Name: Harshad Thakur

Country: India


Centre for Public Health,
School of Health Systems Studies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),
Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088

Phone no: +91 22 25525511

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Centre for Public Health , School of Health Systems Studies

Research Interests:

  • Research interest of Dr. Thakur includes any area which falls under broad spectrum of Public Health and Epidemiology. 
  • He has carried out research projects under health financing, workforce analysis, development of quality clinical indicators, user fees, menstrual hygiene etc. 
  • He has also carried out research studies for various disease conditions like Tuberculosis, Leishmaniasis, Diabetes, effects of nuclear radiation, etc..


  • Dr. Harshad P. Thakur has completed his MBBS and MD (Preventive and Social Medicine - PSM) from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. 
  • He also completed Diploma in Business Management (DBM) from Wellinkar Institute, Mumbai University in 1997. 
  • He also worked in PSM Dept. at KEM hospital for almost 7 years. 
  • He was Lecturer from 1st October 1993 till 18th July 2000 and later on Associate Professor from 19th July 2000 to 31st October 2000. 
  • He joined TISS on 1st November 2000 as Associate Professor / Reader. 
  • He became Professsor at TISS from 1st November 2008. 
  • He has been working with the School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for the last 15 years. 
  • He was the chairperson for the Centre for Health Policy, Planning & Management (CHPPM) from July 2008 to June 2010, and the chairperson for the Centre for Public Health (CPH) from June 2010 to March 2015. 
  • He started a MPH (Master’s of Public Health) program with a specialization in Social Epidemiology in June 2008 at TISS. 
  • He has expertise guiding research projects of PhD, M.Phil, MPH, MHA and DHA students at TISS. 
  • He has also organized and conducted various national / international workshops and seminars, e.g., workshop on Public Private Participation (PPP) for TB Control in India, Kala Azar, etc. 
  • Additionally, he has organized and conducted various national / international training programmes, e.g., National Training Programme in Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Hospital Management Training Programmes, etc. 
  • He is also the founding member and the managing committee member of SAATHI (Social Advancement Through Health Initiative). 
  • Dr. Thakur also founded and coordinated the Tuberculosis Interest Group (TBIG) at TISS to promote research and training related to TB among TISS faculty and students.