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Theodore Hammett, Ph.D.

Vice President, International Health Policy & Systems

Theodore Hammett, Ph.D. Theodore Hammett, Ph.D.
Theodore (Ted) Hammett, Ph.D., began his career at Abt Associates in 1979, after several years of teaching college history. He is a Principal Associate in the International Health division, chair of Abt’s Quality Assurance Council, and Editor of the company’s Thought Leadership Paper Series.
Hammett has led projects providing evaluation, policy analysis, and technical assistance in  public health and criminal justice. Since 1985, he has focused on HIV and AIDS-related projects, domestically and internationally, including research among drug-involved, correctional and prison populations, and other vulnerable groups. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and spoken before numerous international conferences.  From 2001 to 2009, Hammett directed an innovative Cross-Border HIV prevention project for people who inject drugs in northern Vietnam and southern China and served as Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Health Policy Initiative  Vietnam from 2008 to 2012. Hammett holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.