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Jyoti Sharma
Sharma

Dr Sharma holds a Masters and PhD in Food & Nutrition from Devi Ahilya University, Indore and Master degree in Public Health Research from University of Edinburgh, UK. She. Currently, she is working at IIPH-Delhi, PHFI as a faculty has more than 20 years of experience as an academic and research nutritionist. She is Wellcome trust future faculty fellow. She worked as lecturer in department of nutrition, University of Nagpur and Govt. college of Girls, Chandigarh.
At IIPH Delhi, she is involved in teaching public health nutrition, monitoring and evaluation and maternal and child health to masters students, training and short term workshops and research in core area of maternal and child health nutrition. She is the lead faculty for eLearning diploma programme in public health nutrition, and executive diploma programme in public health nutrition for Afghanistan, a short term training workshop on nutrition epidemiology and monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programmes. Currently, she is leading the research on infant and young child feeding practices and implementation research to improve care and management of severe anaemia among pregnant women.
Her goal is to create synergy between research and programme and conduct interdisciplinary research (nutrition and public health research) to strengthen evidence for programme and policies. Her research work focuses on assessing nutritional status and dietary practices of women and children of marginalized and vulnerable communities, nutrition interventions for mothers, newborn and sick children in programmatic settings, strengthening implementation of nutrition interventions at different platforms using operations and implementation research. Her other research interests also include policy analysis and secondary data analysis. She was part of research team for projects supported by Government of India and developmental partners. She has published several papers in peer reviewed journals.

Center Affiliations
  • IIPHD
Research Summary and Interests

Her research work focuses on women and children of marginalized and vulnerable communities, nutrition interventions for mothers, newborn and sick children in programmatic settings, strengthening implementation of nutrition and health interventions at different platforms using operations and implementation research. Her other research interests also include policy analysis and secondary data analysis. She was part of research team for projects supported by Government of India and developmental partners. Some of the major projects include technical support to strengthen diagnosis and management of severe anemia in pregnant women, infant and child nutrition practices, review of nutrition programme and policies, State of India’s Newborn report, quality improvement studies in Bihar.

Areas of Expertise
  • Maternal Health/Women’s Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Neonatal Health and Child Health
  • Implementation Research
  • Monitoring + Evaluation
  • Health System