Dr Sujha SubramanianSujha Subramanian is a Fellow in Health Economist and Policy Research at RTI International and also a Senior Visiting Scientist with the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IARC). Dr. Subramanian has extensive experience performing program implementation, economic evaluations and technology assessments. She has also developed costing methodologies, created microsimulation cost-effectiveness models and produced resource allocation tools.
Over the past 15 years she has directed several program evaluations in the US and internationally, including the assessment of breast, cervical, oral and colorectal cancer screening programs. She is currently working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the resource needs and cost efficiencies related to initiating, expanding and enhancing cancer and cardiovascular registry operations in the limited resource setting. In collaboration with the WHO-IARC, she is assessing the implementation of visual inspection, HPV screening and HPV vaccination for prevention of cervical cancer; clinical breast examination for early detection of breast cancers; and visual inspection for early diagnosis of oral cancers.
Dr. Subramanian is currently working with multiple partners in East Africa to advance non-communicable disease prevention and recently chaired a symposium to develop the implementation science research agenda to address the growing burden from non-communicable diseases in the region. Dr. Subramanian has acquired expert knowledge on a broad range of cancers and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Health Affairs, Cancer, Medical Care, Value in Health, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of Gasteroenterology, and Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.