Prarthna Dayal

PhD Candidate

Research title:  Understanding the response of public hospitals to reform initiatives in India:  A Case study of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

Prarthna Dayal has 20 years’ experience as a development practitioner with a strong background in public health, health systems analysis and evaluation, maternal and neonatal health.  Prarthna has been actively engaged in areas of policy analysis; research design, conduct and analysis; knowledge translation and communication; capacity building; and the management and evaluation of development assistant projects across Asia.

Her PhD research focuses on understanding how public hospitals in India engage with reform efforts through a case study of the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in public hospitals in India.

Prarthna has an MA in International Relations and Economics from the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Economics (Honours) from Lewis & Clark College, USA.

PhD Supervisor

Professor Barbara McPake

Co-supervisors

Associate Professor Sumit Kane and Dr Alison Morgan

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