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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 in the School of Health Systems Studies. Prof. Mukherjee completed his MBBS from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and MD in Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Sion Hospital, Mumbai. He also has specialization in Public Health (gold medalist), Health Policy and Health Economics. He completed a Fogarty Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, USA) in HIV/AIDS research and MSc. in International Health Policy (2008) with distinction in Health Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, UK). He has been a recipient of many awards and international fellowships. He was also a visiting faculty at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and the University of Liverpool (UK).

Prof. Mukherjee has 20 years of teaching and research experience, and over 60 publications in the fields of public health, health systems and policy analysis, economic evaluation, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), urban health, HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 

He is a member of the GBD collaborator network, Global Consortium on Public Health Research, International Society of Infectious Dissease, HTAi Asia Policy Forum, HTAsiaLink and a faculty expert with the Dept. of Health Research (Government of India) for training scientists in evidence-informed policy making and writing policy briefs.

He is an editorial board member of six international journals.

Prof. Mukherjee has been invited as a plenary speaker and expert to many international conferences and meetings in the USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, Iran, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh as well as within India. 

UHC interview at the Imperial College, London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScyTJJms7I8

Publications listed in The World Health Organization Global Research COVID-19 Database: 


ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3291-9172   

Research Interests:

  1. Public 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
  5. Health Technology Assessment (HTA)


Currently guiding three PhD students

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

Guided over 80 students in the Masters programme at TISS


Ongoing Research:

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).



  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. (April 2021). Capacity builidng for Evidence-Informed Health Policies. MEDC Economic Digest. Vol. III(8): 12-15.
  2. Mukherjee K. (March 2021). COVID-19 situation in India: Artifact or Fact? Cambridge Open Enagage. doi: 10.33774/coe-2021-gjcc0
  3. Mukherjee K. (March 2021). Relevance of the newly defined Health Technology Assessment: COVID-19 and beyond. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 37, E44. doi:10.1017/S0266462321000192
  4. Mukherjee K.(March 2021) Integrating technology, innovation and policy: COVID-19 and HTA. Health Policy and Technology 10(1): 16-20 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2021.01.003
  5. Supase A, Oswal K, Mukherjee K, Singh A, Chaturvedi P. Alternate livelihood for bidi workers: a study based on primary research on home-based bidi rollers of Solapur city in Maharashtra. Int. Jnl of Community Medicine and Public health. 2020. 7(11): 4402-09.
  6. Mukherjee K. (October 2020) HTA of FELUDA diagnostic test for COVID-19. Cambridge Open Engage 2020. doi:10.33774/coe-2020-ztz0t.
  7. 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
  8. 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. 
  9. 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.  
  10. Mukherjee K. (May 2020) 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/  

  11. Mukherjee K. (March 2020). A SMART framework for HTA capability development: Lessons from India. Health Policy and Technology. 9 (1): 42-44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2019.12.001
  12. 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.
  13. 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  
  14. 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
  15. 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. 
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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/  
  20. 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).
  21. 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/
  22. 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
  23.  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/

  24. 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/
  25. Mukherjee K. Social Advancement through Health Intitiative. Indian Journal of Social Work, April 2017; 78(2): 271-281.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Mukherjee K. Health Technology Assessment for UHC in India. Available from: http://www.thedialogue.co/health-technology-assessment-for-uhc-in-india/
  31. Padmanabhan PS and Mukherjee K. Nutrition in Tribal Children of Yercaud Region, Tamil Nadu. Indian J Nutri., 2016;3(2): 148. ISSN: 2395-2326.
  32. 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.
  33. Mukherjee K. MDGs to SDGs: lessons for UHC for India. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 5(4), 2016. ISSN: 2277-9604.
  34. Mukherjee K. Need Assessment of STI/ HIV Vulnerability among Nepali Migrants in Mumbai. Epidemiology International. August 2016. 1(2):3-9. ISSN: 2455-7048.
  35. Mukherjee K. Role of Academic and Research Institutes in Addressing NCDs in India. Epidemiology International. August 2016. 1(2): 1-2. ISSN: 2455-7048.
  36. 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.
  37. Mukherjee K. Research to policy: The field practicum model. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. June 2016. 5(2). ISSN: 2277–9604.
  38. 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/
  39. Mukherjee K. Diabetes in India: Perspectives on Awareness and Care. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research. 2016; 3(1): 95-97. eISSN 2383-4366.
  40. 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.
  41. 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/
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Mukherjee K. Poverty as a cause and consequence of Ill health. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research. 2015. 2 (4): 209-220.eISSN: 2383-4366.
  45. Mukherjee K. DIABETES : A model to address its challenge in India, The Health Agenda. July 2015. 3 (3). ISSN: 2320-3749.
  46. 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).
  47. 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).
  48. 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.
  49. Mukherjee K. SATHI: An experimental model of urban primary healthcare. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. July 2014. 3(3). ISSN: 2277-9604.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.

Founding 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 M.Phil 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