The Public Health Foundation of India

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is based in New Delhi, India and was launched in 2006 to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of public health. PHFI is now a premier center for health research, education, training, and policy and impact evaluation in India with multi-disciplinary expertise in a range of topic areas including cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, diabetes, maternal /child health, and nutrition. Multiple PHFI centers across the India oversee research portfolios including qualitative and quantitative observational studies, health economics, health systems and health policy impact, health technology innovation, and surveillance. Additionally, PHFI has established Indian Institutes of Public Health at five key locations across the country with the aim of providing world class training in public health. PHFI maintains close collaborative relationships with the Harvard Chan School as well as with Northwestern University and BU School of Public Health, and receives funds from national and international sponsors. The Harvard Chan School and PHFI have recently initiated a joint U01 and U2R program for a GEOHealth hub.

The Site-based Director is Dr. Dileep Mavalankar, Vice President of PFHI and Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar

Site-based mentors:

Mahaveer Golechha, Assistant Professor & Placement Coordinator
Kavitha Menon, Associate Professor
Shyam Pingle, Senior Occupational Health Specialist & Adjunct Professor
Deepak Saxena, Associate Professor
Kranti Vora, Associate Professor