Dr. Pradeep K Panda is a Health Economist as well as a Demographer by training with significant experience in teaching, research and consultancy. Dr. Panda is a Professor of Health Economics at International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) Delhi. He was the Project Coordinator for the implementation of National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4) for the state of Odisha. Prior to joining the IIHMR, he has worked in reputed national and international organizations in various capacities – Director of Research and Implementation (Micro Insurance Academy), Director of Rural Research (Institute of Rural Research and Development), Health Economist (Population Council), and Associate Professor (Centre for Development Studies). He has conducted several research projects in the health sector as a Principal Investigator / Project Director, published several research papers in reputed international journals on development studies and public health, co-edited a book published by the Oxford University Press, and guided thesis/dissertation of seven researchers (one Ph.D and six M.Phil in Applied Economics) who were awarded degrees by Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has a strong background in mixed-method research, impact evaluation, and systematic reviews. He was awarded two visiting research fellowships to conduct research at International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands (ICSSR and NWO/WOTRO Science for Global Development fellowship) and at International Centre for Research on Women, Washington DC (Ford Foundation fellowship). Dr. Panda is also a Visiting Professor at Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, and a Visiting Faculty at XSRM, Xavier University Bhubaneswar.
Dr. AK Khokhar
Professor & Dean (Training)
Dr. A. K Khokhar presently working as Professor (Hospital Administration) at International Institute of Health Management Research, New Delhi since August 2012 after his retirement from ESIC. He is a Medical graduated with 4 post graduations in the field of Health Care Administration and Hospital Administration. Besides working in different positions in ESIC Medical services (Ministry of Labour, Government of India) for 36 years, he has been teaching as visiting faculty at FMS, University of Delhi, and Institute of Management Studies, YMCA, New Delhi, for 24 years. He has also been a visiting faculty of IIHMR, NIHFW, SAIL and NTPC. Hospital Administration has been one of his prime areas of interest. He has held important positions of Additional Medical Superintendent, Medical Superintendent State Medical Commissioner and has been instrumental in developing policies and procedures related to Bio Medical Waste Management at Institution as well as State level. He also contributed a Chapter on Waste Management in the Module designed by IGNOU for Certificate course on Bio Medical Waste Management . He is one amongst the oldest members of Hospital Infection Society which is taking up number of issues related to Patient Safety. He has been involve both in practice as well as in policy matters on hospital waste management, Occupational health and HIV AIDS under ESIC Programs. He has organized a number of courses on Hospital Administration for Senior Doctors during his tenure at ESIC. He retired as Medical Superintendent of the Medical College and Post Graduate Institute He has written many articles and presented papers on Hospital Management at various forums. He has been the Editor of Journal of Hospital Administration of IHA for ten years. He has carried out a number of studies and surveys on the role of hospitals in primary health care and has also written two books. He has been proactive in developing professional management in hospitals and has developed a number of Case Studies. He has attended and presented papers on different aspects of Hospital Management in various conferences at national and international levels. In his last assignment as Medical Superintendent at ESIC Model Hospital, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, he was instrumental in developing and starting Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, and Under Graduate Medical College, under ESIC.
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”.
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