Work Experience: Scientist-C, ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research- February 2023- Present
Technical Specialist, International Center for Research on Women, Delhi, September 2018- February 2023
BIOS: I am currently working as Scientist-C at ICMR- National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida. I am a trained statistician and public health researcher with more than 8 years of experience in designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of research studies in nutrition and child health, Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Family Planning. I also have extensive experience of managing large scale survey data. Before joining ICMR-NICPR, I have worked with International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Population Council. At ICRW, I was leading the data collection and managementfortheCOVID-19Sex-DisaggregatedDataTrackerproject https://globalhealth5050.org/the-sex-gender-and-covid-19-project/the-data-tracker/
I have led the design and analysis for the evaluation Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program which is intended to build women’s knowledge andskill for driving change in WASH behavior and improving women’s involvement in decision-making. I have conductedreview of India’s Family Planning policies to examine positioning of men in the policy documents over time and another review of COVID-19 related policies for many countries to examine gender sensitiveness of the policy as part of the COVID-19 Sex-Disaggregated Data tracker project. At Population Council I was leading the anthropometric data analysis for Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS). I was also involved in preparing survey tools, state-level training for field investigators and monitoring data collection.
Research Interests: Non-Communicable Disease, Nutrition and child health, education, gender, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), monitoring and evaluation of public health programs, policy analysis