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M.D. (PSM) (Mumbai University), M. Sc. International Health Policy (LSE, UK), M.B.B.S (Mumbai University)
Dr. Kanchan Mukherjee is a Professor at the Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management (CHPPM) in the School of Health Systems Studies (SHSS) at TISS. He completed his MBBS from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and MD in Preventive and Social Medicine from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and LTM General Hospital, Mumbai. He joined TISS as a faculty in 2001.
Dr. Mukherjee is a public health doctor, with specialised skills in community health, health systems, health economics and policy analysis. He was former chairperson of the CHPPM. He is a member of the Global Consortium on Public Health Research, International Society of Infectious Dissease and India representative to HTAi Asia Policy Forum. As an expert for evidence to policy translation and Health Technology Asessment (HTA), he is a nominated council member to HTAsiaLink.
In 2003, Dr. Mukherjee completed postdoctoral training in HIV/AIDS research from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) through the prestigious Fogarty Fellowship programme of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Mukherjee obtained a Masters in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in 2008, with distinction in Health Economics. He is the founding convener of the programme on MPH (Health Policy, Economics and Finance) at TISS, which was developed in collaboration with the LSE. This is a full time two-year post graduate Masters programme at TISS, the first of its kind in South Asia, which was launched in 2010.
In 2013, Dr. Mukherjee was a visiting faculty at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden under the Linnaeus-Palme fellowship.
In 2016, he was a visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, England as a recepient of the Liverpool India fellowship for Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
Dr. Mukherjee was the programme coordinator for the distance education programme on Indian Health Systems, Policies and Economics for Novo Nordisk Education Foundation.
Dr. Mukherjee was also the Coordinator and honorary secretary for 15 years for SATHI (Social Advancement Through Health Initiatives), a charitable trust and Field Action project of TISS working on urban community health and development issues in New Mumbai.
Dr. Mukherjee is a faculty expert with the Dept. of Health Research (DHR, MOHFW, Government of India) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for training ICMR scientists in evidence-informed policy making and writing policy briefs. He has designed a policy brief template for all ICMR institutes across India. He is also involved with the HTA programme of the DHR, as an expert.
He is editorial board member of the following journals: BMC Public health, Journal of Quality in Health Care & Economics, International Journal of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, International Journal of Health Systems and Implementation Research, Indian Journal of Social Work.and Epidemiology International.
Honours and Awards:
1. Visiting Professor, University of Liverpool, England (Liverpool India Fellowship 2016).
2. Visiting Faculty at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (Sweden) (Linnaeus-Palme fellowship 2013).
3. Recipient of BK Mahajan award in 2012 for the best research paper on “Cost Effectiveness of Child Birth Strategies for PMTCT of HIV among mothers receiving Nevirapine in India''.
4. Postdoctoral training in HIV/AIDS research from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) through the prestigious Fogarty Fellowship programme of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
5. Dr. MDD Gilder award and gold medal in Diploma in Public Health (2001).
6. Paper on "Awareness and practice of biosafety precaution and safe waste disposal among Private Medical Practitioners in an urban slum area" adjudged as the best paper at the Annual Conference of IAOH (Mumbai), 2001.
7. Gold medal winner of occupation health quiz organized by the Mumbai branch of Indian Association of Occupational Health (IAOH) Annual Conference, 2000.
Invited talk at Imperial College, London, 24 November 2016. Talk title, "Being Sustainable and Smart: The WIN strategy for UHC in India." Talk available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vll2TqmqmI
Interview for UHC Day at Imperial College, London. Can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScyTJJms7I8
Invited talk at University of York, England, 5 November 2016. Talk title, " Converting Data to Decisions in India: The Field Practicum Model".
Invited talk at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England, 8 November 2016. Talk title, "Evidence based decisions for UHC in India".
Invited talk at University of Liverpool, Department of Public Health and Policy, 1 November 2016. Talk title, "Lessons for UHC for India".
Invited talk at University of Liverpool, Centre of Health Economics, October 28, 2016. Talk title, "Management strategies towards Universal Health Coverage in India"
1. Invited Plenary Speaker at the second National Conference on Health Technology Assessment, PGIMER, Chandigarh, February 27-28, 2018. Title of talk, “HTA for UHC in India: Role of Academia”.
2. Invited Speaker at the PGI-AIIMS National course on Public Health Approach to NCDs, Chandigarh, March 2-7, 2017. Title of talk “Policy interventions: Fiscal and Regulatory measures for sugar, salt and transfats”.
3. Stakeholder consultative workshop on Health Technology Assessment at Delhi (25th-27th July 2016) organised by ICMR.
4. Invited Plenary Speaker at the Public Health Symposium on UHC: A step towards sustainable development at PGIMER, Chandigarh, 9th March 2016. Title of talk, 'MDGs to SDGs: Lessons for UHC'.
5. Invited Speaker and Session Chair at the AIIMS-PGI National Course on Public Health Approaches to NCDs. Talk given on 'Policy in NCDs: DIABETES'. Session chaired on the theme 'Environment and NCDs'.
1. Invited Speaker for Bihar State Round Table to address the Diabetes challenge, Patna, 17th April 2015.
2. Invited Speaker for Gujarat State Round Table to address the Diabetes challenge Ahemedabad, 30th July 2015.
Changing Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment and the challenge of Affordable Quality Medicines organised by ISID and TISS, Mumbai, 13 July 2016.
Paper on 'Nepal India safe migration initiative for reducing vulnerability to STI/HIV/AIDS among Nepali migrants in Mumbai' at the Migration, Vulnerability and Health workshop scheduled on April 8 and 9 at TISS, Mumbai.
Workshops and Trainings Organized:
Workshops/Training Programmes/Conferences Participated (Most recent):
1. "Making the world safe from the threats of emerging and infectious diseases' PMAC 2018, Bangkok, Jan 29-Feb 3,2018.
2. "Working towards tribal health: present status and way forward", National Institute for Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, 16 August 2017.
3. Tribal Health Research Forum Meeting, NIRTH, Jabalpur, 17 August 2017.
4. Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis Workshop at New Delhi, 5-7 July 2017. Organised by Campbell Collaboration and Department of Health Research (DHR).
5. Advanced economic evaluation for Health Technology Assessment workshop at Trivandrum, 8-13 May 2017. Organised by HITAP and DHR.
6. India at 70 summit, New Delhi, 29-31 March 2017. Organised by LSE.
7. HTA stakeholder consultative workshop, July 25-27, 2016, New Delhi. Organized by DHR-ICMR-iDSI.
Currently guiding three PhD students
Two M.Phil and three PhD students have graduated under his guidance.
Guided over 70 students in the Masters programme at TISS.
1. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of population-based cervical cancer screening in low and middle-income countries - A systematic Review. (Title registered with Cochrane and Campbell).
2. BMI among adult slum dwellers in New Mumbai.
3. Cost Effectiveness of Bedaquiline for MDR-TB: A systematic review
2. Situation assessment for STI/HIV/AIDS prevention and care for Nepali migrants and their families
in Mumbai and Thane.
3. Public Health Workforce in Maharashtra: An Assessment.
4. Need Assessment study for reducing vulnerability to STI/HIV among Nepali migrants in Mumbai
Published Articles/Book chapters (in chronological order):
Mukherjee K. COVID-19 and lockdown: Insights from Mumbai. Indian J Public Health. June 2020;64:S168-71. doi: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_508_20. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32496249/
Mukherjee K. Use of Off Label medicines in India: Implications for Policy and Practice. The Dialogue; August 2017. Available from: http://www.thedialogue.co/use-off-label-medicines-india-implications-policy-practice/
Completed Research and Training Projects:
1. Study to understand prevalence of early and child marriage in Turbhe slums, Navi Mumbai.
Funding agency: American Jewish World Service.
2, Assessment of tobacco consumption and cessation in an urban slum in Navi Mumbai.
Funding agency: TISS Research Council
3. Malnutrition in under- 5 children in Turbhe stores slums, Navi Mumbai.
Funding Agency: TISS Research Council.
4. Migration, Mobility and HIV: Assessing the Patterns and Drivers of Migration/ Mobility of Male Migrants and Examining the links with HIV Risk.
Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
5. Visceral Leishmaniasis Treatment in India: Policy Implications for Action.
Funding Agency: World Health Organization
6. Evaluation of NGOs in World Bank assisted Cataract Blindness Control Project in states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Funding agency: Ministry of health and Family Welfare, Ophthalmology division, Government of India.
7. Developing clinical indicators for improving hospital performance among secondary referral system in Maharashtra.
Funding agency: World Bank
8. Coordinator for training programme for hospital administrators from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh Health Systems development Project.
9. Review of Professional Development Course in Management, Public Health and Health Sector Reform.
Funding agency: European Union
Completed Field Action Projects:
1. Targeted Intervention for HIV/AIDS among slum population.
Funding agency: AVERT Society, Maharashtra.
2. In-school adolescent reproductive health project under Kalyan-Dombivili Municipal Corporation.
Funding agency : UNFPA.
3. Nepal India Safe Migration Initiative for reducing vulnerability to STI/HIV among Nepali migrants in Mumbai.
Funding agency : USAID through FHI.
4. A Targeted Intervention for reducing vulnerability to STI/HI among sex workers and their clients in Turbhe Stores, Mumbai.
Funding Agency : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through FHI.
5. SATHI Sure start project on Maternal and Neonatal Health.
Funding Agency: PATH and NMMC
6. SATHI Field Action Project for Community Capacity Development in Turbhe stores, New Mumbai.
MPH in Health Policy, Economics and Finance [MPH (HPEF)]
Courses Designed and Developed:
For M.Phil students:
1. Policy Analysis for Health
For Masters students:
Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management (CHPPM)
School of Health Systems Studies (SHSS)
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
V. N. Purav Marg
Mumbai - 400088
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