External Expert Profile
Dr. Shalu Jain is an international public health consultant with a special focus on complex social issues in the South Asian region. Before consulting freelance, she worked with the Department of Health Research (DHR), MOHFW, New Delhi, India as Scientist-C and played a key role in establishing Health Technology Assessment in India (HTAIn), a unit within the health ministry to inform evidence-based decision making.
She uses a diverse range of methodologies for evidence synthesis to inform policymaking and practices. She works in an area-agnostic manner, utilizing data to solve complex social issues. She has an extensive experience of over 15 years in evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, economic evaluations, HTA studies, and policy-level research. Dr Shalu has provided consulting and advisory services to both government and Non-Government Organizations.
She had the privilege of working with organisations within the Government of India including the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Health Authority, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. She also works with multiple international organisations on different projects like NICE-UK, HITAP-Thailand, The EuroQoL Foundation-The Netherlands, Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany, The Campbell Collaboration- UK, The Department for Education- UK. She is a public health enthusiast, passionate about health system strengthening through systems approach and design thinking.