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Dr Subharati Ghosh

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Health and Mental Health , School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus, School of Research Methodology
Qualification

B.A. in Psychology (Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi), MSW (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai), Ph.D. in Social Work (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Research Associate (Department of Family and Community Medicine) (Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago), Post-Doctoral Fellow (Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, USA)

Subharati Ghosh, PhD, MSW, is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work. Prior to joining this position, Dr. Ghosh was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA. Her work focuses on the life-course impacts of parenting a child with developmental disabilities and severe mental illnesses. She is primarily interested in studying how long term caregiving affects wellbeing of families. In addition, Dr. Ghosh is also interested in looking at experiences of caregivers to elderly with a disabling condition in the context of India, and emerging care related issues in the context of chronic non-communicable diseases. She recently completed a project on a mixed-method study of caregiving for disabled adults in India.

Dr. Ghosh completed her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Social Work, 10', USA and was a post doctoral research fellow at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, USA. She was the recipient of the first Doctoral Student Research Paper Award at the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison. She recently received the prestigious NASI- Elsevier & Scopus Young Scientist Award, 2015 for her contribution to Social Sciences. She continues to nurture her research interests in disability and family caregiving across the life course.

Research interests

 

Social determinants of health, developmental disabilities and severe mental illnesses, caregiving, aging, life-course research, cross-cultural research, research methodology and quantitative techniques

Funded research:

Co-PI: Study on the quality of life of patients with Chronic Obstructuve Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in India, Rs. 6,0000 (2015- 2017). Funded by: CIPLA Pharmaceuticals

PI: A mixed method study of parenting a child with autism in India (2015-2016).
Funded by: Departmental Research Scheme, University Grants Commission, India

PI: A community based study of screening of children with developmental delays (2015 - 2016)Funded by: Departmental Research Scheme, University Grants Commission, India

Collaborator: A study on the community integration of people with severe mental illness: A networks perspective from India and United States, Funded by New York University, USA (2016 -2017)

Co-PI: A Mixed Method Study of Caregiving For Older Adults in India, $19,971 (2014-2015)Funded by: Global Spotlight International Research Seed Grant, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

Aging and Development in the Global South, conference funded through Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, Brown University, USA,  Indian Council for Medical Research & ICSSR, India, 2015

Research Consultant

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) & Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi: Living arrangements of the elderly and their family relationships: A review of the situation in India, (2014 – present).

Research Training

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Lurie Institute for Disability Research, Brandeis University, 2011-present [Mentor: Susan Parish, PhD], Waltham, MA, USA.

Research Associate, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chicago, 2010-2011 [Supervisor: Michael Fleming, MD, MPH], USA.

Project Assistant, Life Course Impacts of Non-normative Parenting Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS); Social & Affective Sciences, Life Span Family Research Program, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005-09 [PI: Marsha M. Seltzer, PhD & Jan S. Greenberg, PhD], USA.

Graduate Assistant, Comprehensive Community Services (CCS); School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison 2009-10 [PI: Jan Greenberg, PhD & Colleen Mahoney, PhD], USA.

Graduate Assistant, Education Innovation Project; Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009-10 [PI: Mary Roach, PhD], USA.

Voluntary research work, Aging families of adults with schizophrenia- planning for the future; School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2007-2008 [Supervisor: Jan S Greenberg, PhD], USA.

Voluntary research work, National Alliance on Mental Illness- Planning for the future; School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006-07 [Supervisor: Jan S Greenberg, PhD], USA.

Undergraduate dissertation, Personality and Adjustment of College Students, Department of Psychology, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, Delhi, India 2001-02 [Advisor: Priti Dhawan, PhD], USA.

Ghosh, S., Ha, J. H., Pai, M., Essenfeld, H., & Park, S. M. (2015). Impact of Mid-Life Symptoms of Alcoholism on the Health and Wellbeing of Aging Parents of Adults with Disabilities. Journal of gerontological social work, (in press).

 Ghosh, S., & Parish, S. L. (2015). Deprivation among US children with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 26(3), 173-183.

Ghosh, S., & Parish, S.L. (2013). Prevalence and economic well-being of families raising multiple children with disabilities. Child and Youth Services Review, 35 (9), 431–1439.

Swaine, J.G., Parish, S.L., Ghosh, S., Luken, K., Wright, G. A. (2013). Obtaining medical records for women with intellectual disabilities in a community-based health promotion intervention, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 10 (1), 54-61.

Ghosh, S., Greenberg, J., & Seltzer, M.M. (2012). Adaptation to a spouse’s disability by parents of adults with severe mental illness or developmental disabilities, Psychiatric Services, 63 (11), 1118-1124.

Ghosh, S., & Greenberg, J. (2012). Gender difference in caregiving experience and the importance of social participation and marital satisfaction among aging mothers and fathers of adults with schizophrenia, Social Work in Mental Health, 10 (2), 146-168.

Magaña, S. & Ghosh, S. (2010). Latina mothers caring for a son or daughter with autism or schizophrenia: Similarities, differences and the relationship between co-residency and maternal well-being, Journal of Family Social Work, 13, 227-250.

GhoshS., & Greenberg, J. (2009). Aging fathers as caregivers to an adult son or daughter with schizophrenia: implications for practice, Psychiatric Services, 60 (7), 982- 984.

Book chapters

Ghosh, S., Capistrant, B., & Friedemann-Sanchez, G. (in press). Exploring the reach of multidisciplinary caregiving theories: The case of gerontology in India , in Bridging the Gulf: Theory and Research in Social Gerontology, Springer Nature (India). 

Ghosh, S., Dababnah, S., Parish, S.L. & Igdalsky, L. (2015). Disability, Social Exclusion and Poverty. In Iriarte, E.G., McConkey, R., Gilligan, R. (Eds.), (2015) Disability in a global age: A human rights based approach, Palgrave Macmillan.

Ghosh, S. & Magaña, S. (2009). A rich mosaic: Emerging research on Asian families of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (pp. 179-212), In L.M. Glidden and M.M. Seltzer (Eds) International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 37, New York: Academic Press.

Magaña, S. & Ghosh, S. (2013). Older adults of color with developmental disabilities and serious mental illness: experiences, and service patterns. In Whitfield, K.E. & Baker, T. A. (Eds.),. (2013) Handbook of Minority Aging.New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Policy briefs & newsletter

Ghosh, S. (2014, April). Newsletter article published for the International Federation on Ageing on ‘Disability and Aging’. http://www.ifa2014.in/emailer/27march.html#disability.

Parish, S.L., Ghosh, S., & Igdalsky, L. (2013, October). Hardship among Low-income US Families that receive Children’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Lurie Institute for

Disability Policy, Brandeis, University.Parish, S.L., Ghosh, S., Swaine, J.G. (2012, September). Deprivation in Families of Disabled Children that Receive Child Supplemental Security Income Payments. Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University.

Presentation at Professional Meetings

Refereed Presentations

Banga, G., & Ghosh, S. Impact of Stigma on the Psychological Wellbeing of Mothers of Children with Learning Disability: A Case from India (January 2016). Paper presented at the 20th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C., USA.

Ghosh S, Capistrant BD, Friedemann-Sanchez G, Kowal P, Mathur A. (November, 2015). Demographic Shifts, Family Structure, and Elder Care in India: How are Indian families navigating new terrain? Accepted for oral presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA.

Capistrant BD, Ghosh S, Friedemann-Sanchez G, Kowal P, Mathur A. Culture and Caregiving for Older Adults in India: A Qualitative Study. Accepted for poster presentation at the 68th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA (2015) & paper presentation at the 20th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C., USA (2016).

Ghosh, S. & Banga, G. (October, 2015). Stigma and burden of mothers of children with learning disabilities in India. Paper presentation at Council on Social Work Education, Denver,Colorado, USA.

Parish, S.L., Ghosh, S., Sonik, R., & Igdalsky, L. (July 2015). Food insecurity among US children with disabilities. Paper presentation at ATINER [Athens Institute for Education and Research] conference, Athens, Greece.

Parish, S.L., Ghosh, S., Sonik, R., & Igdalsky, L. (July 2015). Food insecurity in US households raising children with disabilities. Paper presentation at the 24th International IAFFE [International Association for Feminist Economics] conference, Berlin, Germany.

Capistrant, B.D., Ghosh, S., Friedemann-Sanchez, G., & Kowal, P (November, 2014). Longitudinal Changes in Elder Care in India: Evidence from Study on AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE). Paper presented at The Gerontological Society of America’s 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA.

Ghosh, S., Kapila, S., & Pegu, A. (August, 2014). Inclusive urban healthcare business model Swasth India. Paper presented at the 9th Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Ghosh, S., & Parish, S.L. (June, 2014). Poverty and Material Hardship among Families Raising Multiple Children with disabilities. Paper to be presented at the Work and Family Researchers Network, New York, NY, USA.

Ghosh, S. & Parish, S.L. (January, 2014). Effects of the great recession on working age adults with disabilities: Poverty, material hardships and program participation. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.

Ghosh, S. & Parish, S.L. (August, 2013). Poverty, hardship and program participation effects of the Great Recession on working-age adults with disabilities. Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York, NY.

Ghosh, S., & Parish, S.L. (January, 2013). Material hardships and income poverty: A case of households raising multiple children with disabilities. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.

Ghosh, S. & Capistrant, B. (November, 2012). Social ecological model of physical activity among middle- and older-age adults in India. Poster presented at The Gerontological Society of America’s 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Ha, J.H. & Ghosh, S. (July, 2012). Impact of children's disability on parental health inlater-life: moderating effects of health risk behaviors in mid-life. Poster presented at the Social Work Social Development: Action and Impact Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ghosh, S. & Ha, J.H. (June, 2012). Effects of having a child with developmental or mental health problems on parental health: Moderating effects of excessive alcohol consumption. Poster presented at the 12th International Federation of Ageing, Global Conference on Ageing, Prague, Czech Republic.

Ghosh, S., & Greenberg, J. (January 2011). Caregiving over the life course: The experience of multiple caregivers. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Society for Social Work and Research, Tampa, FL.

Ghosh, S. (November 2010). Parenting a child with chronic mental illness- Life course impacts on financial and occupational wellbeing and life aspirations. Poster presented at The Gerontological Society of America’s 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Ghosh, S., & Greenberg, J. (November 2010). Caregiver across the life course. Paper presented at the XII International Conference on Social Stress Research. Portsmouth, NH.

Ghosh, S., & Greenberg, J. (November 2009). The role of marital satisfaction in predicting positive mental health among caregiving couples with a son or a daughter with schizophrenia. Presented at The Gerontological Society of America's 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Ghosh, S., & Greenberg, J. (June 2009). Caregiver’s adaptation to multiple caregiving roles- as a spouse and a parent. Poster presented at AAPR’s Diversity and Aging in the 21st Century: The Power of Inclusion Conference, Chicago, IL.

Ghosh, S., Greenberg, J., & Seltzer, M. M. (January 2009). Aging parents with dual caregiving responsibilities: Caring for an adult child and spouse with disabilities. Presented at the Annual Conference of Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

Ghosh, S., Greenberg, J., & Seltzer, M. M. (January 2008). Aging fathers as caregivers to an adult son or daughter with schizophrenia: implications for practice. Presented at the Annual Conference of Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC.

Invited speaker

Invited Speaker, Health, Vulnerability and Social Institutions: Summer Institute on Global Health & Development: a joint summer program offered by the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) and the College of Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, May 26, 2015

 

Funded research:

Collaborator: A study on the community integration of people with severe mental illness: A networks perspective from India and United States, Funded by New York University, USA (2016 -2017)

Co-PI: Study on the quality of life of patients with Chronic Obstructuve Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in India, Rs. 6,0000 (2015- 2017), Funded by: CIPLA Pharmaceuticals

PI: A mixed method study of parenting a child with autism in India (2015-2016).
Funded by: Departmental Research Scheme, University Grants Commission, India

PI: A community based study of screening of children with developmental delays (2015 - 2016)                                                               Funded by: Departmental Research Scheme, University Grants Commission, India

Co-PI: A Mixed Method Study of Caregiving For Older Adults in India, $19,971 (2014-2015)                                                                  Funded by: Global Spotlight International Research Seed Grant, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

Aging and Development in the Global South, conference funded through Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, Brown University, USA,  Indian Council for Medical Research & ICSSR, India, 2015

 

Course Teacher, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences; Course Title: Quantitative Research Methodology, for MPhil-PhD Program

Course Teacher , School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences; Course Title: Human Behavior and Environment , MSW Program

Course Teacher , School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences; Course Title: Quantitative Research Methods, MSW Program

Course Teacher , School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences; Course Title: Theory of health communication and its application in the field of health, MSW Program

Course Teacher, Centre for Health and Mental Health, Tata Institute of Social Science, Social Sciences and Health, MSW Program

Guest Lecture on How to conduct In-Person Interviews for Surveys; Department of Family and Community Medicine, Northwestern University, first year medical students, 2011 (for Dr. Castillo), USA.

Teaching Assistant, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Social Work 453, Undergraduate course, Spring 2010, USA.

Teaching Assistant, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Perspectives in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research, Family Medicine,701, Graduate course, Fall 2009, USA.

Teaching Assistant, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Human Behavior and Environment, Undergraduate course, Spring 2005, USA.

 Mental health policy and services in India; School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Field Practice and Integrative Seminar on Mental Health, 2005 (for Professor Mona Wasow), USA.

Teaching Assistant, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Work with Ethnic and Racial groups, Undergraduate course, Fall 2004, USA.

Email: subharati.ghosh[at]tiss[dot]edu

Contact Information:

Email: subharati.ghosh@tiss.edu

Alternate Email: subharati@gmail.com

Other work details can be obtained at the following link

https://in.linkedin.com/in/subharatighosh