Deputy Director, Research
Ravi Prakash, a Deputy Director for Research at KHPT, is primarily a quantitative researcher with seven years of experience in planning, designing, managing, and monitoring large studies; setting up monitoring and evaluation systems for large-scale interventions; and analysis of large data sets using sophisticated statistical techniques. His experience in survey research and methodology stems from managing significant projects supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UKAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and the national programmes under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
In his present role at KHPT, he is primarily involved in managing research studies under the Research Program Consortium (STRIVE) led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) funded through UKAID. He also provides research-related technical support to various national and global programmes currently being implemented by KHPT.
He has contributed significantly in the evaluations aiming at assessing the impact of Adolescent Friendly Health Services on sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in selected Indian states; impact of community-based intervention on increasing the knowledge and contraceptive use among married men and women and young unmarried adolescents in Bihar; and impact evaluation of community mobilization and empowerment efforts in reducing STI/HIV-related risks and vulnerabilities among female sex workers in Karnataka, South India.
He earned his M.Phil and Ph.D in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.