Centre for Health and Social Sciences


Recent Publications by Centre Faculty:

Prof Sivakami Muthusamy [ View Profile ]

  • Thappa, Poornima and Sivakami M. Lost in Transition: Menstrual Experiences of Intellectually Disabled School-going Adolescents in Delhi, India. Waterlines. Accepted
  • Ler Peggy, Sivakami M and Monarrez-Espino, Joel. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence Among Young Women Aged 15 to 24 Years in India – A Social-ecological Approach. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Accepted.
  • Adihyan S, Sivakami M and Jacob J. Positive and Negative Impacts on Caregivers of Children with Intellectual Disability. Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development. Accepted.
  • Babu B V, Kusuma Y S, Sivakami M, et al. 2017. Living Conditions of Internal Labor Migrants: A Nationwide Study in 13 Indian Cities. Inernational Journal of Migration and Border Studies. Vol. 3 (4).
  • Gawde, NC, Sivakami M and Babu, BV. 2016Utilisation of Maternal Health Services Among Internal Migrants in Mumbai, India. Journal of Biosocial Sciences, Vol. 48 (6).
  • Gupta, Amrita and Sivakami M. 2016. Health and Healthcare Seeking Behaviour Among Transgender in Mumbai: Beyond the Paradigm of HIV/AIDS. Social Science Spectrum, Vol. 2 (1).
  • van Eijk AM, Sivakami M, Thakkar MB, et al. 2016. Menstrual Hygiene Management Among Adolescent Girls in India: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. BMJ Open, Vol. 6 (3).
  • Behera, D, Sivakami M, and Behera, M R. 2015. Menarche and Menstruation in Rural Adolescent Girls in Maharashtra: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Health Management, Vol. 17 (4).
  • Gawde, NC, Sivakami, M and Babu, BV. 2015. Building Partnership to Improve Migrants’ Access to Healthcare in Mumbai. Frontiers in Public Health, 3:255. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00255.
  • Pati, Ashalata and Sivakami, M. 2015. Mothers’ Hygiene Behaviour and Beliefs About Diarrhoea: A Case Study of a District in Eastern India. Social Science Spectrum, Vol. 1 (1).

Prof Shalini Bharat [ View Profile ]

BOOKS & Special Reports

  • 2017 - Desai, A.S. & Bharat, S. (series co-editors). The Parsis of India: Continuing at the Crossroads. A 4- volume series. New Delhi: Sage
  • 2017 - Bharat, S. & Desai, A.S. (eds.) The Indian Parsis: Themes Old and New. Vol 1. New Delhi: Sage
  • 2017 - Desai A.S. & Bharat, S. Introduction. In Bharat, S., and Desai, A.S. (ed.), The Indian Parsis: Themes Old and New. Volume 1. New Delhi: Sage
  • 2017 - Bharat, S. Lowest-low fertility (LLF) and the Parsis: Commonalities and differences with other LLF countries. In Bharat, S., and Desai, A.S. (ed.), The Indian Parsis: Themes Old and New. Volume 1, Pp. 58-84. New Delhi: Sage
  • 2017 - Bharat, S. Contemporary Parsis: Marriage, Family and Community. Vol. 2. New Delhi: Sage
  • 2014 - Bharat, S., & Chakrapani, V. Research compendium: HIV Related Stigma Research in India: Current knowledge, gaps and recommendations. New Delhi: UNDP
  • 2014 - Chakrapani, V & Bharat, S. Getting to Zero? A national survey on HIV Related Stigma and Discrimination in urban India. New Delhi: UNDP

Articles in Journals & Books

  • 2016 Garrido-Hernansaiz, H., Heylen, E., Bharat, S., Ramakrishna, J., & Ekstrand, M. Stigmas, symptom severity and perceived social support predict quality of life for PLHIV in urban Indian context. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14, 152, doi: 10.1186/s12955-016-0556-x, November 2016
  • 2016 Suryawanshi, D., Patel, S.K., Adhikary, R., & Bharat, S. (2016). Does mass media public communication campaign normalize discussion, attitude, and behavior about condom use among married men in India. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, 7:599.doi: 10.4172/2155-6113.1000599 Published August 2016
  • 2016 Bandewar, S V., Bharat, S., Kongelf, A., Pisal H., Collumbien, M. Considering risk contexts in explaining the paradoxical HIV increase among female sex workers in Mumbai and Thane, India. BMC Public Health, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2737-2. Published on 28 Jan 2016. 1-9

Prof Anil Kumar K [ View Profile ]


  • Jan Mason. Natalie Bolzan and Anil Kumar (eds) (2009): Children’s Participation? Learning from Children and Adults in the Asia-Pacific Region, Common Ground Publishing, Australia
  • Anil Kumar K et al (2008): Migration/Mobility and Vulnerability to HIV among Male Migrant Workers Maharashtra 2007-08, New York, Population Council, October 2008

Research Papers

  • Anil Kumar K (2017): Food and Nutritional Security among the Aged in India, In Mishra U S and Irudaya Rajan S (Eds.), India’s Aged: Needs and Vulnerabilities, Orient Blackswan, Hyderabad
  • Biswas A, Anil Kumar K, and Das K (2017): “No Man’s Land’: Male Involvement in Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health – Women’s and Service Providers’ Perspective, In D. Balaiah (Ed.), Male Involvement in Improving Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mumbai, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai
  • Dehury, P and Anil Kumar K (2017): Roles and Responsibilities of Male Migrant Workers towards their Spouse during Antenatal Care, In D. Balaiah (Ed.), Male Involvement in Improving Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mumbai, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai
  • Kumar P and Anil Kumar K (2017): Vasectomy: Underutilized and Safe  Method of Family Planning – Men’s Perspective, In D. Balaiah (Ed.), Male Involvement in Improving Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mumbai, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai
  • Sharma S, Anil Kumar K, and Raut D (2016): Understanding Sexuality and Sexual Health Needs among Adolescents: KAP Study among School Going Adolescents, Indian Journal of Youth and Adolescent Health, Vol 3, No 1, pp 18-26
  • Anil Kumar K, Reshmi R S, and Hemalatha N  (2016): Effect of Women’s Migration on Urban Children’s Health in India, International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, Vol 12, No 2, pp 133-145
  • Behera D and Anil Kumar K (2016): Intention toward optimal breastfeeding among expecting mothers in Angul district of Odisha, India, Indian Journal of Public Health, Vol 60, No 1, pp 81-85
  • Dehury P and Anil Kumar K (2016): Patriarchal Domination in Natal Care, Social Sciences, Vol. 2 No.1, 35–42

Dr Hemal Shroff [ View Profile ]

  • Ninawe, K. & Shroff, H. (in press) Metacognition in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Indian Journal of Mental Health.
  • Shroff, H., Sawant, S. & Prabhudesai, A. (2017). Knowledge and misperceptions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among schoolteachers in Mumbai, India. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 64 (5), 514 - 525. https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2017.1296937
  • Yamamiya, Y., Schaefer, L., Thompson, J. K., Shroff, H., Shimai, S. & Sharma, R. (2016). An examination of the psychometric properties of the SATAQ-4 with adolescent girls in Japan. Body Image, 19, 89-97.
  • Surani, N. & Shroff, H. (2012). Mass Media exposure to tobacco messages among secondary school children in Mumbai. Indian Journal of Public Health, 56 (2), 159-162.
  • Shroff, H. & Ricciardelli, L. (2012). Physical Appearance Changes in Childhood and Adolescence-Boys. In T. Cash (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance, Vol. 2, San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Shroff, H., Calogero, R. & Thompson, J. K. (2009). Assessment of Body Image. In D. B. Allison & M. L. Baskin (Eds.) Handbook of Assessment Methods for Obesity and Eating Behaviors (Second Edition). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  • Sovani, A. Thatte, S., Shroff, H., Sawant, S., Sathyanarayan, A., Ravi, S., Joshi, K., Korde, R. & Saraff, P. (2008). Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, IVth Edition – An exploratory study from Mumbai. Bombay Psychologist, 23 (1 & 2), 7-14.
  • Yamamiya, Y., Shroff, H. & Thompson, J. K. (2008). The Tripartite Model of Body Image and Eating Disturbance: A replication with a Japanese sample. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41 (1), 88-91.
  • Bulik, C. M. & Shroff, H. (2008). Treatment of comorbid eating and substance use disorders among adolescents. In Y. Kaminer & O. G. Bukstein (Eds.) Adolescent substance Abuse: Psychiatric Comorbidity & High Risk Behaviors. New York: Taylor and Francis.