Suchi Bansal is a senior health research specialist at The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago, an innovative and interdisciplinary research center aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of young people in Chicago and globally. At Ci3, Bansal supports the research and implementation of global health projects. She leads the design and testing of an intervention in India that promotes girls’ education and empowers young people to reach their full potential.
Bansal has over 15 years of experience working in public health and international development and is deeply passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable populations. She began her career as a researcher in international trade and economics at a renowned think tank in India. In pursuit of her interest in development work, specifically working with women and girls in developing countries, Bansal has worked with organizations like the World Bank and other leading nonprofits focused on health related issues. In 2019, Bansal received the 120 under 40 Distinguished Leaders in Family Planning Award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Family Planning at Johns Hopkins University for her contributions to her field.
Bansal has a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Knox College.