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Dr V Srinidhi
Assistant Professor and Research Scientist

Dr. Srinidhi’s formative education till class 10 was in Kannada medium schools in rural Kalyana Karnataka. He graduated in medical sciences from Bangalore Medical College in 2007. During the days of medical college, with a group of budding doctors he was actively involved in exploring issues of medical ethics and public health, visiting experimental setups and meeting public health experts.

After graduation, Srinidhi took a break for three years and worked on traditional Sanskrit literature, with a focus on Sanskrit, Vedanta, Ayurveda, ethics and manuscriptology. He is continuing to engage in his studies in this area till date.

Later, he pursued his doctoral studies in public policy at IIMB. In his thesis, he looked at the engagements between Ayurveda and Biomedicine, from three perspectives – practice, policy and philosophy. At IIMB, he also worked as a research associate with Prof. Gita Sen, and was involved in (a) designing and conducting a study on competency of primary care providers in high risk and emergency obstetrics, (b) developing an obstetric risk assessment manual for primary care providers and in (c) developing a risk assessment tool.

Currently, he is with the Public Health Foundation of India’s Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health.

Center Affiliations
  • Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health
Research Summary and Interests

Dr Srinidhi pursues his research under two broad themes. First, he works on the interface between social sciences and clinical medicine to understand primary care competencies, informing HPSR, with a focus on knowledge translation and medical education policies. Second, drawing from his training in biomedicine, and studies of original Ayurvedic texts, he works on developing a model for integrative health care that respects the onto-epistemic boundaries of medical systems.

Areas of Expertise
  • Maternal Health/Women’s Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research
Other Areas of Expertise
    Ayurveda, Integrative Medicine, Technical translations