Biography

Sunita Sah is an Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics & Public Policy at Georgetown University and a Research Fellow at the Ethics Center of Harvard University. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA (with Distinction) from London Business School, an MB ChB (UK equivalent to the US MD) in Medicine and Surgery, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.

Sunita’s research focus is on institutional corruption, bias, transparency, improving decisions, influence and advice – in particular how professionals who give advice alter their behavior as a result of conflicts of interest and disclosure policies. Sunita incorporates organizational behavior, psychology, and behavioral economics theory to study different aspects of giving, and reacting to, biased or over-confident advice. Her work has been published in top academic journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Academy of Management Proceedings, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Economic Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science. Sunita's work has been featured on The BBCNational Public Radio, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington PostBloomberg BusinessWeek, Boston Globe as well as other international outlets.

Sunita is currently on the editorial board of the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and on the Human Factors Committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Forensic Science Standards Board. She has won best paper awards from the Academy of Management, Society of Business Ethics, London Business School, Society of Judgment and Decision-Making and Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and scholar awards from Harvard University, the International Association of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Center (Kellogg School of Management), the Medical Research Council (UK), and the National Science Foundation (US).  

Prior to joining Georgetown faculty, Sunita held academic positions at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior entering academia, Sunita worked as a Medical Doctor for the UK’s National Health Service, before going on to be Senior Consultant and European Marketing Director at IMS Health Consulting, and then Managing Director [CEO] of Organisational Dynamics Ltd.