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. 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.
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