Shashika Bandara (he/him/his) is an Associate in Research in the Center for Health Policy Inequalities Research (CHPIR) and a Policy Associate in the Center Policy Impact in Global Health (CPIGH). Shashika focuses on areas related to the impact of aid transition on health, country-level health systems and poverty related neglected diseases. At CHPIR, Shashika focuses on HIV prevention efforts in Thailand for young men who have sex with men using novel mHealth technologies.
He completed his master’s in global health at the Duke Global Health Institute and his research focused on understanding access barriers to drugs for tropical diseases. Prior to joining DGHI, Shashika has worked in medical research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and in human rights, policy advocacy mainly in South Asia. He has an interest and experience in narrative journalism.