Elina Pradhan is a Young Professional at the World Bank Group working for the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice. A chemical engineer by her undergraduate training, her graduate work in health economics and public health focused on going beyond traditional health technology assessments while evaluating the impact of scaling up interventions in maternal and child health.
Born and raised in Nepal, she has worked in a wide range of projects in reproductive, maternal and child health. Some such projects are: the WBG regional economic sector work on potential for demographic dividend in Sub-Saharan Africa, estimating the returns to education investments in Low and Middle Income Countries from a health perspective, impact evaluation of conditional cash transfers on female education and early marriage in Haryana (India), evaluation of post-partum family planning services in Nepal, the impact of national education policies on female education and adolescent reproductive behavior in Ethiopia, and mathematical models of the population-level health impact of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Elina holds an S.B. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an S.M. in Global Health and Population and an Sc.D. in Population and Reproductive Health from the Harvard Chan School.