Faculty - TERI University


Prashant Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor,
Department of Policy Studies

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh is a trained demographer whose work focuses on social determinants of health, maternal and child health and gender. He has published several peer reviewed articles, opinion pieces and commentaries in reputed journals on various issues related to maternal and child health and survival, adolescent"s health, gender, ageing. Before joining the TERI School of Advanced Studies, Dr. Singh served as a Associate Fellow at the Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi, where he was involved in the conceptualization, design and execution of research studies concerning the broad themes of strengthening health systems, service delivery models, maternal and child health, and public health nutrition. He received both independent and joint research grants from ICSSR, ICMR, PACS, and DFID.

Courses taught:
MPD 111: Quantitative analysis for development practice
MPD 124: Population and health: techniques of analysis policy perspectives
MPD 122: Public health and development: Issues and methods
NRC 139: Climate change and public health
PPS 192: Major policy issues: Education, health and infrastructure in India
MPD 104: Major Project Coordinator




Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D in Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India, 2014

  •  M A in Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India, 2008

  •  M A in Geography, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 2007

Honors and Awards
Max Planck-India Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Society, Germany, 2016-2020

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Germany, 2015

Guest Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock, Germany, 2015

Qualified UGC-NET Fellowship in Population Studies, 2008

Government of India Fellowship, Master of Population Studies (MPS) Program, IIPS, Mumbai, 2007

Selected Publications
 A cross-sectional study of gender gap in health among older adults in India and China: similarities and disparities
Anna Oksuzyan, Prashant Kumar Singh, Kaare Christensen & Domantas Jasilionis
The Gerontologist (Oxford),

 Is maternal body mass index associated with neonatal mortality? a pooled analysis of nationally representative data from nine Asian countries
Rajesh Kumar Rai, Lucky Singh & Prashant Kumar Singh

 Is the use of maternal healthcare among prespective mothers higher in households that have experienced maternal death? Evidence from India
Rajesh Kumar Rai, Prashant Kumar Singh & Chandan Kumar
Health Policy & Planning (Oxford),

 Social network and mental health among older adults in rural Uttar Pradesh, India: a cross-sectional study
Lucky Singh, Prashant Kumar Singh & Perianayagam Arokiasamy
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology,

 Socioeconomic disparities in coverage of full immunisation among children of adolescent mothers in India, 1990?2006: a repeated cross-sectional analysis
Chandan Kumar, Prashant Kumar Singh, Lucky Singh & Rajesh Kumar Rai
BMJ Open (British Medical Journal),


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