Shailaja Tetali

Shailaja Tetali

Professor, Dean- Research & Policy

IIPH Hyderabad

Shailaja has been with PHFI since 2009. She is a medical doctor trained at Sree Ramachandra Medical College Chennai, and has a Double Masters- MPH from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute, Trivandrum, and Masters in Medical Sciences from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Her PhD in injury epidemiology from LSHTM (UK) was through the Wellcome Trust Fellowship. Her interests are to explore the public health impacts of transportation choices, especially on injuries, physical activity and air pollution. She continues to work on safe and sustainable mobility and injury Epidemiology, arising from everyday journeys to work, school and other anthropogenic activities. She also leads teaching, curriculum development, short term trainings and student mentoring. She works in Injury and disability prevention; environment and occupational health; Operations Research in health; Monitoring & amp; Evaluation; Disaster management and preparedness

Dr. Shailaja Tetali has worked on projects pertaining to environmental health, infection control, blood transfusion services, road injuries and disability. She recently investigated the benefits of using renewable energy in health centers, and studied the built environment and barrier free access to public spaces and 140 government buildings in 3 districts of the State. She teaches Environment and Health and Disaster Management and Preparedness to MPH students, and has conducted several short courses on environment and health. She has co-taught modules on environment & health, funded by the Wellcome Trust, with HSPH, Univ of Newcastle, and other local and international universities.

  • Air pollution
  • Heat impacts on health, built environment
  • Impact of renewable energy on health system
  1. Srinivasan, S. and Tetali, S. (2021) Occupational Exposure of Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Field Surveillance Activities in South India: A Cross-Sectional Qualitative Study. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 11, 446-456. doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2021.114036
  2. Tetali S, Choudhury P L. Occupational exposure to sharps and splash: Risk among health care providers in three tertiary care hospitals in South India. Indian J Occup Environ Med 2006;10:35-40