Portrait of Radhika Jain

Radhika Jain, Ph.D.

  • Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2022
Shorenstein APARC Stanford University Encina Hall E301 Stanford, CA 94305-6055

Biography

Radhika Jain was the Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow for 2019-2022 at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC).  Her research focuses on health care markets, the effectiveness of public health policy, and gender disparities in health.

She completed her doctorate in the Department of Global Health at Harvard University in 2019.  Her dissertation examined the extent to which government subsidies for health care under insurance are captured by private hospitals instead of being passed through to patients, and whether accountability measures can help patients claim their entitlements. Dr. Jain's research has been supported by grants from the Weiss Family Fund and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL). She has worked on impact evaluations of health programs in India and on the implementation of HIV programs across several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. She also held a doctoral fellowship at the Center for Global Development.

At Shorenstein APARC, Radhika began new work on understanding the factors that contribute to poor female health outcomes and interventions to increase the effectiveness of public health insurance.

publications

Working Papers
June 2021

Women Left Behind

Author(s)
Women Left Behind
Working Papers
September 2020

The Effects of India’s COVID-19 Lockdown on Critical Non-COVID Health Care and Outcomes

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The Effects of India’s COVID-19 Lockdown on Critical Non-COVID Health Care and Outcomes

In The News

Close up on technician's gloved hands handling a dialysis machine
Commentary

Locked Out of Critical Care

COVID-19 Lockdown and Non-COVID Mortality
Locked Out of Critical Care
Two women standing in a street in Rajasthan, India
News

Why Insurance Alone May Not Improve Women's Access To Healthcare

A new study of the Rajasthan government's Bhamashah health insurance program for poor households has found that just providing health insurance cover doesn't reduce gender inequality in access to even subsidized health care.
Why Insurance Alone May Not Improve Women's Access To Healthcare
Two women sitting outdoor in Khidarpur Jadoo, Rajasthan, India.
Commentary

Women Left Behind: Rajasthan Health Insurance Scheme Has a Gender Gap

Stanford University researchers' study of Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana reveals that just expanding geographical access and reducing the cost of healthcare won't reduce gender disparity.
Women Left Behind: Rajasthan Health Insurance Scheme Has a Gender Gap
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