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Sunitha Chandrasekhar Srinivas

Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Public Health India

Sunitha C. Srinivas is an accomplished, award-winning researcher and public health consultant with a passion for transformative leadership, community-based service learning and the sustainable development agenda. Srinivas graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1992, and after completing her Master of Pharmacy degree, returned to academics and completed her PhD.


In 2003, she joined Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa as an Associate Professor and pursued a vast range of research, community- based and professional activities. Her achievements and experiences have spanned multiple countries, from her home country of India, the United States of America, South Africa and the United Kingdom to name a few. She has had success in facilitating and supporting community-based projects and initiatives in South Africa and beyond, including those commissioned and affiliated with the World Health Organisation and the United Nations, with key focus on rational drug use, community and workplace-based health promotion and antimicrobial resistance - all with a strong underpinning of community mobilisation and health empowerment.


Srinivas continues to educate and inspire students in academia as she currently holds positions as Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa and as Adjunct Faculty at the Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru, India. She is a consultant at Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement, Mysuru, India, and serves honorary roles as Technical Coordinator at the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Pharmacy Council and as Consultant at Karuna Trust, Bengaluru, India.

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