Devan Dumas

Program Manager, Infectious Disease and Epidemics Program (IDEP)

Devan Dumas is the Program Manager at the Infectious Disease and Epidemics Program (IDEP). Devan works closely with Eric Nilles, MD, MSc and his team to manage and implement IDEP, a project which aims to better characterize the epidemiology of a range of outbreak-prone diseases (SARS-CoV-2, Zika virus, dengue, leptospirosis, Chikungunya, etc.) in the Dominican Republic and Honduras. Devan leads and manages day-to-day operations, supports human resources management, provides oversight of grant and non-grant financial accounts, and monitors and reports project implementation. 

Prior to joining the HHI team, Devan was Program Coordinator for The Bernard Lown Scholars in Cardiovascular Health Program, as well as for various international projects in Bioethics and Population Health, within the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Previously, she spent five years between the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes working with local health institutions to help reduce rates of childhood malnutrition and anemia, and increase access to specialized medical services for rural indigenous communities. Devan is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Rhode Island College. She holds an MPH in Global Health and a BS in Health Sciences, both from Boston University.