Dr Haribondhu Sarma

BSS, MSS and PhD in Implementation Science
Research Fellow, Research School of Population Health; Head - Nutrition Program Evaluation Unit, icddr,b
College of Health & Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Health And Community Services 111708
  • Health Promotion 111712
  • Primary Health Care 111717
  • Public Nutrition Intervention 111104
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117

Research interests

Implementation science

Impact assessment

Mixed methods research

Concurrent evaluation

Health systems analysis

International/Global health



As a Research Fellow, I am providing support to the ANU Department of Global Health on its various research and academic activities, including teaching Global Population Health and Research Design and Methods courses. I am also affiliated with the Centre for Mental Health Research at the ANU and am supporting impact analysis of digital mental health implementations. My research has strongly contributed to implementation science, providing a comprehensive, conceptual framework for scaling-up innovative health interventions in a real-world setting. Earlier, I was affiliated with icddr,b, a reputed international health research institute. At icddr,b, I led multiple research projects on infectious disease, nutrition, vaccination, HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases, publishing more than 70 papers, including peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and research reports. As a principal investigator, I have awarded nine research grants, totalling approximately US $2 million. I have developed networks among several international funding agencies, research institutes, UN bodies and global alliances, including the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) (Switzerland), Gavi–The Vaccine Alliance (Switzerland), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

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