Science, Policy & Pandemics: Episode 15 - The Consequences of Covid-19 in India
In the 15th episode of our series on science, policy, and pandemics, we are exploring the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic in India. Throughout this episode, our host Dr Rob Doubleday and expert guests will take a deep-dive into the economic, food security, and health systems impacts of covid-19 in India
CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast is a production of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. This series on science, policy and pandemics is produced in partnership with Cambridge Infectious Diseasesand the Cambridge Immunology Network. This episode has also been produced in partnership with TIGR2ESS.
Our guests this week:
Professor Bhaskar Vira is an expert on the political economy of environment and development. He is presently a Professor of Political Economy and Head of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Geography.
Dr Finn McQuaid is an Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He specialises in modelling infectious diseases and is presently working on drug-resistant tuberculosis and treatment adherence.
Professor Jishnu Das is an economist specialising in health and education in low- and middle-income contexts. He is a is a professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also presently a Visiting Senior Fellow at India’s Centre for Policy Research.
Dr Meenakshi Gautham is a Research Fellow Health Systems and Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her work focuses on pluralistic health systems and health policies for developing antimicrobial stewardship in agricultural community settings.
Professor Nitya Rao is a Professor at the University of East Anglia, where her work focuses on gender equality, resource rights, social equity, and rural development. She is a member of the Global Advisory Committee of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative and the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition.
Professor Sonalde Desai is a demographer whose work deals primarily with social inequalities in developing countries. She is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and Director of the National Data Innovation Centre at New Dehli’s National Council of Applied Economic Research.
Dr Sukriti Chauhan is a global health advocate and policy professional. She holds a PhD in Law and Health from Jawaharlal University. She has experience in public health and human rights with a focus on gender issues, and has worked with organisations including PATH India, the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, and Global Health Strategies.
CSaP: The Science & Policy Podcast is hosted by CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday, and is edited and produced by CSaP Communications Coordinator Kate McNeil. If you have feedback about this episode, or questions you would like us to address in a future week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.