I am a Health Economist with extensive experience in empirical research. My interest is in exploring the causes and consequences of health disparities in society. I am also trained in undertaking economic evaluations of illnesses and interventions. My other research interests span Environmental Economics, Political Economy, and Development Economics.

I completed my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah in December 2020 and am currently working as a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity, University of Utah. Since October 2020, I have worked for the Utah Health and Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO) Project. The HERO project was an immediate response to the COVID-19 situation in Utah and produced rapid and critical information to stakeholders concerning the disease spread, its economic dimensions, and finally, the vaccine uptake in Utah. I worked in a team of reputed researchers from medicine, public health, economics, and statistics and took the lead in studies like the Vaccine Attitude Survey. I have implemented surveys, analyzed data, and communicated critical information, verbally and in writing, to the stakeholders.

I am also an experienced teacher of Economics with a focus on creating an interactive and dynamic learning community in my class using pluralistic course content and active learning methods. I am competent in offering effective online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses at introductory and advanced levels.

I am actively looking out for the next opportunity to contribute productively and expand my knowledge and skills in the process. I will be available for interviews via Skype, Zoom, or anywhere at your convenience.

Email: soumava.basu@utah.edu