Shashika Bandara is a Policy Associate in the Center Policy Impact in Global Health (CPIGH) and a Research Associate in the Center for Health Policy Inequalities Research (CHPIR). Shashika focuses on areas related to improving access to medicine such as the impact of aid transition on health, country-level health systems, and health-related human rights.
He recently completed his master’s in global health at the Duke Global Health Institute and his research focused on understanding access barriers to drugs for tropical diseases. Prior to joining DGHI, Shashika has worked in medical research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and in human rights, policy advocacy mainly in South Asia. He has an interest and experience in narrative journalism.