Research methods seminar series – 1

Research methods seminar series – 1

Speaker

Prashanth N S

Date and Time

18 August 2017, 2.00-5.00 pm

Venue

Institute of Public health

#250, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross,

Girinagar Ist  Phase,

Bengaluru – 560085

The seminar will focus on Mapping out the landscape of research methods in public health ranging from experimental/quasi-experimental methods to various other social science research methods and participatory methods in relation to their disciplinary underpinnings, epistemology and ontology. In a second part of the session, there will be a discussion on the typology of research questions in public health, especially within health policy and systems research, focusing on what kind of research approaches suit specific questions and why.

PhD programme at IPH

PhD programme at IPH

The Institute of Public Health Bengaluru (IPH) is launching a PhD programme with the Institute for Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology. Those interested can directly register for the PhD via the university website  For those interested in registering for the PhD via IPH, details will be made available shortly on the IPH website

To register your email for further updates in this regard, please fill up this registration form Register now and we will keep you posted.

Towards health equity: understanding and improving health of forest-dwelling tribal communities in southern India

Towards health equity: understanding and improving health of forest-dwelling tribal communities in southern India

Speaker

Prashanth NS

Date and time

14 July 2017, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Venue

#250, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross,

Girinagar Ist  Phase,

Bengaluru – 560085

 

The seminar will focus on the objectives and study design for the research project that Prashanth is undertaking under the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship in Clinical and Public Health. It will begin with an overview of tribal health research in India. India’s tribal population lives largely in and around thickly forested areas, which are often difficult-to-reach. Most areas with high tribal populations also have poor health and nutrition indicators. However, the poor population health outcomes in tribal communities cannot be explained by geography alone. Social determinants of health, especially various social disadvantages compound the problem of access and utilization of health services and achieving good health and nutritional status. In the interest of achieving equitable health and universal health coverage, we need to better understand the reasons for poor health among tribal populations and generate scientific explanations for the drivers of health inequalities in tribal communities. This will help design and implement evidence-based and context-specific interventions to address health inequalities of tribal populations. In this research project, we will
1. describe and analyse the extent and patterns of health inequalities among forest-dwelling tribal communities in three major tribal regions;
2. explain the underlying reasons for health inequity among tribal communities through a contextualized and empirically validated theory;
3. design and pilot an intervention to address health inequalities by tribal communities.

IPH now a member of Transdisciplinary University research partnership ecosystem

IPH now a member of Transdisciplinary University research partnership ecosystem

On the 14th of June 2017, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru signed a memorandum of understanding with the Transdisciplinary University to join a group of 10 other organizations as a member of the TDU research partnership ecosystem. Under this, we will be contributing to the public health and health systems component of learning in the PhD program.
Last date for application is 25th July, link to the call is here

 

Visit to Durham University

Visit to Durham University

Durham

As part of his UK visit, Upendra Bhojani of the Institute of Public Health (Bengaluru) visited the Durham University. Prof. Andrew Russell at the Department of Anthropology (Durham University), who has been doing pioneering work in area of tobacco control, facilitated this visit. They exchanged ideas for collaborative work in area of tobacco control including contributions of arts and humanities in enhancing tobacco control. Upendra engaged with collaborators of the ‘life of breath’ project and the Director (Prof. Jane Macnaughton) of the Centre for Medical Humanities at the Durham University.

Making Cities Socially Inclusive: International Workshop

Making Cities Socially Inclusive: International Workshop

urban,social inclusion,network

The Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (University of Leeds) hosted the first International Workshop as part of an initiative at building networks for Socially Inclusive Cities. The workshop saw participation of collaborating institutes from Vietnam (Hanoi University of Public Health), Kenya (Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi), India (Institute of Public Health) as well as other partner organizations from these countries. Upendra Bhojani of Institute of Public Health actively participated in the workshop as well as the project advisory meeting that followed on June 6urban,social inclusion,network