Kavita Sivaramakrishnan

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan

Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences


722 West 168th Street, 9th Floor
New York NY USA 10032



BA, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi
BA, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Editorial Boards

Reviews Editor, Global Public Health Journal

Columbia Affiliations

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research Policy
Faculty Fellow, South Asia Institute

Other Affiliations

Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi

Honors & Awards

Scholars Award, National Science Foundation, 2012
David Bell Research Fellow of Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, 2008-10
Balzan Fellowship, University College, London, 2008

Areas of Expertise

Aging and Elderly, Global Health, History of Public Health, Infectious Disease

Select Global Activities

Select Publications

Sivaramakrishnan, K. Aging and dependence in an independent Indian nation: Migrant families, workers and social experts, forthcoming, in the Journal of Social History.
Kumar, S; Calvo, R.; Avendano, M.; Sivaramakrishnan, K.; Berkman, L. F. Social Support, Volunteering and Health around the World: Cross-National Evidence from 139 Countries Social Science and Medicine 74 696-706. March 2012
Sivaramakrishnan, K. The Return of Epidemics and the Politics of Global-Local health The American Journal of Public Health 101 1032-41. June 2011
Ax, Brimnes, Jensen and Oslund Recasting Disease and Its Environment: Indigenous Medical Practitioners, the Plague, and Politics in Colonial India, Cultivating the Colonies: Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies, Ohio University Press USA 191-213 2011
Sivaramakrishnan, K. The Languages of Science, the Vocabulary of Politics: Challenges to Medical Revival in Punjab Journal for Social History of Medicine 21(3) 521-39 2008
Sivaramakrishnan, K. "Old Potions, New Bottles: Recasting Indigenous Medicine in Colonial Punjab" Wellcome Trust and Orient Longman 2006

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