Natalie Phaholyothin

Former Associate Director

Natalie Phaholyothin joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2009. As an Associate Director, she managed the Transforming Health Systems Initiative in Asia which includes two specific countries: Bangladesh and Vietnam. Ms. Phaholyothin collaborated closely with the Research team in overseeing the trend-monitoring work in Asia and provides management support to the Asia Office’s regional grant-making. She has also facilitated the institutionalization of the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Network (MBDS), a regional network which is now the MBDS Foundation.

Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Ms. Phaholyothin was a Program Officer at Education Development Center (EDC) where she oversaw the Asia Pacific corporate responsibility programs for Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank. She has also worked in Lao PDR and Honduras at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Ms. Phaholyothin earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University. She holds a master’s degree in international economics from the State University of New York (SUNY-Albany), and a MPhil from L’Institut d’etudes politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) in political economy.

Authored Content

  • Apr 11 2017
    Blog Post Bringing Universal Health Coverage Closer to Reality: Meet the Joint Learning Network United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.8 calls for Member states to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. Realizing this ambitious goal will require both political will from national leaders and the know-how to set up or reform a national healthcare system. Governments pursuing reform must grapple with a variety of technical and policy […] Pimpavadee Phaholyothin, Shawna Hoffman