I currently work as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi having completed my Masters in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of hygiene and Tropical medicine with a focus on the application of qualitative research methods to understanding topical issues in health systems and health policy. I coordinate the module on health policy analysis and research methods for the post-graduate diploma in public health students at IIPHD. Further, I am conduct an annual workshop on the utilisation of software based advanced data analysis techniques in qualitative research.
Prior to joining PHFI, I was engaged in community-based activism for access to health care and was associated with the People’s Health movement (Jan Swasthya Abhiyan) and Positive Women’s Network (PWN +) and have also worked briefly in East Africa with adolescents living with HIV.
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Department of Health Economics, Financing and Public Policy
My research interests are broadly divided into
a. understanding how individuals and communities make sense of their health and well being and its implications for health programmes and health systems.
b. Understanding factors that affect the design, development and implementation of health policies and their implementation in local contexts.
• Health Policy analysis
• Community initiatives in health
• Social exclusion
• Health systems
Disease and Health Conditions
• Maternal and child health
• Adolescent health
• One Health
• Non-communicable disease