Rajmohan Panda, MD, MPH

Senior Public Health Specialst

Public Health Foundation of India


Rajmohan Panda, MD, MPH is a Senior Public Health Specialist at the Public Health Foundation of India. Dr. Panda received his medical degree from Berhampur University in India. He received his MPH from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His primary expertise is in Health System Strengthening and has included evaluation as well as operation research in different projects throughout the country. He has worked on diverse public health issues like Nutrition, Maternal Child health, Tobacco Control and in the designing of health sector reforms for Universal Health Coverage. He has worked with various stakeholders including State Health Departments, Ministry of Health and Family welfare- Govt. of India, Gates foundation, USAID, DFID and the Wellcome trust. He is passionate about translational research and has formulated policy recommendations for more meaningful health outcomes. A variety of work has ranged from academic case studies in maternal health innovations to hands on technical assistance in building capacity in tobacco cessation in primary care. He has presented his work at various national and international forums and symposiums. He also teaches as an adjunct faculty at IIPH-Delhi and leads the community nutrition module of a distance-learning course in Public Health Nutrition.

Project Title: Evolving Response to Non-Communicable Diseases in three states of India: Opportunities, Barriers and Potential Policy Options