Research projects have spanned a wide range of disciplines, diseases, determinants and health system components. Subject areas have ranged from analytical studies on human resources for health to evaluation of programmes for improving maternal and child mortality, and spanned a wide spectrum of disease causation ranging from tuberculosis to tobacco
In addition to policy and programme relevant public health research, projects related to capacity building have also been taken up e.g. capacity building of state health systems for improving performance in maternal child health, HIV-AIDS prevention and tobacco control
- Research is reflected in nearly 300 publications and 35 books, book chapters and monographs. Several of these are in leading publications such as Lancet, Internal Journal of Epidemiology, BMC Public Health
- Recognised as a research institution of excellence by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
- Signed MOU with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to undertake collaborative research, especially in the area of Tuberculosis, Indian Systems of Medicine and Chronic Diseases
Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
- Review of Special Care New Born Units (SCNU) : This project aims at doing a systematic review of facility based neonatal care in terms of its effectiveness, cost and sustainability. Supported by UNICEF.
- Developing Case Studies in Innovations in Public Health for Competency, Strengthening and Advocacy : This study aims tostrengthen institutional capacity towards accelerating decline in maternal mortality ratio and, overtime, to sustain a very low maternal mortalityregime through appropriate technical, programmatic, and organizationalresponses. Supported by the MacArthur Foundation.
- Understanding Causes and Seeking Intervention for Child Deaths : ACase Study for Adilabad: The National Commission for Protection ofChild Rights (NCPCR) had commissioned PHFI to investigate the issue of child mortality using a socio-ecological framework, within the broadercontext of child rights. Supported by WHO.
- Investment Case for Closing the Gap : Financing Equitable ProgressTowards MDG's 4 and 5' : The project aims to estimate the investmentrequired to scale-up 'best-buy' Maternal Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) interventions in order to achieve equitable progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. Supported by Bill & Melinda GatesFoundation and AusAID, and led by University of Queensland.
- Assessment of Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram : This operational research project aims to documents the improvements inknowledge and skills of health care providers in Essential Newborn Care (ENC) and study the neonatal mortality and survival outcomes at thefacility level. Supported by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,Government of India.
- Assessment of HIV incidence and itsDeterminants in a Population-Based LongitudinalCohort Study in India : This study provides empiricaldata for the first time in India on the incidence of HIVand its determinants at the population level through alongitudinal study. Supported by National Institutes of Health and Centre HospitalierAffilieUniversitaireDe Quebec (CHAUQ).
- Study of Social Networks and HIV Related Risk- Taking Behaviors of Truck Drivers and Cleaners inHyderabad, India : The aim of this study is to conductresearch on HIV infection dynamics in truck drivers and cleaners in Hyderabad, India to contribute toevidence-based HIV/AIDS intervention programs. Supported by Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDSResearch, USA/The Miriam Hospital, USA.
- Impact Assessment of HIV Prevention Programming in Andhra Pradesh : The goal of thisproject is to assess HIV transmission dynamicsand the collective impact of all HIV prevention programming in Andhra Pradesh, and enhanceanalytical capacity for such analysis. Supported byCentre HospitalierAffilieUniversitaire De Quebec(CHAUQ) / Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Building Intersectoral Research Capacity for Combating Zoonotic Infections In India : The "Roadmap to Combat Zoonotic Infections in India"(RCZI) Initiative was launched in June 2008 to supportand promote "integrated" Zoonotic disease preventionand control. PHFI has been appointed as nodalagency for this initiative. Supported by WHO India.
- Polio Resurgence in India: A Systematic Review : Supported by MoHFW, Gol.
Non– Communicable Diseases/ HealthPromotion