SARITHA NAIR
SCIENTIST D

  SARITHA NAIR

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2014

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL STATISTICS
ICMR HEAD QUARTERS CAMPUS ANSARI NAGAR
NEW DELHI - 110029 .
Telephone (off): 91-11-26589635
Fax : 11-26589635
Email : saritha_nair@yahoo.co.uk, nairs@icmr.org.in
Educational Qualifications:

  • 1999–2002  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Population Studies International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • 1996-1998  Master of Science (Demography) Kerala University, Trivandrum, India
  • 1993-1996  Bachelor of Science; Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Statistics Kerala University, Trivandrum, India

Discipline:
DEMOGRAPHY



Research Experience:
  • 1 Aug 2014-present Scientist C, National Institute of Medical Statistics (ICMR), New Delhi, India
  • 2008- Jul 31 2014 Scientist C (Social & Behavioural Science), National Institute for Research in Reproductive health (ICMR), Mumbai, India
  • 2003–2008 Research Officer (Social & Behavioural Science) – Scientist B, National Institute for Research in Reproductive health (ICMR), Mumbai, India
  • 2002–2003 Lecturer (Ad-hoc), International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • 2002 Research Officer (Intervention), Research and Intervention on Sexual Health: Theory to Action (RISHTA), International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • 1998–1999 Project Officer, Social Organization for Mental Health Action (SOMA), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Research Support (past 5 years)

1. Intervention to Enhance Acceptance of Contraceptive use Among Couples by Reducing Domestic Violence from Husband- Co-I -(2012-2015); PI: Dr Balaiah Donta
2. Capacity building of volunteer adolescent Peer leaders for promoting effective reduction in early marriage and early pregnancy among rural unmarried adolescents in Maharashtra –Co-I (2013-2014); PI: Dr Balaiah Donta and Dr Anita Raj
3. Gender-equity focused, male-centered family planning promotion in rural Maharashtra-Co-I (2010-2014); PI: Dr Balaiah Donta , Dr Niranjan Saggurti and Dr Anita Raj
4. Enhancing Knowledge and Promoting Health Seeking Behaviour of Couples on STIs and Cervical Cancer in Urban Slums-Co-I (2010-2012); PI: Dr Balaiah Donta
5. Socio-behavioral aspects of smokeless tobacco use with implications for reproductive health among married women in a low-income community in Mumbai- P I (2010-2013), PIs: Dr S Nair and Dr J Schensul
6. Raising HIV/AIDS Awareness among Non-infected Indian Wives: HIV Risk Reduction for at Risk Wives – Co-I (2009-2011) PIs: Drs Balaiah Donta and Dr Anita Raj.
7. Assessing the availability and utilization of reproductive health services at government health facilities among women in selected sites in Maharashtra- PI : Dr S Nair (April 2009-September 2009)
8. Mechanisms for Relations of Domestic Violence to Poor Maternal and Infant Health- Co-I (2007-2011); PIs: Drs Balaiah Donta and Jay Silverman

Awards:
  • Recipient of K.C.K.E Raja award for securing first position in M.Sc. (Demography) degree during 1996-98, by the University of Kerala
  • Recipient of Govt. of India fellowship for pursuing PhD programme (from August 1999 to January 2002)
  • Awarded Fellowship for Health and Population Innovation (Formerly the MacArthur Fund for Leadership Development) for the year 2004-2006 by the Population Council, India.

(past 5 years): 1. International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco, New Delhi, India from September 10-12, 2013. 2. Workshop on Information, Education and Communication Material on Enhancing Male Involvement in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mumbai. 18-20 Feb 2013 3. 10th Conference on Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health , Delhi during 21-23 November 2012. 4. International Conference on Millennium Development Goals Related to Reproductive Health: Status, Challenges and Future Directions, Mumbai, during 18-21 March 2012. 5. International Conference on ‘Gender based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health’, Mumbai during 15-18 February 2009

Foreign Visits:
  1. WORKSHOP ON IMPROVING ALOCATIVE EFFICIENCY IN RESPONDING TO HIV EPIDEMIC USING OPTIMA HIV. TO AUSTRALIA
    FROM 2016=-2-17 TO 2016-02-20

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE 16TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON TOBACCO OR HEALTH. TO ABUDHABI
    FROM 2015-03-17 TO 2015-03-21

  3. TO VISIT NATCHER CONFERENCE CENTRE, NIH AND INSTITUTE OF COM MUNITY RESEARCH. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2011-04-10 TO 2011-04-30


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