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Nidhi Gupta

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi Gupta, BAMS
Editor of Journal of Health Studies
PhD at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

I, Dr Nidhi Gupta, am 33 year old doctor who is interested in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research. I am currently working as an editor of Journal of Health Studies since, 2009. In addition, I am pursuing PhD at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India.

I graduated in the year 2000 in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery and completed my Masters of Health Administration from Tata Institute of social sciences, Mumbai in 2009. During studies I took part in scientific research at my university and was awarded Best Dissertation award by the School of Health system studies for my work on ‘Institutional Delivery in Maternal Health – Delivery Huts scheme in Haryana, India. I have also been awarded Junior Research Fellowship by University grants Commission (UGC- JRF) by Government of India for doctoral studies. My main scientific interests are in maternal health, Quality of Reproductive health care, Health services and financing, sociology of reproductive health and health systems strengthening. Driven by my interest in maternal health and quality of care, I am working on quality of maternal health care rendered at public health facilities in a rural setting, in my doctoral studies.

Upon graduation, I did independent clinical practise in as an Ayurvedic consultant for five years, and owned a Thyrocare Blood collection Franchisee for New Bombay area. There after I pursued my masters in health administration. Post my masters, I worked in the Centre for Enquiry in Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT), Mumbai in the capacity of Research Officer, on access to healthcare services in municipal hospitals and Reproductive and general morbidity in Prawn Harvesters in a Tribal community in Gujarat under different projects.

In my work I was responsible for conceptualising, designing, operational sing the research studies which included designing the tools for data collection, training the research staff (field), and finally analysing and interpreting data. Thereafter, I was actively involved in report writing and presentation of findings from the studies in various conferences and platforms for advocacy. Besides the research activities, I was involved in the preparation activity and annual; reports, planning and developmental activities for future research and funding for the projects. I have been working closely with the public health departmental as well as the Non-Governmental Organisations working on health in Mumbai as well as in Gujarat.