Innovative. Thoughtful.

Engaged in matters of consequence.

These characteristics are embedded in the DNA of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. For close to 50 years, this has been a gathering place for people with the vision and energy to work for a better world. The Duke Sanford School of Public Policy is pleased to announce faculty appointments for 2020-2021.


Kate Bundorf, J. Alexander McMahon Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management

Kate Bundorf, a health economist who studies health care systems joined the Sanford School in January 2021 from Stanford University. At Stanford, she was an associate professor in the Department of Health Research and Policy in the School of Medicine. She was also an associate professor in the Graduate School of Business and a Senior Fellow at The Stanford Institute for Economic and Policy Research.

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Has upcoming book, Democracy Declined: The Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection, which explores the political response by policymakers, public interest groups, and ordinary Americans to one of the most consequential economic policy issues in US history.

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Sara Sutherland, LECTURER

Earned a PhD in Environmental Science and Management. Has researched stakeholder opposition to fishing property rights, water demand pricing and community impacts of fishery privatization.

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