Dr. Sitanshu Sekhar Kar

Professor and Head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.

Biography

Dr. Sitanshu Sekhar Kar is a Professor and Head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India. He has around 18 years of academic and research experience in Public Health. His areas of work include chronic disease epidemiology, Health technology assessment, Tobacco control and Medical Education. He played an important role in starting the MPH programme at JIPMER and establishing JIPMER International School of Public Health.

He is the principal investigator of the HTAIn Resource Centre established at JIPMER from 2020. He contributed to the Department of Health Research commissioned study on EQ-5D-5L Value set generation and Estimation of Cost-effective threshold for India. He takes special interest in the issues of health equity and adaptive HTA methods.    

He is a Fulbright Nehru Academic Professional Excellence Fellow of 2016-17 at University of Southern California Institute for Global Health, LA, USA. Prior to joining JIPMER in February 2010, he had served in the WHO Country Office for India and in the Population Council, New Delhi. Dr Sitanshu was awarded for his research output at the national and regional level. He has 210 publications to his credit in peer reviewed journal.

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