a creative economist,
trained in applied econometrics, game theory, international trade & development, policy design, M&E frameworks, and data visualization
My work intersects at providing short/long term policy insights, building data-science capabilities, and scaling econometric models
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Impact of free drugs on patient management and treatment outcomes, a quasi-experimental study using propensity choice modeling, 2023 (BMC Infectious Diseases, 2023); Ridhima Sodhi, Mike Penkunas, Arnab Pal
Global Spending on Family Planning and Reproductive Health, 2018 (Journal, Center for International Relations and Politics, Institute of Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University)
Money for Something: The Links between Research Funding and Innovation (IZA, 2018)
Smart Street Sweeping in the City of Pittsburgh, PA (Panel Paper, APPAM, Washington DC, 2017)
(Research Support) Family Planning in the Context of Latin America's Universal Health Coverage Agenda (Global Health: Science & Practice)
(Research Support) Can differentiated care models solve the crisis in HIV treatment financing? Analysis of prospects for 38 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Global Health: Science & Practice)
Impact of digital adherence technologies (DATs) on treatment outcomes among TB patients, a quasi-experimental study using propensity choice modeling
Adverse eﬀects: A mixed-methods study across 7 Indian cities among TB patients; Ridhima Sodhi, et al
Impact of counseling guides in improving ADR management among TB patients: A mixed-methods study across 7 Indian cities among TB patients; Ridhima Sodhi, et al
Operational priorities for engaging with India’s private healthcare sector for the control of tuberculosis; a modeling study; Ricks S, Singh A, Sodhi R, Pal A and Arinaminpathy N
Piloting Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) based communication with TB patients to improve bank account seeding for Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) in Uttar Pradesh & Bihar, India
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I am an experienced econometrician and policy specialist, with 11+ years of experience, across academic, public, and private sectors.
I am passionate about evidence-driven decision-making and like to use a combination of econometric and design/visualization elements in order to bring out the subtleties of my analyses.
While I work across domain areas, my work in TB & HIV has led me to take a keen interest in the infectious diseases spectrum, and associated stigma. As part of a long term collaboration with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, I am working on documenting learnings from Project JEET, a nation wide private sector engagement program for TB elimination in India.
My other recent projects (2022) include the the development of a web-based platform for tracking catastrophic healthcare expenditure and unmet needs – for the P4H Network at the World Health Organization (WHO); and leading a nation-wide quantitative study to understand social protection in India, especially in the context of unequal digital access.
I also work closely with and represent Infinite Sum Modeling, a boutique consulting firm, specializing in international development. Should you require our expertise, please reach out.
I am an experienced data science instructor and have led multiple capacity trainings for professionals and graduate students. My academic experience includes graduate teaching at New York University, whilst also being a founding member of the federal-award-winning data science program for policy makers, Coleridge Initiative. I have a Master's in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Master’s in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.