Hyderabad: A team of researchers from the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), IIM Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Hyderabad, have won a grant of Rs 10 crore from the Wellcome Trust, DBT India Alliance Clinical/Public Health Research Centre.
The grant is to set up the first-of-its-kind centre for excellence in health outcomes resea-rch and economics.
The team includes Dr Raja Narayanan and Dr Anthony Vipin Das from LVPEI, Dr Chirantan Chatterjee from IIM Ahmedabad and Dr Murthy from IIPH, Hyderabad. Dr. Narayanan is the PI.
The selection included a rigorous application stage, an international peer review and a final interview that spanned over six months.
The team will be advised by an international board of health economists and medical outcomes researchers from Harvard and Stanford University. The centre proposes to create a unit of excellence that will use big data in Indian healthcare along with machine learning and economic toolkits to advance the understanding of evidence-based policy-making in Indian healthcare.