About ME

I am a health economist who studies the impacts of health policies on health care access and health of individuals and households living in resource poor contexts across the world.

I have contributed to, and have been building on, understanding the impact of policy at the intersection of health, agriculture and development economics. I have two primary research areas in which I have published research as well as working papers – 1. Studying challenges to achieve food-security , 2. Measuring health insurance impacts of health and food policies. My research program adopts a transdisciplinary perspective in evaluating health interventions and offers actionable recommendations to enhance the efficacy of health interventions. Specifically, I explore questions related to access, affordability, availability, of community resources and the impacts of policies on these resources. I am also interested in understanding how inequality within communities impacts health and food security outcomes. My research context covers the global south with a special focus on India. I believe that solving complex development issues requires weaving insights across disciplines to both understand these problems as well as address them cogently.

After completing my PhD in Economics at the University of California, Riverside, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Dyson School of Applied Economics & Managment in Cornell University. I was Assistant Professor of Economics in the Deparment of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno from 2020  to 2023

I joined the Deparment of Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont, Burlington as Assistant Professor in fall 2023.


Postdoc Achievement Award for Excellence in Leadership, Cornell University, 2019
Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2016
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Graduate Student Association, 2015
Travel Grant, Department of Economics, 2014 & 2015
Grant in Aid, Taraknath Das Foundation, c/o The South Asia Institute, Columbia University, 2013
Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship Award, University of California, Riverside, 2011 to 2016
Merit Scholarship, M.Sc. Economics, Anna University, Madras School of Economics, 2005-2006
Received the ‘Outstanding Performance’ Award for the class of 2006, Madras School of Economics



PhD Economics (2016) 
University of California, Riverside

Masters in Economics (2013) (MA) 
University of California, Riverside

Masters in Economics (2006) (MSc) 
Madras School of Economics, Anna University
Chennai, India

Bachelor of Economics (2004)
Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University