Associate Shelby Deaton

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Shelby brings diverse and international experience in health policy, economics and epidemiology to Rabin Martin. She is interested in the political and practical implications of multisectoral efforts to further the goals of Universal Health Coverage and Global Health Security.

At Rabin Martin, she specializes in:

  • Ensuring the alignment of client initiatives with greater public health goals and strategies
  • Providing strategic council to help clients develop and define their perspective within the greater global health space
  • Supporting the strategic mission of the Global Health Security Agenda’s Private Sector Roundtable as a member of its Secretariat

Prior to joining the firm, Shelby worked in global health research and policy, supporting several organizations such as PAHO/WHO Honduras and Vivo en Positivo Bolivia, with a focus on health systems strengthening, improving access to primary health care services, and HIV/AIDS.  More recently, she contributed to a range of research studies assessing the cost-effectiveness of the Chinese Rural Health Initiative, low-income housing, and ending cash bail in New York City with the health economics-based research group Global Research Analytics of Population Health (GRAPH), affiliated with Columbia University.



BA, History
BA, Political Science
University of Vermont

MPH, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique