Qualifications: MBBS, MD (Preventive & Social Medicine), MSc (Public Health Research)
Preeti Negandhi has a medical background. She has worked previously in the area of Routine Immunization with UNICEF in Bihar (2007-08), during which she was actively involved in program planning and implementation at a divisional level. As Divisional Co-ordinator, she facilitated all the technical activities related to routine immunization to increase the immunization coverage in the division.
Later, she worked at PATH (Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health) at New Delhi (2009), where she was involved in providing technical assistance to the Govt. of India for planning and implementing the Japanese Encephalitis vaccination campaigns in 111 districts across the country.
Since 2010, Preeti has been a faculty member at IIPH Delhi, PHFI. She teaches epidemiology, basic biostatistics and disease surveillance across various on-campus and distance-learning programs of PHFI. She is the Course Co-ordinator for the Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology – Distance Learning at IIPH Delhi.
Preeti leads and coordinates short-term trainings on ‘Design and Conduct of Observational Studies’, ‘Leadership in Health and Development Sectors’ and ‘Field Epidemiology Training Program under Integrated Disease Surveillance Project’. She also teaches as a resource person on several other short-term trainings at IIPH Delhi. She has led and successfully completed a Wellcome Trust supported Program Evaluation study in 2012. Among her other research projects include the Institute of Medicine supported project on ‘Building inter-professional leadership skills among health professionals in the 21st century: an innovative training model’, case-control studies in Haryana related to congenital malformations and stillbirths, a study on quality assurance in labour rooms with UNICEF, a qualitative study of rotavirus vaccine utilization, updating the National Pandemic Preparedness Plan for Govt. of Maldives, documentation of surveillance activities for maternal and child health in Haryana, implementation projects related to newborn care in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
Her involvement in research and areas of interest include epidemiology, research methods, maternal and child health, monitoring and evaluation, education of healthcare professionals and leadership. She has publications as lead author in national and international journals.