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Master of Public Health, Ph.D. Health Sciences

Kheya has been working as Faculty of the Healthcare Management programme at the Goa Institute of Management, India since 2018. Her areas of research, consultancy and teaching are Health Systems Financing and Public Health. She has secured research projects as Principal Investigator from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Harvard School of Public Health. Her current research focusses on policy and implementation assessments of India’s national publicly financed insurance scheme, the Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, as well as other state- level health protection schemes in India. She is interested in the issues of mixed health systems, particularly in the role of the private sector in achieving health system goals.

Prior to GIM, she served at the Health Division of the NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank of the Government of India, New Delhi, where she implemented key projects such as the NITI Health Index for ranking States & UTs on their performance in Health; the drafting of the Health Chapter of the Three- Year Action Agenda for Government of India 2017-18 to 2019-20 and the NITI District hospital index for monitoring the performance of public hospitals. She also contributed policy inputs on key national health schemes and initiatives.

Her doctoral research was carried out on the role of private sector engagement and participation in disease surveillance, under the INSPIRE Fellowship award of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.