Anjali Singh Kulkarni, trained in public health and social work also holds a bachelor’s degree in Law. With 21 years of work experience in public health with many international organizations such as Family Health International, Population Services International, India Canada Collaborative HIV/AIDS Project and CARE India, she has taken a sabbatical to pursue her research interests. She has played diverse roles in various project management capacities in development & management of projects, research, training and advocacy with NGOs and several senior government officials of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. Being passionate about Behaviour Change Communications (BCC), community-based programming is considered her forte. She has been a passionate academician and guided large numbers of MPH and public health management diploma students in their thesis.
Anjali has implemented research projects supported by WHO India on adolescent health in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states. She also received a grant from the Government of Madhya Pradesh, India to develop communication strategy for Bundelkhand region of the state. Anjali has been instrumental in numerous research & implementation projects related to health systems, health equity, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and legal rights of poor populations. She has presented papers on HIV/AIDS, safety and health communication in international conferences and has published papers in public health.
As academician, she initiated and led a distance learning certificate course in STI and HIV/AIDS in collaboration with The University of Sydney, Australia in addition to teaching several courses at Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi. Anjali has designed, organized and conducted participatory training workshops on diverse topics for various levels of government officials, NGOs and community representatives.
Anjali received Masters in Public Health from The University of Melbourne. She also received the Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship from The University of Sydney, Australia and the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity fellowship from George Washington University, USA.