, Mumbai campus
M.A., Ph.D. (Bharathiar University)
Sivakami Muthusamy is Professor in the School of Health Systems Studies (SHSS), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Since June 2015, she is also the Chairperson of the Centre for Health and Social Sciences, one of the four centres in SHSS. Prior to joining TISS, she was Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. Sivakami joined TISS in 2010 as Associate Professor.
Sivakami teaches Quantitative Research Methods, Population and Health in Transitional and Developing Societies and Gender, Health and Human Rights to postgraduate students of Public Health, Health Adminsitration and Hospital Administration from SHSS. She also teaches Gender and Health to pre-doctoral students of SHSS.
Sivakami broadly works in the area of Demography, Gender and Health. She was trained as a quantitative researcher and has vast experience in conducting large scale surveys like GATS, NFHS and DLHS. Over a period of time, she has also gained experience in conducting qualitative research studies. More recently, most of her research involves a mixed methodology approach. She has published widely in peer reviewed national and international journals such as BMJ Open, Journal of Biosocial Science, Asian Population Studies, Health Transition Review, Economic and Political Weekly, Demography India and Sociological Bulletin.
She has received research grants from major national and international funding organisations including the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UNFPA, UNICEF and ICMR amongst others. Sivakami was awarded the "Linnaeus-Palme Fellowship" in 2015 to visit Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She was also awarded a “Global Spotlight International Research Seed Grant” in 2014 from the University of Minnesota, USA. Sivakami was a recipient of the Dr. C. Chandrasekaran Award in 2000 for the best paper (titled “Does Maternal Employment Influence Child Care and Morbidity? Evidence from Poor Populations”) presented by a young demographer at the Millennium Conference on Population Development and Environmental Nexus (XXIII Annual Conference of the IASP held at New Delhi).
Sivakami has a Ph.D in Population Studies from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The title of her Ph.D work was “Mother’s Work Participation and Child Health: A Study in Poor Localities in Tamil Nadu, India”.
Sivakami's broad research area includes Demography, Gender and Health. Her specific research areas of interest include Migration, Vulnerability and Access to Health Care; Sexual and Reproductive Health including Menarche and Menstrual Hygiene; Maternal and Child Health; Issues around Childlessness and Menopause; Health Consequences of Gender Based Violence; Impact of Programs and Polices Related to Women and Children.
van Eijk AM, Sivakami M, Thakkar MB, et al. 2016. Menstrual Hygiene Management Among Adolescent Girls in India: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. BMJ Open, Vol. 6 (3).
Behera, D, Sivakami M, and Behera, M R. 2015. Menarche and Menstruation in Rural Adolescent Girls in Maharashtra: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Health Management, Vol. 17 (4).
Gawde, NC, Sivakami, M and Babu, BV. 2015. Building Partnership to Improve Migrants’ Access to Healthcare in Mumbai. Frontiers in Public Health, 3:255. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00255.
Pati, A and Sivakami, M. 2015. Mothers’ Hygiene Behaviour and Beliefs About Diarrhoea: A Case Study of a District in Eastern India. Social Science Spectrum, Vol. 1 (1).
Singh, V and Sivakami, M. 2014. Menopause: Midlife Experiences of Low Socio-economic Strata Women in Haryana. Sociological Bulletin, Vol. 63 (2).
Sivakami, M. 2011. Does Utilisation of Maternal Health Care Services Vary Across Regions in Karnataka? Evidence from the District Level Household Survey, 2002-2004. In S C Gulati (Eds). Population, Health and Human Resources in India's Development. Academic Foundation, New Delhi.
Sivakami, M. 2010. Are Working Mothers in South India Investing Less Time in the Next Generation? Asian Population Studies, Vol 6 (1).
Completed Projects at TISS, Mumbai
Review of Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools in India (with Penelope Penelope Phillips-Howard, LSTM, UK, Prof. Harshad Thakur and Dr. Narendra Kakede, TISS)
Projects completed in the past at Population Research Center, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore between 2002-May 2010
Involvement in Large Scale Surveys as a team
Completed Project as PI and Co-PI at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore between 2002-May 2010
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