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Senior Research Scientist
Anilkumar G, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Public Health Foundation of India in New Delhi. Dr. Kumar has been involved in several major epidemiology studies on HIV/AIDS, injuries, mortality, and maternal and child health, and in health system research for over 15 years. He has extensive skills in quantitative analytical methods. Dr. Kumar has successfully developed a data management system to create and manage databases for large-scale studies. He directs the data across the research studies and oversees its validation. Dr. Kumar’s current interests are to contribute to research on subnational disease burden and health systems in India.
He has nearly 100 publications in peer-reviewed international and national journals. Dr. Kumar has been a co-investigator on grants from the Wellcome Trust, UK and the National Institutes of Health, USA. Dr. Kumar was awarded the Endeavour Research Fellowship from the Government of Australia in 2009. He received Bharat Vikas Award for the outstanding performance in the field of health system assessment and health status at the National Seminar on Diversity of Culture and Social Environment in Bhubaneswar, India in 2017 and Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi Gold Medal Award for the diligent and outstanding performance in the field of health research at the 51st National Unity Conference on National Economic Growth Through Individual Contribution in Bangalore, India in 2018.
G. Anil Kumar holds PhD in Demography from the University of Kerala, India and has training in biostatistics. He previously served as Research Manager at the George Institute for International Health – India, Hyderabad and has also worked at Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College in Pondicherry. Dr. Kumar was also involved in research on strengthening the implementation of Reproductive and Child Health programme in the state of Kerala.
He has trained several data management staff and research fellows in data analysis, and database creation and management.
Areas of Expertise
- Maternal Health/Women’s Health
- Neonatal Health and Child Health
- Non-Communicable Diseases(NCDs) and Injuries
- Disease Control/Disease Burden
- Research Methods
- Bio Statistics
- Statistical Modelling
- Database Management
- Health System