Anjali Chikersal is a Senior Fellow at CPR and leads its Health Policy Program. Her research pursuits include health systems and governance, urban health, and environmental determinants of health with particular focus on the role of human resources, both as administrators and providers, within these systems. She has also been part of the Urban Sanitation Project (SCI-FI) team where her research explored the institutional barriers to the health needs of urban populations, with emphasis on the marginalized and under-served communities and mechanisms for convergence between different service sectors.
Anjali has worked on projects with several public, private and international organisations including the World Health Organisation, World Bank and CDC India. She has served as member on committees for the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and on National Nutrition Mission with the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Prior to joining CPR she worked with the Planning Commission of India and Department of AIDS Control.
Dr Chikersal holds an MD from Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, and an MPH from Jawaharlal Nehru University. In her previous avatar as Pathologist, she headed leading diagnostic laboratories in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.