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 the Center for Health Sector Management at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. David is dedicated to creating policy tools to address health care problems. He focuses on incentives for innovation and quality, as well as pricing.

David's research has resulted in two papers that became law. He and his colleagues proposed the Food and Drug Administration's priority review voucher program. They also proposed the Environmental Protection Agency's vector expedited review voucher program. His research has been supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

David teaches courses on health care policy and business strategy to Duke University graduate students. He earned his doctorate in economics from Duke University.