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Present designation:  Founder CEO and Executive Director

Area of specialisation    

Developmental Research & Planning, Operations research, Social Marketing (condom, oral pill, ORS), Demographic studies, Programme development and Evaluation, Population, Health & Family Welfare, Nutrition, Immunisation, Reproductive and Child Health, New born care, maternal health, ageing, STIs, HIV / AIDS, Diarrhoea Management, Gender, Adult literacy, Primary Education, Rural and Urban Development, Micro Finance/SHGs, Disaster management, Micro health insurance, Micro pensions, CSR, Communication, Highways/Infrastructure/Transport etc

Key qualifications 

More than three decades of experience in handling wide variety of social / developmental and demographic research in almost all the Indian states. Life Member of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP), Indian Association of Social Sciences and Health (IASSH), Indian Society for Medical Statistics, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction & Fertility, Indian Sociological Society, Indian Society for Labour Economics, Nutrition Society of India, Social Security Association of India, Indian Red Cross Society, East West Center, Honolulu and PERN. Member of IUSSP, International Society for Urban Health (ISUH). Founder member of APA and was President of IASP, Vice President of  IASSH,  Executive Board Member of ISUH, Member of Expert Group on HRG Estimation for NACP -III Planning, Member of Working Group on NUHM, and Member, Advisory Board- Byrraju Foundation 

Author of 9 edited books and 120 papers in CSR, Demography, Gender, Development, Research Ethics, Health, Family Welfare and HIV / AIDS, published in National Journals, edited books and presented at National and International Conferences / Seminars. Participated in the 34th Summer Seminar of the East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA during May 29-June 28, 2003. Participated in the APN Training workshop on ‘Advanced Demographic Techniques’ held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, during September-October, 2004. Participated in the Short Term Course on Population Ageing and Its Implications, held at International Institute on Ageing, INIA, Malta and UN during November 2005  

Participated and presented papers at the XXV IUSSP International Conference at Tours, France during July 18-23, 2005, 5th African Population Conference at Arusha, Tanzania during Dec 10-14, 2007, XXVI IUSSP Conference at Marrakech, Morocco during Sept 27-Oct 2, 2009, 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights at Beijing, China during October 18-20, 2009, 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights at Manila during  2014, 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Myanmar during 2016, International Urban Health Conferences held in Brazil, Bangladesh. 

Was invited to speak on Corporate Social Responsibility in India at the Asia Law Society Seminar at Michigan University (March 20, 2010)   

Is a visiting faculty at the TERI, TERI University, New Delhi, TISS, Mumbai, Government Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad; Loyola Academy, Secunderabad; Siddhanti College, Secunderabad; Nagarjuna University (Dept of Statistics), Guntur, Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and IGNOU.

Has personally conducted and supervised studies for Abt Associates, Action Aid Adam Smith Institute, AED, Boston University, British Council Division, CARE, CEDPA, CIDA, Clinton Foundation, CRS, DFID (ODA),  FHI 360, Gates Foundation, Pathfinder, PSI, PSS, Population Council, NRI (UK), SIDA, Johns Hopkins University, J-PAL, Harvard School, HIV Alliance, International Planned Parenthood Federation,  ICRW,  IPAS, UNAIDS UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, WHP, World Bank, World Vision, et al

… and, for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Family Planning Association of India, Dept of Women & Child Devp  (ICDS), Dept of Rural Devp, State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan, IFMR, ICHAP, AzimPremji Foundation, Helpage India, Byrraju Foundation, APSRTC,  NDDB, NCAER, Hindusthan Latex, Ed Cil, Naandi Foundation, Family Planning Association of India, Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project, Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project, NARI/NIE/ICMR, Avert Society

Coordinated several important assignments including the National Family Health Survey – 2, 3 and 4, DLHS 2, 3  and 4 , IBBA, HIV BSS., Mid Term Evaluation of the World Bank Assisted ICDS Project, OR Study for World Bank ICDS, HIV Mapping studies, TB Baseline survey / Communication Strategy Development Study, Rapid Assessment Study in Prisons and User Satisfaction Surveys .

Visited 28 countries including Australia, New Zealand. UK and USA 

Served as Board of Studies Member, Dept of Statistics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 

Author of Paper on Research Ethics
Chairman- MAMTA IRB
Co chairman- HIV Alliance IRB
Member secretary- Sigma IRB



MBA, Specialization in Human Resources from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
PG Diploma in Management and Diploma in Management, from IGNOU  
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management, from IGNOU  
MA Sociology from Annamalai University
Ph D from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Bombay
M Phil from the International Institute for Population Sciences
M Sc Statistics, from Andhra University - Specialization in Demography, SQC & Advanced Operations Research


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