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Tapasvi Puwar

Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar

Dr. Tapasvi Puwar

Associate Professor

Coordinator, Certificate course in Community Health at IIPHG

Health professional, with over twenty years of enriching professional work experience in Public Health specifically in the field of Public Health Nutrition, Non Communicable Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Vector borne diseases etc.  

By training, MBBS, MD in Preventive and Social Medicine from Gujarat University India and MPH in Health Policy and Management from UNC, Chapel Hill USA.

Experience of working at Smt NHLM Nedical College, Ahmedabad and other medical colleges of Gujarat India as faculty for 10 years. Has teaching, training and research experience during the tenure.Closely worked with Municipal Corporation Ahmedabad and Government of Gujarat along with various civil society organization.

Worked in Earth-quake relief work for six months in Gujarat.  

Worked at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, UNICEF-Gujarat for more than four years in Maternal and Child Health area. Worked with CARE India at Bihar in BMGF funded project on Technical Support to Government of Bihar for Health and Nutrition. Worked as one of team member managing the project across 38 districts of Bihar.

Areas of interest: Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Public Health Nutrition, Vector borne diseases, Non-Communicable diseases, Health Systems and Health Policies, Primary Health Care

Awards and Grants

Commendation Certificate for the outstanding work done during the earthquake of January 2001 in Gujarat, given by Times of India a leading National News Daily

Key publications

Puwar T, Saxena D, Yasobant S, Savaliya S. Noncommunicable Diseases among School-going Adolescents: A Case Study on Prevalence of Risk Factors from Sabarkantha District of Gujarat, India. Published in Indian Journal of Community Medicine. Year : 2018  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 33-37

Puwar T, Yasobant S, Saxena D. Are School-going Adolescents Mentally Healthy? Case Study from Sabarkantha, Gujarat, India. Published in Indian Journal of Community Medicine.Year : 2018  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 23-27

Kansara K, Saxena D, Puwar T, Yasobant S, Trivedi P, Savaliya S, Fancy M. Convergence and Outreach for Successful Implementation of Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram. Published in Indian Journal of Community Medicine. Year : 2018  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 18-22

Patel P, Puwar T, Shah N, Saxena D, Trivedi P, Patel K, Yasobant S, Fancy M, Matela H, Savaliya S, Kalpana P, Rana R. Improving Adolescent Health: Learnings from an Interventional Study in Gujarat, India.Published in Indian Journal of Community Medicine. Year : 2018  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 12-17

Trivedi P, Saxena D, Puwar T, Savaliya S, Ganguly P.A cohort study on risk factors for preterm births in rural Gujarat. Published in Indian Journal of Public Health. Year : 2018  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-116