• A compilation of PHFI Research and Project reports
  • List of Journal articles where PHFI and IIPH researchers and faculty have published
  • A listing of Book and Book chapters by PHFI and IIPH researchers and faculty have published
  • PHFI regularly disseminates policy briefs on various public health subjects
Dr Prabhakaran Dorairaj
Vice President (Research & Policy), Public Health Foundation of India
Executive Director of Centre for Chronic Disease Control
Professor D. Prabhakaran is a cardiologist and epidemiologist by training. He is an internationally renowned researcher and is currently the Vice President- Research & Policy, Public Health Foundation of India, Executive Director of Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India and Professor (Epidemiology) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
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Research Infrastructure

The laboratory at PHFI is equipped to deal with all aspects of clinical biochemistry and basic genetics research. The lab is equipped with: Chemistry analyzers c311, immunochemistry analyzer e411 from ROCHE, D-10 from Bio-Rad, Electrolyte analyzer from Caretium, microplate reader from Bio-Rad, Spectrophotometer from Thermo, Gas chromatography from Agilent.

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Impact Stories

Sex Selection in Pregnancy

Dr. Sutapa B. Neogi (Principal Investigator), IIPH-Delhi (Relevance to MDG 3A and 5A)

Objective: Sex selection is a major social concern in India. The use of indigenous medicines purportedly influencing the probability of having a son is reported to be a common practice... Read More

Programme for Improving Mental Health CarE (PRIME)

Dr. Rahul Shidhaye (Principal Investigator), CCCI, PHFI

Objective: The Programme for Improving Mental Health CarE (PRIME) was launched in 2011 to generate evidence on the implementation and scaling up of... Read More

mHealthcare

Dr. Ajay Vamadevan (Project Coordinator), CCCI, PHFI

Objective: The rising burden of chronic diseases, and their co-morbidity are a major challenge for the Indian health system, requiring life-long therapy. Innovative approaches such as task-shifting/sharing... Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy

Prof. GVS Murthy (Principal Investigator), Director, IIPH-Hyderabad

Objective: Of the projected 69 million people with diabetes in India, 6 million people are estimated to have sight threatening Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). This is an important and avoidable cause of blindness... Read More

Global burden of Disease

Dr. Lalit Dandona (Principal Investigator), PHFI

Objective: While programmes for disease prevention and control as well as health promotion are underway in many countries, often, they are historically and politically shaped, rather than reflecting... Read More

India’s tobacco-related fiscal policies

Dr. Sakthivel Selvaraj (Principal Investigator), PHFI

Objective: India has a complex tobacco tax structure; there has been a growing interest from state governments to increase taxes on tobacco products as a measure to curtail consumption, although the impact of the same on revenue and consumption was unexplored... Read More

Yoga-CaRe trial

Prof. Prabhakaran D (Principal Investigator), CCCI, PHFI

Objective: Many of the ancient traditions of India such as Yoga can be an answer to the spiralling health care costs and can be used innovatively to address the emerging epidemic of chronic diseases in India... Read More

Yoga for Tobacco Cessation

Dr. Bidyut Sarkar (Principal Investigator), PHFI

Objective: To evaluate, if a brief community outreach intervention (a single session advice of 15 min to stop tobacco use combined with training in yogic breathing exercise) delivered by health workers to promote tobacco cessation in India... Read More