Maj. General (Dr, Prof.) Atul Kotwal is a medical professional, public health researcher, administrator, educator, mentor, and a teacher with significant contributions in field of Public Health for over more than 37 years. His areas of expertise include health systems, planning & implementation of healthcare policies, primary health care, urban health, epidemiology, health technology assessment, implementation research, and inter-disciplinary research. He has received his MBBS, followed by MD in Preventive and Social Medicine from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He also holds a post-doctoral fellowship in Epidemiology from Clinical Epidemiology Unit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences & Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Kotwal has a diverse experience including serving in the armed forces across all levels of medical corps in India, to being an advisor for public health in Botswana, Africa and in providing technical support to GoI as OSD-Public Health in the erstwhile Planning Commission. In his tenure as OSD- Public Health in Planning Commission, he was involved in planning and finalizing XI Five-year plan, reviewing NRHM and conceptualizing urban health in addition to WASH and WCD related activities.
Dr. Kotwal has received numerous awards for his contribution to the Armed Forces and towards his professional and research achievements. Notable ones being Sena Medal (Gallantry) and Vishisht Sewa Medal (VSM) by the President of India, Commendations by the Chief of Army Staff and Army Cdr (CC), eight best research paper awards and two best research project awards. He has also been awarded the prestigious Dr J E Park oration by the Indian Public Health Association. With more than 140 publications in indexed journals, he has contributed to the evidence generation and knowledge sharing through designing and undertaking research and providing academic support in the field of public health.
MA (History) from Jaipur University. Has 18 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working in the office of Executive Director NHSRC since January 2008
Graduated as an Anaesthesiologist from Mysore Medical College and Christian Medical College, Vellore. Has 36 years experience of grassroots to policy-level action in the sectors of Health, Education, Socio-Economic Empowerment, Training and Research. Apart from being a clinician, he has lived amongst the indigenous tribal groups in Mysuru District of Karnataka, founded and led non-profit organisations and pioneered public-private partnership initiatives, some of which are National Models in the sectors of Health. He has been a member of various planning and policy committees of the Government and Academic bodies of various Universities. Working with the indigenous tribal groups he has played a key role in Rehabilitation and Resettlement of forest-based tribes of HD Kote Taluk in Mysuru District of Karnataka in South India. He has been an accomplished trainer. His research papers in Health, HIV/AIDS and Non-Profit Management have been presented at various National and International Conferences. His areas of special interest include Tribal and Rural Development, Primary Health Care inclusive of Emergency Medicine, Comprehensive management of chronic illnesses, Palliative Care and Integrative Health.
Public Health Professional with BDS and Masters in Public Health from PGIMER, Chandigarh. Two years of clinical experience in dentistry followed by 3.5 years of experience with UNICEF as RMNCH+A Consultant. Key focus areas include supporting districts and states in implementation of government programs (RMNCH+A, ASHA program, Comprehensive Primary Health Care and Maternal & Child nutrition)
MA (Sociology). Areas of work: Health, Sanitation & Nutrition. Areas of interest: Community processes interventions, implementation & training. Earlier worked with Unicef, Care in Bihar, UP & Rajasthan
A Public Health Professional (MBA - Health Management, IIHMR Jaipur) , experience of working with International Development Agencies in close coordination with State Health Department in a multi-cultural set-up. Instrumental in carrying out Planning, Capacity Building, Implementation, Supportive Supervision, Evaluation and Research of various Maternal and Child Health programs in EAG states.
A public health professional (TISS, Mumbai) having more than 5 years of experience at national, state and grassroot level together with clinical experience. Interested in Research, Capacity building, Primary health care, Quality assurance and Health care technology
Graduate from Delhi University. Has 15 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working for Community Processes Division of NHSRC since November 2010
Ph.D from JNU, New Delhi and M.Phil in Applied Economics from CDS, Thiruvananthapuram. More than 5 years of experience working in the area of Health Financing and Equity issues in Health care
Health systems and Financing specialist with work experience of over 5 years. BAMS graduate and done her Master’s in Public Health (Health Policy, Economics and Financing) from TISS, Mumbai. Also worked as an external consultant for WHO.
Phd from JNU on health economics.
Three years of experience working in the area of healthcare financing.
Experienced healthcare specialist and a management expert. Skilled in Healthcare Consulting, Strategic Planning, Medical Equipment procurement, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Technology & Hospital Operations. Recognized for devotion to duty of high order in the health care sector, recipient of the presidential award of Vishisht Seva Medal in 2016. Core strength being hospital administration and health care technologies.
Biomedical Engineer with experience in handling Medical device industrial projects. Extensive knowledge of Radiology, intra operative Neuro-Imaging & navigation Systems
A well-qualified professional in Biomedical Engineering with over 7 years of experience. Completed Masters in Healthcare Quality Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Having work experience of reputed multi-speciality hospitals across Delhi. Specialize in conducting equipment trainings, and educational workshops.
An experienced biomedical engineer with a post graduate diploma in healthcare management from Welinkar Institute of Management and studies. Having experience of over 7 years of working with Multi-Speciality hospitals across mumbai. Specialize in Medical equipment maintenance, training and compliance.
A Biomedical Engineer, presently facilitating and supporting States and MoHFW in developing strategies and guidelines for reinforcement of Healthcare Technology Interventions in Public Health facilities. Areas of expertise & interest include Healthcare Innovations, Public Health Planning, Technology Assessment and Systematic Review.
Graduate from Delhi University. Currently pursuing MBA in HR. Has 11 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working for Public Health Planning Division since last six years
Economics graduate and an MBA, with more than 22 years’ experience in the health sector across NGOs, Government, Research organizations, International Development Agencies and Consulting firms. Areas of expertise include planning and programme management, HRH, and Health Systems Strengthening.
Graduate in Biotechnology and Post Graduate in Health and Hospital Management with more than 13 years of experience in public health sector. She has worked with government, research organizations and consulting firm in the area of Human Resources for Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Behaviour Change Communication, Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS), and Hospital feasibility studies. Core competencies include planning, programme management, conducting assessments and evaluation studies.
Post Graduate in Statistics with more than 18 years of experiences in field of Public Health, Child Protection, Women Empowerment, Skill Development and Livelihood Promotion, and Agriculture in Government, International Development Agencies, Research Organization and Multinational Corporation (MNC). Expertise in Human Resource Management, Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Knowledge Management, Establishment of Management Information System, Programme/ scheme specific Software development and Website Management.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Masters of Public Health in Social Epidemiology from TISS, Mumbai. Have four years of experience in public health sector. Have worked with International public health organizations and Philanthropic organizations engaged in areas of primary health care, health systems strengthening, public health research and policy analysis, population health assessments, immunization and disease surveillance, implementation and evaluation studies.
Dental Graduate from Panjab University with Master in Public Health from TISS, Mumbai with 3+ years’ experience working with International Development Agency and Consulting firm in the field of Health systems evaluation, research and learning studies. Areas of expertise include developing training modules, conducting health policy research and health system strengthening.
With an MD (Gold Medal) and DNB in Community Medicine, she has more than 4.5 years of post PG experience of working in Government and Municipal Corporation Medical Colleges. Her areas of expertise include COVID-19 mitigation & prevention, teaching & training, communication skills and health system strengthening through capacity building.
Master in Business Administration (MBA) having 11 years of experience in Administration & Logistics Management at Government organization.
Is presently working as the Head of Public Health Administration division of NHSRC, A technical support wing of Ministry of health and family welfare, Govt. of India. He was formerly Deputy Commissioner and head of Maternal Health Division in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Dr Himanshu Bhushan has rich and diverse experience both as clinician and public health expert, wherein in the past he served remote areas of India as a clinician and then in the ministry of health, Government of India. Operationalizing Emergency Obstetric Care, Training of MBBS doctors in EmOC & Life Saving Anaesthetic Skills, Establishing Blood storage centre, Strengthening pre-service teaching and training of Nursing, Dedicated Maternal and Child Health Wings in the country, prioritizing resources to delivery points, setting up skills lab, Quality Assurance, assured referral transport are some of the key initiatives which have been spearheaded by him." He was also instrumental in many other policy decisions like, Permitting ANMs, Staff Nurses to prescribe and give drugs and injectable, Universal supplementation of calcium and Deworming during pregnancy, Screening and management for GDM, hypothyroidism, making care during pregnancy and child birth a free entitlement and many more are due to his initiative and efforts. He was instrumental in developing and implementation of Nursing Road Map for the country. He has publications in prestigious public health journals and has contributed both as National and International expert including WHO, Unicef, UNFPA, ICMR and other such prestigious organizations. In his present position also he is supporting Govt of India and states in implementation of all above initiatives and also newer program like PMSMA. Several policies for health system strengthening have been firmed up on his initiative and recommendations like Guideline for DH strengthening and making them knowledge Hubs, Centralized Grievance Redressal and Health Help line, National Ambulance services, etc. National Urban Health Mission is another area that he is leading. Several policy and guidelines like CD frame work, Guidebook for enhancing performances of Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) in Urban area, Tools for Vulnerability Mapping and Assessment, NUHM Orientation Module for Planners, Implementer and partners, UPHC Guidelines is now part of NUHM. He is a Member Secretary for 5 Task Forces on Comprehensive primary Health care: RMNCH A, Mental Health, Dental Health, Burns & Trauma and Architecture and infrastructure development of Health and Wellness Centre. The list of his works are long...but his dream is “Every Poor Women and Men accessing govt. health facilities should get a Rich Treatment by us”
Specializes in Implementation of Public Health Laws. Area of interest: Health Governance. Worked for GoI guidelines on Maternal Death Review, Near Miss, Child Death Review, Skills Lab, MNH Toolkit
MBBS graduate with PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Management, having more than 14 years of experience in clinical medicine, public health and clinical research. Dr. Smita Shrivastava has been associated with the National Health Mission for 9 years, being involved in providing clinical care, implementation of national health programs and healthcare administration. She has previous experience in the development sector in providing technical assistance, trainings and supportive supervision. She has also been involved in clinical research- protocol designing, execution, monitoring and clinical trials report writing. Areas of Interest: Urban Health, NCDs, Maternal and Child Health, program implementation, capacity building, monitoring and data analysis.
BDS, MBA-Hospital & Healthcare Management (Symbiosis International University, Pune). Core work areas: Implementation of Model Health Districts (MHD) initiative in the states, developing technical guidelines for key initiatives like MHD, CLMC etc. Areas of interest: Maternal and Child Health, Strengthening Public Health Facilities.
Public health professional (IIHMR, New Delhi) with Bachelors in Homoeopathy Medicine & Surgery from GGSIPU, Delhi. Has more than 4.5 years of experience (including 1 year of clinical experience as Junior resident at Govt of NCT of Delhi ) . Previously she has an experience of working with BMGF funded organization (IHAT- UPTSU) for a period of 3.5 years where she was responsible for providing techno-managerial support for improvement in quality of care across RMNCH+A life cycle approach at the field level. Core area of interest- Program implementation, Monitoring and evaluation, Training, capacity building, supportive supervision and documentation.
Public Health Professional, BDS, and Masters in Public Health (PGIMER, Chandigarh). Over five years of experience in healthcare (2 years of clinical experience in dentistry and 3 years of public health practice). Areas of work: Implementation support to states for developing Model Health Districts, Public Health Management Cadre, Integrated Public Health labs, strengthening secondary care services, developing guidance note for states on PHMC, technical guidelines on MHD, IPHL, etc.
BA LLB (Hons.) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and LLM from Kurukshetra University. Vasudha has legal experience of more than 8 years in private as well as public sector undertakings. Core work areas: Legal Framework
BSC Nursing, Master of Public Health (University of Hyderabad), Public Health Professional with Master of Public Health from University of Hyderabad and Bsc Nursing. She has both clinical and public health experience in the health care system. Core working area: Urban Health, Aspirational District; Interest area: Public Health Management, Maternal and Child Health, Health system strengthening, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Public Health Professional graduated from AIIMS, Jodhpur. Worked as a Nursing officer for 1 year at AIIMS, New Delhi. Areas of Interest; Heath systems strengthening, Implementation Research and systems thinking.
Public health professional with Masters in Public Health specializing in social epidemiology from TISS, Mumbai. Has worked across different areas in health care including public health nutrition, healthcare IT and clinical setting.
Graduate from Delhi University.Has done diploma in Secretarial Practices.7 years of work experience in administration and HR,currently working with Healthcare Technology Division,NSHRC.
A Public Health Professional with experience in field of implementation, evaluation and research in Health Systems including Primary Health Care. With experience of Community Processes, Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Public Health Planning and Administration, and Programme Evaluations in public health organizations, she is presently working in the field of health systems and research under KMD to support the Programme implementation by collating the evidence and knowledge from the field spanning the National Health Programmes.
Over 30 years of exp in Health and Development sector with GoI and Development Partners. Areas of expertise: Community Health, Advocacy, Research & Training, Communication and Program Management
Working with social development interventions since 2000. Key areas of experience - Programme Development, Capacity Building and Support, Programme Evaluations and Qualitative Research for large scale interventions. Thematic focus - Community Participation, Health Promotion, Social Determinants of Health and Inter-sectoral Convergence, Local Self Governance Institutions (PRIs & ULBs). Has led state and national programs in government and non-government sector. Has worked in NHSRC since 2008, supporting communitisation interventions under NHM (ASHA, VHSNC, MAS, JAS & RKS). Present work focus includes Tribal Health. Has a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Allahabad University.
Graduated MBBS from NMCH&RC Karnataka and Post-graduated in Community Medicine from Government Medical College, Kerala, ‘Health Research Fundamentals’ from ICMR-NIE, CHAGCCP from Centre for Gerontological Studies, KUHS, MCCD from SJRI, Karnataka. Worked as a Senior Resident, Lecturer, MO in-charge of UHTC, RHTC, MO Anti-Rabies Vaccination Clinic, AP, CoPI in intramural projects, ICMR project in GMC Kerala. Also worked at ICMR-NIV as Scientist-C Medical, during COVID 2019 pandemic and contributed towards SOPs, ToT for COVID 2019 RT-PCR testing, Biorepository, data management, Several viral Outbreak Investigations. With more than 10 publications in indexed national and international journals, she expresses her interest in topics like Non-Communicable Diseases, Communicable diseases, Program Evaluation.
Graduated as dentist from DJ Dental college, UP (Agra University) followed by Postgraduation in Master of Public Health from IIPH-D (Sree Chitra Tirunal University, Kerala). Having six years of clinical experience in dentistry and 2.6 year of experience with Public Health Foundation of India, Gurugram in Health Economics, Financing and Policy.
Area of interest: Research and secondary data analysis focusing on epidemiology, community health, programme implementation etc.
Tarannum is Implementation Research Consultant for Health System Strengthening at the National Health System and Resource Centre, based in the Knowledge Management Division. She has a masters in Global Health Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her main research interests are in health systems strengthening, primary care, non-communicable diseases and adult and child mental health. Much of her work uses arguments and evidence to inform implementation research and influence policy discussion at all levels
A public Health graduate with experience in programmmee implementation and evaluation. Areas of interest include Health systems strengthening and Health systems research, Public health Planning and implementation research.
Deepak Bhagat has expertise in evidence synthesis, data mining, and health systems research (operational research and systems analysis). Much of his work includes Primary & Secondary Health Care, policy planning, program implementation & management, monitoring & evaluation, and strengthening referral linkages. His professional approach is based on ensuring equity, access to care, drugs and diagnostics, ability to pay, and addressing social determinants of health. During COVID 19 first wave, he served as State Level Monitor in rural Odisha. Dr. Bhagat holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, and an Elite certificate in Health Research Fundamentals from the Indian Council of Medical Research – National Institute of Epidemiology. In the recent past, he presented his research work in international conferences such as ISQua Italy and IEA Sri Lanka with full scholarships.
A Public Health Professional with a bachelor's degree in Dentistry from Government Dental College and Hospital Shimla, Dr Vineeta Sharma has 4.5 years of experience of working in a wide variety of projects involving cost effectiveness analysis of healthcare interventions, assessing healthcare needs of Urban poor, Maternal and child healthcare and quality of life assessment with PGIMER, Chandigarh. Her Experience involves working with US based Healthcare Conglomerate improving Clinical Outcomes around Diabetic Foot and Amputation Prevention. With 6 publications in national and international journals, she has also contributed in drafting training handbook for JAS members under the capacity of external consultant with NHSRC. Her interest areas are urban health, health financing, comprehensive primary healthcare and health system strengthening.
Dr. Diksha Dhupar is a public health postgraduate from AIIMS Jodhpur, Rajasthan with a bachelor's in dental surgery. She has worked as Senior Research Associate in IHAT on MNH Exemplar Study India. She has also worked as a fellow for Model Health district and intern in Public Health Administration division of NHSRC. Her areas of interest are RMNCHA+N, Urban Health, Occupational health, and Tribal Health.
Princy received formal education in dentistry from Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, before realizing that she would have a greater impact on improving people’s lives through policy development and implementation. She has since acquired a Masters degree in Health Administration from TISS, Mumbai and has worked with the Government of India in Family Planning, Child Health and Health System Stregthening initiatives, under the National Health Mission, with a cumulative relevant experience 3.5 years. Princy is trained in project planning, implementation, evaluation methods as well as various public health research methods.
A passion for writing led her to a career in print journalism. After having worked with industry leaders like The Times of India, India Today Group, and more, she switched to corporate publishing wherein she took care of all editorial duties of various magazines for public and private sector. A decade in media was followed by a freelance stint that saw her writing stories and columns for national and international print and digital platforms.
Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, having More than 6 years of work Experience in Event and Development Sector. She has worked with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for two years, with the responsibility of organizing various events, monitoring the social media coverage, increasing the brand awareness by producing original content on multiple social media, liasoning with agencies to design IEC materials/videos/jingles.
Areas of Interest – Events, Social Media, Websites, IEC, Publications, Capacity Building, Documentation.
Graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, DU and Post graduated in Tourism Management from IGNOU and hold diploma in Shorthand and secretarial training. Also hold a professional experience of 7+ years and served many renounced PSU’s.
A medical graduate having post-graduate qualifications in Family Medicine, Health Systems Management and Industrial Medicine. He is an elected member of National Academy of Medical Sciences. His illustrious career in the Indian Air Force included a tenure with the Ministry of External Affairs in Oman, where he was commended for his devotion to the service by the His Majesty Sultan of Oman. He also underwent advanced training abroad in Hospital Planning for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare. Under a WHO fellowship, he did a pioneering work in the field of Healthcare Waste Management in late nineties, when Biomedical Waste Rules were promulgated in 1998. He anchored formation of Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management in the year 2000.
After taking voluntary retirement form the Indian Airforce in 2003 with a desire to work for the larger good, he has been actively working for betterment of the health systems across the country and abroad. He led EU supported Sector Investment Programme (SIP) in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The SIP had many key Health Sector Reforms (HSR) initiatives, which were later subsumed into the National Rural Health Mission. His deep commitment for the HSR took him to Abu Dhabi for revision of Policy framework at Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD).
Health Quality and Patient Safety are his other passion. Since last 11 years, he leads the efforts for the betterment of Quality of Care (QoC) and patient safety under the NHM. Under his leadership, Quality Standards for different level of Health Facilities have been developed. The Standards and quality surveyor training programme are accredited by International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). He has been a WHO consultant to support the Government of Maldives in formalising frameworks for Patient Safety and health quality.
He is a visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai and also guide to PhD scholars.
PGD in Hospital Management & Health Promotion, lead auditor for ISO 9001:2008. 5 years' experience in establishing & implementing Quality System. Lead & Co-Author for various publications
MBA (Hospital Administration), PG certified (QM & AHO). 11 years of experience in health care Quality and operations management. Area of Expertise:- Accreditation & training, Infection Control.
MHA-BHMS, PGDHHM, PGDESD (PG Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development), PGDHQM (PG Diploma in Health Care Quality Management), NQAS External Assessor, ISQua Fellowship & Membership, Patient Safety Assessor, Green Hospital Assessors. Profound experience of 11+years as Hospital Manager in 3 District Head Quarters Hospital of Odisha. Ensured implementation of National Quality Assurance Programme in the facililities for strengthening the hospital systems.
Healthcare Professional with Masters in Pharmacy and PG Diploma in Hospital & Public Health Management, having 4 years of experience in Drugs & Logistics Management system and Pharmaceuticals. Worked for Human Resources for Health in recommendation of State Program Implementation Plans. Currently involved in National Quality Assurance Certification program for the improvement of health care services in public health facilities.
Postgraduate in Public Health (IIHMR- Delhi), BDS, ISQua fellow and member. 3 years’ experience in clinical services followed by 2 years’ experience in the field of Quality Management System.
Graduate from Delhi University with nine years' experience in Office Administration
34 Year of experience in Armed Forces in operations and administration which includes HR, Accounts and Security
B.Tech. (Computer Science and Engineering). Certified in CCNA, CCNP, MCSE. Over 5 years of experience in Networking. Earlier Projects: CWG-2010 with Cert-IN and SWAN Uttarakhand
Master degree in finance. He joined NHSRC in Feb-2017. He has over 15 years of experience of corporate and non-profit sector. Prior to join NHSRC, he worked in Nokia and WHO country office India.
Graduate from Delhi University. Has 25 years of work experience in managing Accounts & Finance. Working with NHSRC since October 2008
Masters in Commerce, currently pursuing MBA in Finance. A certified lead auditor of ISO 9001:2008. 8 years' experience in finance and account sector. Working with NHSRC since 2011.
Master Degree in Finance. He has around 8 years of rich experience of CA firm and National Health Mission Uttar Pradesh. Working with NHSRC since August 2019
Masters in Finance. Has 8 year of experience in Accounts & finance under National Health Mission.
MBA with over 15 years of experience in HR/Administration. Specialization in Recruitments at all levels and Strategic HR functions
PGDBM (Human Resource Management) with 10 years of experience in HR/Admin. Specialization in Recruitments and HR Generalist functions
BA with over 5 years of experience in in HR/Admin. Specialization in Recruitment, Data Management, Documentation Process and File Management