David Ridley


Professor of the Practice and Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick, Jr. Research Fellow

Academic Area: Strategy
Phone Number: +1.919.660.3784

Teaching / Research Interests

Life sciences innovation, production, and prices

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


David Ridley is a Professor of the Practice, the Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Jr. Research Fellow, and the Faculty Director for Health Sector Management at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He studies health care innovation, production, and prices. He is especially interested in how to encourage development of drugs and vaccines for neglected diseases. David was the lead author of the paper proposing the priority review voucher program which became law and created a market of more than a billion dollars for drug development for neglected diseases. His 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.