Philip Setel

Dr. Philip Setel is the vice president and director of the Civil Registration/vital statistics program. He leads the organization’s Civil Registration and Vital Statistics work under the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian Government. He brings over 20 years’ experience in designing, leading, implementing and supporting monitoring, learning, and evaluation projects in the fields of epidemiology, demography and health care.

He has a specific focus on methods for longitudinal measures of impact, including mortality and causes of death. His work has been used to inform the decisions, policies and strategies of donors, public health organizations and governments in countries including Tanzania, India, Mozambique, and Papua New Guinea.

Prior to joining Vital Strategies, Mr. Setel was an independent consultant providing services on the evaluation of strategic plans, evaluation design, and evaluability studies for organizations including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; and The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Prior to this, he served in Director and Deputy-Director roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Newcastle University (UK). He holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology from Boston University