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Prof Sivakami Muthusamy

Professor , Mumbai campus

Chairperson - Centre for Health and Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies
Qualification

M.A.,
Ph.D. (Bharathiar University)

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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. 

Journal articles and chapters in books (since 2010)

  1. Babu, B V, Kusuma Y S, Sivakami M, et al. Living Conditions of Internal Labor Migrants: A nationwise Study in 13 Indian Cities. Inernational Journal of Migration and Boarder Studies. Accpeted.
  2. Gawde, NC, Sivakami M and Babu, BV. 2016Utilisation of maternal health services among internal migrants in Mumbai, India. Journal of Biosocial Sciences, Vol. 48 (6).

  3. Gupta, Amrita and Sivakami M. 2016. Health and Healthcare Seeking Behaviour Among Transgender in Mumbai: Beyond the Paradigm of HIV/AIDS. Social Science Spectrum, Vol. 2 (1). 
  4. 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, 6: e010290. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2015-010290

  5. 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). 

  6. 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. 

  7. Pati, Ashalata and Sivakami, M. 2015. Mothers’ Hygiene Behaviour and Beliefs About Diarrohea: A Case Study of a District in Eastern India. Social Science Spectrum, Vol. 1 (1). 

  8. Singh, Vanita and Sivakami, M. 2014. Menopause: Midlife Experiences of Low Socio-economic Strata Women in Haryana. Sociological Bulletin, Vol. 63 (2).

  9. 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.

  10. Sivakami, M. 2010. Are Working Mothers in South India Investing Less Time in the Next Generation? Asian Population Studies, Vol 6 (1). 

 

 

Book Published 

  1. Syamala, T.S and Sivakami, M. (2011) Menopause: An Emerging Issues in India. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH and Co. Germany.

Current Projects

  1. Global Adult Tobacco Survey (India 2) (with Prof. T Sundararaman, Dr. Priyanka Dixit, Dr. Nilesh D Gawde, Dr. Hemal Shroff and Dr. V Gowri)
    • Funding: MoHFW, Government of India, WHO and CDC Foundation
    • Involvement in the project: One of the team memeber.
    • Duration: From January 2016 to April 2017

 Completed Projects at TISS, Mumbai 

  1. Review of Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools in India (with Prof. Harshad Thakur and Dr. Narendra Kakede)

    • Funding: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Liverpool, UK
    • Involvement in the project: Co-Principal Investigator.
    • Duration: From February 2015 to June 2016.
  2. Migration, Vulnerability and Access to health Care in Mumbai Metro City (with Dr. Nilesh C. Gawde).
    • Duration: From July 2011-June 2015, (three years).
    • Funding: Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi.
    • Involvement in the project: Principal Investigator
  3. Reversing Son Preference: A Study of Contributory Factors (along with Researchers in Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE)).
    • Duration: From Nov 2012 to Sep 2014.
    • Funding: UNFPA (Through GIPE)
    • Involvement in the project: One of the Lead Researchers

 

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  

  1. District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS) II: Karnataka and Kerala
    • Duration: From Jan 2002-2004
    • Funding: International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai
    • Involvement in the project:
      1. Faculty in charge for field work in Kerala (along with Prof. KNM Raju, PI)
      2. Faculty in charge for report writing for seven districts (along with Prof. KNM Raju, PI) 
  1. National Family Health Survey (NFHS)- III: Karnataka (2005-2006)
  • Duration: From Jan 2004-2005
  • Funding: International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai
  • Involvement in the project: Faculty in charge for Data Management (along with Prof. K S James, PI)

 

Completed Project as PI and Co-PI at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore between 2002-May 2010 

  1. The Impact of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) on Maternal and Child Healthcare in India
    • Duration: From January 2008-May 2009 (One year).
    • Funding: Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.
    • Involvement in the project: Principal Investigator 
  1. Determinant of Maternal Health Care Service in Karnataka: A Regional Analysis.
    • Duration: From Nov 2006 -April 2008 (One year eight months).
    • Funding: Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.
    • Involvement in the project: Principal Investigator 
  1. Functioning of Ultrasound Sonography Centres in Karnataka, India (with Dr. T.S. Syamala).
    • Duration: From June 2004 to May 2005, (One year).
    • Funding: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi
    • Involvement in the project: Principal Investigator 
  1. Menopause: An Emerging Issue in India (with Dr. T.S Syamala).
    • Duration: From January 2003 to August 2004 (One year eight months).
    • Funding: Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.
    • Involvement in the project: Co-Principal Investigator 
  1. Pilot Project on Maternal Mortality in Karnataka (with Dr. T.S. Syamala)
    • Duration: From January 2003 to August 2003 (Eight months).
    • Funding: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi
    • Involvement in the project: Co-Principal Investigator

 

  • For Post-Graduate students 
    • Research Methodology-Quantitative Methods
    • Health and Population in Transitional and Developing Societies
    • Gender, Health and Rights 
  • For Mphil/Ph.D students
    • Gender and Health

Email: sivakami[at]tiss[dot]edu