Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Public Health

PhD at IPH, Bengaluru

The PhD program at IPH, Bengaluru is a PhD through research to be completed in a minimum of three years. This is based on original research conducted during the PhD and requires peer-reviewed publications during the course of the research. Coursework is tailored to the individual’s experience and needs and requirement are based on the UGC choice based credit system. One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching (lecture or tutorial) or two hours of practical work/field work per week.

A minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework is required and includes essential courses plus a choice of coursework relevant to the field of PhD research.

PhD defence: Prashanth N S

PhD defence: Upendra Bhojani

Meet our present PhD scholars

Angel Sudha

Angel Sudha

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PhD Topic –A theoretical framework to explain the reasons for caesarean sections (CS) in selected Public hospitals of Telangana from a Health systems perspective: a multisite case study approach

Cluster – Health Services Research

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Anika Juneja

Anika Juneja

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PhD Topic – Neighbourhood disadvantage and access to healthcare: The case of sickle cell disease in two Adivasi communities in central and southern India

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Ketki Shah

Ketki Shah

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PhD Topic – Understanding the livelihood challenge and safer alternatives for marginalized workers in the tobacco sector

Cluster – Chronic Health Conditions & Public Policies

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Meena Putturaj

Meena Putturaj

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PhD Topic – Advancing the state of patient rights implementation in health facilities in Karnataka

Cluster – Health Equity

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Pragati Hebbar

Pragati Hebbar

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PhD Topic – Implementation research for taking tobacco control policy interventions to scale in India

Cluster – Chronic Health Conditions & Public Policies

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Sarin N S

Sarin N S

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PhD Topic – Critically analyzing the state-specific mainstreaming of Ayurveda for health service delivery– A case study of Kerala and Maharashtra

Cluster – Health Equity

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Shivanand Savatagi

Shivanand Savatagi

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PhD Topic – Exploring self-reliance in Primary healthcare among families and communities using traditional medicine in Karnataka and Kerala

Cluster – Health Equity

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Meet our Past PhD Scholars

N Devadasan

N Devadasan

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PhD Topic –Community health insurance contributes to universal health coverage in India

Cluster – Health Financing and Universal Health Coverage , Health Services Research

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Prashanth N S

Prashanth N S

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PhD Topic – How do capacity-building programmes work in local health systems?
A realist evaluation of a local health system strengthening intervention in Tumkur, India

Cluster – Health Equity, Health Services Research

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Upendra Bhojani

Upendra Bhojani

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PhD Topic – Enhancing care for urban poor living with chronic conditions: role of local health systems

Cluster – Chronic Health Conditions & Public Policies, Health Services Research

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Dorothy Lall

Dorothy Lall

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PhD Topic – Improving the performance of health care delivery systems to provide quality care for persons with chronic diseases at the primary level of healthcare in rural Karnataka, India

Cluster – Health Services Research

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