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DR. THARANI LOGANATHAN

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
 
  0379674764
  drtharani@um.edu.my
 Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
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BIOGRAPHY


Tharani Loganathan is a Public Health Specialist with specialization in Health Economics, and a Medical Lecturer at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. She has 17 years working experience with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia in diverse areas, most recently in the field of Primary Health Care. She has a particular interest in Health Economics, Health Systems Research and Health Policy; towards advancing health system goals of achieving Universal Health Coverage. Tharani is a 2017 Equity Initiative Fellow for Health Equity in Southeast Asia. As an Equity Initiative Fellow, Tharani Loganathan is part of the larger global network of the Atlantic Fellows community.

 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • EQUITY INITIATIVE, Fellow, 2017 to 2018, (International)
  • National Specialist Register, Oridinary Member, 2018 to 2023, (National)
  • Atlantic Fellows Programs, Senior Fellow, 2018, (International)
  • Malaysian Medical Association, Associate Member, 2018 to 2019, (National)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Supervisor, Faculty, 18/05/2020 to 17/07/2020 (Supervisor for Community Posting of UMMP Stage 3.2 students)
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 01/12/2019 to 28/02/2021 (MPH Programme coordinator 2019 - 2021)
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 01/06/2019 to 31/12/2019 (MPH coordinator)
  • Committee member of Internationalization Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty, 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2021 (Internationalization Unit, Portfolio Timbalan Dekan (Penyelidikan))
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 01/01/2019 to 31/05/2019 (MPH Programme Coordinator)
  • Supervisor, Faculty, 18/06/2018 to 12/08/2018 (Community Posting bagi Pelajar UMMP Stage 3.2)
  • Member of the Conjoint Committee of Public Health Universities (Secretary), National, 02/01/2018 to 31/01/2019
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 02/01/2018 to 31/12/2018 (Student Affairs dan Alumni)
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 02/01/2018 to 31/12/2018 (Population Medicine Stage 2)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Vaccination (HEALTH SYSTEMS, HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND POLICY, HEALTH ECONOMICS, MIGRANT HEALTH)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Article in Academic Journals

2020
  • Tok, P. S. K., Liew, S. M., Wong, L. P., Razali, A., Loganathan, T., Chinna, K., . . . Kadir, N. A. (2020). Determinants of unsuccessful treatment outcomes and mortality among tuberculosis patients in Malaysia: A registry-based cohort study. PLoS One, 15(4), e0231986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0231986 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Pocock, N. S., Chan, Z., Loganathan, T., Suphanchaimat, R., Kosiyaporn, H., Allotey, P., . . . Tan, D. (2020). Moving towards culturally competent health systems for migrants? Applying systems thinking in a qualitative study in Malaysia and Thailand. PLoS One, 15(4), e0231154. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0231154 (ISI-Indexed)

2019
  • Loganathan, T., Rui, D., Ng, C.-W., & Pocock, N. S. (2019). Breaking down the barriers: Understanding migrant workers’ access to healthcare in Malaysia. PLoS One, 14(7), e0218669. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0218669 (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Loganathan, T., & Paid, M. Y. (2018). Adult diphtheria in Malaysia: A case report The Medical Journal Of Malaysia, 73(5), 340. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Loganathan, T., Ng, C.-W., Lee, W.-S., Hutubessy, R. C. W., Verguet, S., & Jit, M. (2018). Thresholds for decision-making: informing the cost-effectiveness and affordability of rotavirus vaccines in Malaysia. Health policy and planning, 33(2), 204-214. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czx166 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Loganathan, T., Jit, M., Hutubessy, R., Ng, C. W., Lee, W. S., & Verguet, S. (2016). Rotavirus vaccines contribute towards universal health coverage in a mixed public‐private healthcare system. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 21(11), 1458-1467. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12766. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Loganathan, T., Ng, C.W., Lee, W.-S., & Jit, M. (2016). The Hidden Health and Economic Burden of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in Malaysia: An Estimation Using Multiple Data Sources. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 35(6), 601-606. doi:10.1097/inf.0000000000001129 (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Loganathan, T., Lee, W.-S., Lee, K.-F., Jit, M., & Ng, C.-W. (2015). Household Catastrophic Healthcare Expenditure and Impoverishment Due to Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Requiring Hospitalization in Malaysia. PLoS One, 10(5), e0125878. (ISI-Indexed)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Joint UK-Malaysia Collaboration on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Co-Investigator, 2020 - 2022, International Funding, (International)
  • Using Big Data To Improve Population Health And Resource Allocation For People With Diabetes In Malaysia, Consultant, 2020 - 2022, International Funding, (International)
  • Developing A Breast Cancer Awareness Psychoeducational Tool In Malaysian Women To Improve Health Literacy And Early Detection, Consultant, 2019 - 2020, RU Geran - UMCares, (National)
  • Policy Gaps In Protecting The Health Of Migrant Workers In Malaysia And China And Returnees In Myanmar, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2021, International Funding, (International)
  • Policy gaps in protecting the health of migrant workers in Malaysia and China and returnees in Myanmar, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, International Funding, (International)
  • Health system cultural competency for migrant service utilization in Thailand and Malaysia: a comparative study, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, International Funding, (International)

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • Analysis of the Situation of Women and Children in Malaysia, 2018-2018, UNICEF Malaysia and ISIS Malaysia

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • 2017 Equity Initiative Fellow. The Equity Initiative is a Program in Southeast Asia to Support and Empower Outstanding Young Leaders to Pursue and Advocate for Fairness and Equity in Health. This Unique Initiative is Linked to Global and Regional Institutions, World-Class Expertise and Knowledge With Long-Term Vision and Committed Sustained Support, Backed by a Pooled Fund from The Atlantic Philanthropies and Cmb, and Advised by a Distinguished Global Advisory Board. , The Equity Initiative , 2017, (International)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


INVITED SPEAKER
  • Overcoming inequities in low- and middle-income countries, Rhodes Healthcare Forum: From Surviving to Thriving-Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage , 2019-02-09 to 2019-02-10, Rhodes Trust, (International)
  • Migrant health financing in Malaysia: policy analysis, Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2020. Joint IOM, UNU-IIGH, IHPP, APO, ADB, JUNIMA side meeting SE005: No UHC without Migrant Health Coverage: Leaving No Migrant Behind , 2020-01-28 to 2020-02-02, IOM, UNU-IIGH, IHPP, APO, ADB, JUNIMA, (International)
ORAL
  • Financial Risk Protection for childhood diarrhoeal disease and rotavirus vaccination in Malaysia , WHO Consultation on the Broader Economic Impact of Vaccines and Immunization programmes, 2014-11-24 to 2014-11-25, World Health Organization. Co-hosted by Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand , (International)
  • Effect of Rotavirus on Financial Risk Protection and Healthcare Inequalities in Malaysia, 11th iHEA World Congress on Health Economics , 2015-06-12 to 2015-07-15, International Health Economics Association (iHEA), (International)
  • Rotavirus vaccine introduction in Malaysia: The use of economic evidence , Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2016 on Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage , 2016-01-26 to 2016-01-31, The Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, in partnership with the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the China Medical Board, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency., (International)
  • Considerations of adding rotavirus vaccines into National Immunization Programs: Cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine in Malaysia , Advancing opportunities for national rollout of rotavirus vaccines in Asia. Malaysian Pediatric Association Congress and Asia Pacific Vaccinology Update, 2016-09-16 to 2015-09-16, Rota Council, Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies, (International)
  • Identifying the gaps in policy protecting the health of migrant workers in Malaysia , 2018 APRU Global Health Conference, 2018-10-28 to 2018-10-30, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, (International)
  • Breaking Down the Barriers: Understanding migrant workers access to healthcare in Malaysia , Wednesday Morning Symposium, 2019-05-29 to 2019-05-29, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, (University)
POSTER
  • Financial Burden on Households due to rotavirus gastroenteritis requiring hospitalizations , 46th APACPH Conference, 2014-10-17 to 2014-10-19, University of Malaya, (International)
  • An extended cost-effectiveness analysis: A methodology to determine the value of new vaccines , Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2016. Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage , 2016-01-26 to 2016-01-31, The Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, in partnership with the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the China Medical Board, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency, (International)
PRESENTER
  • Health Protection for Migrant Populations in Malaysia: Financing and Policy Review , RESEARCH DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP FOR MIGRANT HEALTH, 2019-12-04 to 2019-12-04, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya , (National)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Assistant Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601), Special Issue "Patterns, Determinants, and Community-based Interventions of Migrant and Refugee Health", 2020, 12, (International)
  • Equity Initiative Fellowship. Lifelong fellowship. First active year 2017, The Equity Initiative, China Medical Board, Atlantic Fellows, 2019, 36, (International)
  • Atlantic Fellows. International fellowship involving 7 programs across five continents in efforts towards fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies, The Atlantic Initiative, 2019, 24, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Masters in Public Health (MPH) programme, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Coordinator, 2019-2021, (University)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • Article in the Malay Mail, 'Vaccines and Non-citizens: A Health for All Approach', (National), 16/12/2019 until 16/12/2019
  • Organised the Migrant Health Research Dissemination Workshop in with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Malaya on 4th December 2019, (National), 04/12/2019 until 04/12/2019
  • Radio Interview at BFM 89.9 WHY IS DENGUE STILL A PROBLEM? , (National), 05/07/2019 until 05/07/2019
  • Atlantic Fellows Conversation. Podcast featuring my work and ambitions in improving health equity and Universal Health Coverage in Malaysia, (International), 01/03/2019 until 31/03/2019
  • Rapporteur at the 2019 Prince Mahidol Awards Conference, (International), 01/02/2019 until 02/07/2019
  • Article in the 2019 Rhodes House Magazine. 'No one left behind. Seeking inclusivity in healthcare provision for migrant workers' by Dr Tharani Loganathan, (International), 01/01/2019 until 31/12/2019
  • Member of the The Equity Initiative 2017 Regional Selection Committee to participate in the final selection for the 2018-2019 Equity Initiative Fellows., (International), 28/10/2017 until 28/10/2017

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Peter Tok Seah Keng, Determinants of Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes in Malaysia, 2019/2020
  • Master Degree, Lye Chuan Way, TO EVALUATE THE ONE YEAR MORTALITY AND ITS ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS IN PENANG, 2019/2020
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Mohamad Borhanuddin Helmy Bin Zanail, NUTRITIONAL STATUS & EFFECT OF MICRONUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTATION POWDER AMONG ORANG ASLI IN RURAL MALAYSIA., 2019/2020
  • Master Degree, Jacelyn Ong Jia Whey, EXPLORING THE PERCEPTIONS OF HUMAN MILK SHARING PRACTICES AMONG MOTHERS IN MALAYSIA, 2018/2019
  • Master Degree, Tharmarajah Nagalingam, Quality of care for medical tourists in Malaysia, 2018/2019

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


POST GRADUATE
  • HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT, 2019/2020(2), 20, 9
  • GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP, 2019/2020(1), 7, 38
  • LAW AND HEALTH, 2019/2020(1), 21, 22
  • GLOBAL HEALTH, 2019/2020(2), 48, 16
  • GLOBAL HEALTH, 2019/2020(1), 33, 46
  • HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT, 2019/2020(2), 25, 3
  • PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH, 2019/2020(2), 70, 9
  • HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT (HRPM) , 2018/2019(2), 20, 3
  • Law and Health, 2018/2019(1), 18, 28
  • MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH, 2018/2019(2), 20, 12
FIRST DEGREE
  • Stage 3.2 Community Posting, 2019/2020, 180, 26
  • COMMUNITY POSTING, 2019/2020(3), 7, 23
  • RENAL STAGE 2 BLOCK 4, 2019/2020(1), 10, 10
  • , 2019/2020(1), 180, 3
  • PBL UMMP STAGE 2 BLOCK 6 HAEMATOLOGY, 2018/2019(1), 17, 15
  • PBL: Stage 2. Renal and Urology, 2018/2019, 18, 10
  • Community Posting, 2016/2017, 7, 31