Faculty at KSPH

Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Kumar Satpathy, MBBS, MD (SPM)
M. Sc (Epidemiology), LSHTM, London
Professor & Director, School of Public Health
KIIT, Bhubaneswar
E-Mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Mobile: 0 86580 92449,

Skype ID: sudhirksatpathy

Professional Profile:

Dr. S. K. Satpathy, a medical doctor specialized in preventive and social medicine, public health and epidemiology, has a distinguished professional career of 38 years in public health teaching and programme management. He is trained in contemporary public health issues in Indonesia, UK, South Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland. He has worked with Govt. of India, NGOs (PHFI), International agencies (DANIDA, WHO) and private sector in a lead role. His major contribution is capacity building of public health professional, mentoring public health programs, establishing quality assurance mechanism in public health facilities, initiation of surveillance system for HIV/AIDS, SARS, Influenza, and expansion of public health education in India and Nigeria.  Besides, he has expertise in health systems innovations, project management, monitoring and evaluation at national and state levels in lead positions. His areas of interest are epidemiology, health systems research, health policy, global health, health promotion, Infectious Diseases, NCDs and geriatrics. He has 37 publications to his credit. He is a recipient of CUGH 2016 Velji Global Health Education Excellence Award (Faculty) at Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Annual Conference, 2016 held at San Francisco, USA.

Dr. Pratap Kumar Jena, Associate Professor

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A modern medicine physician (MBBS-BU-2002), specializing in public health (International MPH-SCTIMST-2007), holding various academic, research and techno-managerial positions with Government, WHO, PHFI, and Private Universities. He has additional research training form IPR, Keck School of Medicine, University of South California, PG Diploma in Medical Law & Ethics (NLSIU, Bangalore), and also achieved Master Level in Global Health. His areas of interest are Epidemiology, Tobacco Control, Health Systems, Global Health, Implementation Research, NCDs, and Research Methods. He is author of about 20 journal articles/books/manuals. His research work has been recognized and awarded by various international professional bodies like, APOCP, ISAM, IEA, etc.

Mr. Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan, Associate Professor

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Mobile: 91-9810185474

Mr Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, KIIT, Bhubaneswar. He is a health management and demography professional. Himanshu studied two post graduate programme; one in Health Management from Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur and the other in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Prior to joining the School of Public Health, KIIT, in 2017, Himanshu has worked around 14 years in Public Health and Development fields primarily with the World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund and United Nations Development Programme.
His current areas of interest are determinants of health; adolescent health; health issues of migrants; urban health; public health aspects of emergencies and health management.

Dr. Manas Ranjan Behera
Associate Professor (I)

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Dr. Manas Ranjan Behera has diverse work experience of more than 10 years in the areas of public health teaching, research, program implementation and management. He has worked in various positions with Government, NGOs such as State Health Resource Centre, Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT), UNAIDS and multiple teaching institutions. Prior to joining School of Public Health, KIIT University in 2018, he worked as lecturer in an international academic institute in Thailand.

Dr. Manas posseses a doctorate degree in Public Health major in Public Health Administration from Mahidol University, Bangkok. He is a Veterinary Science graduate with two master’s degrees to his credit - Master of Public Health (MPH) from University of Leeds, UK and Master of Health Administration (MHA) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Dr.  Manas has also completed certificate programs in ‘Global Health’ from Imperial College, London (UK) and ‘One Health’ from University of Geneva among others. He has authored many research papers and 10 published in peer reviewed international journals. His research interest includes human resource for health,  one health, healthy ageing, injuries and accidents.

Ms. Kavitha A K
M.Sc. (Biostatistics)- Manipal University
Faculty Associate

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Area: Biostatistics, Statistical Package
Affiliation: School of Public Health, KIIT

MS. KAVITHA A K has six years of experience in biostatistics and public health research. She is an expert in data analysis using R software. She was working as Research Assistant with Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar prior to joining KIIT.

Dr. Sneha Patnaik
MBBS, MPH (The University of Sheffield, UK)
Faculty Associate (Public Health)

Email: [email protected]

Area: Public Health, Communicable and Non-communicable diseases.
Affiliation: School of Public Health, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Sneha Patnaik, A Medical Graduate and Public Health Specialist has three years of experience in the field of medicine and public health.

Ms. Itishree Mohanty
BSc, GNM(SCB MCH), MHA- Siksha  ‘O’ Anusandhan University
Faculty Associate (Hospital Administration)

Email: [email protected]

Area: Hospital Administration
Affiliation: School of Public Health, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar

Ms. Itishree Mohanty has two years of experience in the field of hospital administration. She is an expert and astute hospital administrator. She was working as Admin Head with Care One Hospital prior to joining the KIIT Deemed to be University.

Dr. Ambarish Dutta
MBBS, MPH, PhD (Biostatistics)
Adjunct Professor

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Dr. Dutta is a medical graduate from Cacutta University (1992), with MPH from University of  Leeds (2009), and PhD (Biostatistics-2014) from Peninsula College of Medicine and Denstistry, Universities of Exter & Plymouth, UK. He has a distinguished techno-manegerial and academic career with the Leprosy Mission, India; the World Health Organization; AIPH; and Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar. He is an expert in the field of operational research, epidemiology & biostatistics, research project design & implementation, public health intervention design & implementation, statistical analysis, proposal development, and scientific writing.  His areas of research interest are ageing and non-communicable diseases, Tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases, Health systems and Epidemiological methods. He has about 20 publications and multiple research grants and/or projects to his credit.