PhD (Public Health), Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi; 2017
M. Phil (Public Health), CSMCH, JNU, New Delhi; 2012
MA (Social Work), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; 2005
UGC-NET (Social Work); 2012
Academic and Research: 4 Years
Development and NGOs: 8 Years
Research Fellow, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Project title “Engaging with Conservancy works and Experience of Social Discrimination- A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Determinants and Consequences with special Reference to Young Population”; Funded by the UGC, New Delhi (2017 - 2018).
Research Associate, at Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi. Project titled “Tracking Health inequalities in India- Locating Social Exclusion and Discrimination”; Funded by IDRC, Canada (2016 - 2017).
Research Associate, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Project titled “Engaging with Conservancy works and Experience of Social Discrimination- A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Determinants and Consequences with special Reference to Young Population”; Funded by the UGC, New Delhi (2015 - 2016).
Research Associate, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Project titled “Sanitation and Conservancy workers- Understanding Social Discrimination in Access to Resources”; Funded by the ICSSR, New Delhi (2014 - 2015).
Team Leader (Partner NGO) at Kuarmunda Forest Range (Field Management Unit), Sundargarh, Odisha. Project titled “Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP)”. A project of the Government of Odisha, collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); (2008 – 2010).
Project Coordinator at Mighty Club, Balasore, Odisha. Project titled “Community Based Disaster Preparedness and Vulnerability Reduction”; Funded by the Concern Worldwide, India (2008).
Social Activist at Orissa Republican Youth and Student Front (ORYSF), Odisha “Campaign against Violation of Human Rights in Odisha”; (2000 – 2010: Membership and Volunteer).
Short Term Engagements:
Study on Urban Health Situation in the cities of selected countries in South-East-Asia-Region to prepare the Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART). The study was supports by WHO-SEAR, New Delhi. Year: 2013
Study on ‘Rickshaw Puller in Guwahati, Lucknow and Muzaffarpur’ to understand the issues of financial inclusion among urban poor. The Study was supported by America India Foundation (AIF), New Delhi. Year: 2013
Study on ‘Migrant Women Workers in Construction and Domestic Spaces in Delhi Metropolitan Area: An Analytical Study of Empowerment and Challenges’. The study was supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, New Delhi. Year: 2013
Acharya, S. and Patra, G.B. (2017). Access to Maternal and Child Health Care: Understanding Discrimination in Selected Slum in Delhi, Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihoods and Health (ed.), Springer Publication, (ISBN 978-81-322-3581-1).
Lenka, A.K. and Patra, G.B. (2017). Water and Sanitation and Public Health Issues in Delhi, Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihoods and Health (ed.), Springer Publication, (ISBN 978-81-322-3581-1).
Patra, G.B. and Acharya, S (2017). Social Disparity in Access to Public Health Services: A Study of Urban Poor in Bhubaneswar City, Odisha, Journal of Social Inclusion Studies, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi, Vo-3, No-1 & 2, June, (ISSN 2394-4811).
National Seminar on ‘Sanitation and Conservancy Workers- Does National Cleanliness Mission Address the Issues of Health, Housing and Livelihoods?’, Organised by the CSMCH, SSS, JNU, New Delhi – 110067, 20th -21st April 2018; Title of the Paper:Policies and Programmes on Sanitation and Conservancy Workers in India: Tracing Since India’s Independence and Beyond.
National Seminar on ‘Margins of Lands, Health-Care and Livelihoods: Exclusion in Globalizing Delhi’, Organised by CSMCH and CSRD, JNU and Supported by ICSSR, New Delhi; 20th – 21st December 2014; Title of the Paper: Public Health Issues in Urban India: A Study on Access to Water and Sanitation by the Urban Poor in selected slum in Delhi.
Tenth National Conference of IASSH- 2012 organized by CSMCH, JNU and the Department of Social Work, JMI, New Delhi; 21st – 23rdNov 2012; Title of the Paper:Health behavior of urban slums influenced by the surrounding rural setting in small cities: A case study of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Urban Development, Urban Planning and Public Health
Social Determinants of Health; Health, Livelihoods and Development