As research advisor for reproductive health, Nirali oversees the quality and dissemination of PSI's reproductive health related research internationally.
She previously worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Broad Branch Associates, specializing in health systems and performance based financing, and has expertise in quantitative research methods. Nirali has conducted research in, and published articles on, social franchising, health equity, health workforce performance and maternal health.
Nirali received her doctorate in international health, with a concentration in health systems, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also fluent in French, and proficient in three Indian sub-continent languages: Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali.