Dr Nandu TK

Dr. Nandu K T holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil from JNU, with a Masters in Social Work. His extensive research in the Malabar region of Kerala, exploring socio-economic and political dynamics shaping health, healthcare services, and accessibility in marginalized sub-regions, has yielded publications on social determinants of health, healthcare utilization, and human resource management in health.

As a recipient of UGC’s Junior and Senior Research Fellowships, Dr. Nandu’s interdisciplinary approach bridges social work principles with public health, contributing significantly to the field.

Selected Publications

1. Nandu, K. T. K. (2023). Human Resource Management in Health: An analysis of community medical camp as short-term medical intervention to deal with shortage of health workers in rural India. In A. K. Mohan & Laxmi (Eds.), Community Development: Evidence Based Indian Approaches. Today and Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers.

2. KT Nandu, 2022. “Managing epidemics: the importance of a social work approach in dealing with high impacting disease outbreaks” LISSAH Journal, 3 (1).

Short Research Projects

1. 2023 – ongoing, Faculty research project titled ‘Experience and Exposure of going out of state for treatment: A case study of patients from Kerala availing health care from selected private hospitals in Mangalore.’

2. Forthcoming: Short research project on the topic ‘Inter-state migration for medical care and the facilitatory role of Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY: A policy oriented study of patient movement from Kerala to Karnataka.’

Basics of Public Health

Social & Behavioural Sciences
Health Promotion & Health Communication

Introduction to Qualitative research methods

Health Systems, Policy & Management

PhD in Public Health, 2015 – 2021, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

MPhil in Public Health, 2013 – 2015, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

MSW (Development Social Work Practice), 2010 – 2012, SreeSankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2007 – 2010, University of Calicut, Kozhikode