M.A., D.Phil. (Psychology) Allahabad University
Shalini Bharat is Director/Vice Chancellor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.
Shalini Bharat is widely known for her work on social determinants of health with special reference to reproductive and sexual health; young people’s and women’s health and wellbeing; social aspects of HIV and TB including stigma and discrimination, prevention and care; and demographic transition. She has served as member of the Mission Steering Group of National Rural Health Mission and the National Health Systems Resource Centre, Ministry of Health & Family welfare, GoI; and is the current Program Director of The Global Fund supported Saksham Counselling project for drug resistant TB patients in 4 Indian states, and the Jan Urja project supported by Tata Power. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of PHFI and Alliance India.
Shalini Bharat has 4 books and over 70 journal articles to her credit in national and international journals. Her most recent publications are: A 4- Volume edited Series titled ‘The Parsis of India: Continuing at the Crossroads’ from Sage, and ‘Health and wellbeing of India’s young people’ from Springer.
Shalini Bharat has a doctorate in Psychology from Allahabad University, India.
2019. Bharat, S., and Sethi, G. (co-eds.). Health and wellbeing of India’s young people. New Delhi: Springer.
2017. Desai, A.S., and Bharat, S. (Series co-editors). Parsis of India: Continuing at the Crossroads, Volumes I-IV. New Delhi: Sage
2017. Bharat, S., and Desai, A.S. (Co-Editors). The Indian Parsis: Themes Old and New. Volume 1. New Delhi: Sage
2017. Bharat, S. Contemporary Parsis: Marriage, Family and Community. Volume 2. New Delhi: Sage.
1996. Bharat, S. (Ed.)- Family measurement in India. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
2014. Bharat, S., & Chakrapani, V. Research compendium: HIV Related Stigma Research in India: Current knowledge, gaps and recommendations. New Delhi: UNDP
2014. Chakrapani, V & Bharat, S. Getting to Zero? A national survey on HIV Related Stigma and Discrimination in urban India. New Delhi: UNDP
2001. Bharat, S. & P. Aggleton. India: HIV and AIDS-related Discrimination, Stigmatisation and Denial. UNAIDS Best Practice Collection, Key Material, Geneva: UNAIDS. (World wide release by UNAIDS, Executive Director, P. Piot at the Durban Conference against Racism, 2001).
2001 - India: HIV and AIDS-related Discrimination, Stigmatisation and Denial. UNAIDS Best Practice Collection, Key Material, Geneva : UNAIDS. (World wide release by UNAIDS, Executive Director, P. Piot at the Durban Conference against Racism, 2001).
2001 - Situational Assessment of Sexual Health in India: An implementation package with H. Lambert, H. Grosskurth, S. Jaswal, G. Daveysmith and S. Panda. Department of International Development, New Delhi.
Journal Special Issue (Ed./Co-ed.)
2013. (April) - HIV Counseling – Empirical evidence from the field. Indian Journal of Social Work, Special Issue (co-editor). Edited with Shubhada Maitra and Anjula Srivastava, 74(2), 151-320. Mumbai: TISS (published in Feb 2014)
1998. “AIDS in Asia and the Pacific” 2nd Edition, Special Issue for the Journal AIDS. 12(B), Associate Editor with J. Kaldor, T. Brown and R. Chan. London: Lippincott-Raven, Pub.
Journal Articles/Book chapters (only select publications since 2005-).
2019. Sethi, G., and Bharat, S. Adolescents and youth: Setting the context. In S. Bharat and G. Sethi (ed.), Health and Wellbeing of India’s Young People: Challenges and prospects. New Delhi: Springer.
2019. Sethi, G., and Bharat, S. Researching adolescents and youth in India: An assessment of data quality and research capacity. In S. Bharat and G. Sethi (ed.), Health and Wellbeing of India’s Young People: Challenges and prospects. New Delhi: Springer.
2018. Ekstrand, M.L. Bharat, S., and Srinivasan, K. HIV stigma is a barrier to achieving 90-90-90 in India. The Lancet, Vol. 5, October 2018.
2018. Chauhan, S., Unisa, S., Joshi, B., Kulkarni, R., Singh, A., Subramaniam, T., Chaudhuri, R.N., Biashya, A.C., Bharat, S., Patil, A., Pasi, A., Agarwal, D. Capacity assessment of district health system in India on services for prevention and management of infertility. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 43(1), 19-23.
2017. Sharma, V., Suryawanshi, D., Saggurti, N., Bharat, S. Correlates of health care utilization under targeted interventions: The case of female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India. Health Care for women International, DoI: 10. 1080/07399332.2017.1361423,38(11), 1188-1201.
2017. Bharat, S., and Desai, A.S. Introduction. In Bharat, S., and Desai, A.S. (co-ed.). The Indian Parsis: Themes Old and New. Volume 1, pp. 1-20. New Delhi: Sage
2017. Bharat, S. Lowest-low fertility (LLF) and the Parsis: Commonalities and differences with other LLF countries. In Bharat, S., and Desai, A.S. (ed.). The Indian Parsis: Themes Old and New. Volume 1, Pp. 58-84. New Delhi: Sage
2016. Suryawanshi, D., Patel SK, Sharma V, Adhikary R, Bharat S (2016) Association between Community Collectivization and Mental Depression among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Andhra Pradesh, India. Health Care Current Reviews 4: 176. doi: 10.4172/2375-4273.1000176
2016. Garrido-Hernansaiz, H., Heylen, E., Bharat, S., Ramakrishna, J., & Ekstrand, M. Stigmas, symptom severity and perceived social support predict quality of life for PLHIV in urban Indian context. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14, 152, doi: 10.1186/s12955-016-0556-x, November 2016
2016. Suryawanshi, D., Patel S.K., Adhikary, S., and Bharat, S. Does mass-media public communication campaign normalise discussion, behaviour and attitude about condom use among married men in India? Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, 7, 599. doi: 10.4172/2155-6113.1000599, July 2016
2016. Bandewar, S V., Bharat, S., Kongelf, A., Pisal H., Collumbien, M. Considering risk contexts in explaining the paradoxical HIV increase among female sex workers in Mumbai and Thane, India. BMC Public Health, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2737-2. Published on 28 Jan 2016. 1-9.
2015. Suryawanshi, D., Sharma, V., Saggurti, N., & Bharat, S. Factors associated with the likelihood of further movement among mobile female sex workers in India: A multinomial logit approach. Journal of Bio-Social Science, doi:10.1017/S0021932015000267
2015. Chakrapani, V., Newman, P.A., Shanmugham, M., Mengie, S., Verghese, V., Nelson, R., Bharat, S. Acceptability of HIV pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and implementation challenges among MSM in India: A qualitative investigation. AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 29(10), 1-9.
2015. Behera, D., Bharat, S., Gawde, N.C. Induced abortion practices in an urban Indian slum: Exploring reasons, pathways and experiences. Journal of Family & Reproductive Health, 9(3), 129-135.
2015. Sinha A., Chandhiok N., Sahay, S., Deb, S., Bharat, S., Gupta, A., et al. Male circumcision for HIV/AIDS in India: Emerging viewpoints and practices of health care providers. AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1039957
2015. Kongelf, A; Bandewar, S.V.S; Bharat, S., & Collumbien, M. Is scale-up of community mobilisation among sex workers really possible in complex urban environments? The case of Mumbai, India. PLoS One. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121014, March 26, 2015 (open access journal).
2015. Sharma,V., Saggurti, N., & Bharat S. Health care coverage among long distance truck drivers in India: An evaluation based on Tanahashi model. HIV/AIDS Research & Palliative Care (open access journal), 83-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/HIV.S76416.
2015. Sharma,V., Saggurti, N., & Bharat S. Association between system reach and exposure to interventions and characteristics of mobile female sex workers in four high HIV prevalence states of India. Global Journal of Health Science, 7(4), 83-95
2014. Deshpande, S., & Bharat, S. Sexual partner mixing and differentials in consistent condom use among men who have sex with men in Maharashtra, India. Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2014.972968. 6 Nov 2014
2014. Bharat, S., Ramakrishna, J., Heylen, E., & Ekstrand, M.L. Gender- based attitudes, HIV misconceptions and feelings towards marginalised groups are associated with stigmatisation in Mumbai, India. Journal of Biosocial Science. 10.1017S0021932014000054, 14 Feb 2014
2014. Suryawanshi, D., Mahapatra, B.B., Sharma, V., Anil Kumar, K., Saggurti, N., & Bharat, S. Degree of male mobility as a risk factor for HIV in high In-migration districts of Maharashtra, India. World Journal of AIDS, 2014, 4, 346-355
2014. Sahay S., Nagarajan, K., Mehendale, S., Deb S., Gupta A., Bharat, S., Bhatt, S., Kumar, A.B., Kanthe, V., Sinha, A., & Chnadhiok, N. Community and healthcare providers’ perspectives on male circumcision: A multi-centric qualitative study in India. PLoS ONE 9(3):e91213.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091213
2013. Bharat, S., Mahapatra, B.B., Roy, S., & Saggurti, N. (2013). Are female sex workers able to negotiate condom use with male clients? The case of mobile FSWs in four high prevalence states of India. Plos One, 8(6), e68043
2013. Malave, S., Ramakrishna, J., Heylen, E., Bharat, S., & Ekstrand, M.L. Differences in testing, stigma and perceived consequences of stigmatisation among heterosexual men and women living with HIV in Bengaluru, India. AIDS Care. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2013.819409 (July 2013, 1-9)
2012. Bharat, S. Perception of AIDS in Mumbai: A study of low income communities. In Dalal, A.K. & Misra, G. Eds. New Directions in Health Psychology, pp. 409-428. New Delhi: Sage.
2012. Guha, M., Baschieri,. A., Bharat, S., Bhatnagar, T., Sane., S., Godbole, S., ...& Collumbien,M. (2012). Risk reduction and perceived collective efficacy and community support among female sex workers in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra: The importance of context. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Doi 10.1136/jech 2011-20562
2012. Steward W., Bharat, S., Ramakrishna, J., Heylen E., Ekstrand M . Stigma is associated with delays in seeking care among HIV -infected people in India. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. DOI: 10.1177/1545109711432315
2011. Bharat, S. A systematic review of HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination in India: Current understanding and future needs. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 8(3), 138-149.
2011. Ekstrand, M., Bharat, S., Ramakrishna, J., & Heylen, E. Blame, symbolic stigma and HIV misconceptions are associated with support for coercive measures in urban India. AIDS & Behaviour, doi 10.1007/s10461-011-9888z (published online 03 February 2011)
2008- Niranjan, S., Verma, R., Halli, S., Anil Kumar and Bharat S. HIV risk behaviour among male contracted and non-contracted migrant workers in India: potential role of labour contractors and contractual system in HIV prevention. AIDS, 22 Suppl 5, S1-S10
2008- Steward W.T, Herek, G, Ramakrishna J, Bharat S, Chandy S, Wrubel J, & Ekstrand M.L. HIV related stigma: Adapting a theoretical framework for use in India. Social Science and Medicine, 67, 1225-1235
2008- Bharat, S. Population movement and health related vulnerabilities: Focus on reproductive health and HIV epidemic. In K.N. Bhatt (ed.) Population, environment and health: Emerging issues. Sage publications.
2007 - Bharat, S. and Mahendra, V. Meeting the sexual and reproductive heath needs of people living with HIV: Challenges for health providers, Reproductive Health Matters, 15 (29).
2007 - Mahendra, V., Gilborn, L., Bharat, S., George, B., Samson, L., Mudoi, R., Jadav, S., Gupta, I., Daly C., and Pulerwitz, J. Understanding and measuring AIDS-related stigma in health care settings: A development country perspective. Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 4 (2), 2007.
2005 – Bharat, S. Racism and HIV/AIDS. In K. Boyle (ed.) Dimensions of Racism. Geneva: OHCHR
Saksham Pravaah – A Global Fund supported Psychosocial counseling intervention for DR TB patients in 4 Indian states (Sub-recipient of Central TB Division, MoH & FW)
Saksham Jan Urja – A Tata Power supported community intervention project for TB prevention and control in M Ward
January, 2012. Understanding the increase in HIV prevalence among FSWs between two rounds of IBBA in Mumbai & Thane: An in-depth exploration. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Completed (with LSHTM, London and others)
September 2012. Access and Utilization of Services for Prevention and Management of Infertility in the Public Health Care Delivery System in India: A multisite study. Co-PI with National Institute of Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai and others. Funded by UNFPA. Completed.
August, 2011. HIV Related Stigma Research in India: A Research Compendium. UNDP. Completed
August, 2010. Impact assessment of HIV prevention response in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With LSHTM, London & NARI, India. Completed.
July, 2010. Knowledge Network Project for HIV Prevention Programmatic Learnings. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (With Population Council, New Delhi).
2009. Community and the health providers’ perspectives on male controlled biological option in India (with focus on male circumcision in the context of HIC prevention): An ICMR task force study. (WITH NARI, India-Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi). Completed.
2009 AIDS stigma, gender and health consequences in India. National Institutes of Health (NIH), US (A collaborative project with University of California at San Francisco, US and National Institute of Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India).
2009 Demographic transition among the Parsi community of India: A study of the familial, marital and socio-psychological dimensions Part II: A Quantitative study. UNESCO/ PARZOR (Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust).
2008 Migration, mobility and HIV: Assessing the patterns and drivers of migration/ mobility of male migrants and examining the links with HIV risk. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Population Council, New Delhi (in collaboration with other TISS faculty)
2007 Demographic transition among the Parsi community of India: A study of the familial, marital and socio-psychological dimensions Part I: A qualitative study. UNESCO/ PARZOR (Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust).
Qualitative Research Methodology (Master’s students of Hospital Administration and Public Health (Health Administration; Social Epidemiology; and Health Policy, Planning and Management)
Public Health Ethics & Legislation (MPH) (co-teacher)
Qualitative Research Methodology (M.Phil.)
Health Research Ethics (M.Phil.)
ALL general enquiries regarding academic programs, student verifications, admissions, recruitment, and such other, should be directed to the relevant sections ONLY
Tel (O) 91-22-25525202
The site works best on Firefox 30+ Google Chrome 45+ iOS Safari 8+ Internet Explorer 10+ Android 4.2+ Browser / Chrome Browser