Sreya Abraham

B.Sc. Dialysis Technology

Hi, I am Sreya Abraham, I am currently pursuing my Masters of Public Health specializing in Health Policy. My area of interest is working in the field of research and policy analysis. I have completed my Bachelors in Dialysis Technology from Christian Medical College, Vellore. My qualities include communication skills, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

Highest Education: B.Sc. Dialysis Technology - MGR University, Chennai

Date of Joining: June 1, 2020

Date Of Completion: June 30, 2020

Goals

My name is Sreya Abraham. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Public Health, specializing in Health Policy, from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. I have completed my Bachelors in Dialysis Technology from Christian Medical College, Vellore. While I was studying for my bachelor’s degree, I came across many CKD patients who were undergoing dialysis. After having spoken to them, I realised that if our health system was more inclined towards prevention rather than cure these patients wouldn’t have to go through the trouble to undergo dialysis or transplant. If there was a health system that could detect their problems in the initial stage, then they could have maintained their health for a longer time. In my second year, I had a subject in my curriculum called community medicine. My love for community health started through this subject. And so after researching on the subject, I decided to pursue my Master in Public Health.
Currently I am interning with Foundations of Healthcare Technologies Society (FHTS). By next year, I see myself graduating from Manipal University with flying colours. Since I haven’t got any field experience, I see myself interning with an NGO or any Ministry of Health department for 6 months. This will help me gain experience and relevant knowledge required for public health. During this time, I aspire to undergo training in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis. Since a very small age, my inclination has been towards research. So along with my internship, I hope I would be involved in research activities within the organisation.
In the next three years, my goal is to pursue PHD in health services and policy research. I would initially work for two years so as to gain experience. And after that I would look for universities that provide opportunity to pursue PHD abroad or in India. My choice of preference includes University of Alberta and University of Oslo. If due to certain circumstance I am unable to pursue my PHD, then preferably I see myself settled and working in the public health sector of India.

Sreya Abraham

B.Sc. Dialysis Technology

  • More confidence to make videos.

  • Skills I learn are literature search, analytical skills.

  • Skills to make precise presentations and to deliver meaningful subject matter about the health system of the country assigned to me.

  • 1. Analytical skills
    2. Trend analysis
    3. Policy relevance
    4. Time trends for cases
    5. Geospatial analysis of COVID-19 outbreak.

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Sreya Abraham

B.Sc. Dialysis Technology

INSPIRE Virtual Experiential Learning Program - EVALUATION MATRIX

To learn about policy analysis and research writing skills.

Writing the blog and making presentations to present before Dr Joshi.

I would recommend INSPIRE program to others.

Testimonial

I, Sreya Abraham am currently pursuing my MPH from Prasaana School of Public Health. As per my college requirement, I was supposed to do one-month internship with an organisation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was left with no choice but to search for virtual internship opportunities. While looking for virtual internships, I came across FHTS that provides virtual internship.

The main focus of FHTS was to enhance speaking, writing and analytical skills. We were asked to explore country systems around the world to understand their public health systems. Through this internship we were also made to do trend analysis of COVID-19 outbreak around the world, as well as understand the policy initiatives taken by governments to tackle the crisis. Their SMAART RapidTracker has given me exposure to their data informatics platform and it has been a very insightful experience.