Rajesh has Ph.D. in Health Psychology and is Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health, U.K. He has received one year training in Public Health under M.Phil (MPH) course at Institute of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge, U.K. under Future Faculty Program. He has masters in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology and Industrial & Personnel Psychology. Recently Rajesh has undergone Short Intensive Program on HIV-Public Health and Program Delivery at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney under Australian Leadership Award Fellowship (ALAF).
Rajesh has more than fourteen years of experience in developing and implementing focused interventions among Most at Risk Groups (MARGs) under NACP. He has worked as National Consultant (NGOs and TIs) at National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), and at State AIDS Control Societies (SACSs) in various capacities (years 2001-2008) under NACP-II & III. At Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, Washington DC- India country office, he provided program management support for the implementation and scale up of Fertility Awareness-based Methods (FAM) under RCH program in the priority states of Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. He joined Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar as Assistant Professor in November, 2010 and has also lead STEPS project (Strengthening of Tobacco control Efforts through innovative Partnerships and Strategies), Gujarat. Rajesh has publications in the area of Health Psychology and Public Health in peer reviewed/indexed national and international journals.