Contact Details

Phone: 9437053456
Dr Shridhar Murlidharrao Kadam
Director, Indian Institute of Public Health -Bhubaneswar.

I am a son of primary teacher and farmer who took primary education in Marathi laungauge from Zilla Parishad Primary School, Lakhangaon, Post – Uti, Ta – Ausa, District – Latur, Maharashtra, India. I received M.B.B.S. and M.D. in Preventive and Social Medicine from Government Medical College, Nagpur in 1998. I obtained a Masters in Public Health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp in 2008. I am awarded PhD (Global Health) from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK in 2020 with research done on Human Resource Management.

I have 22 years of experience in public health. I have worked with the World Health Organization for six years in the states of Orissa and Bihar and with the government of Maharashtra for two years. At present, I am working with PHFI as a faculty since 2008, initially at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad and presently at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar.

I am involved in teaching, research and advocacy specifically in the areas of health systems, human resource management and health policy. I have also contributed to developing and delivering various short term and long term capacity building programmes especially for the public health workforce working in the government system.

I believe in connecting research and training with public health practice and democratizing public health systems so as to provide public health services to the people who are in utmost need.

Professional Affiliations

Member of Indian Public Health Association
Member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine
Member of Indian Health Economics and Policy Association
Member of Indian Association of Occupational Health

Center Affiliations
Research Summary and Interests

In my 22 years of public health experience, I have done policy and management relevent research in the domains of human resources, health systems, health financing and insurance and programme management with funding from Wellcome Trust, DFID, Tata Trust, Access International, Government of Odisha and Government of Andhra Pradesh. Now I have focussed my research interests in the areas of human resources management and health systems. In future, I am interested undertake long-term horizontal implementation and action research with both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Areas of Expertise
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Global Health
  • Health System
Other Areas of Expertise
  • Human Resources