Health workforce in LMICS, Community Health Workers, Task-sharing for chronic disease management, Verbal autopsy, Health information systems in LMICs, Health Systems
Associate Prof Rohina Joshi, a Scientia Fellow and National Health Foundation Future Leader Fellow, is public health physician who works on developing low-cost healthcare models for chronic disease management in resource-limited settings. Her research interests include strengthening health systems using task-sharing between physician and non-physician health workers to deliver quality health care in resource poor settings. Her other research...view more
Associate Prof Rohina Joshi, a Scientia Fellow and National Health Foundation Future Leader Fellow, is public health physician who works on developing low-cost healthcare models for chronic disease management in resource-limited settings. Her research interests include strengthening health systems using task-sharing between physician and non-physician health workers to deliver quality health care in resource poor settings. Her other research interests include improving health information systems in low and middle income countries using verbal autopsy methods and has conducted several large scale verbal autopsy studies in India and China. She is currently involved in Bloomberg Philanthropies funded Data for Health Initiative. She co-chairs the verbal autopsy working group across the initiative and leads the implementation program in The Philippines.
MBBS, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India
MPH, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India
PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
Certificate in Executive Management and Development, AGSM, UNSW
2020 Sax Institute Research Action Award to making a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery.
2013 The George Institute Award for Humanitarian Commitment in Research.
2007 The John Chalmers Doctoral Award for outstanding research undertaken during doctoral studies, The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
2002 First in the University examinations for the Masters in Public Health program, Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Kerala, India
2001 Pfizer award for securing highest marks in the Final Professional Examinations, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2000 Dr. CM Singh Memorial Gold Medal for standing First in Surgery in College and University examinations in Nov 1999
2000 Dr. Ajit Bhattacharya Memorial Silver Medal for obtaining the Second highest marks in all Professional MBBS combined together
2000 LD Thapar and Smt Gomti Thapar Silver Medal for standing First in Final Professional MBBS examination in Nov 1999
2000 Mrs and Dr. SS Satija Diamond Jubilee Silver Medal for obtaining the second highest marks in all Professional Examinations in first attempt as a regular student
2000 Dr VC Rambo Prize for standing first in Ophthalmology in college examinations
2000 Dr. ME Tucker First prize for standing first in college examinations in the final Professional year of MBBS
1999 First in the Final Year Professional Examination, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
1999 First for obtaining the highest marks in Forensic Medicine in the Professional Examinations
1996 Distinctions in the subjects of anatomy and physiology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
Health workforce in LMICs, Task-sharing for chronic disease management, Health information systems, Verbal autopsy
Primary supervisor for 2 students (2016-2019)
Joint supervisor for 3 (2018-2021); (2019-2022)
Guest Lecture: Rural and Remote International Health (PHCM9609), UNSW,
Guest Lecture: Health Information Systems MIPH, (2015-ongoing) University of Sydney; CVD epidemiology, MPH, (2015) University of Sydney,
‘Global NCD Control’ Unit Coordinator for the Masters of International Public Health degree at The University of Sydney. This role includes scheduling the time table, inviting guest speakers, organizing reading material, giving lectures, marking assignments and moderating in class and online discussions, communicating with and providing feedback to students. (2009-2017)
Scientific expert for the Verbal autopsy web-based training course funded by NHLBI United Health Global Health Centers of Excellence.
Training Physicians and Non-physicians in countries in Verbal autopsy Methods under the Data for Health Initiative