Indrani Saran is a post-doctoral associate working with Dr. Wendy O'Meara on health system projects in Kenya. In particular, she is contributing to an ongoing randomized control trial to improve malaria treatment and case management by expanding access to malaria diagnostic testing. Her research applies economic analysis methods to investigate how information influences people's beliefs about illness and treatment, and how these beliefs relate to health behaviors.
Her doctoral work at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health examined patient adherence to malaria treatment in Uganda and the role of households' malaria risk perceptions in treatment behavior. She has also worked in India analyzing human resources in the health system, in Rwanda evaluating result-based financing interventions for improving maternal and child health, and in Indonesia researching community decision-making about urban sanitation infrastructure.
Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: Running, Hiking, and Crossword Puzzles
Favorite country I've traveled to and why: Bhutan- it has stunning mountain views and great trekking.