Dr Shankar Prinja is Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He is a medical doctor with specialization in community medicine/public health. Subsequently he is trained in health economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics. His main research interests involve economic evaluation of health care interventions and programs, costing of health care services, and analysing impact of health financing policies in the context of universal health coverage.
At the PGIMER Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, he has set up a Resource Centre for India’s Health Technology Assessment Board. He is member of several national task forces. He has authored around 200 research papers in leading national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals.