Global Visiting Scholar Presentation: Policy Engagement & Development for Women’s Reproductive Health in India

Sivakami is a Professor at the Center for Health and Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies (SHSS), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She was also the Chairperson of the Centre for Health and Social Sciences, one of the four centers in SHSS, between June 2015 to June 2021. Sivakami's broad research area includes Demography, Gender and Health. Her specific research areas of interest include Sexual and Reproductive Health including Menarche and Menstrual Hygiene; Migration and Health; Maternal and Child Health; Issues around Childlessness and Menopause; Health Consequences of Gender-Based Violence; Impact of Programs and Policies Related to Health with a gender focus.

She was trained as a quantitative researcher and has vast experience conducting large-scale surveys like GATS, NFHS and DLHS. Over a period of time, she has also gained experience in conducting qualitative research studies. More recently, most of her research involves a mixed methodology approach. She has published widely in peer-reviewed national and international journals such as the Lancet, BMJ Global Health, BMJ Open, Journal of Global Health, Journal of Biosocial Science, Asian Population Studies, Health Transition Review, Economic and Political Weekly, Demography India and Sociological Bulletin amongst others.

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Dr. M. Sivakamy is a guest of the UI College of Public Health. This visit is supported by University of Iowa International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization. Her presentation is co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

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