Vanita Singh

Assistant Professor
Faculty In-charge Conferences & Workshops

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Dr. Vanita Singh holds a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy (Public Systems) from IIM Ahmedabad and Masters in Public Health from TISS, Mumbai. She has worked with Reliance Industries Ltd. for the design and implementation of hospital management information system for RIL Project: Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai. She was awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Social Medicine and Community Health by UGC in the year 2013. She is currently working as a co-investigator on multiple projects in the healthcare domain funded by WHO and Department of Science & Technology (DST). She serves as a mentor at The George Institute (TGI) for Global Health India Health Accelerator Programme.

Her research interests include health systems & policy analysis, policy design and implementation, technology & development, and gender & health. She has published her work in several ABDC listed and SCOPUS indexed journals. She has presented her work at various prestigious national and international conferences including, Sixth Asia Pacific Public Policy Network (AP-PPN) in 2021, Hong Kong; 16th World Congress on Public Health in 2020 organized by European Public Health Association; XV International Conference of Public Policy and Management (2020), Centre for Public Policy (CPP) IIM Bangalore; and Fourth Pan-IIM World Management Conference (2015). Prior to joining MDI, she was working as Assistant Professor (Public Policy) at VPSM, D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai, and as a visiting faculty at School of Health System Studies, TISS, Mumbai.


Microeconomics; Quantitative Methods in Policy Research; Experimental and Quasi-experimental Research Methods; Healthcare Analytics; Health Policy and Planning; Gender and Development; Business for Social Change; Business-Government Relationship - A Managerial Perspective.

Technical Reports

World Health Organization. (2021). Leveraging telehealth for efficient delivery of primary health care in the WHO South-East Asia Region.

Journal Articles

Singh, Vanita, and Garg, Amit. (2022). Income Inequity in the Utilization of Inpatient Services: Effect of Publicly Financed Health Insurance Schemes in India. Economics and Political Weekly [ABDC – B].

Singh, V., Avashia, V., Bhati, M. S., & Garg, A. (2022). Effects of Climatic Variations on Child Morbidity in Bundelkhand Region of India: A Panel Data Analysis. IIMA Working Paper Series. Available at:

Singh, V. (2022). To Rx or Not: Mainstreaming Informal Providers. Vikalpa, 47(4), 314–316.

Singh, Vanita & Garg, Amit. (2022). Patients’ Perception of Service Quality and Satisfaction: Moderating Role of Insurance Status. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. Vol. 17(2)

Singh, Vanita; Sarbadhikari, Suptendra Nath; Jacob, Anil G.; John, Oommen. (2022). Challenges in delivering primary care via telemedicine during COVID-19 pandemic in India, Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. Vol. 11 (6) p 2581-2588. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1559_21

Vanita Singh, & Karan Babbar (2022). Empowered but abused? A moderated mediation analysis to explore the relationship between wife's relative resources, relational empowerment and physical abuse. Social Science & Medicine, Volume 296.

Singh, Vanita, Garg, Amit, Laha, Arnab, O’Neill Stephen (2021). Publicly Financed Health Insurance Schemes and Horizontal Inequity in Inpatient Service Use in India. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. Vol. 16(1)

Singh, Vanita, & Dev, Vedant (2021). Telemedicine Adoption in India: Identifying Factors Affecting Intention to Use. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics. Vol. 16(4).

Singh, Vanita (September, 2020). Promoting Antenatal Care: Identifying Policy Levers in Indian Context. European Journal of Public Health. [Supplementary issue for the abstracts selected for the 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020].

Singh, Vanita. (2019). Analyzing Public Health Expenditure under NRHM in Low and High Preforming States. International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research. Vol 6 Issue 1 (XI). January-March 2019. [UGC CARE –II listed journal]

Singh, Vanita, & Sivakami, M. (2014). Menopause: Midlife Experiences of Low Socio-economic Strata Women in Haryana. Sociological Bulletin, 63(2), 263–286. [SCOPUS indexed and UGC listed journal]

Book Chapters

Vanita Singh, Sumana Acharya and Karan Babbar (January 2021). Chapter-11: Sexual and Reproductive Health of Elderly – A Neglected Aspect of Public Health. In Rural Elderly and Their Quest for Health. Authors Upfront. [Peer-reviewed book chapter]

Abhijeet Jadhav, Sumana Acharya and Vanita Singh (January 2021). Demographic transition and future trend of the rural elderly population in India. In Rural Elderly and Their Quest for Health. Authors Upfront. [Peer-reviewed book chapter]

Singh, Vanita, and M. Sivakami. (2020) "Normality, Freedom, and Distress: Listening to the Menopausal Experiences of Indian Women of Haryana." In The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies, pp. 985-999. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, 2020 [Publication based on Masters’ thesis] Link:

Media Publications

Vanita Singh, Shobha Kumari and Pratima (2021). More Couples are Turning to Family Planning but Women Bear the Burnt. Science – The Wire. Published online December 2021.  Link:

Vanita Singh (2020). Under Ayushman Bharat Poor Patients are Not Going Cashless but with Less Cash. Science – The Wire. Published online July 2020. Link:

Vanita Singh (2020). Don’t Undermine ASHA’s role in this Coronavirus fight with low pay. The Quint. Published online May 2020 Link:

The George Institute for Global Health, New Delhi. Projects: WHO Telehealth care project and India Health Accelerator programme.