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Assistant Professor, Global Health Policy, University of British Columbia

Veena Sriram is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) at the University of British Columbia. Her research sits at the intersection of global health, social science and public policy, and her interests are in understanding power and politics in health policy processes in low- and middle-income countries. She draws upon theory and methodologies from the social sciences in conducting her research, and has a particular focus on qualitative approaches. Dr. Sriram has conducted extensive research at the national and state level in India, exploring a range of health policy and system questions, including medical specialization, health workforce policy development, the functioning of national health authorities and emergency care systems. She has also contributed to expanding the application of theory and concepts to study power in health policy and systems research. Dr. Sriram received a PhD in International Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Global Health Policy , University of British Columbia


  • 2017 
    Johns Hopkins University , International Health