About Us

Team

The Community Science Alliance (CSA) is coordinated by Swasth, in collaboration with a range of partners in India, including Rapid Rural Community Response, Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), Seva Mandir, Healing Fields Foundation, Basic Health Services (BHS), SEWA Rural, the IDFC Institute, and the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI). The CSA provides knowledge and technical support while Swasth provides material support to implementation partners. 

Our knowledge partners also include members from Harvard Medical School; Duke University Sanford School; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; PD Hinduja Hospital; Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences; and Noora Health, Saathealth

our supporters

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Board provides evidence-based guidance and counsel to partners developing content and implementing programs.

  • Dr. Shitij Arora, Assoc. Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Dr. Satchit Balsari, Asst. Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Rajani Surendar Bhat, Consultant Pulmonologist & Physician, Board of Doctors
  • Dr. Percy Bharucha, Director, Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences, India
  • Dr. Ajay Desai, Director, Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences, India
  • Dr. Richa Gupta, Professor and Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, CMC Vellore, India
  • Dr. Bhakti Hansoti, Assoc. Professor of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Yogesh Kalkonde, SEARCH, India
  • Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Charuta Mandke, Assoc. Professor, Dr R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital, India
  • Dr. Pavitra Mohan, Basic Health Services, India
  • Dr. Manoj Mohanan, Assoc. Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University
  • Dr. Abhijit Nadkarni, Assoc. Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Sangath, India
  • Dr. Ajay Nair, Chief Executive Officer, Swasth Alliance
  • Dr. Paresh Navalkar, Director, Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Gajanan Phutke, Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), India
  • Dr. Priscilla Rupali, Chair and Professor, Infectious Diseases Department, CMC Vellore
  • Dr. Ashish Satav, President, MAHAN, India
  • Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Dr. Amita Sudhir, Assoc. Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Dr. Zarir Udwadia, Chest specialist, PD Hinduja Hospital, India; Member of the National Task Force to streamline oxygen allocation

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Reuben Abraham, CEO, IDFC Institute
  • Dr. Richard Cash, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Dr. Aparna Hegde, Founder and Managing Trustee, ARMMAN
  • Dr. David E. Golan, Dean for Research Operations and Global Programs, George R. Minot Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, Senior Advisor, Manipal Hospitals, India, Steering Committee Member, Swasth Alliance
  • Dr. Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Dr. Suneeta Krishnan, Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning & Management, Evaluation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, India
  • Dr. Kayla Laserson, Deputy Director, Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Delivery, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, India
  • Dr. Nachiket Mor, Commissioner, The Lancet Commission on Reimagining Healthcare in India, Board Member, Swasth Alliance
  • Dr. CS Pramesh, Director of the Tata Memorial Hospital, Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Tata Memorial Centre, India, Board Member, Swasth Alliance
  • Dr. Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder Healthspring Community Medical Centres, India
  • Dr. Ajay K. Singh, Senior Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education, Harvard Medical School

Design Core

  • Abhishek Bhatia, Harvard Mittal Institute
  • Amrita Dhupelia, Swasth Alliance
  • Neha Joseph, Harvard Mittal Institute
  • Dr. Sehj KashyapIDHN Fellow 2021, Harvard Mittal Institute
  • Dr. Urvi Pai, Swasth Alliance
  • Sraavya Sambara, Harvard University
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