Srikanth Kadiyala, PhD, is a senior economist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. He primarily works on the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) microsimulation model, which models the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance coverage in California. Project responsibilities include model checking, model refinement and model consistency with the empirical evidence on ACA effects.

Prior to joining the Center, Kadiyala was an economist at the RAND Corporation, where he was principal investigator (PI) and co-PI on numerous externally (National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) and internally funded projects. He published extensively on topics, such as cancer screening and cancer detection, health insurance effects on health care and health, pandemic effects on employment, and transgender health care costs in the military.

Kadiyala has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and a PhD in health policy with an emphasis in economics from Harvard University.