Dr. Mavalanakar has done MBBS and MD from Gujarat University and Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health Degree from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University, USA.
In his current capacity at IIPH, Gandhinagar, he is involved in various academic and administrative activities. These include teaching course on Management of EmOC and Referral to PGDHM students, guiding faculty for research and teaching etc. He is coordinating research projects on Maternal Health in collaboration with Karolinska Institute of Sweden and Aberdeen University UK. He is also actively involaved developing new academic activities, research and and seeking student from various new consitutencies including NGOs.
He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in USA. He has also worked as Senior Management Advisor to the Averting Maternal Mortality and Morbidity (AMDD) programme of Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York.
He joined as a faculty member in the Public Systems Group of IIM Ahmedabad in 1991 and has taken 2 year leave from November 2010. At IIM Ahmedabad he also served as the Chairman of the Public Systems Group and Centre for Management of Health Services.
He has delivered lectures at several health, medical and management institutes. He has published many articles in professional journals, written book chapters and working papers. He has taught courses on services management, public management and health and hospital management for masters and doctoral students at IIM.
His main area of his work was management of public health programmes especially reproductive health and maternal health. He also worked on projects related to development of midwifery in India, RCH & Immunisation top management capacity & HR capacity building of district and state level public health officers. He has also done evaluations of many health programmes including training under RCH I, Chiranjeevi programme of Government of Gujarat, Ankur project of Search Ghadchiroli etc.
He has been a consultant to several international organisations including Columbia University, WHO, UNICEF, CARE, UNDP/World Bank and Government of India and state governments. He has been a member of several programmes, technical and scientific advisory committees including GAVI Switzerland, MotherCare project USA; NIHFW, New Delhi; IIPS, Mumbai; IIHMR Jaipur; IMMPAC Project University of Aberdeen UK, Government of India, Planning commission of India etc.
He was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Missions Steering Group of the National Rural Health Mission constituted by the Government of India. He has been recently appointed as a member of the Steering Committee on Health For the 12th Five Year Plan.
Areas of Interest:
Management of reproductive health programme, Quality of health services, Human Resources for health, Health policy.