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Dr. sc. hum. Revati Phalkey


Dr. sc. hum. Revati Phalkey

Südbau, Raum 2.09

Otto-Fischer-Str. 4
50674 Köln

Telefon +49-(0)221-470-7055
Fax +49-(0)221-470-4917
E-Mail rphalkey(at)gmail.com



Revati Phalkey has been a Postdoctoral fellow (50%) at the institute since 2012 on the DFG project to design a blueprint for urban disease surveillance for Pune, India. Recently, she has completed her doctoral dissertation evaluating the integrated infectious disease surveillance system in Maharashtra, India. Ms. Phalkey also works as part time post-doctoral fellow (50%) within the climate change and health group at the Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg where she investigates the association between all cause mortality and climate variability in the city of Pune. Her fields of expertise and interests include health systems research with a focus on health information systems, infectious disease surveillance with a focus on outbreak investigations, and health in emergencies especially natural disasters. 



Doctorate in Human Sciences (Dr. sc. Hum), Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany (submitted)

2007 NOHA European Masters in International Humanitarian Assistance, The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
2006 TropEd Master of Science in International Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
2005 Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Disease Control (DTMPH), Institute of Tropical Medicine, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
2000 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India

Professional Experience

Since November 2012 -  
to date
Post -doctoral Fellow, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg,
and Institute of Geography, Cologne, Germany
2007 - 2012 Research Fellow and doctoral student, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg, Germany
2000 - 2005 Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Consultant, in Government and Private Hospitals in Maharashtra and Gujarat states of India


Phalkey, R; Marx, M; Guha-Sapir, D. (2012) “Invited Editorial: Integrated health, social, and economic impacts of extreme events: Evidence, methods, and tools” Global Health Action 5: 19837

Sudaryo, MK; Besral; Endarti, AT; Rivany, R; Phalkey, R; Marx, M; Guha-Sapir D. (2012) “Injury, disability and quality of life after the 2009 earthquake in Padang, Indonesia: a six month prospective cohort study of adult survivors.” Global Health Action 5: 11816

Phalkey, R; Dash, S; Mukhopadhaya, A; Runge-Ranzinger, S; Marx, M. (2012) Prepared to react? Assessing the functional capacity of the primary health care system in rural Orissa, India to respond to the devastating flood of September 2008. Global Health Action 4: 10964.

Phalkey, R; Reinhardt, J; Marx, M. (2011) Injury epidemiology after the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in India: a retrospective analysis of injuries treated at a rural hospital in the Kutch district immediately after the disaster. Global Health Action 4: 7196.

Jakibicka T, Vos F, Phalkey R, Marx M, Guha-Sapir D (2010) Health impacts of floods in Europe. Brussels: Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters and Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg.

Phalkey R, Runge –Ranzinger, S, Marx, M (2010) “Systems impacts of natural disasters- A systematic literature review” Health for Millions 36, 2 & 3: 10-25.

Artesunate and Amodiaquine for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria: An inventory of Clinical Studies and a Systematic Review of Safety and Efficacy Data (2006) P.Olliaro M.Vaillant, P.Mussano, R. Phalkey (A Report for the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). 

Teaching and Coordination

Course Co-coordinator for the Public Health and Disasters (Trop-Ed Masters short course) at the Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg. 


Graduate Academy Travel Grant (2011): the University of Heidelberg, Germany Graduate academy travel grant for the completion of doctoral field work in India.

DAAD Scholarship (2008): University partnership programme for advanced education and training of health professionals from developing countries, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, to attend the Charite - Hanoi School of Public Health International Health Winter School, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Departmental Scholarship (2008): from The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University to attend the summer course, “Epidemiology and Field Research Methods” in Umeå, Sweden.

DAAD Scholarship (2007): to attend the Charite- Khon Kaen International Health Winter School, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Erasmus-Mundus Scholarship (2006-07): to read for the Masters in International Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA).

Erasmus-Mundus Scholarship (2005-06): to read for the Master of Science in International Health program, Tropical Medicine and Disease Control track (trop-Ed).

Rotary International Scholarship (2005): for the Group Study Exchange Program (GSE) to Parana, Brazil as a centennial team member.