Contact Details

Phone: +918884837448
Dr Arun P Jose
Deputy Director - Centre for Digital Health

Dr. Arun Pulikkottil Jose is Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Health, Public Health Foundation of India. Dr Jose is a physician and has done his MD in Community Medicine. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Reproductive and Child Health Programmes from the IIPH and UNICEF, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Translational Research at Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Dr Jose currently leads various digital health initiatives at the Centre for Digital Health. This includes an innovative assisted telemedicine initiative – Digisahayam – being implemented in various parts of India, and numerous digital education programs for health professionals in India. He is an ardent advocate for equity in healthcare, particularly digital health equity, and currently leads several initiatives in this regard.

He was the Deputy Chair of the South & West Asia, Middle East Regional Advisory Group of the International Society of Hypertension from 2018-20 and has been country leader for the society’s May Measurement Month initiative that has screened over 4.7 million for raised BP across the world and approximately 900,000 individuals in India. He is a mentor and trainer for various initiatives including the Online Course for Accelerating NCD Service Delivery in the WHO South-East Asia Region by WHO-SEARO, HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program by Fogarty International Centre and the Polygeia network. He is a member of the Medical Value Travel Services and Wellness Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India.

Dr. Jose was awarded the NIH funded Global Public Health Leader fellowship at the Rollin’s School of Public Health, Emory University in 2016. He is a fellow of the International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, and the World Heart Federation’s Emerging Leaders program. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals, and has contributed book chapters in various textbooks.

Center Affiliations
  • PHFI
Research Summary and Interests

Dr Jose has numerous publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has also contributed to various book chapters and editorials. His research interests include digital health, health technology assessments, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, implementation research, knowledge translation, health systems strengthening and capacity building.

Areas of Expertise
  • Non-Communicable Diseases(NCDs) and Injuries
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health Promotion
  • Global Health
  • Community Health
  • Implementation Research
  • Monitoring + Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Health System
Other Areas of Expertise
  • Resource Mobilization
  • General Management
  • Project/Programme Management/Implementation
  • Operation Management
  • Information Technology
  • External Communication
Digital Health