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Professor Sanjay Zodpey
Vice President - Academics, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi Director – Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi

Professor Sanjay Zodpey presently works as Vice President – Academics, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi and also holds leadership position as Director at Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi. He also holds joint appointment as Honorary / Adjunct Professor in five international universities. He is appointed as Adjunct Faculty at Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Georgia, Adjunct Professor in Public Health Leadership, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, Honorary Professor, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Australia, Honorary Professor, School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and Visiting Professor of Public Health, Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), Lalitpur, Nepal. He is also appointed as Adjunct Faculty, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, CSIR, Govt. of India and Honorary Distinguished Professor of Health Systems, Department of Medical Research and Development, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Nagpur.

Earlier, he served as Director of Indian Institutes of Public Health at Gandhinagar and Bhubaneswar. He worked as Professor at Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty in Clinical Epidemiology Unit and Vice Dean at Government Medical College, Nagpur, India. He also worked as Professor and Head at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Shri VN Government Medical College, Yavatmal, India.

His background as a physician, epidemiologist, scientist and thought leader on public health uniquely position him to drive the global public health agenda. Prof. Zodpey completed all his medical education – MBBS, MD and PhD from Government Medical College, Nagpur, India. He has also acquired post-graduate qualifications in Sociology, Public Administration and Economics from Nagpur University.

He is Fellow of the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM), Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases and National Academy of Medical Sciences (India). He has also earlier provided leadership to IAPSM as the President and Secretary of Maharashtra Chapter. He is elected as the National President of IAPSM for two consecutive terms. Recently, he has been conferred with Honorary Membership of Faculty of Public Health, UK [‘Hon MFPH’] and Membership of European Public Health Association (EUPHA).

He has been active member of INCLEN and participated in various INCLEN initiatives. He is involved in IndiaCLEN Program Evaluation Network since its inception. He is a member of various technical task forces and academic and research committees constituted by Universities, Professional Councils and State and Central Government. He also served as the Chair of Research Advisory Council of National Institute of Miners’ Health, Ministry of Mines, Government of India. Earlier he served as the Chair of Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health [GEMNet-Health] and provided leadership to several public health initiatives globally through this network. He has been appointed Board Member of Routine Health Information Network, Inc [RHINO], Boston, USA.

Prof. Zodpey has been involved in several major national and international research initiatives, which have contributed significantly to the field of public health. He has vast experience of research collaboration with national and international agencies, academic and research institutions and organizations, development partners and governments. His collaborative, context specific and solutions-oriented approach to public health is respected worldwide. His initial research work mainly focused on occupational health, infectious diseases and vaccines. He is currently engaged in several research projects related to maternal and child health, vaccines and human resources for health. He has been investigator for more than 156 research, program development, technical assistance and capacity development projects supported by various donor agencies, development partners and governments. Prof. Zodpey has authored more than 400 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals. He has been faculty for over 150 workshops dealing with various aspects of research methods, epidemiology and public health. Earlier he served as the Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Public Health and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion. He serves as a Member of Editorial Board for 16 peer-reviewed journals. Recently he is ranked in top 2 percent scientists across the world for his stellar research contribution in the field of Tropical Medicine.

He is the recipient of numerous honours and research awards. He has been recently honoured with ‘COVID Warrior Award’ in appreciation of outstanding commitment, dedication and selfless service with sacrifice for the suffering mankind and for fight against Novel Corona (COVID-19) during the challenging time as Front-Line Warrior by Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Honourable Governor of Maharashtra. He is the recipient of Public Health Education Leadership Award for significant contributions in promoting public health education in the WHO’s South-East Asia Region, which was conferred by South East Asia Public Health Education Institutions Network.

His current professional interests include global health, health systems research, maternal and child health, vaccines, health workforce development and education of health professionals. Prof. Zodpey is involved in designing and implementing several capacity development initiatives including on-campus and eLearning academic programs at PHFI. He is also involved in several initiatives related to education for health professionals including landscaping, estimation of demand and supply of various categories of health professionals, designing competency driven frameworks, assessment of impact of educational initiatives on performance of health professionals and research in governance of education for health professionals. He has authored two monographs related to education of health professionals in India. Earlier, he was the Country Lead for Asia Pacific Network on Health Professional Education Reforms [ANHER] and Country Focal Point for Asia Pacific Action Alliance for Human Resources for Health [AAAH]. Earlier, he also served as Member on Institute Of Medicine [IOM, Washington DC] Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. As the voice of academic medicine and public health he also speaks extensively on the need to transform health professional education for creating competent and motivated health professionals.

 

Professional Affiliations

Adjunct Faculty, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Georgia
Adjunct Professor in Public Health Leadership, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Honorary Professor, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Australia
Honorary Professor, School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Visiting Professor of Public Health, Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), Lalitpur, Nepal
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, CSIR, Chennai
Honorary Distinguished Professor of Health Systems, Department of Medical Research and Development, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Nagpur
Elected as the National President of IAPSM for two consecutive terms
Past Chair of Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health [GEMNet-Health]
Board Member of Routine Health Information Network, Inc [RHINO], Boston, USA.

Professional organizations’ fellowship:

1. Fellow of Indian Public Health Association
2. Fellow of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine
3. Fellow of The Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases (FISCD)
4. Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) – FNAMS

Professional organizations’ memberships:
1. Life Member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine.
2. Life Member of Indian Public Health Association (F/1994/MAH/0281)
3. Life Member of Indian Association of Occupational Health.
4. Life Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA).
5. Life Member of Indian Society for Malaria and other Communicable Diseases.
6. Life Member of Indian Society for Medical Statistics.
7. Life Member of Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health in India.
8. Life Member of Indian Association of Epidemiologists
9. Life Member of Indian Clinical Epidemiology Network (IndiaCLEN)
10. Life Member of Alumni Association of Government Medical College, Nagpur
11. Founder Life Member, Sickle Cell Association of Nagpur
12. Life Member of Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF)
13. Life Member of AIDS Society of India
14. Life Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) – MNAMS (1515)
15. Life Member of All India Medico Informatics Society (AIMIS)
16. Life Member of Council of Sex Education and Parenthood (International)
17. Life Member of National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases
18. Member of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) – 2008-09
19. Life Member of Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH)
20. Life Member of Health Economics Association of India
21. Life Member of India Public Health Education Institutions Network (IndiaPHEIN)
22. Life Member of South-East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME)
23. Life Member of John Snow Society. [Onwards 13th February 2013]
24. Founder Executive Committee Member and Vice President – Urban Health Society of India
25. Honorary Member, Faculty of Public Health (FPH), UK [‘Hon MFPH’]
26. Member, European Public Health Association (EUPHA)

Editor of the Journals:
1. Indian Journal of Public Health [Editor] [January 2010 – December 2015]
2. Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion [Associate Editor] [Onwards January 2013]
3. Indian Journal of Public Health [Chief Editor] [January 2016-December 2018]
4. Frontiers in Public Health – Aging and Public Health [Associate Editor] [Onwards October 2019]

Center Affiliations
  • PHFI
  • IIPHD
Research Summary and Interests

Prof. Zodpey has been involved in several major national and international research initiatives, which have contributed significantly to the field of public health. He has vast experience of research collaboration with national and international agencies, academic and research institutions and organizations, development partners and governments. His collaborative, context-specific and solutions-oriented approach to public health is respected worldwide. His initial research work mainly focused on occupational health, infectious diseases and vaccines. He is currently engaged in several research projects related to maternal and child health, vaccines and human resources for health. He has been investigator for more than 156 research, program development, technical assistance and capacity development projects supported by various donor agencies, development partners and governments. Prof. Zodpey has authored more than 400 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals. He has been faculty for over 150 workshops dealing with various aspects of research methods, epidemiology and public health. Earlier he served as the Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Public Health and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion. He serves as a Member of Editorial Board for 16 peer-reviewed journals. Recently he is ranked in top 2 percent scientists across the world for his stellar research contribution in the field of Tropical Medicine.

Areas of Expertise
  • Maternal Health/Women’s Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Health Economics
  • Emerging and Pandemic diseases
  • Global Health
  • Implementation Research
  • Monitoring + Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Health System
Other Areas of Expertise
    Vaccines, Neonatal and child Health, Public health nutrition and micronutrients, Education of health professionals, Human resources for health, Epidemiologic modelling, Case-control studies, Higher education, Research driven universities.