UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Riti Shimkhada is a public administration analyst at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, responsible for grant and manuscript writing, study design and analysis planning of various studies in the area of health and social disparities, immigrant and global health, mobility, health equity, and population outcomes. She is also the cost team lead analyst for the California Health Benefits Program, which involves work on the California population model, conducting analyses of costs and impact of health benefit mandates in legislative bills.
Shimkhada has been a key player in a number of teams in both academic and private sector settings to design and analyze studies, most often using multi-level modeling, in global and local settings. She has over a decade of experience with Health Impact Assessment (HIA), which examines the impacts of policies on population health. She has co-authored HIAs on a wide range of public policies and projects, including Living Wage Ordinances, urban redevelopment, school programs and transportation projects.