Indira is a Director at Global Health Strategies. Her lifelong dream of becoming an ‘agent of change’ led her to study medicine. She has received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai, India. Following this, she worked in one of New Delhi’s largest public sector hospitals as a junior resident physician and research assistant. However, while obtaining her ECFMG certification in the United States, she began to understand the similarities and differences in health systems of developed versus developing economies. Her interest in Health Systems Design and Health Policy drew her towards public health. After a Master’s degree in public health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York, USA she interned at the UNICEF headquarters, before returning to India to follow her dream.
Indira focuses mainly on areas such as Tuberculosis, Global Health Security, Health Innovation and Systems Design, maintaining a keen interest in strategic affairs and international relations.