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Dr. Kajori Banerjee

Dr. Kajori Banerjee

Assistant Professor (Quantitative techniques)

Specialization (Qualification): Ph.D. (Population Studies), M.Phil. (Population Studies),
M.Sc. (Population Studies), B.Sc. (Statistics)

Specialization (Qualification): Ph.D. (Population Studies), M.Phil. (Population Studies), M.Sc. (Population Studies), B.Sc. (Statistics)

 

Graduated from (Ph.D.): International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai

Areas of Specialization: Population Sciences, Applied Statistics

Interest Areas: Mathematical demography, Data quality analysis, Public health and policy analysis, Sampling, Survey research, Statistical modelling, Maternal and child health, Health economics, Spatial modelling

Experience:

·Visiting Professor at Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce (ASMSOC), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) from 3rd December, 2020- 8th January, 2021.

·Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) in a project called "Demographic and Health Survey and its Quality in India: Programme to Develop Survey Research” at International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai (July, 2020 to January, 2020).

·Research officer in UNFPA funded project on "Youth health in India: An NFHS based study” at International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai for 6 months (July, 2019 to December, 2019).

Research:

Publications:

1. Bhatia, M., Dwivedi, L. K., Banerjee, K., Bansal, A., Ranjan, M., & Dixit, P. (2021). Pro-poor policies and improvements in maternal health outcomes in India. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21(389), 1–13. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03839-w

(URL: https://rdcu.be/ckW7L%0A%0A)

2. Bhatia, M., Dwivedi, L. K., Banerjee, K., & Dixit, P. (2020). An epidemic of avoidable caesarean deliveries in the private sector in India: Is physician-induced demand at play? Social Science and Medicine, 265(November), 113511. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113511

3. Banerjee, K., & Dwivedi, L. K. (2020). Disparity in childhood stunting in India : Relative importance of community-level nutrition and sanitary practices. PLoS ONE, 15(9), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238364(URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0238364)

4. Bhatia, M., Banerjee, K., Dixit, P., & Dwivedi, L. K. (2020). Assessment of Variation in Cesarean Delivery Rates Between Public and Private Health Facilities in India From 2005 to 2016. JAMA Network Open, 3(8), e2015022. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.15022

(URL: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2769914)

5. Banerjee, K., Dwivedi, L.K. (2020). Inequality in childhood stunting among the Bengali speaking population in India and Bangladesh. In Aparajita Chattopadhyay and Saswata Ghosh (eds.), Population Dynamics in Eastern India and Bangladesh: Demographic, Health and Developmental Issues (Chap 18, Part VI Undernutrition: Policy priority?). Springer. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-981-15-3045-6(URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-3045-6_18)

6. Banerjee, K., Dwivedi, L.K. (2019). Linkage in stunting status of siblings: a new perspective on childhood undernutrition in India. Journal of Biosocial Science. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932019000725

7.Banerjee, K., Chanda, S., Dwivedi, L. K. (2019). Temporal decomposition of life years lived with disability in India: a growing demographic concern. BMC Public Health, 19(966). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7057-x

8.Dwivedi, L. K., Banerjee, K., Jain, N., Ranjan, M., Dixit, P. (2018). Child Health and Unhealthy Sanitary Practices in India: Evidence from Recent Round of National Family Health Survey-IV. SSM - Population Health.

https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.10.013

9.Khan, P. K., Banerjee, K., Nandi, S. (2019). Reproductive health care utilization and primary health care infrastructure in rural India: a district level analysis. In S. K. Mohanty, U. S. Mishra & R. K. Chauhan (Eds.), The Demographic and Development Divide in India (Chap 8). Springer.

10.Banerjee, K., & Dwivedi, L. K. (2018). Impact of Proxy Response on Health Reporting among the Elderly in India. Social Development Issues, 40(1), 17–32.

11.Ghosh, A., Banerjee, K., & Ghosh, S. (2018). Economic Inequality in utilization of Maternal and Child Health Care in EAG states in India – Findings from NFHS-4. In A. Brahmachari & S. Ghosh (Eds.), New Directions for Evaluations: Visibility, Voice and value (pp. 63 – 74). Daya Publishing House® A Division of Astral International Pvt. Ltd,.

12.Banerjee, K., & Dwivedi, L. K. (2016). The burden of infectious and cardiovascular diseases in India from 2004 to 2014. Epidemiology and Health, 38. https://doi.org/10.4178/epih.e2016057

13.Banerjee, K., & Dwivedi, L. K. (2015). Evidences of Reporting Heterogeneity Among the Senior Citizens of India. Demography India, 44, 970–454.

Publications and Research papers presented:

Conferences / Workshops / Seminars attended:

Conferences attended:

1. Presented research paper on "Data quality of childhood stunting in National Family Health Survey, 2015-16” at National Data Quality Forum held at ICMR, New Delhi. The paper was awarded 1st position in Data-Q-Thon organized by Population Council, ICMR and NIMS.

2. Research paper entitled "Is Disease Environment a Major Driver of Regional Heterogeneity in Childhood Stunting in India?” presented at Jawaharlal Nehru University, IASSH, 2018.

3. Research paper entitled "Discordance between objective and subjective health report among senior citizens of India” has been presented at 4th Asian Population Association Conference, 2018, Shanghai, China.

4. Research paper entitled "Rethinking policies to combat child malnourishment: Does socio-economic disparity override state-dependence of childhood stunting in India?” has been presented at 4th Asian Population Association Conference, 2018, Shanghai, China.

5. Research paper entitled "Assessing the reporting heterogeneity of health among the Indian elderly: Is it truly as bad as they report?” presented at XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

6. Poster entitled "Spatio-temporal trends in malnourishment clustering among under-five siblings from 1992 to 2016: The Indian Paradox” presented at XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

7. Research paper entitled "Situational Analysis of Communicable Versus Non- Communicable Diseases in the Decade 2004-2014: Is the BurdenStill Double in India?” presented as oral presentation at the Annual Conference organized by Population Association of America, 2016 held at Washington DC, USA.

8. Presented poster entitled "Assessing the disability-free life expectancy and decomposition of its difference: A study on India over the decade2001-2011” at the Annual Conference organized by Population Association of America, 2016 held at Washington DC, USA.

9. Poster entitled "Evidences of reporting heterogeneity among the senior citizens of India”has been presented at AnnualConference organized by Population Association of America, 2016 held at Washington DC, USA.

10. Research paper entitled "Situational alteration of infectious and cardio-vascular diseases in India from 2004 to 2014” has been presented in Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP) Annual Conference held at New Delhi, 2016.

11. Research paper entitled "Assessing the proxy and self-response bias in disease reporting among elderly in India” has been presented in Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) held at Kerala, 2015.

12. Presented research paper entitled "Health expectancy measure of India and its bigger states: A decadal study from 2001 to 2011” at IASSH held at Lucknow, 2014.

Academic activities:

·Given a guest lecture on "Malnourishment among Children in India with special focus on Maharashtra” at Wilson College, Mumbai on 2nd February, 2018.

·Worked as an Intern in Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore in the Population Research Centre from June, 2013 to August, 2013.

Awards:

1. Awarded 1st position in Data-Q-Thon for paper on "Data quality of childhood stunting in National Family Health Survey, 2015-16”. The contest was held during March-May, 2019 and organized by Population Council, ICMR and NIMS.

2. Awarded the "Youth best paper award” by Indian Association of Social Sciences and Health for research paper entitled "Assessing the proxy and self-response biasedness in disease reporting among the elderly in India” in 2015

3. Awarded Prof. P. N. Mari Bhat Gold Medal for Best Dissertation in Master of Philosophy in Population Studies, 2014-2015 by IIPS, Mumbai

4. Awarded IIPS Gold Medal for securing first rank in Master of Philosophy in Population Studies, 2014-2015 by IIPS, Mumbai

5. Awarded the Dr. Asha Bhende Gold Medal for securing first rank in the Master of Science in Population Studies, 2012-14 by IIPS, Mumbai

6. Qualified UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Population Studies held on 29th December, 2013

Professional Memberships:

·Student member of Institute of Actuaries of India

·Student member of Population Association of America (PAA)

·Student member of International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

·Life time member of International Institute for Population Sciences Alumni Association (IIPSAA)

·Life time member of IASSH

Recent Publications:

1. Bhatia, M., Dwivedi, L. K., Banerjee, K., Bansal, A., Ranjan, M., & Dixit, P. (2021). Pro-poor policies and improvements in maternal health outcomes in India. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21(389), 1–13. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03839-w

(URL: https://rdcu.be/ckW7L%0A%0A)

Workshops attended:

1.Participated in Workshop on Scientific Writing organized by IIPSAA in December, 2018.

2.Attended workshop on Introduction to R and Spatial Analysis with R Model Approaches, Maps, and Big Geodata organized by IIPS in collaboration with Max Planc Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany &Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany in August, 2018.

3.Attended Training Workshop Demographic Analysis with Applications to Aging Societies organized by the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), with funding provided by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme from November 20 – December 1, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand.

4.Participated in Statistical Data Analysis using R Software organized by Department of Biostatistics, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, 2016.

5.Participated in Summer School on Health Policy Research: Theory and Applicationsorganized jointly by Azim Premji University (APU) and Indian Health Economics and Policy Association held at APU, Bangalore, 2016.

6.Attended workshop on Customized Hands-on GIS Training organized by Population-Environment and Settlement under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change at IIPS, Mumbai in 2016.

7.Attended workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation sponsored by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized at IIPS, 2015.

8.Participated in the pre-conference workshop on Approaches to Social Science Research organized by IASSH at Lucknow, 2014.

9.Participated at a National Level Seminar on Application of statistical tools and techniques in multidisciplinary fields organized by University Grants Commission and Ministry of Statistics and Programmes Implementation, Government of India in collaboration with Calcutta Statistical Association and Bureau of Applied Economics and Statistics, Government of West Bengal at Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, 2011.

Academic activities:

Attended Faculty Induction Program (FIP) scheduled on 18,19, and 20, January 2021 organized by SVKM.

Awards:

1.Awarded1stposition in Data-Q-Thon for paper on "Data quality of childhood stunting in National Family Health Survey, 2015-16”. The contest was held during March-May, 2019 and organized by Population Council, ICMR and NIMS.

2.Awarded the "Youth best paper award by Indian Association of Social Sciencesand Health for research paper entitled "Assessing the proxy and self-response biasedness in disease reporting among the elderly in India” in 2015

3.AwardedProf. P. N. Mari Bhat Gold Medal for Best Dissertation in Master of Philosophy in Population Studies, 2014-2015 by IIPS, Mumbai

4.Awarded IIPS Gold Medal for securing first rank in Master of Philosophy in Population Studies, 2014-2015 by IIPS, Mumbai

5.Awardedthe Dr. Asha Bhende Gold Medal for securingfirst rank in the Master of Science in Population Studies, 2012-14 by IIPS, Mumbai

6.Qualified UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)in Population Studies held on 29th December, 2013

Management Development Programs:

N/A

Professional Memberships:

1. Student member of Institute of Actuaries of India

2. Student member of Population Association of America (PAA)

3. Student member of International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

4. Life time member of International Institute for Population Sciences Alumni Association (IIPSAA)

5. Life time member of IASSH

Editorial Board Membership:

N/A

Recent Publications:

1. Bhatia, M., Dwivedi, L. K., Banerjee, K., & Dixit, P. (2020). An epidemic of avoidable caesarean deliveries in the private sector in India: Is physician-induced demand at play? Social Science and Medicine, 265(November), 113511. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113511

2. Banerjee, K., & Dwivedi, L. K. (2020). Disparity in childhood stunting in India : Relative importance of community-level nutrition and sanitary practices. PLoS ONE, 15(9), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238364(URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0238364)

3. Bhatia, M., Banerjee, K., Dixit, P., & Dwivedi, L. K. (2020). Assessment of Variation in Cesarean Delivery Rates Between Public and Private Health Facilities in India From 2005 to 2016. JAMA Network Open, 3(8), e2015022. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.15022

(URL: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2769914)

4. Banerjee, K., Dwivedi, L.K. (2020). Inequality in childhood stunting among the Bengali speaking population in India and Bangladesh. In Aparajita Chattopadhyay and Saswata Ghosh (eds.), Population Dynamics in Eastern India and Bangladesh: Demographic, Health and Developmental Issues (Chap 18, Part VI Undernutrition: Policy priority?). Springer. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-981-15-3045-6(URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-3045-6_18)

Official Email Id:

kajori.banerjee@nmims.edu

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