Sumit Mazumdar is a senior health economist with over 15 years of experience on health system financing aspects in low-and-middle-income countries. Dr Mazumdar is currently Research Fellow in Global Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York, United Kingdom and Deputy Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit, HFACT, (2022-26) on Universal Health Coverage based at CHE. His area of research includes evaluating impacts of health financing programmes; political and institutional economics of health system reforms, and health financing in humanitarian/conflict settings. His work primarily focusses on issues related to the political economy and institutional economics aspects of health financing programmes across different global contexts. His research combines theoretical insights and empirical methods from economics, politics, and global health to develop interdisciplinary approaches in health systems and policy research. Dr. Mazumdar had extensively worked on multicountry research projects on health financing and policy research in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, and in humanitarian and conflict-affected settings in West Asia (Palestine and Syria). He is interested in collaborations on the themes of health systems policy in humanitarian contexts and more generally, the political economy of public policy in LMICs, with a focus on India.
He is a member of the Health Financing Study Group of the International Health Economics Association and an Advisory Committee member of the Health System Global Technical Working Group on Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS).
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Research Fellow, Sumit Mazumdar