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Dr. Kheya Melo Furtado is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management at the Goa Institute of Management. Her research, consultancy, and teaching areas are Health Systems Financing, Public Health, and Epidemiology. Her current research focuses on implementation assessments of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and other publicly financed health protection schemes in India, implemented at the national and state level. She has secured research projects as Principal Investigator from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Before GIM, she served at the Health Division of the NITI Aayog, Government of India, where she implemented key projects such as the NITI Health Index for ranking States & UTs on their performance in Health; the drafting of the Health Chapter of the Three- Year Action Agenda for Government of India 2017-18 to 2019-20 and the NITI District hospital index for monitoring the performance of public hospitals. She also contributed policy inputs on the various national health schemes and initiatives.
Her doctoral research was carried out in disease surveillance and private sector participation under the INSPIRE fellowship award of the Department of Science and Technology.
In this video, Prof. Furtado shares
- Her research journey
- Her Experience with GIM
- Research projects with the World Health Organization and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Three potential areas to pursue research in Healthcare Management in the coming five years