• Portrait of Shiva Halli
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    312C Human Ecology Building Room
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-6735  

Research affiliations


Research summary

The goal of Dr. Halli’s research program is to promote evidence-based decision making at the district level in India with respect to maternal and child health.

To achieve this, Dr. Halli uses a program science approach to isolate and identify service gaps at the facility level as level as at community level to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality. 

The research program is intended to answer questions such as whether improved utilization is getting reflected in population-level coverage of maternal and child health services? Are there inequities in utilization and coverage by certain population groups versus the rest? Are there cultural and contextual connotations to inequities?


Shivalingappa Halli is a professor of community health sciences and senior advisor at the Institute of Global Public Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Prior academic appointments include:

Dr. Halli is published extensively in the research areas of demography, immigration, violence against women, HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health.



  • Dorothy S. Thomas Award, sponsored by the Population Association of America(1981)
  • The Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research, University of Manitoba (1989)
  • Merit Award, University of Manitoba (2000)
  • Outreach Award, University of Manitoba (2001)
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities Development Fellowship (1994)
  • The Gordon and Jean Southam Fellowship, Common Wealth Universities (2000)
  • The Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Outstanding Contribution Award (2004)                                                                                                                   
  • Rajyotsava award, the civilian award given by the government of Karnataka, state, India in service category for the work in the area of HIV/AIDS (2004)
  • Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India (2018)

Contact us

Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada