Faculty - Institute of Health Management Research, Bangalore (IIHMR)

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Dr.Usha Manjunath

Email: usha.m@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 19 July 2017

Dr. Usha Manjunath, a Healthcare Management Academician, did her M.Sc. (Speech & Hearing) from AIISH, Mysore and M.Phil (Hospital & Health Systems Management) and Ph.D. in Quality Management from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India. She has completed a Certification Program in Strategic Leadership and Management in Healthcare in December 2012 by IIHMR, Delhi and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has 31 years of experience, 13 years in Speech and Hearing and rest as Management Faculty with behavioural science focus. Dr. Usha’s experience includes academics/teaching, training & capacity building, entrepreneurship, community/social development work including healthcare management. Starting her career in the professional field of Speech Pathology and Audiology she worked in various organizations including Not-for-profit Organizations, Schools and Hospitals in India and U.S.A. During her tenure at BITS, Pilani as a Management faculty, she taught a variety of courses in Psychology and Management for MBA, M.Phil and MPH students. As a faculty coordinator she contributed to community based rural development projects in the areas of woman and child health, women entrepreneurial activities, and primary school education in rural Rajasthan. Through the activities of Rural Entrepreneurship as a Nucleus Member of Entrepreneurship Development and IPR Unit of BITS, Pilani, she developed greater understanding of projects in the areas of innovations in Healthcare Delivery, Social Mobilization, People Engagement and Participative Management. As a Professor and Dean-Academics and Student Affairs at IIHMR, Bangalore she taught, conducted trainings and research. She teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Communication, Services/Healthcare Services Management, Principles of Management for Hospitals/Public Health, Strategy, Marketing & Quality Management of Healthcare Services and Entrepreneurship. She is invited as ‘Guest Faculty’ and ‘Subject Expert’ at RGIPH, Padmashree School of Public Health, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Manipal University, BITS, Pilani, SIHFW, PHFI, Nazareth College of Arts and Science and other colleges. Dr. Usha has carried out research work in the area of Primary Health Care, Reproductive and Child Health, Process Evaluation of Universal Immunization Program and Maternal Perceptions on Immunization and Quality/Process Management in Hospitals. Her research expertise includes mixed methodologies, stakeholder analysis and strategy. She has worked with GoK, UNICEF, Alive & Thrive, Deaf Child Worldwide, ICMR, ICSSR, Food & Nutrition Board-GoI, Association of Persons with Disabilities and other NGOs for maternal-child health, baseline/end line evaluation, IEC/BCC in public health, nutrition (life cycle) and public health projects. She has networked and collaborated with Corporate companies, Government, NGOs etc and successfully organized various National and International Level conventions, conferences, technical sessions, seminars and workshops on Healthcare/Hospital Management, Technology Entrepreneurship and related areas. Usha is well versed in conducting workshops and training on Quality & Marketing in Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, Personality, Motivation, Leadership, Life Style/Stress/Conflict Management, Communication and Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Usha has presented and published research articles in National and International Conferences/Seminars/Journals. She was conferred with ‘Outstanding Editor’ award by AIMS International in 2011. She has authored a book Total Quality in Healthcare-An Empirical Investigation Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2012 based on her doctoral research work, supported by ICSSR grant. She is excited to continue to be an Academician and take the role of Director, IIHMR-Bangalore

Dr. Allen P Ugargol

Associate Professor and Dean Academics
Email: allen.u@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 17th July, 2019.
Allen P. Ugargol is a public health specialist and a doctoral researcher in population ageing, migration, mobility, and family/societal response to ageing in India. He has over 15+ years of rich experience in public health, healthcare consulting, hospital management, and health informatics with skills in conceptualization, developing and implementing programmes, monitoring and evaluation, implementation research and operational research. Dr. Allen, apart from his Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery, holds a MPH degree from the prestigious Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, a Fellowship in Health Informatics (FHI) from LSHTM, London, a PGDM from Symbiosis Centre for Health Care, Pune and is defending his PhD thesis at the University of Groningen, Netherlands shortly. Dr. Allen is proficient in networking with development partners, learning and development, collaborative research, writing research proposals, designing research projects, implementing public health programmes, monitoring and evaluation, academic assessment, impact assessment, and evidence based policy development. He consults as a technical specialist for a number of multi-lateral agencies (UNICEF, World Bank, etc.) and is member of technical advisory committees for various research bodies.

Dr. Manjunatha

Associate Professor and Dean – Research & Publications
Email: manjunatha.r@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 12 June 2017
Dr. Manjunatha has done his MBBS from Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Bellary, MPH from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST University), Thiruvananthapuram, and PhD (Community Medicine) from Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR. He has received Fellowship (FRSPH) from Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), London in 2014. His areas of interest are Public Health Nutrition, Maternal and Child health, Immunization and Research methodology in Health Sciences. Prior to joining IHMR Bangalore he has more than 11 years of experience in implementation of various Health programs and Medical Research. At various capacities starting from District level till National level he has worked under implementation of various National health programs including Leprosy, HIV/AIDS, Maternal & Child Health and Public Health Nutrition. Through Micronutrient Initiative he has contributed to operationalization of National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat. He was member of the National IDCF (Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight) Secretariat, 2014 established by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. He has widely published Nationally and Internationally and contributed to various health program guidelines at National and State level.

Dr. Sarala R

Associate Professor
Email: sarala.r@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 06 September 2011
Dr. Sarala Raju is a Social Scientist. After completing her M.A. and M.Phil. in Sociology at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, she pursued her doctoral research (Ph.D.) in the field of Sociology (Urban) at the Institute of Social & Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. She was a recipient of research fellowship from Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) for pursuing Ph.D. She has also passed National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Sociology, conducted by UGC, New Delhi. From her doctoral research work, she has published three research articles, one book chapter and presented many research papers in various seminars and conferences. Prior to joining IHMR-Bangalore as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Sarala worked as a Lecturer at Jain University, Bangalore and University of Dayton (USA) Deepahalli Program, Bangalore. She has taught various papers in Sociology for under graduate students. She has an intense research experience in area of urban slums/urban poor. She possesses good experience in qualitative data collection and analysis by using statistical packages such as SPSS. Her areas of interest include Urban Problems-Poverty and Slums, Social Network, Environmental Sociology, Migration, Human Resource Management and Public Health.

Dr. Gyan Chandra Kashyap

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: gyan.ck@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 27 August 2018
Mr. Gyan Chandra Kashyap
Dr. Gyan Chandra Kashyap has done M.Sc. in Statistics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has also completed M.Phil. and PhD. in Population studies from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai. He has received Junior/Senior Research Fellowship (JRF/SRF) during his Ph.D. from University Grant Commission, New Delhi. Before joining IIHMR, Bangalore he has worked as a Project Officer in Health of Urban Poor (HUP) and National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) projects at IIPS, Mumbai. His research works have been praised in national and international platforms. He has presented research papers in several regional and national conferences and workshops to keep himself mobilized in epidemiology and public health. He is a demographer and his research areas of interest are Public health (occupational and mental health, disease epidemiology) and Health Economics (treatment-seeking behaviour, health expenditure). His research has been published in leading national and international journals, such as- Bio Medical Central (BMC), Social Science Spectrum, Asian J. Epidemiology, Indian Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Med Health Aff, Ann Psychiatry Mental Health, etc. He is expertized in the handling of large-scale datasets and various statistical modelling and techniques with several statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, SPECTRUM, Mortpak, and CSPro. Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gyan_Kashyap2

Gowthamghosh B

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: gowtham.b@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 18.05.2019
Mr. Gowthamghosh
Gowtham is a trained Social Worker with an experience of more than ten years in the health sector; he has gained expertise in conducting health surveys and program evaluations. He has been part of national and state level large scale surveys of repute, like National Family Health Survey (NFHS), District Level Household Survey (DLHS) and Facility survey under RCH program. Before joining IIHMR Bengaluru, Gowtham worked as a Senior Research officer at IIHMR, Jaipur and has conducted multiple studies and projects on monitoring, assessment /evaluation of various health programs in India and Afghanistan. He has upgraded his skills by attending Public Health program at Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA and IIHMR University, Jaipur. His areas of interest are Programme Evaluation, HIV/AIDS and Social Protection. He is equally engaged in the areas of Child Health, Public Health research and proficient in using quantitative methodology.

Mr. T K Pradeep Kumar

Designation: Assistant Professor and Faculty -In- Charge IT
Email: pradeepkumar@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 29th July, 2019

Mr T.K. Pradeep Kumar has completed his diploma in Civil Engineering(Arch) from TPEVR Govt Polytechnic, graduation in B.Tech (IT) from SKP Engineering College, Anna University, post-graduation in MBA(HR/SYSTEM) from Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Anna University and M E (CSE) from Er.PMC Tech College of Engineering, Anna University. Prior joining to IIHMR Bangalore, he was associated with Sri Sairam College of Engineering as Assistant Professor, CSE Dept & IT Manager. He comes with an experience of 15 years overall for teaching & Industry

Dr. Deepashree M R

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: deepashree.mr@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 12th August, 2019.
Dr. Deepashree
Dr Deepashree has done PGDM from IIHMR Bengaluru and has completed her BAMS from Gov. Ayurvedic Medical College, Mysore. Prior Joining to IIHMR Bangalore She has worked as CSR Executive in Lowe’s India Pvt. Services and has also worked as Director Projects in Karuna Trust. She has also worked with us before as Research Officer in the year 2017

Dr.Supten Sarbadhikari

MBBS, PhD Biomed Engg IT-BHU
Designation: Founder Director and CIO (Chief Information Officer), Innovmedcare.

Dr.Supten Sarbadhikari is a medical doctor from the University of Calcutta and he did his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from IT-BHU, Varanasi. Currently, he is the Founder Director and CIO (Chief Information Officer), Innovmedcare. Formerly he was Dean (Academics and Student Affairs) and Professor (Health Informatics) at IIHMR, Delhi. Previously, he was leading a Project of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, as the Project Director for the Centre for Health Informatics of the National Health Portal (NHP). He is an Expert Adviser for the ELAG (e-Learning Advisory Group) of SNOMED-CT (2015-18). He has been the Founder and Director of Supten Institute (offering online courses on health informatics) and a Visiting Professor in Health Informatics at Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been the Founding Director of CAL2CAL Institute, a faculty member with the Manipal Group, IIT Kharagpur, Amrita group and PSG group. He obtained his Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Machine Intelligence Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. His areas of expertise are in Requirements analysis and management in Healthcare information technology, e-learning; medical journalism and clinical decision support systems.

Mr. C.N. Sunil Kumar

Masters in Hospital Management and M Phil (HHSM, BITS, Pilani), NABH Assessor and Six Sigma Black Belt.
Designation: Regional Director – South Narayana Health

Mr. Sunil Kumar C. N. is the Regional Director-South at Narayana Health. He holds Masters degree in Hospital Management and M Phil in Hospital & Health System Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science. He is a certified NABH assessor and possesses certificates in Lean six sigma black belt from Benchmark 6ix sigma and LCS1c-Bronze in lean management from Simpler. Further, he received a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management Systems from the Indira Gandhi Open University. He has around 28 years of experience. In the past, he has worked with Manipal Heart Foundation, Trichur Heart Hospital Limited, B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre, amongst other.

Dr. Tara M.S

M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Food Science and Nutrion Mysore Univ.
Public Nutrition, Health, and Child Development.
Designation:Former Regional Director of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development NIPCCD

Dr Tara M.S. is an Independent Consultant with M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition from Manasagangothri, University of Mysore. She has had a long, illustrious career in the field of Public Nutrition, Health, and Child Development. As the former Regional Director of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development NIPCCD (2005-2014), she has spearheaded large scale projects across the country. Her expertise in the field of Teaching, Training, Policy Research, and her strong academic pursuits, her interest in the development sector makes her a unique professional. She has been actively associated with many Government Departments and Sectors, Corporate bodies, Civil Societies, besides International Organizations including UNICEF, World Bank, CARE India etc in various professional endeavours. Being a member of many Think Tank Committees working for Women and Child Department, she has contributed for innovations, as also for institutionalizing new initiatives and for strengthening the capacities of many stakeholders. Dr Tara has many publications to her credit and has made valuable contributions in Seminars and Conferences, both Nationally and Internationally. Her core skills include policy research, advocacy, capacity building, programme implementation and strategies for reduction of Malnutrition, Food Insecurity, and raising standards for Food Safety protocols, among others.


Dr. Akash Mathur

Currently working as CEO of BAL Pharma, Akash Mathur has vast pharma experience in the US & Canada including a start-up and advisory role to several small and medium companies followed by 10 years of working leading pharma companies like Dr Reddy’s Labs and Tata Group, thereby bringing an international orientation and systems implementation to their businesses before joining Bal Pharma Ltd. He has completed his Masters in Biophysics from AIIMS, PhD (Human Pathology) from St. Louis University and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr. Mukund Kulkarni

Mr Mukund Kulkarni is an experienced IT professional having a total software experience of over 18 years in Business & Requirement Analysis, Development, Test & Quality Management with test planning & strategy, environment setup & review and managing stake holder expectations, Operations involving SDLC & STLC, Project Management and Vendor Management. He has anchored various roles in Symphony Services, Philips, Allscripts, Epsilon MQMS as Development Manager, Sr Manager (Quality), Sr Consultant (Q&R). He is Involved in Project Delivery, Test Management and Process Improvement. He has Implemented different Quality System Frameworks (ISO 9001 and ISO 13485) & Methodologies (Agile). Deployed Product Development Process, Metrics and Project Management processes. He is a Certified Product Manager, ISTQB certified in V&V, Lead Auditor ISO 13485.

Dr. Karuna Ramesh Kumar

Dr. Karuna Rameshkumar graduated from Madras University and had Postgraduate training including Ph.D from St. John’s Medical College. She worked in various capacities in St. John’s Medical College hospital for 33 years and is continuing as Chairperson of Institutional Ethics Committee after retirement. As head of the laboratory services, she was instrumental in getting lab accredited and St. John’s Medical College Hospital Laboratory services were the first medical college to get laboratory accreditation. She is a faculty for GCLP (Good clinical laboratory practices) training, Internal Audit Training and Quality Control Practices. She is an assessor for NABL and NABH –Blood Bank.

Dr. Kamala Janaki Raman

Dr. Kamala Janaki raman is a medical professional over 25 years and implementation of NABH standards hospitals. She worked as Head- Medical Services and Diagnostics abd quality at Panacea. Hands-on experience in driving the NABH Program, which includes developing, editing and finalising all the hospital manuals and SOPs, Monitoring Quality Indicators, Training and implementation of SOPs.

Ms. Rupali Chopra

Rupali Chopra Accomplished Quality Consultant having over 6 plus years of experience driving quality initiatives through change management. She is currently working as Senior Manager -Quality LHDM &Dr. Prem Hospital, Panipat (Haryana) and Head- Quality consultant, Steward Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd. As head quality consultant she has completed more than 20 projects of HCOs & SHCOs for both Pre – accreditation entry level NABH certification as well as NABH accreditations. She is also a NBQP Registered individual Consultant (C/HAH/1922/001), certified NQAS Consultant by Academy of Hospital Administration Certified Internal Auditor by Association of Healthcare Providers (AHPI) as NABH.


Dr.SheffinSamule has 6+ years of experience in Hospital administration, currently working as Assistant Medical Administrator in Sagar Hospitals. As Assistant Medical Administrator, she has played a vital role in ISO certification process and chairs all emergency codes committee. She is a Trained and Certified Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:2015

Dr. Chethana H S

Dr Chethana H S, is a medical professional with over 19 years’ experience with clinical practice and hospital administration. Post MBBS she did MPhil in hospital and health system management from BITS Pilani and Postgraduate Diploma in Medical laws and Ethics from the National law school of India University, Bangalore. Previously she held the position of Medical Director at Sagar and Fortis hospitals, Bengaluru. Currently, she is Consultant to Motherhood chain of hospitals with a key focus on quality, audits and legal matters. She is a visiting faculty to Padmashree College of Hospital Management. She is member of the Governing Council/ Admin Board Member of various Healthcare Organisations. She is a Lean Six Sigma blackbelt and Trained Auditor for ISO, NABH. Her area of expertise is in Medical Affairs Management, Healthcare Audits, Project Management, Customer Relations, Quality Management, Medical Laws and Compliances.

Mr. Subramanyan M

M.Tech. (PhD)
Senior Manager _ HIT
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore

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