Estuardo Pineda holds an appointment as Associate in Research at the Duke Center for International Development (DCID). At DCID Estuardo was awarded a competitive ProInspire Fellowship for 2017-2018. Estuardo is responsible for conducting international research about health and food policy. He is currently working on a project for the World Food Program conducting cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) to compare interventions to reduce malnutrition in Mozambique. He is also leading a project analyzing patterns in global development assistance for nutrition interventions in Central America.
Prior to DCID, Estuardo worked for fifteen years at the private sector for Microsoft and Citibank in sales, marketing, customer service and operations, covering Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America. Outside of work, Estuardo is the President and Founder of “Abrazando mi Guatemala” (Embracing my Guatemala), a non-profit organization in Guatemala focused on developing strategies to eradicate childhood malnutrition in Guatemala as well as empowering indigenous girls through secondary education.
Estuardo holds a Masters in International Development Policy (MIDP) from Duke University and a BS in Information Systems from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP #1767816) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).