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 Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, is the Global Health Research Lead at the School of Population Health, UNSW, Sydney. 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...view more
Associate Prof Rohina Joshi, a Scientia Fellow and National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, is the Global Health Research Lead at the School of Population Health, UNSW, Sydney. 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.
- WHO SEARO: Analyse Workload Indicator for Staffing Needs for Eleven countries in South Asia. USD 21,000. Role PI
- WHO: Systematic literature review to appraise the evidence on the appropriate skill mix and task distribution for noncommunicable disease service delivery by the health workforce. USD $52,000.00 Role: PI
- WHO SEARO: Conduct an options analysis to understand excess mortality due to COVID-19 in the Indian sub-continent. USD $30,000.00 Role: PI
- Elrha Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme. (Wellcome trust, UK AID and NHS) GBP 719,036 Caring for carers: A psychosocial supervision intervention to improve the quality and sustainability of MHPSS services in humanitarian contexts. 2021 (Investigator)
- DBT/ Wellcome Trust India Alliance 9.15 Crore ($1.6M) Scaling-up The COmpetency of Primary Care Workers to Manage Epilepsy by Task-Sharing (STOP-Epilepsy) 2021-2025 (Co-Investigator)
- Gates Foundation, 90,000 USD. Contract through the PHC Research Consortium to understand the delivery of comprehensive primary healthcare through the primary health care teams in India, Mexico and Uganda (2020-2021)
- The George Institute Seed Grant. 48,000AUD R Joshi, A Blake, A Tesema, W S, Ajisegiri. A systems approach to understanding and improving the delivery of primary healthcare through non-physician health worker teams in Sub-Saharan Africa. (2018-2019)
- Ariadne Grant 25,000 USD Development of reports on gaps in PHC research and implementation in LMICS to accelerate improvement. D Peiris, S Jan, R Joshi, D Praveen, D Nambiar, S Abimbola, A Palagyi, M Tan. (Jan –June 2018)
- Pfizer Foundation Grant USD 1,000,000 Patel A, MacMahon S, Jha V Joshi R, Praveen D, NCD control in India and Indonesia using SMARThealth tools. (Jan 2016 – June 2017)
- NHMRC-GACD 2016-2019. Patel A, et al. Joshi R (AI) A lifestyle intervention programme for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus among South Asian women with gestational diabetes mellitus APP 1093171 $1,256,499
- Marie Bashir Institute, University of Sydney. Joshi R, Negin J, Patel A, Jha V, Jan S, Abimbola S, Praveen D. Integrating Chronic Disease Management in rural India. AUD 20,000
- Baxter Grant Starter Kit. Jha V, John O, Joshi R, Jan S, Gallagher M, Knight J USD 150,000
- Ivers R, Norton R, Jagnoor J, Harvey L, Joshi R, Jan S, Rogers K. Barisal drowning reduction program. Royal National Lifeboat Institution, UK. 600,000 GBP
- NHMRC 2015-2018. APP 1084657 Patel A, Peiris D, Saini B, Joshi R, Usherwood T, Armour C, Webster R, Lo S. An integrated general practice and pharmacy-based intervention to promote the prescription and use of appropriate preventive medications among individuals at high cardiovascular risk. $2,296,358.
- 2014 School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Seed funding for integration of primary health services in low and middle income countries. $4000.
- NHMRC 2012-2015. APP 1040030 Thrift M, Oldenburg, Chow C, Thomas N, Thankappan K, Maulik P, Srikanth V, Mahal A, Evans R, Joshi R. Improving the control of hypertension in rural India: Overcoming the barriers to diagnosis and effective treatment. $1,033,835.
- NHMRC 2012-2015. APP 1040147 Periris D, Patel A, MacMahon S, Prabhakaran D, Clifford G, Maulik P, Joshi R, Jan S, Heritier S, Rahimi K. A smart phone based clinical decision support system for primary health care workers in rural India. $930,239
- NHMRC 2013-2016. APP1042290 Chow CK, Brieger D, Hillis G, Redfern J, Turnbull F, Thiagalingam A, Barzi F, Joshi R. TEXTMEDS – TEXT messages to improve MEDication adherence and Secondary prevention. $1,419,808.00
- International Diabetes Federation. 2009-2011. Tandon N, Prabhakaran D, Patel A, Reddy P, Joshi R, Desai A. Prevention of type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes in urban India – a feasibility study. USD 64,890
- National Health and Medical Research Council: 2009-2012. Program Grant 571281 ($12,119,660) Chief Investigators: MacMahon S, Chalmers J, Neal B, Woodward M, Anderson C, Patel A, Turnbull F. Associate Investigators: Barzi F, Heeley E, Jan S, Joshi R, Hertier S. Generating the evidence for new strategies to combat cardiovascular diseases.
- Future Forum. Cardona M, Chow C, Joshi R, Neal B. Outcome evaluation of a community based initiative to improve cardiovascular disease identification and management in rural India. US$ 40,000 September 2005
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 Systems, Health workforce, Task-sharing, Health information systems, Verbal autopsy, CRVS
Primary supervisor for 2 students (2016-2019)
Joint primary supervisor for 3 (2018-2021); (2019-2022)
Course Co-Convenor Global health and development, UNSW
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