Prof. P.R. Sodani is a health economist and public health specialist. He obtained his PhD in Economics with focus on Health Economics. After completing his doctoral work, he earned Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Prof. Sodani has been working in health systems, health economics and health financing and extensively involved in teaching, training, research and consultancy. He has been Visiting Professor of health economics at BP Koirala Institute for Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal. Prof. Sodani is Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Management, an international journal published by SAGE Publications. He has been the Guest Editor for the special issue on Health Care Financing of the Journal of Health Management published in 2008. Prof. Sodani has been actively associated with South-East Asia Public Health Education Institutions Network (SEAPHEIN) and coordinated the International Workshop on Moving SEAPHEIN to Influence Public Health Policy and Action. He is Secretary, India Public Health Education Institutions Network (IndiaPHEIN). He has recently published a book on Managing Quality in Health Care. He has published and presented papers on health sector reforms, health expenditure, public-private partnership, user charges, cost analysis, health insurance and health systems development in national and international forums.