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Somen Saha is an Assistant Professor with the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, an initiative of the Public Health Foundation of India. His work areas include health financing, and health systems convergence. Somen holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia and dual Masters in Public Health (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Health Management (Indian Institute of Health Management Research).
His work in the past was supported by NABARD, SIDBI, CSIR, ICMR, the Children Innovation Fund Foundation, NIPI, and Wellcome Trust Capacity Building Grant. Somen presented his research findings at the Global Maternal Health Conferences, International Health Economics Association, and World Health Summit Regional Meeting Asia, and published at several peer-reviewed journals including PLOS ONE, Public Health, Global Health Action, International Journal for Equity in Health, Community Development Journal, WHO South East Asia Journal of Public Health, Indian Journal of Medical Research, and the Wall Street Journal.
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar
Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA (Spring 2018)
Research Summary and Interests
Somen Saha’s research interest is health financing, programme evaluation including economic evaluation of public health programmes, mental health, and health systems convergence with access to capital and livelihood programs.
Areas of Expertise
- Maternal Health/Women’s Health
- Mental Health
- Health Economics
- Economic Evaluation
- Health Impact Assessment
Other Areas of Expertise