Supriya Sadagopan is an international development professional with experience in public health research around social and behavioral change, gender, health and education.
At Results for Development (R4D), Ms. Sadagopan is a program manager at the Accountability and Citizen Engagement (ACE) practice, where she primarily works on the Leveraging Transparency to Reduce Corruption (LTRC) program, an initiative led by the Brookings Institution and R4D to reduce corruption risks in extractives sectors through open governance initiatives. In this role, she provides technical and operational support, managing partnerships and stakeholder engagement, as well as the research, design and implementation of efforts to improve transparency, accountability and participation in the natural resources governance space. She also supports business development efforts at the ACE practice as well as R4D’s adaptive learning programs.
Ms. Sadagopan’s work is fundamental to the success of the LTRC initiative. She currently leads LTRC’s research engagement in Nigeria, Peru, Colombia, Mongolia, Zimbabwe and Venezuela. She has participated in several events on natural resource governance and anti-corruption topics including the 2022 PERUMIN Mining Convention in Peru and the 2022 International Anti-Corruption Conference.
Prior to this, Ms. Sadagopan supported a behavioral evaluation of menstruation as a barrier to girls’ education in Nepal. She also worked in Thailand, first as a high school science and English teacher through a Princeton in Asia fellowship and then as a researcher focusing on Burmese armed ethnic conflicts through media and advocacy outreach.
Ms. Sadagopan holds an MPH in health behavior from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as well as a BS in biochemistry and BA in human biology from North Carolina State University. She is a native speaker of English and Tamil, speaks conversational Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and beginner Thai and German.