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Pardee RAND Graduate School
PhD Candidate in Policy Analysis
Santa Monica, CA
2014 - present
Universities of Sheffield, Copenhagen, and EHESP
MPH, Public Health
Sheffield, UK
Copenhagen, Denmark
Rennes, France
2008 - 2010
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
MD, Community Medicine
MBBS, Medicine
Aligarh, India
2005 - 2008
1998 – 2004
Computer Skills
Statistical Packages: SPSS, STATA
MS Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Other: Prezi, qGIS, EndNote,
English, Hindi.
Assistant Professor (and Senior Lecturer)
Indian Institute of Public Health – Public Health Foundation of India
I taught modules on Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health
I also taught modules on Research Methods, Statistical analysis and GIS
World Health Organization,
Ahmedabad, India
2010 – 2014
Geneva, Switzerland
I worked in the department of Non Communicable Diseases and Mental health
I also helped in the research and organizational activities.
Peer Reviewed
Azhar GS, Mavalankar D, Nori-Sarma A, Rajiva A, Dutta P, Jaiswal A, ... Heat-related mortality in
India: Excess all-cause mortality associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad heat wave. PloS one,
2014.9(3), e91831 Available from:
Kakkad K, Barzaga ML, Wallenstein S, Azhar GS, Sheffield PE. Neonates in Ahmedabad, India,
during the 2010 heat wave: a climate change adaptation study. Journal of environmental and
public health 2014:946875. doi: 10.1155/2014/946875. Epub 2014 Mar 10.Available from:
Iyer V, Azhar GS, Choudhury N, Dhruwey VS, Dacombe R, Upadhyay A. Infectious disease burden
in Gujarat (2005–2011): comparison of selected infectious disease rates with India. Emerging
health threats journal, 2014. Mar 19;7:22838. doi: 10.3402/ehtj.v7.22838. eCollection 2014.
Available from:
Iyer V, Choudhury N, Azhar GS, Somvanshi B. Drinking Water Quality Surveillance in a
Vulnerable Urban Ward of Ahmedabad. Health, 2014. 6 (11), 1165-1171. Available from:
Knowlton K, Kulkarni SP, Azhar GS, Mavalankar D, Jaiswal A, Connolly M, ... Development and
Implementation of South Asia’s First Heat-Health Action Plan in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India).
International journal of environmental research and public health, 2014. 11(4), 3473-3492;
doi:10.3390/ijerph110403473 Available from:
Tran KV, Azhar G S, Nair R, Knowlton K, Jaiswal A, Sheffield P ,Mavalankar D and Hess J. A Crosssectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat
Among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India. International Journal of Environmental Research
and Public Health, 2013. 10(6), 2515-2543; doi:10.3390/ijerph10062515. Available from:
Azhar GS. DOTS for TB relapse in India: A systematic review. Lung India, 2012. 29 (2), 147-153.
Available from:
Azhar GS. Future of healthcare in India: lessons from Scandinavia. Global Journal of Medicine
and Public Health, 2012. 1 (3), 71-80. Available from:
Azhar G S, Azhar AZ, Azhar AS. Overwork among medical residents in India: A resident’s
perspective. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 2012. 1(2) 141-143. Available from:;year=2012;volume=1;issue=2;spage=141;epage=143;aulast=Azhar
Azhar GS, Amir A, Khalique N, Khan Z. A Study of Determinants of Use of Healthcare Services in
India. International Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 2011. 1 (3), 62-66. Available from:
Jilani AZ, Azhar GS, Jilani NZ, Siddiqui A. Private providers of Healthcare in India: A policy
analysis. The Internet Journal of Third World Medicine, 2009. 8(1)5. Available from:
Shah T, Mavalankar D, Azhar GS, Jaiswal A, Connolly M. Addressing heat-related health risks in
urban India: Ahmedabad’s Heat Action Plan. Inside Story on Climate Compatible Development.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network, May 2014. Available from:
Thippaiah A, Azhar GS. Hysterectomy and other" hard" software (sensitive) questions. Indian
journal of medical ethics, 2013. 11 (2), 128-129. Available from:
Iyer V. Azhar G S. Open access or no access. Current Science, 2013. 105(9), 1202. Available from:
Azhar G S. The need for climate-compatible development: a reminder from the Uttarakhand
floods. The Lancet Global Health, 2013. 1(3), e135. [Correspondence] Available from:
Azhar G S. Physician shortage: bottlenecks in financing, managing, training and a rush for
specialization. National Journal of Medical and Allied Sciences, 2012. 1 (2), 1-5. [Editorial]
Azhar G S. Teleshopping for Health. The Lancet, 2012. 380 (9853), e8-e9. [Correspondence]
Available from:
Azhar GS. Access to information is crucial for science. The Lancet, 2011. 377 (9775), 1404.
[Correspondence] Available from:
Azhar GS, Jilani AZ. Future of community medicine in India. Indian Journal of Community
Medicine, 2009. 34(3), 266-267. Available from: