Dr. Singh was part of the founding cohort of future faculty fellows of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Prior to joining PHFI in 2006, he has worked as a medical officer with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Government of India’s polio surveillance project for 6 years in some of the most operationally challenging locations like the state of Bihar and the Mumbai metro region. He has also worked at the grass roots as a medical officer in-charge of a primary health center in Maharashtra, India. He also has experience of working in Africa, providing technical support to the WHO Kenya country office for strengthening of the polio eradication initiatives and integrated disease surveillance, through the US, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ’STOP’ program.
Dr. Singh has an appointment as a research scholar at the international health department of the CAPHRI School of public health at Maastricht University. He is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta and Government Medical College in Nagpur, India.
As a faculty at the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) – Hyderabad, he is engaged in development of competency-based training and teaching programs in applied epidemiology, public health surveillance and program management. He also coordinates the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and a portfolio of short term training programs at the institute. He conducts the modules on public health surveillance and public health program management in the post graduate diploma programs of the institute.
Dr. Singh serves as a public health expert in technical advisory groups and panels of UN agencies; state governments and other health development partners. He has led and participated in program evaluation studies commissioned by the state governments, the World Bank and UNICEF and he provides policy advice to state governments and development partners on disease control and maternal & child health programs. He has been instrumental in forging strategic alliances of PHFI with regional and global health networks and institutions, e.g. the SPHERE India network; Asia Alliance for Global health (AAGH); International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) and the Maastricht University, to name a few. He is a member of the board of directors and the global outreach liaison of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS).
Areas of Interest and work include:Public Health Program Management; Public Health Surveillance and Applied Epidemiology; Health Systems Strengthening; Global Health Security; Sustainable Development and Health Equity; and Social Enterprise