her thesis research focused on China as a foreign aid donor. During her graduate studies, she was a research intern at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and the State Department's East Asia and the Pacific Bureau. Previously she was a part of the Maternal, Newborn, Child Health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. She completed her undergraduate studies at the College of William & Mary.