David Ridley has served as the Faculty Director of the Center for Health Sector Management at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business for more than a decade. He is an economist focused on incentives for innovation and quality, as well as pricing. He is dedicated to creating and studying tools that improve health.
David was the lead author of two papers that became law. He and his colleagues proposed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) priority review voucher program which became law in 2007. The FDA has awarded more than 70 vouchers valued at about $100 million each. David and his colleagues also proposed the Environmental Protection Agency vector expedited review voucher program which became law in 2022.