Dr. Bindu Patel


Senior Research Fellow, Health System Sciences


Bindu Patel is a Senior Research Fellow in the Health Systems Science division at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia, and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at University of New South Wales.

Bindu leads programs evaluating implementation of health innovations to improve non-communicable disease (NCD) outcomes that include team-based models of primary care, institutionalisation of multisectoral collaboration and evidence based, cost-effective NCD interventions (WHO PEN). The evidence generated will be used to inform decision makers on strategies for long term adoption and scale up. Bindu has an interest in multisectoral approach to implementation of health innovations that address combination of social, physical, and behavioural determinants of health.  Her ultimate aim is to improve population health outcomes by eliminating disparities through achieving equity, efficiency and effectiveness of services, interventions, governance and policies.

Bindu has over 20 years of experience in epidemiological, health systems and clinical research in primary health care settings worldwide. She has a unique combination of theoretical knowledge, quantitative and qualitative methodological skills, quality improvement and implementation science expertise, complemented with extensive practical experience implementing interventional studies particularly complex health information technology.

Bindu’s educational background include a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health from University of Sydney, a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University (NYC) and Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.