Dr Nikita Arora
Research Fellow in Health Systems
I work on the Gates Ventures funded Exemplars in Global Health initiative. I have a PhD in Health Economics and MSc. Public Health (Health Economics) from LSHTM. I have many years of experience in conducting social sciences research for organisations including the World Bank, J-PAL, OECD, and Public Health Foundation of India.
I am co-Module Organiser for Introduction to Health Economics, and lecture on Economic Analysis for Health Policy (in-house and distance learning).
In my main project with Exemplars in Global Health, I analyse the performance and efficiency of primary healthcare systems in low-and middle-income countries using mixed methods. In my PhD in Health Economics, I used Discrete Choice Experiments to understand heterogeneity in the job preferences of community-based healthcare workers in Ethiopia and Ghana, and how it can be modelled, with a view to inform policy interventions to improve retention. I am interested in health systems economics, particularly human resources for health, and primary healthcare delivery in LMICs.