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SutapaAgrawalDr. Sutapa Agrawal is a Population Scientist. She obtained her Masters in Population Sciences (MPS) and Ph.D in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai besides also being a postgraduate in Geography from Presidency Collage, Kolkata.  A thorough professional with a proactive attitude, Dr. Agrawal have more than seven years of professional experience in designing demographic and epidemiological research studies, performing higher level statistical data analysis, training and capacity building besides being actively and extensively engaged in non communicable disease (NCD) prevalence and risk factor research to improving public health in India. In addition to publications in reputed international/national level peer reviewed journals in the area of chronic NCD, population and women’s reproductive health, gender issues, she has participated and presented research papers in many scientific forums.

She has been honored with several awards also. Dr. Agrawal is currently associated with the South Asia Network for Chronic Disease (SANCD), Public Health Foundation of India based at New Delhi, India in the capacity of an Epidemiologist. Prior to joining SANCD, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), New Delhi and as a Research Scientist at the National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India. Dr. Agrawal’s current areas of research interest are epidemiology of chronic non communicable disease such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, mental health in India, chronic disease risk factor studies including lifestyle, diet and nutrition, physical activity, and women and child health.


  • Sutapa Agrawal (2012) Effect of living Arrangement on the Health Status of Elderly in India: Findings from a national cross sectional survey. Asian Population Studies, 8(1):87-101 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441730.2012.646842
  • Sutapa Agrawal and Shah Ebrahim (2011) Prevalence and risk factors for self-reported diabetes among adult men and women in India: Findings from a national cross-sectional survey. Public Health Nutrition, doi:10.1017/S1368980011002813
  • Praween Agrawal, Vinod Mishra, Sutapa Agrawal (2011) Covariates of Maternal Overweight and Obesity and the risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Findings from a Nationwide Cross sectional Survey. J Public Health; DOI 10.1007/s10389-011-0477-4
  • Praween K Agrawal,  Sutapa Agrawal,  Saifuddin Ahmed, Gary L Darmstadt, Emma K Williams, Heather E Rosen,  Vishwajeet Kumar, Usha Kiran, Ramesh C Ahuja, Vinod K Srivastava, Robert E. Black, Mathuram Santosham, Abdullah H Baqui (2010) Effect of Knowledge of Community Health Workers on Essential Newborn Health Care: A Study from Rural India. Health Policy and Planning, doi:10.1093/heapol/czr018.
  • Praween K. Agrawal and Sutapa Agrawal (2010) To what extent are the indigenous women of Jharkhand, India living in disadvantageous conditions: findings from India’s National Family Health Survey. Asian Ethnicity, 11(1):61-80. DOI: 10.1080/14631360903506778
  • Sutapa Agrawal and Sayeed Unisa (2010) Active and passive elimination of girl child: Findings from rural Haryana. In TV Sekher and N Hatti (Eds.) Unwanted Daughters: Gender Discrimination in Modern India. Rawat Publications, Jaipur, India. pp 222-243.
  • Sutapa Agrawal and Sayeed Unisa (2007) Discrimination from conception to childhood: a study of girl children in rural Haryana. In I. Attane and C.Z.Guilmoto (Eds.) Watering the Neigbhour’s Garden: The Growing Demographic Female Deficit in Asia, CIRCRED, Paris. pp.247-266.
  • Sutapa Maiti (Agrawal), Sayeed Unisa and Praween Agrawal (2005) Health care and Health among Tribal women in Jharkhand: A Situational Analysis. Studies of Tribes and Tribals, 3(1): 37-46.
  • Praween K. Agrawal and Sutapa Maiti (Agrawal) (2005) Social Inequality in Health and Treatment Seeking Behaviour in two States of India: A Situational Analysis. Journal of Family Welfare, 51(2): 10-22.
  • Sutapa Maiti (Agrawal) and M. Guruswamy (2002) Differential Mortality among the Twins and Singletons in India: An Analysis of its Various Correlates. Demography India, 31(2): 259-287.
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