• 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. He has held senior positions, namely Director National STI/HIV Program of MOH-Zambia; Assoc Professor at 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 Mahatma Gandhi UHS-Mumbai;Vice Chair TRP GFATM-Geneva (2014-18);STAC WHO-TDR-Geneva (-2020).

His pioneering research includes published evidence that HIV was heterosexually transmitted; GUD/STI co-factors in HIV transmission,perinatal and breast milk transmission (1988),initiated ART in India in 1996, scaling-up of ART in Indonesia;expanding ART delivery through GFATM (2014-2018). AIDS video at https://youtu.be/NC7ZxcR-sCI?fbclid=IwAR2rJm1Wl2XBDhfj0lyml-MSmZX5v79GDnU2-dj6sMSsXiWlQt0JnfMviXg .

He led HSS under JICA for Assam, Mizoram and Tamil Nadu, and currently improving COVID services in India. Country Affiliations: DRC,India,Cambodia,Indonesia,Zambia.
Sambodhi Research & Communications-New Delhi.

  • 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-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • COVID-19
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Distance Learning
  • Ebola
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Herpes
  • HIV Transmission
  • HPV
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Influenza
  • Male Circumcision
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Mortality
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Operations Research
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Research
  • Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Sociobehavioral
  • Sociology
  • TB
  • Telemedicine
  • Workforce

1. 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/.

2. 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, 2020.

3. Hira S, Malhotra S, Gupta S, Patherya K. How to survive COVID-19: now and the future. peah.it/2020/06/how-to-survive-covid-19-now-and-the-future/

4. AIDS documentary video: The unsung saviours. https://youtu.be/NC7ZxcR-sCI.youtu.be (June2020)

5. COVID-19 webinar series on microsite, August 2020. https://sambodhi.co.in/learning-series/