Sanghmitra S Acharya
Professor
Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,
School of Social Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067

Academic Degrees:

PG Dip in Population and Sustainable Development(1996), University of Botswana, Gabarone, Botswana (Southern Africa)
Ph.D (1995) Social Area Analysis of Delhi Metropolitan Area, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi- 110067
M.Phil (1986) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi- 110067
M.A (1984)Geography, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi- 110067
B.A (1982) Social Sciences, Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow University

Academic Positions-

  1. Associate Professor, Centre of Social medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2001-till date)
  2. Visiting Adjunct Associate Professor (2008-09), Department of Sociology, Ball State University, Muncie, INDIANA US
  3. Visiting Fellow, Population Institute, University of the Philippines on fellowship grant from the Asian Scholarship Foundation, Thailand.(2005)
  4. Assistant Professor, Centre o f Social medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1999-2001)
  5. Senior Lecturer, Department of Development Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai (1996-1999)
  6. Lecturer, Department of Development Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai (1990-1996)

Other Positions-

  1. Member Board of Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (2008-10)
  2. Member Ethics Committee, National Institute for Research in Medical Statistics, ICMR, New Delhi
  3. Member, Ethical Clearance Committee, Futures Group. New Delhi.
  4. Member Standing Committee, Programme for the study of Discrimination and Exclusion, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (2007-08)
  5. Member Academic Council, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (2004-06)
  6. Student Advisor (CSMCH) Equal Opportunity Activities for special assistance  (2003-05)
  7. Member Board of Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (2000-02)
  8. Member Office of Equal Opportunity, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (2001-03)

Research Fellowships and Grants:

  1. Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) Fellowship for Research on Health and sexuality among Youth in the Philippines during April-Dec  2005.
  2. Grant for the Summer Seminar Workshop on Communicating Health and Population Research to Policymakers at the East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, May-June 2003
  3. UNFPA Fellowship for Global Training Programme on Population and Sustainable Development at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, BOTSWANA, (Southern Africa), 1995-96.
  4. Junior Research Fellowship, National Educational Test (NET), University Grants Commission, 1985.

Trainings Undergone:

  1. UNFPA sponsored Global Training Programme on Population and Sustainable Development at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, BOTSWANA, (Southern Africa), 1995-96.
  2. Desktop Mapping Course on Themaps and Digitiz at the Systems Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, during September 1994.

Research Projects Undertaken:

  1. Maternal and Child Mortality: A Study of Nirpura Village, District Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), India. Principal Investigator with Prof Tara Kanitkar, Prof and Head, Department of Development Studies, IIPS, Bombay, India (1992-93)
  2. A Study of the Feasibility of Inter-sectoral Co-ordination in women’s Development- A Case of Sonkach Development Block, District Indore, (Madhya Pradesh) India (1993-94). Co-investigator with other faculty members, Department of Development Studies, IIPS, Bombay, India (1993-94).
  3. Infrastructure Development, Employment Pattern and Demographic Change in Rural India. Co-investigator with Dr. Sumati Kulkarni, Prof and Head, Department of Development Studies, IIPS, Bombay, India (1994-95).
  4. Health of Industrial workers- A Study of Industrial Belt of New Bombay Co-investigator with Dr. Sumati Kulkarni, Prof and Head, Department of Development Studies, IIPS, Bombay, India (1996-97).
  5. Reproductive Morbidity Among Women in Rural North India. Co-investigator with Dr. Faujdar Ram, Reader, Department of Fertility Studies, IIPS, Bombay, India (1996-98).
  6. Use and Wastage of Conventional Contraceptive (Nirodh) in India: A study of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana. Co-investigator with Drs. T.K. Roy, F. Ram, A Pandey, R.K. Verma, P. Nangia and S. Unisa, IIPS, Bombay, India (1997-98). Monitored Dehradun and Jaunpur in UP with Dr. F. Ram.
  7. Monitoring Shifts in Health Sector. Co-investigator with the other faculty members, CSMCH/SSS/JNU. Currently analyzing NFHS data on morbidity and among adults and children; access to and utilization of health care services. 2002-2007.
  8. Health Care Utilization in a Rural Settings- Findings from a village in Uttar Pradesh. as a part of Monitoring Shifts in Health Project. Report  Completed
  9. Status of RCH in Uttarabchal- Social Assessment of RCH in selected states of India’ supported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and DFID and coordinated by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 2001-02.
  10. Health and Sexuality among Adolescents and Young Adults in Uttaranchal, India as part of the Social Assessment of RCH in selected states of India’ supported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and DFID and coordinated by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (2001-02).
  11. Health and Sexuality among Filipino Youth. Study undertaken as part of the Asian Scholarship Foundation Fellowship 2005
  12. ‘Access to Primary health Care Services by Vulnerable Populations- Findings from the Experiences of Dalit children in Gujarat and Rajasthan’ as part of the UNICEF-IIDS project on “Programme for Social Inclusion in Multiple Spheres”. Report submitted to IIDS and UNICEF, New Delhi 2007-08
  13. Policy Environment for the young population-Challenges and responses. USAID. Futures Groups. New Delhi Report Submitted to The Futures Group 2007-08

A list of papers published (selected)

a) Indian Journals

Indexed

  1. Impact of Structural Adjustment Programme on Vulnerable Groups in the Less Developed Countries- An Analysis of Situation in India. Vishleshana- The Journal of Research and Reading in Economics. Vol. 22(3), July-September 1997.
  2. Women’s Health in the Context of Sustainable Development. Journal of India Social Science Association , December 1997
  3. Development and Social Change: Some Challenges for Women’s Health. Population Geography. Vol 19(1&2)January 2000.
  4. Gender and Development Perspectives in India and Canada    An Exploration of Elderly Women's Health. Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Delhi. Proceedings of the seminar on `Health, Education and Sustainable Development: India and Canada’ held during 4-5 March 2002.
  5. Population policy of Uttar Pradesh: Some Issues Examined in the Context of the Adolescents. Proceedings of the Regional Conference of the IASP held in Lucknow during 14-15 Nov 2003. PRC Lucknow.
  6. CMP on Health- Making India World Class. (co-authored with Ritu Priya et al) Economic and Political Weekly. July 2005
  7. Socio-economic Determinants of Infant and Child Mortality in India— Illustrations from NFHS  Journal of Health and DevelopmentVol. 1 No. 2 & 3 (April - September 2005)
  8. Worker’s Health and the Process of Exploitation in the Era of Liberalization- A Case of Brassware Industry of Moradabad. (Co-authored with Sanjeev Kumar). Journal of Health and Development. Jan-Jun 2006
  9. Indigenous Medicinal Substances and Health Care- A study Among Paite Tribes of Manipur, India. (Co-authored with N Guite) Studies in Tribes and Tribals Vol 4 (2)  Dec. 2006 ISSN 0972-639X
  10.  HIV/AIDS and Adolescents - Some Issues and Concerns from India. (Co-authored with Rajib Dasgupta) Indian Anthropologist. Volume 35. No.1&2 Mar-Sept. Special Issue on Women, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Sponsored by UNESCO. New Delhi  2007

Non-indexed

  1. ICPD and Women’s Health- Some Issues and Concerns. The Times of India  Editorial 4 Nov 1994
  2. Is Reproductive Health Women’s Health?. The Hindustan Times. Guest Column Dec 12 1994
  3. Rethinking About HIV Infection and AIDS. . Health for the Million.  New Delhi. Vol. 24(1) 1998 pp 31-33
  4. Environment and Gender Issues- need to Revisit SAP Health for the Million.  New Delhi. Vol. 24(3) 1998 pp 22-24
  5. Population Policy of Madhya Pradesh- Some Issues Examined. Journal of Population Resource Centre, Academy of Administration, Bhopal. INDIA. 2004
  6. Sexuality Issues among Filipino Youth. Dec 31, 2005 The Philippine Star. Manila, The Philippines.

b) Foreign Journals (All indexed)

  1. The Dalit Question- Casteism in Modern India (co Authored with KM Ziyauddin). International Journal of Rural Studies.  UK and India. ISSN 1023-2001. Oct 2005 Pp 31-35
  2. Health and Sexuality among Youth in the Philippines- What are the Concerns?. Population Review  Manila, The Philippines vol 23 (4) 2007

Chapters in Books

  1. The Bhils- A study of Concentration and Exclusion in A. Ahmad (ed) Demographc transition in Developing Countries. The Concept Publishing House. New Delhi 1996.
  2. Demographic Change and Economic Development in Uttar Pradesh. (Co-authored with Sumati Kulkarni, Professor and Head, Department of Development Studies, IIPS Bombay).  Population and Development in Uttar Pradesh.  B.R. Publications, New Delhi. 1997.
  3. Status of Social Services. (Co-authored with Reema Dixit) In R.N Sharma and K Sita (eds.) Issues in Urban Development- A case of Navi Mumbai, Jaipur, Rawat Publishers.2001, 336 p., ISBN 81-7033-688-0.
  4. Caste and Patterns of Discrimination in Rural Public Health Care Services in Thorat, SK (ed). “Blocked by Castes”  Oxford University Press.(in Press)

Project Reports

  1. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning): Northeastern States (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura), 1993. State Report on Manipur. Dec 1995. xxvii, 334 pp. International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. Co-authored with Nangia, Parveen; Paswan, Balram; Prasad, Rajiva; Sureender, S.; Unisa, Sayeed; Gupta, Kamla.
  2. Maternal and child mortality: a study of village Nirpura, district Meerut (U.P.). (Co-authored with Kanitkar, Tara) IIPS Research Report Series, No. 12, 1994-1995. iii, 38 pp. 62:40663 International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Mumbai, India.
  3. A Study of the Feasibility of Inter-Sectoral Coordination in Efforts for Women's Development and Population Control in India. (Co-authored with Sumati Kulkarni) Research  Report Series no 21 1996-97 International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Mumbai, India.
  4. Reproductive Morbidity in Rural North India. (Co-authored with F Ram) Research Report Series no 21 1997-98 International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Mumbai, India.
  5. Health Care Utilization in a Rural Settings- Findings from a village (Nirpura) in Uttar Pradesh. Report. Micro Study undertaken as part of the project ‘Monitoring Shifts in Health’.  CSMCH/SSS/JNU. 2003-4
  6. Health and Sexuality among the Youth in the Philippines. Asian Scholarship Foundation. Bangkok Thailand 006
  7.  Access to Primary health Care Services by Vulnerable Groups Findings from the Experiences of Dalit children in Gujarat and Rajasthan.  UNICEF-IIDS project on “Programme for Social Inclusion in Multiple Spheres”. IIDS and UNICEF, New Delh

On-line Publications-

  1. Health and Sexuality Among Youth: Comparative Analysis of the Philippines and India.  World University Forum Conference held during 31 Jan- 2 Feb 2008. www. UniversitiesForum.com. Davos. Switzerland
  2. Crusaders of Environmental Cleanliness. MSNIndia. 14 Oct 2008 content.msn.co,in
  3. Can Cinema Address Some Concerns of HIV/AIDS? MSNIndia. 14 Oct 2008 content.msn.co,in
  4. Population Research Bureau Discussion with Katherine Scott, Mark Mather and Ramirez Hernandez on ‘ Growing up in N America- How are children Faring economically? 29 October, 2008. 100pm EDT.