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Dr. Shailaja Tetali has been with the Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad since 2009, and is an Associate Professor. She has a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she estimated the Public Health impacts of children’s transportation. She is a physician, with a Masters Degree in Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention (Karolinska Institute, Sweden), and a Masters in Public Health (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum).
Her areas of interest include injury prevention, and the myriad effects of transportation on human health, including disability, as well as environment and occupational health. She has worked on projects pertaining to infection control, blood transfusion services, and environmental health. She recently investigated the benefits of using renewable energy in health centers, and studied the built environment and barrier free access to public spaces and 140 government buildings in 3 districts of the State. As the country PI of the five year RS 10 project (Road Safety in 10 countries), she led a team of 14 people for monitoring and evaluating key road safety indicators in 2 states of India, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the WHO. She is part of the technical support unit to the Telangana State Government on aging and disability issues.
Her academic duties include teaching MPH students, in addition to co-teaching short courses on environment and health with local and international universities, and guiding student theses.
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