Home Institution: Public Health Foundation of India
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India
Research Topic: Mental Health
Dr. Parikh will spend her fellowship year at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in New Delhi under the mentorship of Rahul Sidhaye, MD, MHS and Mohammed Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA. Her research will focus on analyzing India’s National Mental Health Policy and its implications for equitably providing integrated care for mental disorders in low-resource settings.
Dr. Parikh is a medical doctor and a public health researcher at the Public Health Foundation of India in New Delhi, India. She is presently involved in research related to improving mental health care and outcomes for adolescents and adults in low-resource settings. She was recently awarded the VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship to undertake analysis of mental health policies in India. She has contributed to reviews on mental health treatment gaps in India and China, and Universal Health Coverage in India that were published in The Lancet. She has also worked with the Government of India on health system strengthening as a consultant, for the flagship program, National Rural Health Mission.