M.P.H., Emory University
M.S.W., Tata Institute of Social Sciences
B.Com., Bangalore University
Sangeetha Lakshmanan is a research associate with the Georgia Health Policy Center and a member of the Blood Disorders Team. She brings extensive experience in conducting needs assessments, qualitative research, and providing technical assistance for federal- and state-funded projects for individuals diagnosed with sickle cell disease. Her interests included patient-centered research, stakeholder engagement, patient-provider education, and program evaluation.
At GHPC, Lakshmanan supports the Hemoglobin Disorders Data Coordinating Center, a multi-institutional project focused on sickle cell disease and thalassemia surveillance. She primarily manages the Sickle Cell Disease Data Collection Program for the state of Georgia, involving collaboration with patient advocacy groups, clinicians, state agencies, and public health experts. Lakshmanan also supports the REdHHoTT project (Registry and Education for Hemovigilance in Hemoglobinopathy Transfusion Therapy in Georgia) involving the development of toolkits and health promotion materials for patient and provider education focused on transfusion safety and diversifying blood donation among populations affected by sickle cell disease and thalassemia.