Areas of Specialization: Quantitative Research, Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, MIS & Operations Research
MA, Ph.D (Statistics) from University of Delhi, Training in Health Planning & Economic Development at University of Michigan, USA
About 32 years of experience of research and training, especially in project development, monitoring and evaluation, MIS, operations research, especially in the field of population, reproductive and child health, sexual and reproductive health of youth and HIV/AIDS
Development of project proposals for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for World Bank Funding on Urban Health Services
Worked as Director, Population & Reproductive Health Sector, CARE-India, New Delhi from 1995-2002 and Associate Professor (Operations Research), National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi from 1980-1995
Consultant to The Future Groups International, USA for the Population Simulation Models project implemented jointly with Research Triangle Institute, North Carolina, USA through NIHFW and IIPS Mumbai, in India
Training in IEC and wide experience of developing BCC strategies and BCC material in the field of Population, SRH and HIV/AIDS
Worked as Consultant to Oxfam India for project “HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Programme for Rural and Tribal Youth in Orissa and Rajasthan”. The assistance provided to Oxfam for this project was:
Finalization of questionnaires for baseline survey of adolescent girls in 4 districts of Orissa and 2 districts of Rajasthan
Training of Field Investigators along with agency contracted for survey, for field data collection
Since the baseline survey report by agency was delayed, I did data analysis and prepared brief report for submission to EU.
Designed the Monitoring & Evaluation Framework for the project “HIV/AIDS prevention and Care Programme for Rural and Tribal Youth in Orissa and Rajasthan”, for Oxfam, an International NGO and conducted training of staff in using the recording and reporting formats, preparation of monthly/quarterly reports and feedback to field level staff. The design part also included development of User’s manual and software for computerized MIS.
Member of the panel of experts to develop the Trainer’s Guide for Infant Feeding and HIV Counselling Course, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India,in Partnership with National AIDS Control Organisation, Government of India and UNICEF.
Member of UIP review team of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India representing DfID (as a consultant)
Developed strategy paper for Oxfam, GB for initiation of HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and support programme in Bangladesh.
As a team leader, developed protocols for Community Based Youth Friendly Health Services for Rural Youth in the Context of HIV and AIDS – Oxfam, New Delhi, 2007.
As a team leader, conducted review of the Quality of VCTC Services in the State of Uttar Pradesh (covering all 103 VCTC centres), UNICEF, Lucknow, 2007.
Member of team for the study on Analysis of legal and policy framework related to Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health in India by Indian Academy of Pediatrics for UNICEF India (2012)
Provided consultancy services to various agencies such as CARE-India, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India, GFK-Mode, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, Catholic Relief Services, Population Foundation of India, FHI, UNFPA, SEWA Bharat, DfID, WHO, Oxfam etc