Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Connecting systems thinking, organizational change, social impact, and learning, Anjali Sastry developed MIT Sloan’s Global Health Lab around dozens of collaborations in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and elsewhere to improve healthcare scope, efficiency, and quality. Her current work investigates the business models and organizational designs that deliver needed services and goods amid constraints.

Anjali’s management science PhD in system dynamics along with physics and Russian bachelor’s degrees are from MIT. She began as a management consultant at Bain & Company, then investigated electricity efficiency in India as research scholar at Rocky Mountain Institute and Lawrence Berkeley Lab before becoming assistant professor at the University of Michigan and MIT.

Today, Anjali is also lecturer in at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and serves on the Board of Directors of global nongovernmental organization Management Sciences for Health and educational non-profit ResearchILD. She works with MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and advises the Jameel World Education Lab, Harvard’s Global Health Delivery Project, and a new company, shift7. Among her publications is Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner (HBS Press).

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