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Dr. Preshit Nemdas Ambade

Thank you so much for visiting my website. I am a public health professional having physician training in Ayurved Medicine and Surgery. I currently work as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Augusta University, United States. I completed my doctoral degree (DrPH) in the Public Health Policy and Management Program from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH), the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.


My doctoral research interest includes health care financing, health insurance coverage in developing countries, and improving health insurance coverage for ethnic and low-income groups. I further want to focus on economic evaluations in health system including cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit analysis, and program impact evaluation. 


I have previously served as a “Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow” from 2012-15, appointed by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, to work in one of the country’s development deficit areas. I am a freelance writer and blogger frequently writes for newspapers and web portals on various public health issues. I enjoy photography, traveling, and playing guitar in my free time. 




Healthcare financing and accessibility

My primary research focus is on healthcare financing and related disparities.

2015 - 2020

University of Arizona

Doctor of Public Health(DrPH)

Economic and Program evaluations in healthcare

I am particularly interested in economic evaluations of health programs using pharmacoeconomic and econometric research methods.

Racial and ethnic health disparities

I am interested in understanding racial and ethnic disparities in term of access to healthcare.

2017 - 2018

University of Arizona

Certificate in College Teaching

2003 - 2009

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India

Bachelor of Ayruved Medicine & Surgery

2010 - 2012

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India

Master in Health Administration

Global health

I am interested in understanding healthcare financing mechanisms used in different countries.

Daily Power Consumption in India during the COVID-19 period

This project aims to visualize the power consumption pattern in India during the COVID-19 outbreak. I used the dataset collected by Twinkle Khanna and her colleague. This data set is available for download on with the name: Covid effect on Power consumption in India.

For data visualization, I followed Kelsey Gonzalez's tutorial on animating ggplots in R. Other useful webpages for animations and plotting maps using ggplot2 are by Michelle Evans and Timo Grossenbacher.


Note: In the above graph, the red, green, yellow, and black lines are respective dates for the beginning of lockdown-1, end of lockdown-1, end of lockdown-2, and end of lockdown-3. 


  • Winner of the 2023 Nobuo Maeda Global Health Award from the Aging in Public
    Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA)

  • Winner of the 2023 Travel Scholarship award for best abstract in the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA)

  • Received Second Place Scholarship Award for poster presentation in 2019 Public Health Poster Forum at the College of Public Health, University of Arizona

My Non-Professional Interests

I am a traveler and amateur guitar player outside my professional work. I like to visit places and understand local culture. I recently added photography to my hobbies' list. It perfectly complements my passion for traveling and creating memories out of it. I am slowly cultivating my photography skills and wish to take it to the professional level. You can visit my photographic work on my page at the link below.

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