, Mumbai campus
M.B.B.S. (Mumbai),M.D. (Mumbai)
Dr. Harshad P. Thakur has completed his MBBS and MD (Preventive and Social Medicine - PSM) from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He also completed Diploma in Business Management (DBM) from Wellinkar Institute, Mumbai University in 1997. He also worked in PSM Dept. at KEM hospital for almost 7 years. He was Lecturer from 1st October 1993 till 18th July 2000 and later on Associate Professor from 19th July 2000 to 31st October 2000. He joined TISS on 1st November 2000 as Associate Professor / Reader. He became Professsor at TISS from 1st November 2008. He has been working with the School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for the last 15 years. He was the chairperson for the Centre for Health Policy, Planning & Management (CHPPM) from July 2008 to June 2010, and the chairperson for the Centre for Public Health (CPH) from June 2010 to March 2015. He started a MPH (Master’s of Public Health) program with a specialization in Social Epidemiology in June 2008 at TISS. He has expertise guiding research projects of PhD, M.Phil, MPH, MHA and DHA students at TISS. He has also organized and conducted various national / international workshops and seminars, e.g., workshop on Public Private Participation (PPP) for TB Control in India, Kala Azar, etc. Additionally, he has organized and conducted various national / international training programmes, e.g., National Training Programme in Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Hospital Management Training Programmes, etc. He is also the founding member and the managing committee member of SAATHI (Social Advancement Through Health Initiative). Dr. Thakur also founded and coordinated the Tuberculosis Interest Group (TBIG) at TISS to promote research and training related to TB among TISS faculty and students.
Research interest of Dr. Thakur includes any rea which falls under broad spectrum of Public Health and Epidemiology. He has carried out reseach projects under health financing, workforce analysis, development of quality clinical indicators, user fees, menstrual hygiene etc. He has also carried out research studies for various disease conditions like Tuberculosis, Leishmaniasis, Diabetes, effects of nuclear radiation, etc..
Implementation Strategies for Visceral Leishmaniasis Treatment in India - Policy Implications for Action
Dr. Thakur currently teaches courses like Basic and Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Epidemiology of Communicable diseases. He had talso taught in the past courses like Introduction to Public Health, Principles of Health Services Management, and Health Planning, etc. to TISS students.
Phone - +91 22 25525511
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