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Kavita Sivaramakrishnan

Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

Education & Training:

    BA, , St. Stephen?s College, University of Delhi

    BA, , Trinity College, University of Cambridge

    PhD, , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Mailman School Affiliations:

University Affiliations:

  • Institute for Social and Economic Research Policy  Faculty Fellow
  • South Asia Institute  Faculty Fellow

Additional Affiliations:

  • Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi
Honors and Awards:
  • Scholars Award, National Science Foundation, 2012
  • David Bell Research Fellow of Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, 2008-10
  • Balzan Fellowship, University College, London, 2008
  • Selected Editorial Boards

    • Reviews Editor, Global Public Health Journal
Selected Publications:
  • Sivaramakrishnan, K. Aging and dependence in an independent Indian nation: Migrant families, workers and social experts, forthcoming, in the Journal of Social History.
  • Kumar, S; Calvo, R.; Avendano, M.; Sivaramakrishnan, K.; Berkman, L. F. Social Support, Volunteering and Health around the World: Cross-National Evidence from 139 Countries Social Science and Medicine 74 696-706. March 2012
  • Sivaramakrishnan, K. The Return of Epidemics and the Politics of Global-Local health The American Journal of Public Health 101 1032-41. June 2011
  • Ax, Brimnes, Jensen and Oslund Recasting Disease and Its Environment: Indigenous Medical Practitioners, the Plague, and Politics in Colonial India, Cultivating the Colonies: Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies, Ohio University Press USA 191-213 2011
  • Sivaramakrishnan, K. The Languages of Science, the Vocabulary of Politics: Challenges to Medical Revival in Punjab Journal for Social History of Medicine 21(3) 521-39 2008
  • Sivaramakrishnan, K. "Old Potions, New Bottles: Recasting Indigenous Medicine in Colonial Punjab" Wellcome Trust and Orient Longman 2006

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