Priya Nanda

Senior Program Officer, MLE
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
India COhort 2022 (14)
Dr Priya Nanda Priya is a Senior Program Officer with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the India Country office in the measurement learning and evaluation team, where she leads a portfolio of research on health systems strengthening and family planning with a focus on gender, social norms and equity. Prior to joining the Foundation she was the Director of the Social and Economic Development group for the International Center for Research on Women’s (ICRW) Asia Regional Office in New Delhi, India from 2006 to 2016. In her role at ICRW, Dr. Nanda led research, policy and programmatic work on issues related to gender equality and poverty reduction, with a focus on the intersections between economic and health issues. Her expertise includes research, measurement and evaluation of women’s economic empowerment and access to health services, including reproductive and sexual health. She has expertise on programs for adolescent girls’ empowerment and was also the Co-Director of the ODI led research consortium on Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence. Dr. Nanda holds a Ph.D in health economics from the Johns Hopkins University, a MIA from Columbia University and a MA and BA in economics from the University of Delhi.
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