Davina Durgana

Position

Chair , Executive Committee

Biography

Davina P. Durgana, PhD is an award-winning international human rights statistician who has developed leading global models to assess risk and vulnerability to modern slavery. Dr. Durgana is a Report Co-Author and Senior Statistician on the Global Slavery Index of the Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative. She is the American Statistical Association's 2016 Statistical Advocate of the Year and a Forbes Top 30 Under 30 in Science for 2017 for her work on statistical modeling, human security theory, and human trafficking. Dr. Durgana has also recently been announced as an inaugural IF/THEN Ambassador working to encourage women to pursue STEM fields with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.