Smita Srinivas works in economics and public policy, with extensive advisory experience in economic development, technological innovation, and industrial policy. At NCBS, she is Visiting Professor and the India lead and Co-Investigator on an Economic and Social Research Council funded East Africa-India-UK research collaboration to improve access to cancer care. The project addresses an emerging health crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa, where an increasing number of people are dying from cancer through poor diagnosis and treatment, and exclusion from treatment by the lack of ability to pay for it. Her research focuses on the industry dynamics, market instruments, and healthcare priorities for cancer care in India. The project also considers the economic institutions of market design and policy reform, and global scientific, technology development, and engineering gaps to be domestically effective as well as to complement efforts in Kenya and Tanzania. For more information about the project, click here