Prativa Baral is a Research Fellow with the Global Strategy Lab. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill University and an MPH in epidemiology from Columbia University. Previously, Prativa worked on a number of research projects surrounding child protection policies and access to care in marginalized populations for the New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Centre. She has also interned for the Cochrane Centre in Paris, where her fascination with data and her resolve to work towards evidence-based policy-making strengthened.
Her commitment to global health emerged through her ongoing work with refugees for various agencies including the Child Protection Services and the Ministries of Immigration and Justice. She is particularly interested in the intersection of health and human rights on a global scale and the use of implementation science to cause sustainable impact.