Shanoor Seervai, M.P.P., joined the Fund in September 2017 as the senior research associate to the president and as a communications associate. In 2020, she was promoted to researcher, writer and lead podcast producer. In the role of researcher, she provides quantitative and qualitative research support to the president, and assists the president with writing and revising publications, including blogs, op-eds, academic journal articles and book chapters. She also collaborates with researchers across the Fund on issue briefs, blog posts, and other publications.
In her capacity as Writer and Lead Podcast Producer, Ms. Seervai is the host and producer of The Dose, the Fund’s bi-weekly podcast about current issues in health care. She conceptualizes, researches, hosts, and edits the podcast, and also produces various written materials for publication in the media and on the Fund website.
Ms. Seervai holds a master in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she helped prepare an expert brief on child migration, and served as editor-in-chief of the Kennedy School Review. She also wrote news and feature stories about health care for Stat News. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Seervai worked as a journalist in India, as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and as a freelance writer. She earned her B.A. in international relations, magna cum laude, from Brown University.