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Arokiasamy Perianayagam

Arokiasamy Perianayagam is a  Professor at NCAER leading research programmes in the area of health and health economics. 


He has been a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, and before that, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Studies at the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai where he served as faculty for over three decades. His subject areas of teaching and research expertise cover demography, public health and health economics, ageing, and global health, development studies and large-scale health survey research. He has supervised 23 PhD research students, published over 100 research papers in top-rated international peer-reviewed journals in the subject areas of demography, public health, epidemiology, and social sciences. As the lead Principal Investigator, he directed several nationwide surveys and pioneering research studies. 


He has served as a member of different ministries (MoHFW, MoSJE, ICMR, NITI Aayog), INSA, US-NAS, SNSF, UK-NSO and many national and international collaborative consortium. He was also advisor/international consultant in institutions such as WHO, UNFPA, HSPH, University of Southern California etc. He was educated at the University of Madras, Annamalai University and received postdoctoral research training at the London School of Economics (LSE).

 
 
Debasis Barik

Debasis Barik is a Fellow at NCAER, working in the area of public health and mortality. His research interests are in public health, demography, migration, gender, labour and social security. His current research focuses on health and health systems analysis. His other research interests include analysing the issues arising out of demographic transition in India. 

 
Anil Deolalikar

Anil Deolalikar has been Founding Dean of the School of Public Policy since February 2013 and a Professor of Economics at UC Riverside since 2003. Prior to this he taught at the University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. He is a development economist who has published extensively on the economics of child nutrition, health, education, poverty, and social protection in developing countries.  In addition to his research, Deolalikar has extensive public policy experience and has served as an adviser to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, UNDP, USAID, and a number of developing country-governments and international organizations.   

 

Deolalikar received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University, a Diploma in Economics from Cambridge University and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.  

 
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Sonalde Desai

Sonalde Desai is a Professor at NCAER with a joint appointment as Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. She directs the NCAER-National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC), a newly established Centre by NCAER with its consortium partners, University of Maryland and University of Michigan. She is an internationally known demographer whose work deals primarily with human development in developing countries with a particular focus on gender and class inequalities. While most of her research focuses on India, she has also undertaken comparative studies across South Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. At present, Sonalde Desai is leading the India Human Development Survey (IHDS), India’s only nationally representative panel study with interviews in 2004–05 and 2011–12. The next wave of IHDS is planned for 2022-23. The IHDS is used by over 11,000 users worldwide and has led to over 1000 papers and dissertations. 

 

Desai is a member of the editorial committee of Population and Development Review and has served on the editorial advisory boards of many Indian and international journals. At present, she is the President of Population Association of America.

 

She has published articles in a wide range of Indian and international sociology and demography journals and is a frequent contributor to Indian newspapers.

 
Amaresh Dubey