With specific expertise in policy advocacy and health systems strengthening Dr. Patil has been working in the field of social development for 24 years and has led several large-scale projects. She has worked with the World Bank, the EU, the British High Commission (DFID), the UN agencies and various national and international development partners. As a researcher, Dr. Patil has been a Principle Investigator for a number of research studies in India, Nepal, Bangladesh & the UAE, specifically in the domain of RMNCAH, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Non-Communicable Diseases. Dr. Patil has authored various national and international reports, policy documents, articles and publications with Government of India and international organizations specifically on Health Systems, RMNCAH and Urban Health, with national and international journals like ‘Journal of Perinatology and ‘Indian Journal of Medical Ethics’. She has authored two academic books: 1.Communication Strategies in Reproductive Health; and 2.Body image, human reproduction and birth control – a tribal perspective.