Dr. Abhijit Das

Abhijit is a public health physician with over thirty years’ experience in working on reproductive health, human rights, and health governance as well as gender, men, and masculinities at the national and global level. He has been one of the global pioneers in devising successful approaches for involving men for gender equality and for social accountability in health. He has been active in building bottom-up knowledge creation and a co-founder of the global community of practice MenEngage Global Alliance and COPASAH.
He is currently Managing Trustee, Centre for Health and Social Justice, in New Delhi and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He serves as Advisor to various research centres and policy making bodies in India and across the world.

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise
• Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality
• Equity, Human rights, and Governance in Health
• Public policy and Community Participation
• Decentralised Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation of Complex interventions

Recent Books and Papers (2010 onwards)

  • Abhijit Das (2020) Towards Health Equity: Operationalising a Human rights approach in Ali Mehdi and Irudaya Rajan edited Health of the Nation: Perspectives for New India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi
  • Abhijit Das, Satish K Singh, Rimjhim Jain, Sana Contractor (2020) Gender
    Transformative Change with Men Lessons from Two Decades of Field Interventions
    in India in Molly Kuruvilla and Irene George ed Handbook of Research in New
    Dimensions of Gender Mainstreaming and Women’s Empowerment, IGI Global, DOI:10.4018/978-1-7998-2819-8
  • Sana Contractor, Abhijit Das, Jashodhara Dasgupta and Sara Van Belle (2018) Beyond the Template: the needs of Tribal women and their experiences with Maternal Health Services, Int J Equity Health (2018) 17: 134
  • Todd Nicholas Fuist, Elizabeth Mogford, and Abhijit Das (2018), Lifestyle
    Movements as Social Networks: The Connections between Everyday Politics and
    Larger Collective Action in an Indian Feminist Movement Sociological Perspectives
    DOI: 10.1177/0731121418757505
  • Halima Freudberg, Sana Contractor, Abhijit Das, Christopher G. Kemp, Paul E. Nevin, Ashima Phadiyal, Jagdish Lal & Deepa Rao (2018): Process and impact evaluation of a community gender equality intervention with young men in Rajasthan, India, Culture, Health & Sexuality, DOI:10.1080/13691058.2018.1424351
  • Das, A. (2017). The challenge of evaluating equity in health: Experiences from India’s maternal health program. In S. Sridharan, K. Zhao, & A. Nakaima (Eds.), Building Capacities to Evaluate Health Inequities: Some Lessons Learned from Evaluation Experiments in China, India, and Chile. New Directions for Evaluation, 154, 91–100.
  • Mogford E, Irby C A and Das A (2015) Changing Men to Change Gender: Combatting Hegemonic Masculinity to through Anti-violence Activism in Northern India, International Journal of sociology of the family 41(2):71-93 · January 2015
  • Das A, Contractor S (2014) India’s latest Sterilisation Camp Massacre BMJ 2014;349:g7282
  • Das A (2014) Community Participation in Healthcare Management in India: Need and Potentials in India Infrastructure Report 2103/2014 Towards Universal Health
    Coverage, Orient Black Swan, Delhi
  • Das A and Singh S K (2014) – Changing Men Challenging Stereotypes: Reflections  on working with men on gender issues in India, IDS Bulletin Volume 45 No I, Jan 2014
  • Roy A and Das A (2014) – Are Masculinities Changing? Ethnographic exploration of a gender intervention with men in rural Maharashtra, India, IDS Bulletin, Volume 45 No I, Jan 2014
  • Z. Quazi, A. Gaidhane, A. Das, A. Hagopian, P. House: Emergency obstetrics care
    preparedness in rural hospitals. Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University 04/2013; 8(2):8590.
  • Das A (2013) Right to Health in India: Contemporary Issues and Concerns in Journal of the National Human Rights Commission 2013, NHRC India
  • Das A (2013). How do we know we are making a difference? Challenges before the
    practitioner of community monitoring processes in assessing progress and evaluating impacts. CHSJ, India, and COPASAH
  • Das A, Dasgupta J (2013). Claiming entitlements: The story of women leaders
    struggles for the right to health in Uttar Pradesh, India. CHSJ, India, and COPASAH
  • Das A, Μogford E, Singh SK, Βarbhuiya RA, Chandra S, Wahl RS (2012) Reviewing responsibilities and renewing relationships: an intervention with men on violence against women in Ιndia, Culture, Health & Sexuality DOI:10.1080/13691058.2012.677477
  • Yotsu RR, Abba K, Smith H and Das A (2012) Support for children identified with acute flaccid paralysis under the global polio eradication programme in Uttar
    Pradesh, India: a qualitative study BMC Public Health 2012, 12:229
  • Hagopian A, Mohanty M, Das A and House P (2011) Applying WHO’s ‘workforce indicators of staffing need’ (WISN) method to calculate the health worker requirements for India’s maternal and child health service guarantees in Orissa State Health Policy Plan. (2011) doi: 10.1093/heapol/czr007
  • Das A, Hagopian A, Rao D (2011) India’s Janani Suraksha Yojana : Further Review
    Needed The Lancet Volume 377, Issue 9762, Pages 295 – 296, 22 January 2011
  • Barker et al (2010) What Men Have to Do with It: Public Policies to Promote Gender Equality, ICRW, Washington DC, Promundo, Rio de Janeiro
  • Hagopian A, House P and Das A (2010) Reaching the Unreached: Rapid Assessment Studies of Health Policies and Programmes in India, Nidhi Books, New Delhi
  • Das A, Quality of Care of Reproductive Health Services in Compendium on Population and Development edited by A.K. Shiv Kumar and Rajani Ved (2010) Oxford University Press, New Delhi

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