Projects / Publications


PhD (Dr. sc. med.) Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel.

2010 — 2011
Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics (MSc), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and Universita Degli Studi di Padova.

2009 — 2010

Master of Medical Anthropology (MSc), University of Amsterdam; the Netherlands.

2006 — 2007

Master of Public Health (MPH), BRAC University; Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1997 — 2003
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Mumbai University; India. Medical License no: 2352, Maharashtra Medical Council, India


Continuing Education

Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Primary HIV Care, Christian Medical College, Vellore in collaboration with Family Health International, India

STI/HIV counselling skills building, Y R G Care, Chennai  in collaboration with Family Health International, India

Fogarty AITRP-MGIMS International Workshop on Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, India


International course in Applied Epidemiology cosponsored by Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta and Rollin's School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta

Training workshop on management and leadership skills for the polio eradicators conducted by Centers of Disease Control, Atlanta


Professional Experience

03/2016— present
Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel

2012 — 2016
Doctoral scholar, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel.

2011 — 2012
Lecturer in public health, Windesheim honours college, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Taught course in public health, epidemiology, project management and health communication. Developed syllabi and course manuals, Career counsellor for 1st and 2nd year students.

2007 — 2009
Senior Technical Officer Family Health International (FHI), India Country Office; New Delhi, India
Conducting regular visits to clinics and trainings for state-lead and implementing staff, cordinating collaboration for enhanced TB screening, key role in developing manuals, guidelines and handbooks, assisting in proposal writing, budgeting, trainings and implementation of operations research

2003 — 2005
Surveillance Medical Officer National Polio Surveillance Project (NPSP); various locations, India
Developing and strengthening surveillance network, carrying out investigation of case reporting, training the health care professionals, providing technical support, coordinating social mobilization and information strategies, monitoring campaigns, managing district level offices and supervising office staff, providing feedback to government and WHO

2002 — 2003
Part time Research Associate Forum for Medical Ethics, Mumbai, India.
Conducting pilot survey of Promotional practices, collecting secondary data from newspapers and journals, organizing focused group discussions



summa cum laude in doctoral studies in Biomedical Ethics at University of Basel

Graduated „summa cum laude‟ in MSc in Bioethics from Erasmus Mundus Masters of Bioethics

Graduated „Magna cum laude‟ in MSc in Medical Anthropology from University of Amsterdam

Masters in Public Health „Magna cum Laude‟ from BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Awarded two gold medals for highest grade in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Mumbai University MBBS examinations

Merit rank holder in state of Maharashtra in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination


Research Intrests

I am trained in mixed methods research. My previous research explores concepts of 'quality of care' in publically funded antenatal care facilities in Mumbai slums, well-being of Indian women in long term marriages and debate around end of life and life fatigue in the Netherlands. I am interested in working at the intersection of new medical technology and socio cultural context of a society in an interdisciplinary team.



English, Hindi and Marathi (proficient in spoken and written)



Dr Priya Satalkar

Institute for
Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 17 82
Fax +41 61 207 17 80