Governance

Governing board of the Institute is a mix of committed academicians, professionals and practitioners with a concern for public health. The Institute of Public Health is registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860. The board meets every year to oversee the activities of the Institute

 

Governing Board Members

Namerta Sharma

Namerta Sharma

President

Namerta is an Economist from Centre for Developmental Studies Trivandrum and is currently National Senior Advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) India and is President at the IPH General Body.

Stan Thekaekara

Stan Thekaekara

Secretary

StanThekaekara is an activist, thinker and social entrepreneur, having worked for about 40 years in the field of human rights and development. 

He co-founded ACCORD and has served as a trustee of Oxfam GB and was Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, Oxford University.

He is the Founder Director of Just Change and is currently the Secretary at the IPH General Body.

V.R. Diwakar

V.R. Diwakar

Treasurer

V.R. Divakar is a retired Bank Manager from State Bank of Mysore and currently Treasurer at the IPH General Body.

Arvind Kasturi

Arvind Kasturi

Member

Arvind Kasturi is a Prof. of Community Medicine at St. John’s Medical college – Bangalore and is currently a member at the IPH General Body.

Selvaraju

Selvaraju

Member

V. Selvaraju is an Economist by profession. With a PhD in economics he has worked in the World Bank. Currently, he is an independent consultant and is a member at the IPH General Body.

Nirmala Murthy

Nirmala Murthy

Member

Dr. Nirmala Murthy has a Masters degree in statistics from Bombay University, and a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. She was the faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, doing research and training in the area of public health management.She is also an honorary president of the Foundation for Research in Health System. She is a specialist in Health Information Systems, monitoring & Evaluation and is a member at the IPH General Body.

Sundari Ravindran

Sundari Ravindran

Member

Sundari Ravindran is a Ph.D in Applied Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and is a Professor at the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies. She was providing technical support to Dept. of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, Geneva and is a member at the IPH General Body.

Suja Warriar

Suja Warriar

Member

She is a member at the IPH General Body.

N Devadasan

N Devadasan

Member

The co-founder of IPH and the former Director of IPH. A medical graduate and he has completed his MPH and PhD from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. He was formerly  the Head of Communicable Diseases Cluster at World Health Organisation. He is currently a consultant at Health System Transformation Platform, Delhi and is member at the IPH General Body

 

Management Committee 2018-19

Upendra Bhojani
(Director)

Dorothy Lall
(Assistant Director Education)

Gajalakshmi S
(Staff Representative)

Pragati B Hebbar
(Assistant Director Administration)

Prashanth N S
(Assistant Director Research)

Chandrashekar Kottagi
(Coordinator Public and Policy engagement)

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