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Dr. Veena Iyer is working as an Associate Professor with Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar since 2009. Her areas of academic and research work include Infectious diseases, Maternal health, and Urban health. She is a qualified medical practitioner from Goa Medical College (1990) and has secured an MPH from Emory University, Atlanta (2009). She is presently registered for a Ph.D. at Karolinska Institutet.
Veena worked as a Medical Officer of an Urban Health Centre in Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation for ten years (1995-2005) where she practiced as a General Practitioner and implemented all national health programmes. That body of work resulted in her present interests in Maternal Health, Urban Health, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Surveillance.
Veena has also volunteered with the United Nations as Medical Doctor at Accident and Emergency Services, Rio Claro Health Centre, Trinidad, for a year (2007). In the 90s Veena had served as an Emergency Medical Officer at Lok Manya Tilak Medical College and Hospital, Sion, Mumbai for three years.
Research Summary and Interests
Veena research studies are located in Gujarat, India. Her publications have focused on (a) the Chiranjeevi program (a Public-Private-Parnership for Obstetric care), (b) the infectious disease burden in Gujarat and the laboratory capacity in the state for their surveillance, (c) Effect of climate effects on Typhoid incidence in Ahmedabad and Surat (d) Women’s action towards climate resilience to for urban poor Ahmedabad
Areas of Expertise
- Maternal Health/Women’s Health
- Infectious Diseases
- Vector-Borne Diseases
- Environmental Health
- Climate Change
- Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
- Disease Control/Disease Burden
- Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Health System
Other Areas of Expertise