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Veena Sriram

Veena Sriram

Assistant Professor MPH, PhD
Canada Research Chair Tier II in Global Health Policy


2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Veena Sriram is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Sriram has conducted extensive research at the national and state level in India, exploring a range of health policy and system questions, including medical specialization, health workforce policy development, the functioning of national health authorities and emergency care systems. She has also contributed to expanding the application of theory and concepts to study power in health policy and systems research.

Canada Research Chair Tier II in Global Health Policy

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2022)

Academic Editor, PLOS Global Public Health Editorial Board

Member, University Advisory Council, Canadian Association for Global Health


Her research sits at the intersection of global health, social science and public policy, and her interests are in understanding power and politics in health policy processes in low- and middle-income countries. She draws upon theory and methodologies from the social sciences in conducting her research, and has a particular focus on qualitative approaches.

SPPH 581Y – Developing policy to improve population health