Shaffi Fazaludeen Koya, MD, MPH, DrPH
Research Fellow
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology





Shaffi Fazaludeen Koya obtained his DrPH from Boston University in 2022. He started his public health career with the World Health Organization India country office as a surveillance medical officer for the Polio Eradication program in 2008 after obtaining his medical degree and MPH. Then he served as Médecins sans frontières India Mission Deputy Medical Coordinator before he became the Indian lead for the African Development Bank-funded project which supported public and private partnerships in Africa's health sector—a major program he undertook as the director of the Health Systems Research India Initiative, an organization he co-founded. In between, he was a consultant to the WHO India office on TB elimination, where he supported India’s national TB elimination program. During 2013 - 2016, he was the deputy director and MPH course coordinator at the Global Institute of Public Health, India, where he continues as an adjunct faculty. From 2016 to 2019, he worked with Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health as a public health consultant and lecturer of preventive medicine for three years.

His research is focused on three areas: first —antimicrobial resistance, inclusive of the appropriate use of antibiotics and its determinants and related policy and program interventions; second— global health security and infectious diseases, with a particular focus on country and health system response, and third-social determinants of health and health equity, with specific attention paid to the availability and use of Social Determinants of Health data in decision-making.

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  1. Shaffi Fazaludeen Koya, Senthil Ganesh, Sakthivel Selvaraj, Veronika J. Wirtz, Sandro Galea, Peter C. Rockers. Consumption of systemic antibiotics in India in 2019. The Lancet Regional Health Southeast Asi. 2022. View Publication
  2. Abdalla SM, Hernandez M, Fazaludeen Koya S, Rosenberg SB, Robbins G, Magana L, Nsoesie EO, Sabin L, Galea S. What matters for health? Public views from eight countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Jun; 7(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35705225; PMCID: PMC9204457; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-008858;
     
  3. Fazaludeen Koya S, Lordson J, Khan S, Kumar B, Grace C, Nayar KR, Kumar V, Pillai AM, Sadasivan LS, Pillai AM, Abdullah AS. Tuberculosis and Diabetes in India: Stakeholder Perspectives on Health System Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Care. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2022 03; 12(1):104-112. PMID: 35006580; PMCID: PMC8907360; DOI: 10.1007/s44197-021-00025-1;
     
  4. Abdalla SM, Koya SF, Jamieson M, Verma M, Haldane V, Jung AS, Singh S, Nordström A, Obaid T, Legido-Quigley H, McNab C. Investing in trust and community resilience: lessons from the early months of the first digital pandemic. BMJ. 2021 11 28; 375:e067487.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34840130; PMCID: PMC8624756; DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2021-067487;
     
  5. Abdalla SM, Cohen GH, Tamrakar S, Koya SF, Galea S. Media Exposure and the Risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following a Mass traumatic Event: An In-silico Experiment. Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:674263.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34899406; PMCID: PMC8656276; DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.674263;
     
  6. Torres I, Thapa B, Robbins G, Koya SF, Abdalla SM, Arah OA, Weeks WB, Zhang L, Asma S, Morales JV, Galea S, Larson HJ, Rhee K. Data Sources for Understanding the Social Determinants of Health: Examples from Two Middle-Income Countries: the 3-D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):31-40.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34472014; PMCID: PMC8409472; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-021-00558-7;
     
  7. Pilakkadavath ZI, Rao AP, Nayar KR, Kumar R, Koya SF. India needs a resilient cancer program. J Family Med Prim Care. 2021 Aug; 10(8):2735-2738. PMID: 34660397; PMCID: PMC8483103; DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_2474_20;
     
  8. Biermann O, Koya SF, Corkish C, Abdalla SM, Galea S. Food, Big Data, and Decision-making: a Scoping Review-the 3-D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):69-78.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34414511; PMCID: PMC8440752; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-021-00562-x;
     
  9. Thapa B, Torres I, Koya SF, Robbins G, Abdalla SM, Arah OA, Weeks WB, Zhang L, Asma S, Morales JV, Galea S, Rhee K, Larson HJ. Use of Data to Understand the Social Determinants of Depression in Two Middle-Income Countries: the 3-D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):41-50.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34409557; PMCID: PMC8373292; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-021-00559-6;
     
  10. Nair AT, Nayar KR, Koya SF, Abraham M, Lordson J, Grace C, Sreekumar S, Chembon P, Swarnam K, Pillai AM, Pandey AK. Social media, vaccine hesitancy and trust deficit in immunization programs: a qualitative enquiry in Malappuram District of Kerala, India. Health Res Policy Syst. 2021 Aug 11; 19(Suppl 2):56. PMID: 34380514; PMCID: PMC8356375; DOI: 10.1186/s12961-021-00698-x;
     
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2018 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia: Appreciation award
2017 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia: Appreciation award
2015 Indian Medical Association: Award for the Best Secretary
2015 Alumni Association, Trivandrum Medical College, India: Alumni award
2014 Indian Medical Association: Doctor of the Year Award
2014 Health Systems Global: Best Social Media Engagement Award in Health System Advocacy for HSRII
2006 BBC-WST: BBC Youth Star Award for Contribution in the Field of HIV/AIDS in India
2003 UNI-Y: Best Parliamentarian Award, Youth parliament

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