Daniel H. Kress

Senior Director, Global Health Financing and Systems

Dan Kress


  • PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Economics and French, University of Montana
  • Certificat d’Etudes Approfondies, Université d’Aix-Marseille III

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Daniel H. Kress, PhD, provides technical expertise in global health financing and systems, boasting a wealth of experience in the analysis and measurement of policy issues and strategies related to health systems and financing in low- and middle-income countries, including the role of the non-state sector in mixed health systems. He has a strong background in collaborating with a wide variety of bilateral and multilateral institutions in global health.

Most recently, Mr. Kress has written key technical chapters of a proposal to develop a monitoring and evaluation system and supported health care financing projects in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. Previously, he worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the deputy director for global primary health care and health financing. He also served as senior health economist at the World Bank, where he oversaw health policy issues in Iran and Morocco.

Dr. Kress has worked in more than 30 countries and is dedicated to using analytically complicated methods to advance the health and welfare of poor people in low-income countries through access to quality, patient-centered health care.