Rohit Shah


Rohit Shah
Rohit Shah has a graduate degree in Physical Therapy from the Christian Medical College,Vellore. After completion he undertook 3 years of rural service in mission hospitals in the states of Chattisgarh, West Bengal and Nagaland. This duration allowed for perspective building about the health scenario prevalent in India and to understand the realities it presents.The differential experiences of the rural tenure helped in the realisation that improvements in any population’s health standards didn’t depend on treatment alone. It needed effectivity of available resources, a deeper analysis of local health systems and the contextual application of evidence based data to help make effective health decisions. These in turn would help improve the health outcomes in any given population,particularly in the Indian context.
He has been an exchange scholar at the Summer Public Health Institute,University of Minnesota and also has a postgraduate degree of Public Health in Social Epidemiology from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai where he pursued his MPhil in Public Health as well prior to joining the PhD.
He also has worked extensively at the State Health Resource Centre ( a MoHFW technical support agency ,Chattisgarh).His PhD project at the IITB-Monash Research Academy is titled”Evaluation of Outcomes and Impacts of NRHM”. His supervisors at IITB are Professor Sarthak Gaurav and Professor Ashish Singh respectively. Professor Pushkar Maitra is the supervisor from Monash University.A bibliophile, his interests include the History of Medicine, colonial influences on Health, neoliberalisation and health, cultural and social influences in medicine, health systems research and policy.
Link to student’s project: HSS0641