Professor Winnie Yip

Principal Investigator, India Health Systems Project; and Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics
Department of Global Health and Population

Dr. Winnie Yip’s research focuses on: 1) the design, implementation and evaluation of systemic health care interventions, for improving affordable and equitable access to and the efficiency and quality of health care delivery, especially for the poor; and 2) modeling and evaluating the effects of incentives on the behavior of providers (organization and individual) and patients. Dr. Yip’s research encompasses both why health systems fail and how to improve them…

Professor William C. Hsiao

K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics

William Hsiao is the K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics and directed the Health Financing Program at Harvard University.  Hsiao was elected to be a member of the US National Academy of Medicine.  Hsiao received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.  He is also a fully qualified actuary with extensive experience in private and social health insurance and pension. Hsiao has conducted health financing studies for more than four…

Professor Michael R. Reich

Taro Takemi Research Professor of International Health Policy, and Director of the Takemi Program in International Health
Department of Global Health and Population

Dr. Reich’s research addresses the political dimensions of public health policy, including health system strengthening and reform, access to medicines and pharmaceutical policy, and the political economy of policy-making processes. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Health Systems & Reform, which has published since January 2015. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science; M.A. in East Asian Studies (Japan); and B.A. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry; all from Yale…

Bijetri Bose, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Department of Global Health and Population

Bijetri obtained her Ph.D. in Economics in 2015 from the University of Washington. She has previously worked at Oberlin College, Ohio and at the University of California, Los Angeles where she focused on examining the impact of policies and social programs on education, health and welfare, particularly of girls and women, across various countries. Her research is in applied microeconomics and she is currently working on analyzing health outcomes and…

Jan Cooper, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Department of Global Health and Population

Jan has studied social protection and cash transfer programs in India and in Tanzania. She focuses in particular on demand- and supply-side incentives for health promotion and women’s access to health care. With the India Health Systems Initiative, she studies the determinants and outcomes of access to effective care. Most recently, as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Jan was based in New Delhi…

Annie Haakenstad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Washington

Annie Haakenstad completed her doctorate at Harvard in 2019.  Annie’s research focuses on financial risk protection, resource allocation, and health financing in low- and middle-income countries.  Previously, Annie worked at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and consulted for the World Bank, UNICEF, the UN Environment Programme, and the UN Offices at Geneva.  Annie received her Bachelors in International Affairs from the George Washington University and her Masters in…

Anuska Kalita

Coordinator and Specialist
Department of Global Health and Population

Anuska Kalita has worked in healthcare for more than 14 years in different capacities, ranging from funding and strategy to research and practice. Her work in conceptualizing and setting-up Indian think-tanks has involved strategy-development, building partnerships with a range of local and international stakeholders (both from public and private sectors), and institution-building. Prior to joining Harvard, Anuska worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on health systems design in…

Elizabeth Osborn

Project Director, India Health Systems Project
Department of Global Health and Population

Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Osborn is Project Director of the India Health Systems Project. Previously, Betsy led multi-disciplinary research initiatives on Indonesia, India, and Malaysia at Harvard, and had a decade of service with the U.S. Agency for International Development including five years in Indonesia. Betsy has an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently taking coursework in global heath here at the Harvard…

Dan Schwarz

Director of Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs

Dan Schwarz, MD MPH is the Director of Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs, overseeing work in over twenty countries, across four continents. Dan serves on the Leadership Group of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (, and as an adviser to the World Health Organization and the Lancet Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases and Poverty. Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Dan served as the Executive Director, and then Chief Medical…

Liana R. Woskie

Liana R. Woskie focuses on quality of care especially related to in-patient settings for the India project. Liana is also a PhD candidate in Health Policy and Health Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE). Her dissertation focuses on the evaluation of health system performance with a focus on person-centeredness and patient autonomy, and using this work to identify human rights violations. In 2015-16, she served as the coordinator…