Manisha Nair

Lead Epidemiologist/ Health Services Researcher for UKNeS

Manisha Nair is an epidemiologist/ health services researcher for the UKNeS. She is also a co-investigator for two studies - IndOSS-Assam feasibility study and 'Effect of anaemia on pregnancy outcomes of women in Assam'.

She holds a masters degree in Global Health Science from Oxford and MBBS degree from Assam Medical College and Hospital in India. She was a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi part of the Public Health Foundation of India. She also worked in the routine immunisation and polio eradication programmes in India as part of the National Polio Surveillance Project of the World Health Organisation. She was a scholar of the Public Health Foundation of India, Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars’ programme of the National Institutes of Health, USA and Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership programme, UK. Dr. Nair is interested in the social determinants of health and health inequities, maternal and child health, quality of care and medical education and has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Her PhD thesis examined the effects of the Indian government’s wage-for-employment policy (MGNREGA) on food security and infant nutrition.


Recent Relevant Publications: 

Nair M, Ariana P, Ohuma EO, Gray R, De Stavola B, et al. (2013) Effect of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on Malnutrition of Infants in Rajasthan, India: A Mixed Methods Study. PLoS ONE 8(9): e75089. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075089