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 three primary research areas in which I have published research as well as working papers – 1. Studying health insurance impacts, 2. Studying challenges to achieve food-security and 3. Contributing towards methodological developments.

After completing my PhD in Economics at the University of California, Riverside, I worked with the Tata Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) in Cornell University as a Post-Doctoral Associate.

I joined the Deparment of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno as Assistant Professor of Economics in fall 2020.

 

Awards/Honors

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

 

Education

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