Ritu Priya Mehrotra
Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,
School of Social Sciences
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M.B.,B.S., Ph.D. (Community Health)
Areas of Interest/Specialization
- Public policy formulation and analysis interlinking epidemiology, political economy, health culture and the politics of knowledge
- Communicable disease control programmes; Nutrition & health
- Urban planning and health; Impact of public policies on health of migrant labour, the urban poor and dalit groups
- Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary health research methodology
- Holistic Epidemiology and Health Systems Research
- Faculty member at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, since 1990.
- Advisor, Public Health Planning at the National Health Systems Resource Centre (National Rural Health Mission, Min. of H & FW, Government of India) on deputation, 2008 & 2009.
- The SITRA Innovations Fellowship granted by the Finnish government for research titled ‘The Construction of a Democratic Welfare State under Globalisation: Lessons from Finnish and Indian Public Policy Processes’, 2008-09. Hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki.
- ‘Review Of Private/Public/NGO Sectors Collaboration Within The TB Care In India’. A state of the art review for the India Office, Department for International Development, Government of Great Britain, July 1997.
- Part of the faculty team involved in a project undertaken by the CSMCH on ‘A Critical Review & Documentation of Available Studies on the Private Sector in Health in India for the Ministry of Health’ funded by the WHO, Nov’99-2000. (with Rama Baru & Imrana Qadeer).
- Coordinator of one of the three working-groups of an European Union-Funded Project at the CSMCH on ‘Monitoring Impact of SAP on Health in South Asia’. Jan. 2000- Dec. 2004.
- Co-coordinator of an Accompanying Measure funded by the European Union, on Methodological Issues in Assessing Impact of SAP on Health in South Asia.
- Co-Director of a collaborative project on ‘Dialogues on Strategies of AIDS Control in India (South-Asia)’ of the CSMCH, JNU and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, funded by the Centre for Environment & Development, Finland. 2001-2002.
- Principal Investigator of a project study titled ‘A Study on Community Responses to Long Term Illness and Death Among Young Adults: Women’s Experiences and Perceptions in two Low Caste Groups in India’, as part of a multi-country study of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) programme on ‘Community Responses to HIV/AIDS’. 2004-05.
- Core Team member of a multi-centric study for preparing a Public Report on Health. Located at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi, funded by the IDRC, 2005-2007.
- Organised a Seminar on “Health Technology: Assessment, Choices and IPR Issues” was organised, New Delhi, 14th September 2009, at NHSRC in collaboration with Department for International Development (DFID) and British High Commission].
- CO-PI in research project titled ‘ Risks and Responses to Urban Futures’ with PI Prof. Fiona Marshall, University of Sussex (UK), funded by ESPA. 2014-2017
- CO-PI in research project titled ‘Inclusive Green Infrastructure and Urban Wellbeing’ with PI Prof. Fiona Marshall, University of Sussex (UK), funded by the GCRF (UK).
- Principal Coordinator of the ‘South Asia Sustainability Hub and Knowledge Network’ of the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium led by the STEPS Centre, IDS, University of Sussex. 2018-to date
Best Peer Reviewed Publications
- ’Disability Adjusted Life Years as a Tool for Public Health Policy: A Critical Assessment’ in Qadeer I, Sen K & Nayar Kr (Ed), Public Health & the Poverty of Reforms: The South-Asian Predicament, New Delhi, Sage Pub. 2001. pp. 154-173.
- ‘Learning to live with AIDS: New approaches may be needed if AIDS is to be controlled’. Review Article. Nature, Vol. 423, 12 June, 2003, 685-6.
- ‘Town Planning, Public Health and Delhi’s Urban Poor: A Historical View’, in Patel S. & Deb K. (Ed) Urban Studies, Oxford in India Readings. 2006, New Delhi. Pp.223-245.
- ‘Contextualising AIDS and Human Development: Long-term Illness and Death Among Adults of Low Caste Labouring Groups in India’, AIDS Care, Special Issue on Community Responses to HIV and AIDS, Vol. 19 Supp. 1, 2007, pp. S 25-43. (Ritu Priya & C. Sathyamala)
- ‘Towards an Eco-social Epidemiology Approach to Goitre and Other Iodine Deficiency Disorders: A Case study of India’s Technocratic Programme for Universal Iodisation of Salt’. IJHS, Vol. 39, No.2. 2009. (Ritu Priya, Atul Kotwal & Imrana Qadeer)
- ‘State, Community and Primary Health Care: Empowering or Disempowering Discourses?’ in Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India. Editors: Prasad P.N.and Jesani A., Oxford University Press, 2018, New Delhi. Pp. 25-49
- Health Implications of Diverse Visions of Urban Spaces: Bridging the Formal-Informal Divide. Front. Public Health 7:239. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00239 2019. (Ritu Priya, Ranvir Singh, Sayan Das).
Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books
- Priya, R.; Bisht, R.; Randhawa, P.; Arora, M.; Dolley, J.; McGranahan, G.; Marshall, F. ‘Local Environmentalism in Peri-Urban Ghaziabad: Emergent Ecological Democracy?’ STEPS Centre Working Paper, Brighton, UK. 2017.
- Priya, R. and Kurian C.M. ‘Regulating Access and Protecting Traditional Health Knowledge through Intellectual Property Rights? Issues from a Holistic Health Systems Perspective'. Science, Technology & Society 23:3 (2018): 1–26.
- The Structural Basis of Corruption in Healthcare in India’, in Healers or Predators? Healthcare Corruption in India. Editors: Nundy S., Desiraju K., Nagral, S., Oxford University Press, 2018, New Delhi. Pp. 3-43. (with Prachinkumar Ghodajkar)
- Ritu Priya, Sanghmitra Acharya, Rama Baru, Vikas Bajpai, Ramila Bisht, Rajib Dasgupta, Prachinkumar Ghodajkar, Nemthiang Guite, Sunita Reddy: Beyond Biomedical and Statistical Approaches in COVID-19: How Shoe-leather Public Health Works. Economic & Political Weekly, October 31, 2020 vol lV no 44, p. 47-58.
- Ritu Priya, Sanghmitra Acharya, Rama Baru, Vikas Bajpai, Ramila Bisht, Prachinkumar Ghodajkar, Nemthiang Guite, Sunita Reddy. Indian Public Health Associations on COVID-19 The Politics of Knowledge. Economic & Political Weekly, August 8, 2020, vol lV nos 32 & 33, p/ 19-22.
- The Deepening of Disciplinary Content: Public Health in Post-COVID India’ (Guest editorial —Ritu Priya and R.N.K. Bamezai), for journal Dialogue: Science, Scientists and Society, Special Issue on Public Health, December 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29195/DSSS.03.01.0039
- Critical Holism as Public Health Theory: towards building a unifying frame work for research, policy and planning’, Dialogue: Science, Scientists and Society, Special Issue on Public Health, December 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29195/DSSS.03.01.0033