Supriya Sadagopan is an international development professional with experience in public health research around social and behavioral change, gender, health and education.
As a senior program associate at Results for Development, Ms. Sadagopan primarily works on the Leveraging Transparency to Reduce Corruption program (LTRC), a research program 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 around program management, partner and stakeholder engagement, and research design/implementation to improve transparency, accountability, and participation. She also provides support to R4D’s adaptive learning engagements, primarily on the Rapid Feedback Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (RF MERL) program.
Before joining as a full-time senior program associate, Ms. Sadagopan was a research assistant on an environmental justice project in rural North Carolina, where she conducted qualitative and quantitative surveys to support legal action. Previously, she supported a behavioral evaluation of menstruation as a barrier to girls’ education in Nepal. Ms. Sadagopan 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.