S V Subramanian
Subramanian has a PhD in geography with specialization in multilevel statistical methods. He also has a Masters in the field of development studies from the University of Delhi and was the recipient of the 1999-2000 MacArthur Leadership Program in Population and Development Studies based at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.
The main focus of his research is on understanding how different contextual settings influence individual health outcomes and the population disparities in health achievements. He has specifically investigated the impact of income inequality and social capital on individual health outcomes. His work has demonstrated the need to explicitly consider a multilevel methodological framework while conceptualizing and estimating contextual effects on public health issues.
Currently, through a National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute Career Development Award, he is investigating the role of neighborhood-level factors (neighborhood structural disadvantage, collective psychosocial characteristics, and physical environmental conditions) in explaining the occurrence and distribution of asthma. He is also conducting original collaborative research on the different ways in which health gets spatially and socially stratified in India, with particular focus on the socioeconomic distribution and determinants of nutritional status.