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Dr. Rakhal Gaitonde

Professor
Phone :
+91 471 2524241
Academic Qualifications

MD (Community Medicine, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, 2003

MBBS, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, 1997

Professional Record

Senior Scientist, Centre for Technology and Policy (CTaP), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Dec 2015 - Oct 2017

Research Associate & Coordinator Chennai Unit, Society for Community Health Awareness Research and Action (SOCHARA), Bangalore, Jan 2007 - Oct 2013

Research Officer (Senior Grade), Foundation for Research in Community Health (FRCH), Pune, July 2004 - June 2006

Lecturer, Department of Community Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Apr 2003 - June 2004

Area of Interest

Health Policy

Implementation Studies

Health Policy and Systems Research

Health Inequity

Environment and Occupational Health

Current Activities

Teaching - Module on Health Policy Analysis

Teaching - Module on Social Determinants of Health

Co-Teaching - Module on Health Economics

Completing PhD in Public Health

Fellowships

Emerging Voices for Global Health - 2012

Membership

Member - National ASHA Mentoring Group - Govt. of India

Member - International Editorial Advisory Panel - The BMJ

Member - Patient Advisory Panel - The BMJ

Member - Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) under Health Technology Assessment India (HTAIn), Dept. of Health Research

Publications
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Mathais K, Pillai P, Gaitonde R, Shelley K, Jain S. , Co-production of a pictorial recovery tool for people with psycho-social disability informed by a participatory action research approach-a qualitative study set in India, Health Promotion International, 2019, 14-Jan-19, doi: 10.1093/heapro/daz043
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Gaitonde R, Muraleedharan VR, San Sebastian Miguel, Hurtig Anna-Karin, Accountability in the health system of Tamil Nadu, India: exploring its multiple meanings, . Health Research Policy and Systems, 2019, 17-44, https://health-policy-systems.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12961-019-0448-8
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Shukla A, Gaitonde , Health Systems in Future India, In Kothari A, Joy KJ (eds). Alternative Futures India Unshackled. AuthorsUpFront. Delhi., 2017,
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Ravindran TKS, Gaitonde R, Srinivas PN, Subraminaniam S, Chidambaram P, Grace CA , Health Equity Research: A Political Project, In Ravindran TKS, Gaitonde R editors (2017). Health inequities in India: A synthesis of the recent Evidence, Singapore, Springer Nature, 2017,
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Ravindran TKS, Gaitonde R, Srinivas PN , Structural drivers of inequities in Health, In Ravindran TKS, Gaitonde R editors (2017). Health inequities in India: A synthesis of the recent Evidence, Singapore, Springer Nature, 2017,
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Gaitonde R, The Role of the Health System, In Ravindran TKS, Gaitonde R editors (2017). Health inequities in India: A synthesis of the recent Evidence, Singapore, Springer Nature, 2017,
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Gaitonde R , Research on Inequities and Inequalities. In Health In India: A mapping of the field., In Ravindran TKS, Gaitonde R editors (2017). Health inequities in India: A synthesis of the recent Evidence, Singapore, Springer Nature, 2017,
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Gaitonde R, Conceptual Approaches to Examining Health Inequities, In Ravindran TKS, Gaitonde R editors (2017). Health inequities in India: A synthesis of the recent Evidence, Singapore, Springer Nature, 2017,
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Ravindran TKS, Gaitonde R (eds) , Health inequities in India: A synthesis of the recent Evidence, Springer Nature, Singapore, 2017,
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Gaitonde, R., San Sebastian, M., Muraleedharan, V.R. and Hurtig, A.K.,, Community Action for Health in India?s National Rural Health Mission: One policy, many paths., Social Science & Medicine, 2017, 188; 82-90, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953617304197