Centre Director and Professor
Dr. Subodh Kandamuthan is currently Director and Professor of Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao Centre for Health Care Management at ASCI, Hyderabad.
He holds a Masters Degree in Development Economics, M Phil Degree in Applied Economics and Ph.D in Health Economics. He had worked as faculty in Health Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, Institute of Health Systems, Hyderabad and as a technical consultant for DFID in Finance and Procurement to Health department of Government of Andhra Pradesh. He worked on projects related to Economic costing, Economic Evaluation of Health Care programmes like National Rural Health Mission in Andhra Pradesh, Medium Term Health Expenditure frameworks in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, Trade in Health and Hospital services, Public Private Partnerships in Health Sector, Replication of PM Award winning projects for various clients like World Bank, World Health Organisation, UNICEF, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, State Governments of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh etc. His recent projects as project leader include the UNICEF-sponsored Management Review of Behavioral Change Communication Strategies for the Health departments of three states of Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. He also recently did a rapid assessment of Basti Dawakhanas for the National Health Mission, Telangana.
He was recently involved as programme director on behalf of ASCI with the GIZ sponsored capacity building on the prestigious Government of India program: Ayushsman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) for the States and Union Territories. He also conducts regular training programmes in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Financing, Health and Hospital Management, Hospital Administration and Public Private Partnerships in Health Sector for Civil servants and other government officials in health sector.
He is currently the team leader for the UNICEF project on Concurrent Monitoring of Anemia Mukt Bharat programme for Telangana in collaboration with NHM Telangana. He has also facilitated an MoU with State Health Authority Kerala and is imparting year long online training on Health Economics, Health Financing and Health Insurance for the health insurance officials of Kerala. He is programme director of the online six months’ certificate programme on Health Insurance in collaboration with Access Health International and InOrder Institute. He also led the team from ASCI in preparation of policy guidelines and recommendations for India and also Telangana in handling Covid 19 first and second wave in collaboration with FICCI and FTCCI and was widely quoted in print media.
He teaches Health Economics, Health Policy, Public Health, Health Insurance and Business Research Methods for Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management at ASCI and has also taught Health Economics for MBA Health and Hospital Management programmes at University of Hyderabad, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Chitkara University, Indian Institute of Public Health and LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. He also takes sessions at reputed institutes like National Institute of Rural Development, IIT Hyderabad, TISS, Hyderabad, Dr MCR HRD Institute etc.
Dr Subodh won the IDRC Social Science Research Award in December 2009 in the category of Equity in Health. He won the first Australia India Council Research Fellowship in 2004 to do research in Australia. He was also a technical committee member of the Mobile Health technical advisory group of the World Health Organisation. In 2014, he participated in the International Visitor Leadership Programme on American Think Tanks funded by US Department of State where he visited various think tanks in eight states of US. He represented India and ASCI at the World Think Tank Summit at Yokohama in Japan in June 2017. He was an invited expert on Public Private Partnerships in Health to Health workshops in South Africa and Cote’D’Ivoire by African Development Bank for African countries in 2017-18 and subsequently delivered talks in 2018- 19 in Japan and Tunisia on Health Systems in India.
Dr Subodh Kandamuthan has published papers in national and international journals and has co-authored three books. He has attended and presented papers at a large number of national and international conferences and has also visited almost all the states in India more than 30 countries on professional assignments.
His current areas of interest are Health Economics especially with respect to Health Expenditure and Costing Analysis, Cost of Illness, Drug Procurement, Public Private Partnership in Health.