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Prof Kanchan Mukherjee

Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Health, Policy, Planning and Management , School of Health Systems Studies

M.D. (PSM) (Mumbai University),
M. Sc. International Health Policy (LSE, UK),
M.B.B.S (Mumbai University)

Dr. Kanchan Mukherjee is a Professor at the Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management (CHPPM) in the School of Health Systems Studies (SHSS) at TISS. He completed his MBBS from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and MD in Preventive and Social Medicine from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and LTM General Hospital, Mumbai. He joined TISS as a faculty in 2001. 

Dr. Mukherjee is a public health doctor, with specialised skills in community health, health systems, health economics and policy analysis. He was former chairperson of the CHPPM. He is a member of the Global Consortium on Public Health Research, International Society of Infectious Dissease and India representative to HTAi Asia Policy Forum. As an expert for evidence to policy translation and Health Technology Asessment (HTA), he is a nominated council member to HTAsiaLink. 

In 2003, Dr. Mukherjee completed postdoctoral training in HIV/AIDS research from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) through the prestigious Fogarty Fellowship programme of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Dr. Mukherjee  obtained a Masters in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in 2008, with distinction in Health Economics. He is the founding convener of the  programme on MPH (Health Policy, Economics and Finance) at TISS, which was developed in collaboration with the LSE. This is a full time two-year post graduate Masters programme at TISS, the first of its kind in South Asia, which was launched in 2010. 

In 2013, Dr. Mukherjee was a visiting faculty at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden under the Linnaeus-Palme fellowship.

In 2016, he was a visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, England as a recepient of the Liverpool India fellowship for Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

Dr. Mukherjee was the programme coordinator for the distance education programme on Indian Health Systems, Policies and Economics  for Novo Nordisk Education Foundation.

Dr. Mukherjee was also the Coordinator and honorary secretary for 15 years for SATHI (Social Advancement Through Health Initiatives), a charitable trust  and Field Action project of TISS working on urban community health and development issues in New Mumbai.

Dr. Mukherjee is a faculty expert with the Dept. of Health Research (DHR, MOHFW, Government of India) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for training ICMR scientists in evidence-informed policy making and writing policy briefs. He has designed a policy brief template for all ICMR institutes across India.  He is also involved with the HTA programme of the DHR, as an expert.

He is editorial board member of the following journals: BMC Public health, Journal of Quality in Health Care & Economics, International Journal of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, International Journal of Health Systems and Implementation Research, Indian Journal of Social Work.and Epidemiology International.

Honours and Awards:

1. Visiting Professor, University of Liverpool, England (Liverpool India Fellowship 2016).

2. Visiting Faculty at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (Sweden) (Linnaeus-Palme fellowship 2013).

3. Recipient of BK Mahajan award in 2012 for the best research paper on “Cost Effectiveness of Child Birth Strategies for PMTCT of HIV among mothers receiving Nevirapine in India''.


4. Postdoctoral training in HIV/AIDS research from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) through the prestigious Fogarty Fellowship programme of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


5. Dr. MDD Gilder award and gold medal in Diploma in Public Health (2001).


6. Paper on "Awareness and practice of biosafety precaution and safe waste disposal among Private Medical Practitioners in an urban slum area" adjudged as the best paper at the Annual Conference of IAOH (Mumbai), 2001.


7. Gold medal winner of occupation health quiz organized by the Mumbai branch of Indian Association of Occupational Health (IAOH) Annual Conference, 2000.


Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Invited Talks:



  1. Invited India representative to the Asia Policy Forum, Hanoi, Vietnam, 6-8 November 2019.
  2. Invited Plenary Speaker at the HTAi annual conference and meeting at Cologne, Germany, 15-19 June, 2019.
  3. Invited expert at the PMAC 2019, Bangkok," The Political Economy of NCDs: A Whole of Sociey Approach", 29 Jan-3 Feb 2019.
  4. Invited India Representative to the Asia Policy Forum, Jakarta, Indonesia, 29-30 October 2018.
  5. Invited expert at the HTAsia link conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8-11 May 2018.
  6. Invited expert at PMAC 2018. Bangkok, Thailand, 29 Jan-3 Feb 2018.
  7. Invited speaker on "Off label use of medicine in India"-PMAC 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.
  8. Invited talk on "Role of HTA for UHC in India" at the TLHT-International Conference, 2017.
  9. Invited talk at Imperial College, London, 24 November 2016. Talk title, "Being Sustainable and Smart: The WIN strategy for UHC in India." Talk available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vll2TqmqmI

  10. Interview for UHC Day at Imperial College, London. Can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScyTJJms7I8

  11. Invited talk at University of York, England, 5 November 2016. Talk title, " Converting Data to Decisions in India: The Field Practicum Model".

  12. Invited talk at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England, 8 November 2016. Talk title, "Evidence based decisions for UHC in India".

  13. Invited talk at University of Liverpool, Department of Public Health and Policy, 1 November 2016. Talk title, "Lessons for UHC for India".

  14. Invited talk at University of Liverpool, Centre of Health Economics, October 28, 2016. Talk title,  "Management strategies towards Universal Health Coverage in India"

  15. Invited speaker at the Health Sustainable Development Conference at Tehran, Iran organized by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 24-25 April 2016. 
  16. Invited speaker at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference at Bangkok (26-31 January 2016) on Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage. Delivered a talk on 'Research to Policy'.
  17. Paper on "Generic vs Branded Drugs: A study on the JAS in India" at the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and Public Interest in New Delhi, 15-17 Dec 2015.
  18. Invited talk on “A model for urban primary healthcare in New-Mumbai, India” in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on May 21, 2013.
  19. Invited talk, "Justice in Health Care: The SATHI Field Action Project Experience". Presented at the Asian Criminology Conference at TISS, 14-16 April, 2013.
  20. Presented paper on "Contracting: A case study in NMMC" at the TISS-LSE academic alliance workshop at LSE, London, UK, 6-8 April, 2009.
  21. Training sessions on Hospital Waste Management and Infection Control for Unilever Bangladesh, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1-13 November, 2007.


 1. Invited Plenary Speaker at the second National Conference on Health Technology Assessment, PGIMER, Chandigarh, February 27-28, 2018. Title of talk, “HTA for UHC in India: Role of Academia”.

2. Invited Speaker at the PGI-AIIMS National course on Public Health Approach to NCDs, Chandigarh, March 2-7, 2017. Title of talk “Policy interventions: Fiscal and Regulatory measures for sugar, salt and transfats”.

3. Stakeholder consultative workshop on Health Technology Assessment at Delhi (25th-27th July 2016) organised by ICMR.

4. Invited Plenary Speaker at the Public Health Symposium on UHC: A step towards sustainable development at PGIMER, Chandigarh, 9th March 2016. Title of talk, 'MDGs to SDGs: Lessons for UHC'.

5. Invited Speaker and Session Chair at the AIIMS-PGI National Course on Public Health Approaches to NCDs. Talk given on 'Policy in NCDs: DIABETES'. Session chaired on the theme 'Environment and NCDs'.



1. Invited Speaker for Bihar State Round Table to address the Diabetes challenge, Patna, 17th April 2015.

2. Invited Speaker for Gujarat State Round Table to address the Diabetes challenge Ahemedabad, 30th July 2015.



Changing Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment and the challenge of Affordable Quality Medicines organised by ISID and TISS, Mumbai, 13 July 2016.

Paper on 'Nepal India safe migration initiative for reducing vulnerability to STI/HIV/AIDS among Nepali migrants in Mumbai' at the Migration, Vulnerability and Health workshop scheduled on April 8 and 9 at TISS, Mumbai.


Workshops and Trainings Organized:

  1. Policy Brief writing workshop for ICMR scientists, ICMR- NIRRH, Mumbai, 26-27 September 2017.
  2. Policy Brief writing workshop for ICMR scientists, ICMR- NIRTH, Jabalpur, 18 August 2017.
  3. Policy Brief writing workshop for ICMR scientists, ICMR-NIMR, Delhi, 24-25 July 2017.
  4. Curriculum development workshop for MPH (Health Policy, Economics and Finance) at TISS, 2009.
  5. Field Practicum development workshop for MPH (Health Policy, Economics and Finance) at TISS, 2010.
  6. Infant and Young Child Feeding policy analysis workshop at TISS,  2014. This was part of South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN) policy analysis project.
  7. Training on Indian health Systems, Policies and Economics got Novo Nordisk Education Foundation, 2014-15.

Workshops/Training Programmes/Conferences Participated (Most recent):

1. "Making the world safe from the threats of emerging and infectious diseases' PMAC 2018, Bangkok, Jan 29-Feb 3,2018. 

2. "Working towards tribal health: present status and way forward", National Institute for Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, 16 August 2017.

3. Tribal Health Research Forum Meeting, NIRTH, Jabalpur, 17 August 2017.

4. Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis Workshop at New Delhi, 5-7 July 2017. Organised by Campbell Collaboration and Department of Health Research (DHR).

5. Advanced economic evaluation for Health Technology Assessment workshop at Trivandrum, 8-13 May 2017. Organised by HITAP and DHR.

6. India at 70 summit, New Delhi, 29-31 March 2017. Organised by LSE.

7. HTA stakeholder consultative workshop, July 25-27, 2016, New Delhi. Organized by DHR-ICMR-iDSI.

Research Interests:

  1. Community health (Maternal and child health, adolescent reproductive health, STI/HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, tobacco use, etc).
  2. Health policy and systems analysis.
  3. Epidemiology and economics of NCDs.
  4. Economic evaluation in healthcare.


Currently guiding three PhD students

Two M.Phil and three PhD students have graduated under his guidance.

Guided over 70 students in the Masters programme at TISS.


 Ongoing Research:

1. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of population-based cervical cancer screening in low and middle-income countries - A systematic Review. (Title registered with Cochrane and Campbell).

2. BMI among adult slum dwellers in New Mumbai.

3. Cost Effectiveness of Bedaquiline for MDR-TB: A systematic review


  1. Migration/Mobility and Vulnerability to HIV among Male Migrant Workers: Maharashtra . Mumbai: TISS.

      2. Situation assessment for STI/HIV/AIDS prevention and care for Nepali migrants and their families

          in Mumbai and Thane.

      3. Public Health Workforce in Maharashtra: An Assessment.

      4. Need Assessment study for reducing vulnerability to STI/HIV among Nepali migrants in Mumbai 

         and Thane.


Published Articles/Book chapters (in chronological order):

  1. Mukherjee, K. ( August 2020). A comparative analysis of the lockdown and unlock policies on the COVID-19 situation in India. Cambridge Open Engage. doi:10.33774/coe-2020-fdqtr
  2. Choudhary F and Mukherjee K (July 2020)  Health Technology Assessment of smart canes for visually challenged in India. Cambridge Open Engage 2020. doi:10.33774/coe-2020-bszks. 
  3. Mukherjee K. COVID-19 and lockdown policy (June 2020) : Insights on the Indian situation . Cambridge Open Engage 2020. Available from: https://doi.org/10.33774/coe-2020-l1g3b.  
  4. Mukherjee K. COVID-19 and lockdown: Insights from Mumbai. Indian J Public Health. June 2020;64:S168-71. doi: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_508_20. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32496249/ 

  5. Mukherjee K. A SMART framework for HTA capability development: Lessons from India. Health Policy and Technology. March 2020. 9 (1): 42-44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2019.12.001 
  6. Verma M and Mukherjee K. Perceptions of nurses regarding barriers to implement maternal and newborn care at rural community health centers of Madhya Pradesh, India: a phenomenology study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. Feb 2020. 11(2): 677-682.
  7. Kumar R and Mukherjee K.Vaccination coverage and its determinants in rural areas of district Doda of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2019 Oct; 6(10):4401 4406. DOI: 10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20194501  
  8. Verma M and Mukherjee K. Factors Affecting Delivery of Maternal and Newborn Care in Rural Public Health System in Madhya Pradesh, India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2019; 10(8):290-295. DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.01894.1
  9. Dey B and Mukherjee K. A Study of the People's Medicine Scheme in Mumbai and Thane region, India with reference to Cancer and Diabetes medicines. International Journal of Health Systems and Implementation Research.2019; 3(1):41-55. 
  10. Mukherjee K. Selective Universalism: The Paradoxical Strategy to Achieve Universal Health Coverage in India. Journal of Health Management. Feb 2019.1-6. SAGE. Available from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0972063418821826
  11. Mukherjee K. Health Systems Transformation For UHC In India. International Journal of Health Systems and Implementation Research. December 2018, Vol. 2(2). https://ijhsir.online/wp-content/uploads/2018-02-2-p1.pdf
  12. Mukherjee K. Off-label Medicine Use in India: Need for linking Research with Policy and Practice. International Journal of Health Systems and Implementation Research. 2018. 2 (1):6-9. Available from: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/4dd66b_bd49b8b3c91e428e975be4254ea7da18.pdf
  13. Mukherjee K. Bedaquiline for multidrug resistant TB in India—at what cost?. The BMJ opinon. June 2018. Available from: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/06/20/kanchan-mukherjee-bedaquiline-multidrug-resistant-tb-india-cost/  
  14. Bhattacharyya S, Mukherjee K and Haycox A. Controlling antimicrobial resistance: Lessons from Scotland for India. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. April 2018; 7(1).
  15. Mukherjee K. Bridging the gap between India’s researchers and policy makers on NCDs. The BMJ opinion. December 1, 2017. Available from: http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2017/12/01/kanchan-mukherjee-researchers-and-policy-makers-need-to-speak-the-same-language-on-ncds-in-india/
  16. Jadhav U and Mukherjee K. Assessment of healthcare measures, healthcare resource use and cost of care among severe Hemophilia A patients in western region of India. J Postgrad Medicine, November 2017.Print ISSN 0022-3859, CD ISSN 0972-2823. Availablef from: http://www.jpgmonline.com/downloadpdf.asp?id=217054;type=2
  17.  Mukherjee K. Use of Off Label medicines in India: Implications for Policy and Practice. The Dialogue; August 2017. Available from: http://www.thedialogue.co/use-off-label-medicines-india-implications-policy-practice/

  18. Mukherjee K. Achieving universal health coverage in India: Inefficiency is the problem, not money.The BMJ opinion.June 26, 2017. Available from: http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2017/06/26/achieving-universal-health-coverage-in-india-inefficiency-is-the-problem/
  19. Mukherjee K. Social Advancement through Health Intitiative. Indian Journal of Social Work, April 2017; 78(2): 271-281.
  20. Padmanabhan PS and Mukherjee K. Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF): A Gap Analysis between Policy and Practice. Indian Journal Of Nutrition, 2017. 4(3)163:1-5. ISSN: 2395-2326.
  21. Singh P and Mukherjee K. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Assessment of Quality of Care in patients with Hemophilia undergoing treatment at National Rural Health Mission in Maharashtra, India. Value in Health Regional Issues 12 C (2017): 101-106. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1V5Fk7s~RvqoLN. eISSN: :22121102
  22. Mukherjee K, Haycox A and Walley T. Health Technology Assessment: A Potential Roadmap for India. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 2017 6(5):1 -5. ISSN: 2320-4664.
  23. Mukherjee K. A cost analyis of the Jan Aushadhi Scheme in India. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 2017; 6 (7): 1-4. ISSN: 2322-5939.
  24. Mukherjee K. Health Technology Assessment for UHC in India. Available from: http://www.thedialogue.co/health-technology-assessment-for-uhc-in-india/
  25. Padmanabhan PS and Mukherjee K. Nutrition in Tribal Children of Yercaud Region, Tamil Nadu. Indian J Nutri., 2016;3(2): 148. ISSN: 2395-2326.
  26. Shah N and Mukherjee K. Economic effect of Coronary Heart Disease on Households in Mumbai. International Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 6(4): 184-188, 2016. ISSN: 2230-8598.
  27. Mukherjee K. MDGs to SDGs: lessons for UHC for India. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 5(4), 2016. ISSN: 2277-9604.
  28. Mukherjee K. Need Assessment of STI/ HIV Vulnerability among Nepali Migrants in Mumbai. Epidemiology International. August 2016. 1(2):3-9. ISSN: 2455-7048.
  29. Mukherjee K. Role of Academic and Research Institutes in Addressing NCDs in India. Epidemiology International. August 2016. 1(2): 1-2. ISSN: 2455-7048.
  30. Chauhan AK and Mukherjee K. Economic burden of coronary heart disease in North India. International Journal of Non Communicable Diseases.July 2016. 1(1): 18-25.ISSN: 2468-8827.
  31. Mukherjee K. Research to policy: The field practicum model. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. June 2016. 5(2). ISSN: 2277–9604.
  32. Mukherjee K.Non-Communicable Diseases: Challenge in India, Domains for Action. The Dialogue. June 2016 http://www.thedialogue.co/non-communicable-diseases-challenge-india-domains-action/
  33. Mukherjee K. Diabetes in India: Perspectives on Awareness and Care. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research. 2016; 3(1): 95-97. eISSN 2383-4366.
  34. Jain M and Mukherjee K. Economic burden of breast cancer to the households in Punjab, India. Int J Med Public Health 2016;6:13-8. ISSN: 2230-8598.
  35. Mukherjee K. How can we achieve Universal Healthcare in India. The Dialogue. March 2016. http://www.thedialogue.co/how-can-we-achieve-universal-health-care-in-india/
  36. Mukherjee K. An intervention study to address chid undernutrition in an urban slum in New Mumbai. International Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jan 2016. 3 (2):89-98. ISSN: 2347-5277.
  37. Mukherjee K. Study on tobacco consumption patterns and its determinants in an urban slum in New Mumbai. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research. 2015. 2 (4): 164-171. eISSN 2383-4366.
  38. Mukherjee K. Poverty as a cause and consequence of Ill health. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research. 2015. 2 (4): 209-220.eISSN: 2383-4366.
  39. Mukherjee K. DIABETES : A model to address its challenge in India, The Health Agenda. July 2015. 3 (3). ISSN: 2320-3749.
  40. Sharma C and Mukherjee K. Maternal Healthcare Providers in Uttar Pradesh, India: How to position Informal Practitioners within the system? Journal of Family and Reproductive Health. Dec 2014. 8(4), 183-88. ISSN: 1735-8949 (Print)ISSN: 1735-9392 (Electronic).
  41. Jadhav U, Mukherjee K and Lalwani A. Ethical Issues in the care of persons living with haemophilia in India. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. October-December 2014. XI (4),223-7. ISSN: 0974-8466 (Print), ISSN: 0975-5691 (Online).
  42. Kumar D and Mukherjee K. Economic impact of type-2 diabetes mellitus on households in Hisar district of Haryana state, India. The Health Agenda. Oct 2014. 2(4),125-9. ISSN: 2320-3749.
  43. Mukherjee K. SATHI: An experimental model of urban primary healthcare. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. July 2014. 3(3). ISSN: 2277-9604.
  44. Mukherjee K and Amarnath Babu. Economic evaluation of Hospital Management Information Systems in Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 4(3), 269-274, July-Sep 2014. ISSN: 2230–8598.
  45. Mukherjee K. Malnutrition in under five children in Turbhe stores urban slums in Navi Mumbai. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 3(9), 1127-31, June 2014. ISSN (online): 2277-338X; ISSN (Print): 2320–4664.
  46. Milli D and Mukherjee K. Public Private Partnership in Health : A study in Arunachal Pradesh. JDMIMSU. 9 (2), 90-93, June 2014. ISSN: 0974-3901.
  47. Mukherjee K. Knowledge, attitude, practices and access to care for HIV/AIDS among Nepali migrants in Mumbai. The Health Agenda, 2(1), 22-28, January 2014. ISSN: 2320-3749.
  48. Mukherjee K and Koul V. Economic burden of coronary heart disease on households in Jammu, India. The Health Agenda, 2(1), 29-36, January 2014. ISSN: 2320-3749.
  49. Jadhav U, Mukherjee K and Thakur HP. Usage of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Severe Hemophilia A Patients in India.  Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine , 18(3), 191-197, July 2013. ISSN: 2156-5872.
  50. Mukherjee K. Book Review. HIV and AIDS in South Asia: An Economic Development Risk, edited by Haacker M and Claeson M. IJSW, 74(2),313-315, April 2013. ISSN: 0019-5634.
  51. Mukherjee K, Thomas L, Quazi SZ and Zodpey S. Medical Savings Account: Implications for consumer choice, individual responsibility and efficiency. International Journal of Medicine and Public health, 2(2), 7-14. April-June 2012. ISSN: 2230–8598.
  52. Mukherjee K. Contracting: Study of a model in an urban Municipal Corporation, India. Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, 7(1), 27-31, Jan-March 2012. ISSN: 0974-3901.
  53. Mukherjee K. Role of Private Health Care Sector in Kala Azar Elimination Programme. In Kala Azar: Emerging Perspectives and Prospects in South Asia, New Delhi: Mittal Publications, 2011. ISBN: 81-8324-355-X
  54. Mukherjee K. Cost effectiveness of child birth strategies for prevention of MTCT of HIV among mothers receiving Nevirapine, The Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 35(1), 29–33, 2010. ISSN: 0970-0218.
  55. Mukherjee K. Issues in market-oriented health care reforms in the context of developing countries. Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, 3(2), 55–60, 2008. ISSN: 0974-3901.
  56. Thakur H, Chavhan S, Jotkar R and Mukherjee K. Developing clinical indicators for the secondary health system in India. International Journal for Quality in Healthcare, 20(4), 297-303, 2008. ISSN 1353-4505.
  57. Thakur H, Nakkeeran N, Mukherjee K and Yesudian CAK. Evaluation of NGO involvement in the cataract control programme in India. Journal of Preventive Medicine, 16(3-4), 19-32, 2008. ISSN: 1582-5388.
  58. Mukherjee K, Quazi SZ and Gaidhane A. Study of Infective Dermatosis among street children in Mumbai. The Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 31(2), 100–101, 2006. ISSN: 0970-0218.
  59. Mukherjee K and Hadaye RS. Study on gutkha consumption and its determinants among secondary school male students. The Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 31(3), 177, 2006. ISSN: 0970-0218.
  60. Thakur HP, Nakkeeran N, Mukherjee K and Yesudian CAK. Efficacy of involvement of NGO's in the  treatment of cataract. LMA Convention Journal-Public Private Partnership- Issues and Strategies, 2(1), 65-76, 2006.
  61. Quazi SZ, Gaidhane A, Mukherjee K, Shanbag SS and Pandit DD. Universal precaution and safe waste disposal among Private Medical practitioners (PMP’S) in a slum area of Mumbai. The Indian Journal of Occupational Health, 89-94, April-June 2001. ISSN: 0019-5391.
  62. Mukherjee K. 31st May-World No Tobacco Day 2001,Second Hand Smoke Kills-Lets clear the air. The Indian Journal of Occupational Health, 99-100, April -June 2001. ISSN: 0019-5391.

Completed Research and Training Projects:

1. Study to understand prevalence of early and child marriage in Turbhe slums, Navi Mumbai. 

Funding agency: American Jewish World Service.

2, Assessment of tobacco consumption and cessation in an urban slum in Navi Mumbai.

Funding agency: TISS Research Council

3.  Malnutrition in under- 5 children in Turbhe stores slums, Navi Mumbai.

Funding Agency:  TISS Research Council.

4. Migration, Mobility and HIV: Assessing the Patterns and Drivers of Migration/ Mobility of Male Migrants and Examining the links with HIV Risk.

Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

5. Visceral Leishmaniasis Treatment in India: Policy Implications for Action.

Funding Agency: World Health Organization

6. Evaluation of NGOs in World Bank assisted Cataract Blindness Control Project in states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Funding agency: Ministry of health and Family Welfare, Ophthalmology division, Government of India.

7. Developing clinical indicators for improving hospital performance among secondary referral system in Maharashtra.

Funding agency: World Bank

8. Coordinator for training programme for hospital administrators from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh Health Systems development Project.

Funding agency: World Bank

9. Review of Professional Development Course in Management, Public Health and Health Sector Reform.

Funding agency: European Union


Completed Field Action Projects:

1. Targeted Intervention for HIV/AIDS among slum population. 

Funding agency: AVERT Society, Maharashtra.

2. In-school adolescent reproductive health project under Kalyan-Dombivili Municipal Corporation. 

Funding agency : UNFPA.

3. Nepal India Safe Migration Initiative for reducing vulnerability to STI/HIV among Nepali migrants in Mumbai.

Funding agency : USAID through FHI.

4. A Targeted Intervention for reducing vulnerability to STI/HI among sex workers and their clients in Turbhe Stores, Mumbai.

 Funding Agency : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through FHI.

5. SATHI Sure start project on Maternal and Neonatal Health.

Funding Agency: PATH and NMMC

6. SATHI Field Action Project for Community Capacity Development in Turbhe stores, New Mumbai.

Programme Convenor:

MPH in Health Policy, Economics and Finance [MPH (HPEF)]


Courses Designed and Developed:

  1. Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
  2. Health Technology Assessment
  3. Introduction to Health and Health Systems
  4. Foundations of health policy and planning
  5. Policy analysis for health- for MPhil programme 

Currently teaching: 

For M.Phil students:

1. Policy Analysis for Health


For Masters students:

  1. Health Policy, Planning and Analysis
  2. Comparative Health Systems and Policies
  3. Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
  4. Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy


Courses taught:

  1. Management of National Health Programmes
  2. Health Management Information Systems
  3. Materials Management
  4. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  5. Introduction to Health and Health Systems


Email: kanch[at]tiss[dot]edu


Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management (CHPPM)

School of Health Systems Studies (SHSS)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

V. N. Purav Marg


Mumbai - 400088

Ph: 91-22-25525533