She graduated from Dept. Of Physical Chemistry, University of Madras and has post doctoral research experiences in dept of Civil Eng. IIT, Madras and in Lab of Membrane Biophysics & Biochemistry, NIAAA, NIH, Rockville, USA. She has various other degrees like PGDBM (Par MBA) degree with Information System Specialization, PGDCM and currently pursuing DOEACC IT 'B' level (Par MCA) in addition to holding various other certificates in oracle/ D2K (USA), Visual C++(ICS, Scranton USA), Adv Java , UML through Rational Rose, Software Testing etc. She has been involved in many projects related to Information technology and diseases like TB and Malaria using bioinformatics techniques and guiding students for their postgraduate and MPhil degrees. Prior to joining IIHMR she was working with DOEACC, an autonomous body of DIT, govt. of India for imparting IT and bioinformatics courses for 6 years. She was involved in imparting academic training to both students as well as corporate officials as a senior faculty and course coordinator. She also has professional experience in IT Industry for nearly 5 years at various levels from a developer to product manager and was involved in developing biomedical and commercial softwares and was one of the founder member of the start-up company AASMAM. She is also a graduate member of AIMA, Lifetime member of Surface Society of India and CSI and a member of HIT Forum. She has the distinction of being invited as special guest speaker at Whitehouse Biotech Carnival 2009, Kathmandu, Nepal and trained at ICGEB in "South East Asian Training course on Bioinformatics Applied to Tropical Diseases" sponsored by WHO-TDR. Her current research interest includes development of HIMS, open source database development & data mining related to health, Geriatric Health Survey, Utilization of bioinformatics tools in the area of nutrition survey and nutri-genomics, implementation of health information technology in public hospitals and Mobile E-health Surveys. Her hobbies include vegetarian cooking, reading non fictions, crafting and travelling.
Associate Professor & Associate Dean- Research
Dr B. S. Singh is a demographer and monitoring & evaluation specialist. He obtained Ph.D in Population Studies and Certificate Course in Population Studies (CPS) from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai. He has completed Certificate Course in Planning and Management Information Systems from Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Boston, Massachusetts, United states of America. He has worked in several large-scale project supported by USAID-India in the area of Maternal, New Born, Child Health, Family Planning and Urban Health during the period of 1995-13. Prior joining IIHMR, New Delhi, he worked as Project Director in Health of the Urban Poor project implemented by IIHMR, Jaipur, Deputy General Manager (Research & Evaluation) in State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency (SIFPSA), Lucknow, Assistant Director in MAMTA- Health Institute for Mother & Child, New Delhi and Head-MIS & System in Deepak Foundation, Vadodara. His areas of interest are program planning, monitoring & evaluation, health survey research and project management. In addition to several research publication, he has also published a book “ Methods for estimating demographic parameters at sub-national level”.
Dr. Manish Priyadarshi
Dr. Manish Priyadarshi has a M. Phil and PhD in urban health from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; Manish Priyadarshi is a Passionate and Result oriented health professional with more than decade of experience in Health and Health policy, Advocacy, Integrated Program Planning, Research, Documentation, Programme Implementation, Partnership Management, Technical Assistance to National and State Government and Resource Mobilisation. Dr Manish started his career in health as Programme coordinator in 2007 and has worked in every level of providing solutions and leadership in Health sector. As his career progressed, he worked as Consultant (Research and Evaluation), Research Head and Director (Research and Projects) with Government, Corporate and Research Organizations respectively. Dr Manish Priyadarshi, presented papers at National and International conferences on health and allied sectors and member of Young Demographer (Rostock) and Institute of Social Research (Hamburg). Currently, Dr Manish Priyadarshi working as Associate Professor Public health at IIHMR, New Delhi. He teaches the courses- Public health, Health Economics and Organizations Management.
Dr. Nishikant Bele
Dr. Nishikant Bele is an Associate Professor in the area of Information System. He has received his MCA from Amravati University Amravati, Maharashtra and Doctorate in Computer Science from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Dr. Nishikant has over 16 years of experience in teaching, training, administration and research with prominent organizations. He is a SAP certified ERP Solution consultant. He had published research papers in various journals of international repute and has attended and presented papers in many international and national conferences. Dr. Nishikant Bele has conducted MDP for Uttar Pradesh Police on Computer Competency. His areas of interest are: Business Intelligence, ERP, Data Modeling & Database Designing, Data Analysis through MS-Excel, Web and Text Mining.
Dr. Preetha G. S.
Dr. Preetha GS has done her MBBS from Government Medical College, Trivandrum and MD in Community Health Administration[MD(CHA)] from the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare(NIHFW), New Delhi. She has a rich and diverse work experience across private & public sector as well as international agencies with assignments in NGO and private hospitals, NIHFW, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt of India and the United Nations,. Her professional experience of more than fourteen years in the health sector has given her immense exposure to training, research and project/programme management.
Dr. Nitish Dogra
Dr. Nitish Dogra has done his MBBS and MD from University of Delhi. He has also received a Master of Public Health degree from the world renowned Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States. Subsequently he has worked in several coveted institutions including JHU, INCLEN and TERI. He had earlier served as Assistant Professor at IIHMR, Delhi from 2009-2014. In addition he was selected for a Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellowship for 2013-14 by the United States Department of State and the Government of India. During this period he was based at JHU as a Visiting Faculty. He convened the Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India (UCHAI) training workshop in 2015 which was partially supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Government. He has brought out the edited volume Climate Change and Disease Dynamics in India, the first such book on the topic with 28 authors across India, United States, Belgium and New Zealand. Dr. Dogra has also worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) as consultant, temporary adviser and project principal investigator at different points of time. In August 2014, he delivered on request, an invited commentary at the Conference on Health & Climate at WHO Headquarters, Geneva. This was the first global ministerial level meeting on the subject where he was one of three delegates from India. Besides, his innovation linking a community based air quality monitoring system with social media has been featured on BBC and Times of India, amongst other places.