Team

Rajeev Sadanandan
Chief Executive Officer
Rajeev Sadanandan is the founding CEO of HSTP. Prior to taking up this assignment he was a career civil service officer with specialization in health systems and health financing. He held three terms as health secretary of Kerala. During these stints he initiated transformation of health systems with a focus on primary health care, designing and executing disease prevention and.... +

Jack Langenbrunner
Principal Technical Advisor
Jack Langenbrunner is a Health Economist with both research and operations experience. He was most recently an Advisor for Social Health Insurance in Indonesia from 2013 until mid-2015. Previous to that, he worked with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and was a Lead Health Economist for the World Bank for 16 years where he coordinated a Health Financing and Health.... +

N. Devadasan
Technical Adviser
Devadasan is a health systems expert with vast experience in health systems research and teaching. He founded the Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru in 2005 and was its Director before moving to work with HSTP He has worked with several states in the area of health financing, access to health care and health systems management. Deva started his career as.... +

K Rahul S Reddy
National Coordinator
Rahul supports HSTP’s strategic planning and coordinates collaborations with governments, donors, partner institutions & experts. He drives stakeholder policy dialogue and capacity building initiatives and is involved in health financing and primary care policy research. He is a medical doctor and health financing expert with a decade of experience in advising the Union & State Governments, key policy making bodies.... +

Sudha Chandrashekar
Consultant - Health Financing & Primary Healthcare
Sudha’s work focuses on HSTP’s state health systems transformation in Odisha and Karnataka where she advises on health financing, government health insurance program and primary healthcare implementation research. She has over 20 years of experience as an academician and a clinical researcher in various national and international research institutions like NIMHANS, St. John’s Research Institute and the London School of.... +

Bhupendra Prabhakar
Program Manager
Bhupendra supports grant management and operations at HSTP. He is a public health professional with more than a decade of experience in strategic resource planning for healthcare organizations, government partnerships and working with development partners involved in strengthening the public health systems. At PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) his public health advisory dabbled in health systems assessment, policy analysis, technical support to public.... +

Vivek Panwar
Jr. Research Fellow - Healthcare Financing
Vivek supports HSTP’s research projects on healthcare financing and universal health coverage. Vivek is a dentist and an MPH from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He is a public health researcher with more than 4 years of experience working with government, development agencies and non-profit organizations. Working at NHSRC (MoHFW), Vivek has demonstrated expertise in developing health accounts estimates.... +

Peter Parekattil
Operations Manager
Peter provides operational and organisational cover to the HSTP team. He has more than four decades of multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral experience working with the Government, multi-nationals, and International development organisations like Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), ICCIDD, Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) in the NGO field. +