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Dr Sanghita Bhattacharyya
Senior Public Health Specialist
Sanghita Bhattacharyya has 15 years’ experience and her research interests are broad and crosscutting, comprising of maternal and child health, quality of healthcare, health management information system, child nutrition and community participation. She has considerable field exposure and has worked closely with civil society organizations and provided technical assistance to state governments. She has led number of research projects in different states of India, supported by multiple donors like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, NIPI, MRC- DFID. She is the recipient of the Senior Research Fellowship awarded by the University Grants Commission, India and Wellcome trust fellowship at University of Oxford. She has a M. Phil and PhD. in demography and several publications in peer reviewed journals.
Research Summary and Interests
Some key research studies I was involved:
1. PI from PHFI for the study on “Strengthening People-Centered Accessibility, Respect, and Quality (SPARQ)”, collaborating with University of California- San Francisco, Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation & Packard Foundation, 2015-17
2. PI from PHFI for the study on “ Data Informed Platform for Health “ collaborating with LSHTM, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in the state of West Bengal, 2012-17
3. PI from PHFI for RCT on “Community intervention to improve growth among children under-2 in rural India”, collaborating with University College of London and Ekjut. It is funded by Wellcome trust, Medical Research Council & DFID, 2012-16.
4. PI for the Study “User’s perspective to improve quality in maternal health care: Development of maternal satisfaction scale for secondary level of care”, funded by PHFI-Wellcome Trust, 2013-14.
5. PI for the study on “Women’s perception of quality and satisfaction with maternal health services” which is supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2011-12.
6. PI for Maternal and Child Health Sustainable Technical Assistance and Research (MCH-STAR) initiative, which is supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It’s a five-year initiative. 2007-2012
7. Co-PI for the project on “Roadmap for achieving quality care for all institutional births in India”, funded by Maternal Health Task Force, 2011-12.
8. Co-PI for “Evaluation of child health interventions” as part of Norway India Initiative program, collaborating with University of Oslo, funded by Norwegian Embassy, 2009-12.
9. Co-I for the study on developing case studies on “Innovations in maternal and newborn health in India”, funded by Mac Arthur Foundation, 2010-12.
10. Co- PI for the study on “Migration of Health Professionals”, commissioned by European Union, 2008-11.
Areas of Expertise
- Maternal Health/Women’s Health
- Neonatal Health and Child Health
- Reproductive Health/Sexual Health
- Community Health
- Implementation Research
- Monitoring + Evaluation
- Health System