Sudhir Anand is an economist who works on inequality, development, and health. He has published widely in the areas of income inequality and poverty; undernutrition; human development; health equity; population ethics; health metrics and health inequalities; human resources for health; and other topics in economics and in health.
Anand is also Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, as well as being Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; Distinguished Fellow of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University; and Associate of the Asia Center at Harvard. In the past twenty-five years he has held a succession of positions at Harvard University, including: Visiting Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School; Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting and Adjunct Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health; Acting Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; and Research Director of the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard.
Anand chaired the WHO Scientific Peer Review Group on health systems performance assessment. Other affiliations include: Advisor to the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative; Co-Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue program on poverty at Columbia University, New York; Senior Advisor to the UNDP. He has been keynote speaker at many recent international conferences on global health, inequality and development.
In 2016 he was elected a Member of the US National Academy of Medicine, which is part of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Sudhir Anand received his MA in mathematics and B.Phil. and D.Phil. in economics from the University of Oxford.