Dr. Ranjana is a Demographer and Statistician by training. She is a Post Graduate in Statistics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Post Graduate and Doctorate in Population Studies from International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai. Her doctoral dissertation was in the field of Consequences of HIV/AIDS and Coping Strategies. As a part of Future Faculty Programme of PHFI, she has completed Master of Public Health with Biostatistics as major from University of Albany, State University of New York, USA.
She is a gold medalist of B.Sc. (Hons) in Statistics at Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Ranjana is recipient of Government of India fellowship and subsequently the UGC Junior Research Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. Apart from this she was awarded the international travel award twice for attending international conferences outside India. She brings with her experience of conducting surveys including questionnaire construction, statistical analysis of various datasets and report writing. She has co-authored a few of the research papers in national as well as international journals.
Dr. Ranjana is actively involved in teaching at the Institute and is the module lead for Biostatistics and Demography in almost all in-house and online distance learning Post Graduate Diploma Programmes running at the institute. She is also involved in teaching and coordinating short term training workshops in the area of statistics with focus on hands on training on statistical software. Apart from substantial teaching, she is also engaged in few of the research projects as a statistician. Currently she is engaged in a large scale project on effectiveness of IV iron sucrose among anaemic pregnant women across three sites in India, funded by WHO.