Professor of the Practice; Director, PhD Program; Director, Institute for Global Health and Development
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
National Health Accounts, Health Resource Tracking, Health Care Financing, Cost and Efficiency Analysis of Health Care Services, Health Sector Reform Design and Analysis
Dr. Nandakumar has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience in health care financing in the US and other developing countries with a specific focus on long-term care financing, aging and its impact on health systems in developing countries, National Health Accounts, and other health care financing issues. His recent research has focused on fungibility of donor assistance; understanding the linkages between health expenditures and maternal and infant mortality and studying the relationship between growth in a country’s income and spending on health. He has helped design and conduct Household Health Care Utilization and Expenditure surveys in numerous countries. He also has conducted studies to assess the costs and efficiency of hospital and primary health care services. Dr. Nandakumar is extremely interested in developing methods to track resource flows to understand the efficiency of health spending. He has assisted with an innovative approach to track health spending on Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning and Infection Control in Egypt. Dr. Nandakumar is an internationally recognized expert in National Health Accounts and has contributed to the Producer’s Guide as well as country level NHA studies. Dr. Nandakumar has been a consultant to the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Some of the countries Dr. Nandakumar has worked in include the United States, Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kenya, Rwanda, Mongolia, Sudan, Botswana, Western Samoa and Tonga. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals.
Boston University, Ph.D.
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