Community Science Alliance

Advancing the science and practice of contextually appropriate and evidence-based primary care for resource-poor settings in India


Community Science Alliance (CSA) is a partnership of community health organizations, clinicians, and researchers advancing the science and practice of contextually relevant evidence-based medicine in resource constrained settings.

The CSA was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Swasth Alliance, when we created a suite of evidence-based clinical pathways for COVID-19 care in rural and tribal communities in India. [Learn more]

The CSA is now an initiative of Social Alpha’s Health & Wellness Architecture, building on our focus on Primary Healthcare.

Key Focus Areas

The CSA will leverage contextually relevant task-shifting, training, and technology to advance care delivery and access through strategic investments and innovations in processes, pedagogy, and infrastructure.

The CSA’s programs are focussed on three related levers of change-


Clinical Care Pathways

We create streamlined, actionable, validated and contextually appropriate clinical care pathways to deliver quality care in resource-limited settings



We train medical fellows to become life-long practitioners and advocates of evidence-based primary care




We develop, pilot, and scale meaningful digital health technologies to purposefully address clinical and population health needs among the most underserved


The Community Science Alliance is pursuing programs in 7 states across India where existing partners provide healthcare services:

  • Rajasthan
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Goa
  • Karnataka
  • Chhattisgarh

Alliance Members

Social Alpha has collaborated with a vast network of community-based partners to deliver its three pronged approach. They include:

Knowledge Partners

Harvard University Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute
St John’s research institute
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Senior Advisory Committee

Dr. Shitij Arora
Associate Professor In Medicine At Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, New York
Dr. Satchit Balsari
Emergency Physician, Public Health Practitioner, Harvard University
Dr. Manoj Mohanan
Duke University
Dr Amita Sudhir
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Virginia, Residency Director
Dr. Rajani Bhat
Pulmonologist & Palliative Medicine Physician
Dr. Charuta Mandke
In Charge, Department of Opthalmology, Dr. R.N. Cooper Medical College & Hospital Mumbai


Dr. Anuja Sankhe
Dr. Rida Sadaqat
Dr. Yeshwanth Sannathi
Program Manager Fellowship, CSA
Dr Isaac Chan
Senior RA (Consultant)
Dr Verghese Thomas
Senior RA (Consultant)
Devesh Varma
Chief Technology / Innovation Officer, CSA

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