Dr Daksha Parmar

Dr. Daksha Parmar possesses over 8 years of impactful research and teaching experience. Formerly, she was an Assistant Professor at IIT Guwahati. As a Research Associate at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, she was part of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)-II. A recipient of the prestigious Dr. Yusuf Hamied Fellowship from Columbia University, Dr. Parmar’s expertise spans diverse areas, including her recent consultancy projects with WHO, India, focusing on COVID-19 management and health services delivery in Assam.

Select Publications:

Book Chapter:

 1. Sundararaman, T and Parmar, Daksha (2022) ‘Human Resource Management’, in Goel, S and Sharma, S (Eds) Essential of Health Management, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. (Book Chapter)

Journal Articles:

 1. Muksor, A and Parmar, D (2022) ‘Living with Diabetes in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study from West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India’, Journal of North East India Studies, Vol.12 Issue 1,pp: 8-32 (Journal Article)

2. Muksor, A and Parmar, D (2023) Mid Level Healthcare Providers: Insights from West Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LVIII No 38, 23rd September, 2023, pp: 26-29

3. Muksor, A and Parmar, D (2023) Cultural Beliefs and Practices in Self-Management of Diabetes among Pnar Women in Meghalaya, India; The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care;49(6): 462-476 

Other Publications

Book Review:

1. Parmar, Daksha (2022) Universalizing Healthcare in India: From Care to Coverage’, Edited by Imrana Qadeer, K B Saxena and P M Arathi, Aakar Books, Delhi, 475 pages (Book Review) Economic & Political Weekly, October 29 & November 5, 2022 Vol. LVII, Nos 44 & 45.

Visit Dr Parmar’s research profile through the link below for more on her research:

Research Gate – Daksha Parmar
Google Scholar – Daksha Parmar

Research Interest Areas
• Programme evaluation (focus on North East)
• NCPDCS (Focus on Diabetes)
• Frontline health workforce
• Ageing and health
• Urban health
• Health insurance

1) Basics of Public Health

2) Basic Epidemiology

3) Health Systems, Policy and Management-I

Introduction to Health Systems and Policy in Developing Countries

4) Qualitative Research Methodology

MA in Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
MPhil and PhD in Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University