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.Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi
Dr. Sutapa B. Neogi is Dean (Research) and a public health specialist actively engaged in research and teaching at International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Delhi. An MBBS from Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata and MD in Community Medicine from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, and Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Maternal and Child Health, she has excellent academic credentials. She has a rich experience in public health and is particularly interested in implementation of projects that is relevant to national policies and programmes. She has authored several research papers and is a reviewer of many national and international journals. She is an associate Editor of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. She offers her technical services to various academic and research bodies in the country. Her goal is to mentor students who can be change agents in future, those who can see through problems, explore them scientifically, be a link between disciplines (e.g. engineering and medicine, social science and medicine), generate synergy between research and programs and promote interdisciplinary research in the country by leading and being a part of an able team.
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