Nutrition Researcher & PhD Fellow
Shruti joined FHTS in 2013 as Public Health Researcher where she got involved in various project of organisation like Public Health through Lens of Child, and ICMR funded research projects as well. She has worked with FHTS in diverse location like Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla. She coordinated the Diet Incarnation project with the objective to mitigate the health problem with the help of use of whatsapp and mobile messages. Prior to FHTS she has worked with various hospitals, where her role was to address the inpatient of diabetes and renal diseases. She hails from Rajasthan and completed her studies from Banasthali University and IHM, Pusa New Delhi. She also holds few certificate courses from FICCI, Grassroots solutions to enhance her research skills.
As a PhD Fellow – My first true introduction to the public health arena came in a seminar offered through the FHTS in 2013. As I listened to Dr. Joshi speak about contemporary health issues, I was intrigued. The world of “self-monitoring ,” “tailored communication,” and SMAART MODEL and HEALTH INFORMATICS fascinated me as I saw the range of problems that public health professionals were trying to solve in innovative ways with the inclusion of technologies. And I found the PHIK MODEL (Dr Joshi’s patent) one of the solution of it.
And I joined organization “Foundation of Healthcare Technologies Society”. Prior to it I have worked for Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai as intern Dietician but I was more inclined towards public health nutrition. I am responsible, hard-working FHTS’s Nutrition Health Researcher with seven years of experience supporting management and other stakeholders for field-based evaluation projects including participant recruitment, client assessment interviews, tracking and retention, data collection, data entry, database maintenance, and assisting in the dissemination and utilization of evaluation information and other research approaches. I have worked on grants funded by ICMR, ministry of electronics and information technology, there I have worked for planning, conducting, and summarizing all aspects of the research including creating primary data resources and identifying secondary data sources.
DIT University and FHTS would help me achieve my goals of furthering my public health education through the specialized coursework offered in public health informatics in combination with Nutrition science.
Date of Joining: February 1, 2020