Shilpa comes to FHTS with an interest in using innovative measures for public health solutions. She is a dental graduate from Saveetha University,Chennai and has pursued Masters in Public Health from SRM University, Chennai . She started her career with National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi where she got introduced to Health surveillance and outbreak investigations. She has experience working in Health systems and understanding public health issues at grass root level and have worked in Uttar Pradesh, understanding family planning issues of urban slums and working as monitoring and evaluation officer. She has also worked in projects in Bihar and Jharkhand.   She has experience working in Health IT with implementation of DHIS 2 platform for public health issues. She firmly believes in Translating public health research findings into practice using Innovative SMAART Health Technology solutions to improve population health. She has active interest in politics and loves to read about ancient history and mythology. She loves to challenge herself.   “For change to happen in any community, the initiative must come from individual”                                                                                                                                        Dalai Lama