Srinivas Nallala

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Srinivas Nallala

Professor- Public Health Practice

IIPH Bhubaneswar

Mr. Srinivas Nallala holds an MSc in International Public Health from LSTM, UK, and a master’s in social work with a specialization in Medical & Psychiatry from Osmania University, India. He received Wellcome Trust fellowships for his master’s degree in public health in 2009 and a research fellowship in 2012, along with an Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship (ALAF) from AusAID for short programme at the University of Sydney, Australia. With over 20 years of experience, he specializes in project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in public health. Currently serving as an Associate Professor at IIPH Bhubaneswar, he is involved in teaching, training, and research activities focused around health systems, social sciences, environmental health, and qualitative research methods. His interests include strengthening primary health care, addressing health inequalities among marginalized populations, exploring social determinants of health, and studying the impact of climate change. Proficient in qualitative methods and participatory action research techniques.

Mr. Srinivas pursued Environmental Health as an elective during his Master of Public Health studies. He enhanced his skills through trainings on Health Emergency Preparedness by the Health Protection Agency, UK, and Hospital Emergency Preparedness by PGI Chandigarh and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. Subsequently, he led the implementation of emergency preparedness projects and conducted related trainings. Presently, he plays an active role in the Centre of Environmental Health at PHFI, contributing to projects aimed at establishing sustainable healthcare systems in India, supported by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH). He conducted a scoping study assessing sustainable healthcare facilities in India, focusing on North-East states, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF). Collaborating with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), he’s involved in several Environmental Health proposals. Currently, he oversees a multi-state study on the health impacts of climate change in coastal communities of India, supported by the SDU climate cluster.

  • Environmental impacts on health, Climate resilient Health systems, Health vulnerability assessment, Community based interventions