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Sanjeev Kumar, PhD

Lecturer of Public Health (Health Policy & Management)

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Sanjeev Kumar, PhD



Sanjeev Kumar is a Lecturer of Health Economics and Health Policy at the Department of Health Policy and Management and works in collaboration with the Human Nature Lab at the Yale Institute for Network Science at Yale University. Dr. Kumar received his post-doctoral training at Yale, did his Ph.D. (Economics) from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Texas. Dr. Kumar areas of specialization are health economics and global health. His recent research projects investigate the role that health plays in the formation of risk preference, social networks, crime and incarceration, and political ideology. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses—Cost Effectiveness Analysis, Advanced Health Economics, Microeconomic Theory, and Genetics and Economics—at Yale, University of Rwanda, Makelle University (Ethiopia), University of Memphis, and SMU.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University (2014)
  • PhD
    Southern Methodist Univ (2010)
  • MA
    Pennsylvania State University (2002)


  • Training
    Mek'ele, Ethiopia 2015
    Training hospital administrations in the basics of health economics and finance in Ethiopia
  • Design of health economics and finance program
    Kigali, Rwanda 2014
    Development of professional and post-graduate programs in health economics and financing at the University of Rwanda for Human Resources for Health (HRH) program

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