Professor Winnie Yip

Principal Investigator, India Health Systems Project; and Professor 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…

Shubham Adhikari

Research Assistant
Department of Global Health and Population

Shubham graduated in 2022 with an MPH in Global Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to Harvard, Shubham worked at the World Bank providing policy and implementation support to government clients in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia in education, health, and nutrition. Originally from Nepal, Shubham is interested in health financing as well as innovative institutional arrangements in the healthcare industry. On the India project,…

Vipul Aggarwal

Policy Fellow
Department of Global Health and Population

Vipul is a physician turned civil servant from India with more than 20 years of work experience. Most recently he served as the administrative head of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY, the world’s largest public funded health assurance scheme serving 540 million beneficiaries (pmjay.gov.in). In previous assignments in Gujarat, he headed the National Health Mission, which is India’s major public health program, and also headed Procurement and Supply Chain Management for the…

Bijetri Bose, Ph.D.

Visiting Scientist
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…

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 a current MPH 45 student in global heath here at…

Liana R. Woskie

Visiting Graduate Student
Department of Global Health and Population

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…

Jan Cooper, Ph.D.

Research Associate (former)
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…