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Dr. R. Sarala

Dr. R. Sarala

Associate – Professor

DOJ: 6 September 2011

Brief Biography

Dr. R. Sarala is a Social Scientist with PhD. in Sociology from the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, one of the renowned Social Science Institutions in India. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. She was a recipient of a research fellowship from the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) to pursue
a PhD. She has also passed the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Sociology, conducted by the UGC, New Delhi. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience in the field of Health Policy, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Research Methodology, Health Systems Research, and Human Resource Management. She has a profound experience in public health research projects with skills in concept development and implementation. She is proficient in carrying out Evaluation and Implementation Research, Health System Research and Social and Behavioural Change Communication (IEC materials-content development & pre-testing) in the area of Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition and WASH among Tribal and Urban Slum communities. She has been involved (as PI and Team Member) in various projects funded by national and international organisations such as ICMR, UNICEF, Alive & Thrive (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), United Way and HCL Foundation, etc. She has good experience in collecting qualitative data and analysing quantitative data using statistical packages such as SPSS.

Areas of expertise:

1. Maternal and Child health
2. Health Policies & Health Systems Research
3. Project Evaluation & Implementation
4. Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC) & Strategy

Published Journal Articles / Books / Chapters

Selected Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

MDP/Certificate Course/ Trainings Organised

Consultancy (IIHMR-B)

Professional Memberships

Highest Qualification
Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore
Bharathidasan University, Trichy Allagappa University, Karaikudi
Holy Cross College, Trichy
Any Other Fellowships
Recipient of Research Fellowship by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) for pursuing PhD in Sociology. Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Sociology
December 2002
University Grants Commission UGC, New Delhi.