Public Health Foundation of India

Public Health Foundation of India

Public Health Foundation of India
4, Institutional Area, ISID Campus , Vasant kunj
110070 Delhi

Lead Investigator

Dr Rahul Shidhaye
PI - Emerald

Project Staff

Ms Shalini Ahuja
Research Fellow / WP04 & WP05 India Coordinator

Dr Jayashree Dasgupta
Senior Research Fellow / WP06 India Coordinator

Ms Sharmishta Nanda
Research Fellow / WP03 India Coordinator

Dr Sandesh Samudre
Research Fellow / WP02 India Coordinator

Institute Presentation

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is committed to working towards a healthier India. PHFI is helping to build public health institutional capacity in India, through interdisciplinary and health system connected education and training, policy and programme relevant research, evidence based & equity promoting policy development, people empowering health communication & advocacy for prioritised health causes. Established in 2006 as a public private initiative, PHFI is an independent foundation headquartered in New Delhi and its constituent Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPH) set up by PHFI have a presence in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Delhi NCR, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) and Bhubaneswar (Odisha). The Foundation is managed by an empowered governing board comprising senior government officials, eminent Indian and international academic and scientific leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. For more information please visit
In India, the Emerald project is implemented by the Centre for Mental Health, Public Health Foundation of India. Centre for Mental Health was recently launched as a Centre of Excellence under the aegis of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), to address gaps in the area of Mental, Neurological and Substance use (MNS) disorders. This Centre is a collaborative network of institutions in South Asia, with the shared goals of promoting research, building capacity and advocacy aimed at reducing inequalities in access to care and health outcomes for people affected by MNS disorders.