• Affiliate Professor, Global Health

Seattle, WA
United States

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Dr. Subhash Hira is a medical doctor who specialized in Infectious Diseases, Dermatology/STI, and Public Health. His academic qualifications are:MBBS;DV&D;Diplomate in Venereology(London);Board Certifications in Tropical Medicine & MPH (USA). He has held senior positions, namely Director National STI/HIV Program of MOH-Zambia; Assoc Professor USUHS-Bethesda; Professor University of Texas-Houston; Technical Advisor to NACO-MoH India & Director, ARCON-JJ Hospital Mumbai (1993-2003);Program Leader World Bank-WashingtonDC;Team Leader WHO-Indonesia; Pro-Vice Chancellor Gandhi UHS-Mumbai;Vice Chair TRP GFATM-Geneva (2014-18);STAC WHO-TDR-Geneva (-2020) and Regent, Zambian Medical University.

His pioneering research includes published evidence in 1982 that HIV was heterosexually transmitted among Zambians; GUD/STI co-factors in HIV transmission (1985),perinatal and breast milk transmission of HIV (1988),initiated ART in India in 1996, national scaling-up of ART in Indonesia (2008);expanding global ART delivery through GFATM (2014-2018). He led HSS under JICA for Assam, Mizoram and Tamil Nadu, and currently improving access to health in rural India using digital health technologies.

  • MBBS (Medical College, Vadodara)
  • MPH (Uniformed Service U of The Health Sc.)
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Burden of Disease
  • Business and Public Private Partnerships
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Clinical Mentoring
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Distance Learning
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Health Technologies
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • HIV Transmission
  • HPV
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Intervention Design and Management
  • Laboratory Strengthening
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Malaria
  • Male Circumcision
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Operations Research
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathogenesis
  • Prevention
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Research
  • Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Sociobehavioral
  • Sociology
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • Storytelling
  • TB
  • Telemedicine
  • Urban Health
  • Viruses
  • Waterborne Diseases
  • Workforce
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Subhash Hira, P Ngaithe, T Ram, S Sood, P Dhillon, A Munawwar. Design of Mizoram State Super-Speciality Cancer Hospital and Research Centre-Aizawl. JICA, Govt of Mizoram, and PHFI, New Delhi, June 2018.

Hira S, Pawar S. Roadmap to 2040: HIV/AIDS and STI in South-East Asia. In: State of Infectious Diseases in SEAR by 2040. New Delhi, WHO-SEARO, 2019 (in print).

Hira SK, Piot P. The counter effects of the Ebola epidemic on control and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in west Africa. J AIDS 2016; 30:80-84.

Hira S, Munawwar A, Yassa P, Gaur R. New hope for conquering MDR-TB with rapid diagnostic test and short, affordable treatment regimens. In: online publication in PEAH-Italy, 2018. http://www.peah.it/2018/12/2018-a-year-in-review-through-peah-contributors-takes/.