Ali Mehdi is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), a premier policy research institute in New Delhi. He was recently endorsed by The British Academy for global health, demography and development in recognition of his research achievements in these thematic areas. Ali completed his MA in Social Sciences at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in 2006 and PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2015, Germany. While pursuing his PhD, he established the Health Policy Initiative at ICRIER in 2014 and has led it since. Among his recent publications include “Health of the Nation” (2020) and “A shot of justice” (2019), both by the Oxford University Press.