Dr. Sakhtivel was a Takemi Fellow (Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, US) and a Fulbright Scholar during 2006-07. He has a Ph.D. in Health Economics (1996-2001) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Sakthivel Selvaraj is a Health Economist who is currently engaged in teaching and research in the area of healthcare financing, pharmaceutical economics and equity in healthcare financing and delivery in India.Earlier, he was engaged as a Health Economist in the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (NCMH), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi during 2004-05. S. Sakthivel also served as Consultant to the National Commission on Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector in India and as a Fellow at the Institute for Human Development (2005-06). Prior to joining NCMH, he was engaged as Research Associate in the Institute of Economic Growth (2002-04).