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I'm Ridhima, an economistpolicy consultant, data-scientistand aspiring writer-illustrator, living in New Delhi, India. 

I have a distinct experience of working and collaborating with academic, governmental, public and private organizations across the globe. Specific examples include the Clinton Foundation, Infinite Sum Modeling, McKinsey, New York University, USPTO.

By way of academic training, I have a Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics (New Delhi, India, 2012) and a Masters in Public Policy and Management from Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2016).

Between 2017-18, I worked as a Research Scientist with New York University, and researched the economics of disruptive innovation, while also lending management and training support towards a unique training program in evidence-driven decision making. The latter served senior policy professionals in Federal and State governments, and was later adopted for a graduate level class in New York University. 

In 2021, I'm working on a range of policy initiatives. For more information, you can jump to the end of this page. 

Work Experience

Selected Work Experiences

Independent Consultant

Clinton Health Access Initiative

Advisor, Economics and Data Science

Infinite Sum Modeling

Research Fellow

McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey and Company


Associate Research Scientist

New York University

Centre for Urban Studies+Progress, Wagner School of Public Policy


Assistant Manager

Barclays Bank 


Assistant Manager

Research & Analytics, IBM 

Jun 2020 - present



Jan 2017 - present



Apr 2019- June 2020



May 2017- Dec 2018



Feb 2013- July 2015

May 2012- July 2013

Selected Teaching & Workshops

Lead, Project JEET, Clinton Foundation

(capacity building program for country-wide data team)


Core TeamColeridge Initiative, New York University

(joint collaboration with University of Chicago & University of Maryland)


Core Faculty, Econometric Modeling and Artificial Intelligence Workshops

(an Infinite Sum Modeling initiative)

sponsored by: National Institute of Micro, Small and Enterprises, India

All India Management Association, India

Conceptual Instruction

- Regression Analysis

- Discrete Choice Modeling (Logistic + Probit)

- Data Manipulation

- ReGex (Record Linkage + Text Mining)

- Machine Learning Methods

Programming Instruction

- R Studio, Python


- Excel VBA

Teaching & Workshops
Publications and Conferences

Publications and Conferences

  • (Author) “ Global Spending on Family Planning and Reproductive Health, 2018 ” (Journal, Center for International Relations and Politics, Institute of Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University)

  • (Author) “ Money for Something: The Links between Research Funding and Innovation ” (IZA, 2018)

  • (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)

  • (Author) “ Smart Street Sweeping in the City of Pittsburgh, PA” (Panel Paper, APPAM, Washington DC, 2017)

Technical Skills

Technical Proficiency

Tools: R-Studio, Python, STATA, GAMS, SAS (Windows, Enterprise Guide, Miner), SQL, Office (Excel, VBA), ArcGIS

Methods: Regression Analysis, Survey Methods, Machine Learning Methods, Impact Evaluation, Topic Modeling, Spatial Analysis, Visualization, Regular Expressions (RegEx), Econometric Modeling


Thanks for visiting my page!

I'm presently engaged with the Clinton Foundation, and am working to support strategic goals within their multiple nation-wide Tuberculosis programs. You can read about CHAI's work in this space here

I also work with, and represent Infinite Sum Modeling, a boutique consulting firm with a global clientele of Harvard Medical SchoolWorld Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNCTAD, and many others. Should you require our expertise, please reach out. 

An academic at heart, I routinely take curated data science training/workshops for graduate students and employees at major public and private organizations. 

Pro Bono Interests: I volunteer my time for research and fundraising for a small NGO working primarily in the field of education, in Bhadhoi, Uttar Pradesh, India. In the last 3 years, FARF has sponsored the education of over 200 kids, without any external funding. I will be grateful if you can donate for this noble cause.  Link here.

For consultative assignments, please drop me a note through the contact page, or at I will be happy to help you as my time and skill permits. 

Disclaimer: This website is purely my own work, and in no way, represents the opinions, research, or consultative work done by me, or my co-workers, friends, and acquaintances at the Clinton Foundation, Infinite Sum Modeling, or/and other organizations I have worked with in the past. 

Work Assignments
Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
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Delhi School of Economics
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