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MPhil, PhD CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management
School of Health Systems Studies
Tata Institute of Social Science (Old Campus), Mumbai
V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088.
Dr. Chandra has a research degree in Regional Development with specialization in quantification of health care access. Over the years, he has been involved in designing and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation studies and knowledge production across different thematic areas in the domain of public health like digital health, urban health, maternal and child health, health-finance and public health rserach methods etc. He expertises in various research oriented quantitative and qualitative methods and tools. He is a data enthusiast and finds interest in large data sets and has a high level of proficiency in statistics, analytics and statistical applications like STATA, SPSS, and R.
Beyond academics and reserach, he finds interest in socio-political developments and issues around the globe with bearing on peopls' lives and well being.
Amnesty LeFevre, PhD MHS; Smisha Agarwal; Sara Chamberlain; Kerry Scott, PhD MHS; Anna Godfrey; Rakesh Chandra, PhD; Aditya Singh, PhD; Neha Shah; Diva Dhar; Alain Labrique; Aarushi Bhatnagar; Diwakar Mohan “Are stage-based health information messages effective and good value for money in improving maternal newborn and child health outcomes in India? Protocol for an individually randomized controlled trial” Springer-Trials. Vol. 20. No. 272.
Sophie Witter, Ludovico Carraro, Nouria Brikci, Tim Ensor, Sebastian Silva-Leander, Marta Marzi, Firdaus Shidieq, Laura Bates, Roosa Jolkkonen, Snehashish Raichowdhury, Rakesh Chandra “Leave no one behind – operationalizing universal health coverage and social protection in Agenda 2030”, Oxford Policy Management, Dec. 2017 [Report].
Rakesh Chandra “Cities and the questions of health equity: A study of multidimensional healthcare access in India” European Journal of Public Health, Volume 26, Issue suppl_1, Oxford University Press (OUP), November 2016.
Rakesh Chandra and Saradiya Mukherjee “Urban transformations and new dynamics of exclusions: A mixed method study of health and well-being in an expanding city of India” Current Urban Studies, Vol. 3, 2015.
Saradiya Mukherjee and Rakesh Chandra “Determinants of maternal care utilization among young Muslim women in India” International Journal of Public Health Research Vol 4 No 2, 2014.
Rakesh Chandra, Aditya Singh and Saradiya Mukherjee “A Disaggregated Analysis of Change in Household Out-Of-Pocket Expenditure on Healthcare in India, 1995-2004” International Journal of Public Health Research Vol 3, No1, 2013.
Saradiya Mukherjee, Aditya Singh and Rakesh Chandra “Maternity or Catastrophe: a study a household expenditure on maternal health care in India” Health Vol.5, No.1, 2013.
Aditya Singh, Saradiya Mukherjee and Rakesh Chandra “Inter-district variation in socioeconomic inequality in maternal healthcare utilization in rural Assam, 2007-08”, Journal of North East Indian Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, Jul.-Dec. 2012.
Other Newspaper, Magzine and Blog Articles:
Why ‘Baba ka Dhaba’ is just a magic story, not the solution, Governance Now, November 2020.
NDA won in Bihar by reminding people of ‘Jungle Raj’. But data shows it’s a myth, The Print, November 2020.
Could the self-defense monologues of Mr. Trump have debilitating effects on The World Health Organization’s credibility and its fight against COVID-19? An analysis based on Twitter data, April, 2020, Medium.
Migrant’s mobility patterns, high risk behaviours, HIV vulnerabilities and responses during COVID-19 in India. Funder: National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Govt. of India (Project Year: 2022; Location: India) (Ongoing).
Changing Sexual Networks and Unexplored Risk Behaviours amongst Truckers/ Drivers in India Funder: National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Govt. of India (Project Year: 2022; Location: India) (Ongoing).
Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Jiyo Parasi Scheme Client: Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi (Project Year: 2020-21; Location: India) (Completed).
Evaluation of Digitally Enabled Multi-Level Governance Model Client: Boston consulting Group (BCG) & Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) (Project Year: 2018-2019; Location: India) (Completed).
Education Program for Results (EPforR), Tanzania Client: Department for International Development (DFID), UK DFID (Project Year: 2018-2019; Location: Tanzania) (Completed).
Evaluation of Three Millennium Development Goals (3MDG), Myanmar Client: The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Myanmar. (Project Year: 2018-2020; Location: Myanmar) (Completed).
Study on Universal Health Coverage from a pro-poor and pro-equity perspective. Funder: Oceanic Economic Development Cooperation (OECD). (Project Year 2017-18 Location: Multi-country study in Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia,Togo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique) (Completed).
Evaluation of Kilkari and Mobile Academy (mHealth) Programme; Client: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) (Project Year: 2017-2018; Location: India) (Completed).
Study on Nutrition Determinants and Strategies in the North East of India; Client: World Bank, India (Project Year: 2016-2018; Location: India) (Completed).
Evaluation of Poorer States Inclusive Growth Program; Client: Department for International Development (DFID), UK. (Project Year: 2016-2017; Location: India) (Completed).
Impact Evaluation of Norway India Partnership Initiative program; Funder: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Norway (Project Year: 2016-2017; Location: India) (Completed).
Bihar Technical Support Program; Funder : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) India, (Project Year: 2016-2019; Location: India) (Completed).
Introduction to Biostatistics
Social and Behavioural Influence on Health
Urban Habitat and Health
Health System Research
Research Methods and Tools