Dr Mrigesh Bhatia

Dr Mrigesh Bhatia

Lecturer in Health Policy

Department of Health Policy

020 7955 6416
Room No
COW 1.04
Office Hours
Monday 13.00-14.00 MT, Wednesday 13.00-14.00 LT/ST
Key Expertise
developing countries, health policy

About me

Dr Mrigesh Bhatia is Lecturer in Health Policy and Course Director for MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing.

He is a medical graduate with an MD in Preventive and Social Medicine (Bombay) and PhD in Health Economics from University of London. His previous teaching experience was in India, first as Lecturer at Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Bombay, and subsequently as Reader in the Department of Health Services Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Dr Bhatia was a post-doctoral fellow in the Population Dynamics Department of John's Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA; Honorary Lecturer at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Advisory Committee member of National STD control program, India; Member of the Direction Co-ordination Committee of the Malaria Control and Research Project, India; and consultant to various international organisations.


Current research

Dr Bhatia’s current research interests are in health policy and health care systems issues in developing countries.




PhD Health Economics, London School of Hyigene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
MBBS, Diploma in Public Health, MD, University of Bombay  



Course Director, MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing
HP401 Introduction to Health Policy and Politics
HP403 Health Systems and Policies in Developing Countries


LSE Affiliations

LSE Health


External affiliations

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai


Other professional activities

Member, Institute of teaching and learning in higher education (2004)
PhD examiner, University of London
Consultant to various international organisations, including EU, WHO, World Bank, Global Forum for Health Research, Unicef, DfiD, and GOI


Expertise Details

developing countries; health policy; health systems; Indian health care system