M.P.H. (MGU), M.Phil., Ph.D. (JNU)
Mathew George is Professor with the Centre for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has a basic training in Public Health with a doctorate in Social Medicine and Community Health from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi.
His doctoral thesis has examined the discourse of epidemic fevers in Kerala using multisite ethnography at a societal level and at the microcontext of fever clinics. This work was published by Springer in 2017 entitled “Institutionalising Illness Narratives: Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India”. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-10-1905-0
His background in public health has created a keen interest in developing a social epidemiological approach in public health as it is relevant in Indian context. Currently, he is engaged with research on the scope of restructuring the Indian Health Services System from a public health perspective.
He is also engaged in the field of Sociology of Health and Illness with special emphasis on the sociology of medical practice and medical knowledge in biomedicine and its interactions between multiple systems of medicine.
M Phil/ PhD