Dr. Rajeshwari B. S - Institute of Health Management Research, Bangalore (IIHMR)

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Dr. Rajeshwari B. S

Dr. Rajeshwari B. S

Assistant Professor

DoJ: 01st April 2022


Dr. Rajeshwari B. S., a Public Health Professional, is the Assistant Professor at IIHMR, Bengaluru. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 10 years of research experience, she has the right mix of experience and education. She is the recipient of the Nuffic Fellowship (2016-2020) for her PhD titled ‘Performance of Primary Healthcare Centres in Bengaluru Urban District: An Evaluation’ from the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences (FHML), Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

She is proficient in qualitative and quantitative research methodology in health care with an interest in health services research, healthcare technology assessment, healthcare planning and management. She is efficient in evidence generation & presentation through a methodological approach and a strong drive to see things through to completion. Before this, she has worked at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, Government of Karnataka, contributing immensely to establishing government hospitals into teaching institutes by starting the DrNB, DNB, Diploma, and Paramedical courses. She believes that research and innovation in health systems is the way forward to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Healthcare planning, evaluation, and management
  • Health services research
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methodology
Course handledLegal Framework in Hospitals, Disaster Management
Pedagogical Innovation• Case Study – Understanding of management principles and concepts; Identifying of challenges/problems – find solutions and decision making. Learn to accept other viewpoints – appreciate and learn from others.
• Marble games for the concept of decision making (6 marbles spread across with one striker marble position fixed)
• Brainstorming/scenario play, reading assignment and discussion, Insights, and tips
Assessment Innovation• Assessment on case study-based quiz
• Case study poster presentation
• Quiz – Chapter wise review quiz

  • Bangalore Sathyananda, R., Krumeich, A, Manjunath, U.,de Rijk,A., van Schayck,C.P.Providers’ Perspectives on the Performance of Primary Healthcare Centres in India: The Missing Link. International
  • Journal of Health Planning and Management. 2021. 36:5:1533-1552. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.3176
  • Performance of Primary Healthcare Centres in Bengaluru Urban District: an Evaluation. ISBN/EAN:978-94-6380-850-7. https://cris.maastrichtuniversity.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/53213483/c6740.pdf
  • Bangalore Sathyananda, R., de Rijk,A.,Manjunath, U.,Krumeich, A., van Schayck,C.P. Primary Health Centres’ Performance Assessment Measures in Developing Countries: Review of the Empirical Literature. BMC Health Services Research 2018;18:627.https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3423-0
  • RB Sathyananda, U Manjunath (2017). Assessment of Quality of Life among the Health Workers of Primary Health Centers Managed by a Non- Government Organization in the State of Karnataka, India: A case study. International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences 2017;6:240-4. doi:10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_128_17
  • Rajeshwari B.S (2011). “Cracking Employee Engagement and Satisfaction of a teaching hospital”. National conference on Human Resources, SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore Published: ISBN No.978-81-922146-0-3



  • Session Chair and poster presentation at 3rd Global Public Health Conference 2020, Bangalore – 13th-14th February 2020
  • Paper presentation at 28th International Conference on Research in Life Sciences and Healthcare, Kuala Lumpur, Malasia – 30th-31st December 2019
  • Faculty for International Conference on Harmonization-Good Clinical Practice Training Workshop – 9th August 2019
    HIGHEST QUALIFICATIONPhD2020Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences (FHML), Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    MASTERSMaster’s in philosophy: Hospital and Health Systems Management
    Institute of Chartered & Financial Analyst of India University (NAAC B+, UGC, AIU, ACU)
    GRADUATIONBDS2002Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
    DiplomaDiploma in Health Promotion2018NIHFW, New Delhi
    ANY OTHER FELLOWSHIPSNuffic Fellowship2016-2020European Union
    CERTIFICATIONSKayakalpa External Assessor2018& 2019
    Qualitative Research Workshop, by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai12th-16th April 2015
    Data Management and Analysis using SPSS Software, by Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Bangalore22nd-26th December 2014
    International Workshop on ‘Health Technology Assessment’ by Maastricht University in collaboration with St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore8th-12th December 2014
    Certificate program in ‘Healthcare Information Technology’, by Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Bangalore Certificate program Data Management and Analysis using SPSS Software,

    15th,16th,23rd,24th November 2014
    ‘Quality Assurance in District Hospitals and SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) writing (as per NABH requirement)’, by Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Bangalore10thSeptember 2014
    International Fellowship on ‘Health Technology Assessment’, by Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre, IIT Chennai and National Health Systems Resource Centre, New Delhi21st-26th October 2013
    Six Sigma Green Belt, RABQSA & Benchmark Six Sigma5th-10th March 2012

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