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Telephone: +1.919.660.3784
Mail: Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, 100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0120


Primary: Fuqua Strategy
Secondary: Duke Economics
Executive committee member of Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Faculty director of Health Sector Management


David Ridley is the Faculty Director for Health Sector Management at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He studies health care innovation, production, and prices. David was the lead author of two articles that became law. In a 2006 article, he and coauthors proposed the Food and Drug Administration’s priority review voucher program which became law in 2007. In a 2015 article, he and coauthors proposed the Environmental Protection Agency’s Vector Expedited Review Voucher program which became law in 2022. David’s research has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. David teaches courses on health care policy and strategy to Duke University graduate students. He received a doctorate in economics from Duke University.