Dr Priyanka Gupta
Lead – Capacity Building
Dr. Priyanka Gupta is the Lead of Capacity Building at the Bridge Centre for Digital Health, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi. After gaining expertise on implementing education initiatives on NCDs for healthcare professionals over a decade at the Public Health Foundation of India, she is handling various digital capacity-building programmes at the Bridge Centre for Digital Health.
Her passionate interest in health promotion motivated her to work towards promoting health equity and health education for disadvantaged populations. She stands out for her diverse set of skills in project management (from conception to completion) and digital innovations for strengthening the health workforce and raising health awareness in the community. Dr. Gupta holds a degree in physiotherapy with a PGD in public health service management. Following a clinical experience of two years, she managed different capacity-building projects at PHFI for medical professionals and other healthcare workers to enhance their skills and competencies to manage chronic illnesses such as COPD, asthma, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In order to establish and implement these initiatives, she also collaborated closely with several national and international academic institutions, state governments, and renowned worldwide specialists.
She had also extensively coordinated activities for the Indian campaign ‘May Measurement Month,” a part of the global blood pressure awareness programmes, for three consecutive years (2017–2019). She has also been able to innovate during the pandemic while working at PHFI’s Centre for Digital Health by adopting digital solutions for the unceasing training of doctors. In addition to her current portfolio of conceptualising and implementing education initiatives, Dr. Gupta continuously aspires to explore further potential in digital education for boosting the health system.