Doctoral Student, Health Systems Track
Banafsheh Siadat is a doctoral candidate in Health Systems in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research has focused on health finance reform in Ghana: the political economy of adoption of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), micro-level/behavioral analysis on treatment-seeking behavior in the presence of insurance, and institutional capacity of regions to affiliate to the NHIS. Before joining the Health Systems track, Banafsheh worked at the World Bank on issues related to health service delivery and as a management consultant for a U.S-based health care consulting firm. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in International Relations from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.