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





Dr Shaffi completed his graduate medical training from the Trivandrum Medical College under the University of Kerala, India in 2005. After completing his medical residency, he obtained his MPH from the Achutha Menon Center for Health Science Studies at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology. He started his career with the World Health Organization India country office as a surveillance medical officer for the Polio Eradication program. He moved on to become the deputy medical coordinator of Médecins Sans Frontières in India and was later the Indian lead for the African Development Bank-funded project that supported public and private partnerships in Africa's health sector as the director of Health Systems Research India Initiative, an organization that he co-founded. He was also a consultant to the WHO India office on TB elimination, where he supported India’s national TB elimination program. From 2013 to 2016, he was the deputy director and MPH course coordinator at the Global Institute of Public Health, where he continues as an adjunct faculty. Later he served the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia as a public health consultant and lecturer of preventive medicine for three years. He came to Boston University School of Public Health as a DrPH scholar in 2019 and joined the Department of Epidemiology as a Research Fellow in 2021.

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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  1. Bahuleyan CG, Namboodiri N, Jabir A, Koya SF et al. One-year clinical outcome of patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: Insights from KERALA-AF registry. Indian Heart Journal. 2021.
  2. 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;
     
  3. 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;
     
  4. 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;
     
  5. 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;
     
  6. 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;
     
  7. Maani N, Robbins G, Koya SF, Babajide O, Abdalla SM, Galea S. Energy, Data, and Decision-Making: a Scoping Review-the 3D Commission. J Urban Health. 2021 08; 98(Suppl 1):79-88.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34374032; PMCID: PMC8440708; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-021-00563-w;
     
  8. Ebrahim SH, Ali A, Koya SF, Abdulla M, Binub K, Haridasan RK, Suhail M, Rahman NMM, Sadasivan LS. Focus on international and domestic travellers are equally important for successful SARS-COV-2 mitigation: ecological comparison of emigrant and migrant travel patterns and COVID-19 trends in Kerala State, India. J Travel Med. 2021 Jun 01; 28(4). PMID: 33462585; PMCID: PMC7928815; DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taab003;
     
  9. Koya SF, Ebrahim SH, Bhat LD, Vijayan B, Khan S, Jose SD, Pilakkadavath Z, Rajeev P, Azariah JL. COVID-19 and Comorbidities: Audit of 2,000 COVID-19 Deaths in India. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2021 06; 11(2):230-232. PMID: 33876594; PMCID: PMC8242123; DOI: 10.2991/jegh.k.210303.001;
     
  10. Koya SF, Nayar KR, Rao AP, Bhat LD. Health achieving societies: Past discourses, present predilections, and possible future contradictions. J Public Health Prim Care. 2021; 2:1-5. View Publication
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