• Department of Policy Studies
Area of Expertise
Epidemiology and Public Health
Population and Development Issues
Dr. Kumar holds his expertise in Demography and Public Health. Possessing his academic training in disciplines such as Geography, Population Studies and Development Economics, Dr. Kumar embraces an authentic command in dealing with wide spectrum of population development research with the application of multidisciplinary approach.
Before joining to TERI SAS, Dr. Kumar taught Geography in Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi for nearly three years. He has dispensed his services as a Research Consultant to the India Health Action Trust, Lucknow for more than two and half years. Dr. Kumar has also been instrumental in preparing State Reports of National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-3 (2005-06), and in the preparatory works of the first Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) – India (2009-10). He is an alumnus of University of Oslo, Norway and University of Dundee, Scotland, where he has completed his course work in “International Development Studies” and “Epidemiology and Global Health”, respectively.
His research interests comprise of Population and Development related issues at large. More than a dozen research papers published in reputed International Journals and two books are to his credit at present. To date his works have mainly been published and cited in the areas of reproductive and child health, educational development, and agricultural diversification.
Kumar C, Singh PK, Singh L, Rai RK, 2016, Socioeconomic disparities in coverage of full immunisation among children of adolescent mothers in India, 1990–2006: a repeated cross-sectional analysis. BMJ Open, 6: e009768. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009768
Rai RK, Singh PK, Kumar C, 2016, Is the use of maternal healthcare among prospective mothers higher in households that have experienced maternal death? Evidence from India, Health Policy and Planning, 31(7): 844-52. doi:10.1093/heapol/czv140.
Kumar C, Singh SP, Nauriyal DK, 2014, Correlates of academic course-selection at higher education level in India: evidence from National Sample Survey, 2007-08. Open Access Library Journal, 1: 1–22. doi:10.4236/oalib.1100415.
Health Policy and Planning, 29(5): 542–559. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czt039.
Kumar C, Rai RK, Singh PK ,2013, Reducing infant (0-11 months) and child (0-4 years) mortality in India: a disposition from the Sample Registration System, Journal of Public Health (Springer), 21: 575–582. doi: 10.1007/s10389-013-0585-4
Kumar C, Rai RK, Singh PK, Singh L, 2013, Socioeconomic Disparities in Maternity Care among Indian Adolescents, 1990-2006, PLOS ONE, 8(7): e69094. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069094
Kumar C, Singh PK, Rai RK, 2013, Coverage gap in maternal and child health services in India: assessing trends and regional deprivation during 1992-2006, Journal of Public Health (Oxford Uni. Press), 35(4): 598–606. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fds108.
Kumar C, Singh PK, Rai RK, Singh L, 2013, Early Neonatal mortality in India: 1990-2006, Journal of Community Health, 38(1): 120–130. doi: 10.1007/s10900-012-9590-8
Kumar C, Singh SP, 2012, Determinants of Agricultural land use diversification in Eastern and Northeastern India, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 3(1): 73–98. doi: 10.5304/jafscd.2012.031.004.
Kumar C, Singh PK, Rai RK, 2012, Under-five Mortality in high focus States in India: A District level Geospatial Analysis, PLOS ONE, 7(5): e37515. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037515.
Scholarship for attending the 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), October 29 - November 4, 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
Scholarship for attending the annual meeting of "Population Association of America (PAA) -2015", April 29 - May 2, 2015, San Diego, California, USA
Scholarship for attending the "27th International Population Conference of the IUSSP", August 26-31, 2013, Busan, South Korea
Scholarship for attending the "2nd Global Maternal Health Conference (GMHC)", January 15-17, 2013, Arusha, Tanzania
IPRI-University of Dundee Scholarship for completing the Course work on "Epidemiology and Global Health", June 25 - July 13, 2012, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Scholarship for completing the Course work on "International Development Studies", June 26 - August 6, 2010, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway
Scholarship for attending the "26th International Population Conference of the IUSSP", September 26- October 3, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India Fellowship for pursuing MPS Program at International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India, 2006