At the India Health Systems Collaborative (IHSC), our aim is to strengthen India’s health system through collaborative research. We’ve established an extensive network of over 2000+ researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and institutions, enabling us to conduct cutting-edge research and generate evidence for impactful policy interventions.
With 11 completed research studies, mentorship programs nurturing young researchers, and proactive engagement with policymakers, IHSC is at the forefront of advancing public health in India. Explore our various knowledge products covering a wide range of health system research topics, and join our dynamic community of healthcare enthusiasts dedicated to evidence-based research and collaboration.
Over the Years
IHSC was conceptualized in 2018, and through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a small group of researchers were engaged to transform this concept into reality.
Research and Policy Engagement
2019 onwards IHSC began addressing pressing policy inquiries pertinent to India’s healthcare system. This endeavor entailed the initiation of a close and collaborative relationship with key decision-makers within the healthcare sector.
As the concept continued to evolve successfully and with a growing track record of collaborative research and policy contributions, IHSC officially obtained legal registration as an entity in October 2020.
IHSC directed its focus toward fostering a tightly interconnected network of health system researchers in India, centered around capacity building initiatives with reputed academicians. Elevating knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovative thinking within the research community emerged as central priorities during this period.
HPSR Papers/Special Issue published
In 2022, IHSC reached a significant milestone with the publication of an array of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) papers in a Special Issue in the Scopus indexed IIHMR’s Journal of Healthcare Management, published by SAGE.
2023 onwards While continuing efforts on collaborative research and policy advocacy, IHSC shifts its attention to “Community Building” within the realm of health system research in India. Promoting knowledge exchange, fostering collaboration, and nurturing innovation within the research community take center stage as critical objectives during this phase.
Board Of Directors
V. R. Muraleedharan
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Prof. Muraleedharan, Founding Director (Honourary) at IHSC, is a Professor at IIT Madras’ Centre for Technology and Policy. He held leadership roles at IIT Madras, including Head of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Head of Centre for Sustainable Development and Coordinator of Development Studies Group. Additionally, he was a professor at the Lemelson-Recognition and Mentoring Programme.
A. Venkat Raman
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Prof. Venkat Raman, Founding Director (Honourary) at IHSC, is an expert in HRD and Health Policy with a Ph.D. from FMS, Delhi. He combines international NGO experience with training from Harvard Business School and the World Bank Institute. His research focuses on healthcare accessibility through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and includes advising organizations like The World Bank, WHO, and DFID.
Strategic Lead IHSC, & Deputy Country Director (Technical), ACCESS Health International
Lead, Policy Engagement and Partnerships at IHSC and Assistant Director, Health Systems, ACCESS Health International
Associate Communications, IHSC and Research Associate ACCESS Health International
V. R. Muraleedharan
Professor. Ph.D. (Healthcare Economics), Indian Institute of Technology
A Venkat Raman
Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi - South Campus
Professor and Head, Health Policy Research Unit (HPRU) at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
Professor, Operations Management Deputy Dean - Faculty and Research, Executive Director - Max Institute of Healthcare Management (MIHM)
Research Director & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Max Institute of Healthcare Management
Dr Sarit Kumar Rout
PhD (Health Economics), Additional Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar
PhD Public Health MD Community Medicine Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Vamsi Krishna Boyanagari
Co-Lead, Health Financing & UHC Cluster, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Dr Subodh Kandamuthan
PhD (Health Economics) Program Director, ASCI-Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management (PGDHM)
Professor at School of Government and Public Policy, OP Jindal Global University
Professor & Head, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Assistant Director, Health Systems, ACCESS Health International
Deputy Country Director (Technical), ACCESS Health International