Vilasini Devi Nair

Dr. Vilasini Devi Nair


  • PhD- Health Economics (TISS, Mumbai), 
    Fellowship in Health Care Financing- Monash University Australia.
    PG Diploma in Health Economics, Policy and Financing- PHFI, New Delhi
    Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA): M.G University, Kerala

Areas of Expertise

Health Economics, Hospital Administration, Health care financing

Vilasini Devi Nair


Profile & History

Vilasini Devi Nair, Joined as Asst.Professor in Health Economics in Goa institute of management in 2019.She was working as Asst.Professor in Health Economics Policy and Management Department of Jimma University, Ethiopia under UNDP capacity development scheme from 2004-2019. She worked as lecturer in School of Medical Education, MG University, Kerala, 2002-2004. Dr. Devi selected with full scholarship for Health Economics program of PHFI, New Delhi and she received Young researcher’s Grand award in Health Policy and System Research by AHPSR, WHO in 2008. She was selected for 18 months fellowship program in Health Care Financing of Noncommunicable Diseases funded by NIH-US through Monash University Australia in 2012. Dr. Devi attended training programs in Economic Evaluation Techniques, Health System Research methods, Econometric Evaluation in Health etc. in Oslo University, Sweden.

Courses taught: Health economics, Health care financing, Hospital management 




  • Impact of Covid 19 on Health Services for Noncommunicable Diseases in Goa, for international research fund, McGill Global Noncommunicable Diseases Program, Canada 
  • Social determinants and patient’s satisfaction on home based palliative care services: a study among cancer patients in Kerala and Goa(ongoing) funded by CER, GIM
  • Noncommunicable disease prevalence in Kerala district wise analysis: a study based on NSSO71st round (2019)
  • Addressing Social determinants of Non- Communicable Diseases and Barriers in Accessing NCD Care: a study in Kerala, India (2018)
  • Out of pocket expenditure debt and copying of cardiac patients, a study in Jimma University specialized hospital (2015)
  • Comprehensive health insurance and health care utilization a case study among insured households in Kerala, (2013)
  • Role of Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme on cardiac care, Kerala [Fellowship program in health care financing for NCDs, Monash University, Australia. Completed in December, 2013)
  • Does health care financing improve quality and equity in maternal health services in Ethiopia: a case study Nov 2012 
  • Completed a qualitative research on relevance of health economics in medical curriculum a study in Ethiopia. In April 2012.
  • Reducing health inequalities role of community-based health insurance schemes: evidence from India and Ethiopia, case study, June 2012
  • Health care financing of Ethiopia, role of user fees in Ethiopian health sector an assessment, Jimma University, Ethiopia [2009) 
  • Done a research work on Health Policy {private hospital sector development of Ethiopia: providers perspective} 2007-08 under AHPSR, WHO, Geneva.


  • Dr.Devi Nair, Kora Tushune, Morankar Sudhakar, and Chalijira: Private hospital sector development: an exploratory study on provider’s perspective in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ethiopian journal of health sciences, special issue, volume 21, August 2011.
  • Dr.Devi Nair, Kora Tushune, Role of user fees in Ethiopian health sector: a case study of Jimma University: International Journal of research in Commerce, Economics& Management, volume no.2, 2011 July
  • 3.Devi Nair, Kora Tushune, Reducing health inequalities Kerala comprehensive health insurance scheme a role model for developing countries, International Journal of research in Commerce, Economics& Management, Volume no.2,issue no 2 (February 2012).
  • Dr.Devi Nair, Kora Tushune, Assessment of knowledge of Health Economics among Medical professionals: A study in Jimma University Medical school, Ethiopia, education in medicine journal, Vol 5, issue 2,2013
  • Dr.Devi Nair, Kora Tushune, Towards universal coverage, Community Based Health Insurance Schemes evidence from India and Ethiopia- conference proceedings of World public health conference,2012 .Medmond publications, Italy, April 2013 page no 475-80
  • Devi Nair, Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme and Health Care Utilization: a Case Study among Insured Households in Kerala , International Journal of developmental research, Volume 4 ,Issue 6,Page 1201-1204,Jun
  • Devi Nair, Determinants of Enrollment in Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme and Implementation Challenges: A Study in Kerala, South India, Health science journal, Vol 10, No 1:8, Nov 2015
  • Devi Nair, Surinder Jaswal, Social Determinants of non-communicable disease in Kerala, IJDR, Vol, 8,2017
  • Devi Nair, Non-communicable disease burden, Kerala, International journal of development research, Vol,10,2017
  • Devi Nair, Krishnanunni Raveendran, Non-communicable diseases and public health facility utilization in Kerala. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2020 Jun;7(6):2254-2261
  • Dr.Devi Nair,Dr.Krishananunni Raveendran, Non Communicable Diseases and Covid 19 a Global challenge, Express Health Care Magazine April 17, 2020. 
  • Dr.Devi Nair,Dr.Sreerupa sengupta,Dr. Krishnanunni Raveendran: Need for Strengthening Palliative Care Services during Covid 19 Pandemic, Express Health Care Magazine, July 11 , 2020.

Book Reviewed-

  • Introduction to Health Economics- Published by Carter center, Ethiopia


  • National conference on Health sector sustainable development, 15-16 January 2020, Goa, panelist (NCD and sustainable development) and lead paper (Gender differences in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in Kerala) presentation.
  • First World NCD Conference, November 2,2017, Postgraduate institute -Chandigarh –oral presentation
  • National conference on Health Insurance, Jimma sponsored by Ministry of health and health insurance agency Ethiopia in July2016 – Oral presentation
  • International Conference on family planning, Nov.2013 Addis Ababa, paper presented with scholarship
  • International Health Economics Association conference, July 2013, Sydney oral presentation.
  • First Arab World conference on Public Health, Dubai, April 2013, poster presentation.
  • Global maternal health conference, oral presentation in January 17th 2013.Tanzania (full scholarship)
  • JBI Colloquium 2012, Nov.14th in Thailand oral presentation
  • Second Global health symposium, Beijing 2012 – paper accepted for poster presentation.
  • World Public Health Conference in Addis Ababa, 25th April, 2012. Session organized on Health Care Financing.
  • Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Insurance, in Indonesia paper presented
  • First Global Health system research conference, WHO, Geneva 3 research papers accepted for poster presentations.
  • Global Maternal Health Conference, PHFI, New Delhi, 2010 September, (Full scholarship)
  • ECHE conference in Helsinki June 2010- Health care financing of Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopian Medical Association conference 2010 May 5th- oral presentation
  • International conference on Health Policy in Israel in Dec.2009
  • Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association Annual conference 2009
  • Ethiopian Medical Association Annual Conference 2008 
  • Health policy and system research workshop, WHO, Addis Ababa 2007 (full scholarship)


18 years’ experience in masters level teaching