Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics


Anjali Sastry

Anjali Sastry is Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. Drawing on organizational behavior and system dynamics, her work applies management approaches to low-resource healthcare. Her GlobalHealth Lab has conducted 70+ projects with front-line enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; a related stream of work examines innovative frontier-market business models (see ).

With Kara Penn, she distilled practical insights for all sorts of project teams in “Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner” (HBS Press, 2014; see Recent press coverage includes Economic Times; for Mint, Business Standard, Forbes, and others, please see

Anjali is also a lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Management Sciences for Health and of the Medical Advisory Board of Wonderwork.

Her first book, “Parenting Your Child with Autism: Practical Solutions, Strategies, and Advice for Helping Your Family,” combines her personal experience, study of the research evidence, and management expertise in a practical guide for parents (2012, New Harbinger Publications; with Blaise Aguirre).

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