Hugh Waters is Director of Health Economics Research at the Milken Institute, where he leads work on measuring the health impacts and economic costs of public health risks and health disparities. He is an expert in the application of quantitative methods to evaluate health policies, programs, and technologies. Dr. Waters has more than 20 years of experience working with public health programs, both in the U.S. and internationally. He was previously full-time faculty at the University of North Carolina and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has a PhD in Public Health Economics from Johns Hopkins, and a M.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University. He speaks French and Spanish fluently.