- Dr. Sunita Reddy is our Founder Chairperson at the Anthropos India Foundation, she is a medical anthropologist, teaching as Associate Professor at Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,. She has 20 years of experience in the field of research and teaching. She has published 3 books ‘Clash of Waves: Post Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ ‘The Asian Tsunami and Post Disaster Aid’ ‘Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihood an Health’ and more than 50 papers in national and international journals and lectured in India and abroad in more than 100 seminars and conferences. Completed projects successfully on Medical Tourism, Surrogacy, Gender Violence, Child Abuse, Indigenous Healing systems, Disaster studies, Migrant workers in construction and domestic sector. She is also the honorary president for a community-based organization called ‘Satat’ (www.satat.org) which works for empowering women and children from marginalized sections.
- Sanghmitra Acharya is our Executive Committee member, she is Professor and Chairperson at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was former Director, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi. She has been a Visiting Fellow at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, Ball State University, USA and UPPI, Manila, East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii and University of Botswana. Was awarded Asian Scholarship Foundation fellowship in 2005 to study youth in the Philippines. She has contributed in national and international journals; and conferences in India and abroad.
Her research and teaching experience spans over 30 years and her areas of research include morbidity, health care utilisation, health and sexuality among youth, gender in urban spaces, and social discrimination in health care access.
- About Dr Hari Mohan
Dr Hari Mohan is our Executive Member at Anthropos India Foundation, he is a qualified public health professional with an Anthropological background. He has over 19 years of experience in Programme & Project Management, Stakeholder Management, HIV / AIDS Programme Management in Public Health Sector. His initiation into the development profession has been through his work experience on HIV and AIDS. His earlier work with GFATM, made him familiar with various Monitoring Evaluation frameworks. The IBBS work had helped him conduct large scale research studies to give policy recommendations to Government. His experience of working with donor agencies and with field based groups has given him the advantage of a thorough understanding of both levels thereby enabling him to connect grounded evidence with policy discourses. Leading the Mainstreaming Cell, National AIDS Control Organization provided him with an in-depth understanding of policy environment and health systems, knowledge of interacting with the government structure at various levels, conceiving and facilitating partnerships between government, private Sector and NGOs. He has also been involved in quality assurance of health system programmes in India, and their monitoring and evaluation.
He is adept at mentoring and guiding teams, and managing projects towards timely accomplishment of deliverables and goals. His skills of logical thinking and people management have helped him to achieve this. His past experiences has also given him the opportunity to handle all aspects of programming, from design to evaluation his doctorate and academic training in research has instilled the scientific temperament and the skill to conceive relevant research and interact with communities to understand their priorities.
- Dr. Suresh Sharma, is our Executive Committee member, Head, Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi. He has 27 years of research experience. He specializes in the areas of reproductive and child health, family planning, nutrition, education and population studies. He has authored six books “Demographic Challenges in India” ‘Maternal and Child Health in India: Policies and Challenges’; ‘National Rural Health Mission: An Unfinished Agenda’;‘Health problems of Rural Population in India’; ‘Reproductive Health in Delhi Slums’ and ‘Growing Rural-Urban Disparity in Uttarakhand’. He has published several monographs and contributed several articles in national and international journals on population and health issues. He has also submitted on behalf of IEG to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 158 districts report under RCH project and NRHM. He has coordinated several projects for the World Resources Institute (WRI) Washington, World Bank (WB), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the National Commission for Population (NCP) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. He is the Vice –President and executive member of the Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). He was the Member of Board of Trustee of the Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). He was co-coordinator in two Large Scale Sample Survey: Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) and National Family Health Survey (NFHS) at the IEG, Delhi, funded by the World Bank through Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW, GOI), India. Presently he is coordinating two large scale projects “Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)” for four states and Monitoring & Evaluation of NHM/PIP in various districts across India.
- Dr. K. Anil Kumar, is our Executive Committee member, he is an Assistant Professor, Discipline of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi. He obtained his M.A. M.Phil. Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad. He was recipient of ICSSR doctoral fellowship. His area of specialization in the discipline is Socio-cultural Anthropology and area research interests in Culture and Environment, Indigenous Knowledge, Natural Resource Management, Health & Nutrition, Development-induced Displacement Resettlement and Rehabilitation, and Tribal Studies. He has published number of research papers and author of two books entitled “Relevance of Local Environmental Knowledge in the Era of Globalization”, and “Obstructed Access to Forest Justice: The Implementation of Institutional Reform (FRA-2006) in Andhra Pradesh Forested Landscapes”. Participated in many National and International seminars and presented papers. He has been actively associated with major and minor research projects and surveys with reputed institutions such as EPTRI, NIN, FHI, IPPG, UGC, DFID and Jamsetji Tata Trust. Prior to joining IGNOU he worked as an Assistant Professor for more than three years at the Center for Economic and Social Studies (ICSSR Institute), Hyderabad. Currently at IGNOU he is the course coordinator for the courses, Anthropology and Methods of Research, Fieldwork and Dissertation, Environmental Anthropology, Anthropology of Indigenous People.
- Ms. Aditi Verma is a post graduate in English. She is a painter and loves pottery and craft work. She also love driving, adventure sports and travelling