Tezpur University
     Department of Social Work

                         विज्ञानं यज्ञं तनुते
Specialized Knowledge promotes creativity

Veda Yumnam

Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph D (Pursuing), Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2012-current)
  • M.Phil, (Public Health), CSMCH, Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi (2010-12)
  • M.A (Social Work), Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social work), University of Delhi, (2005-07). Elective Course: Ecology and Social Work. Non-Credit Course: HIV /AIDS

Research Interest:

Social Determinants of Health, Disaster Management, Nutrition, Social Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, Health Systems Research


  • Dasgupta R, Ahuja S and Yumnam V (2014). Can Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers Address Severe Malnutrition in India? Indian Pediatrics, 51: 95-9
  • Dasgupta R, Sinha D and Yumnam V (2014). Programmatic Response to Malnutrition in India: Room for More Than One Elephant? Indian Pediatrics.(Forthcoming, November ‘2014 edition)

Papers Presented in Seminars/Workshops/Conferences:

  • Dasgupta R, Sinha D, Yumnam V and Ahuja S. Re-examining the Spatial Distribution of Under nutrition in India: A Novel Analysis. Oral Presentation at the South Asia Conference on Policies and Practices to Improve Nutrition Security, SAC-PP-01-04; 2014 July 30-31, New Delhi, India.
  • Dasgupta R, Yumnam V, Ahuja S and Roy S. The Conundrum of Continuum of Care: Experiences from the NRC Model, Madhya Pradesh. Oral Presentation at the South Asia Conference on Policies and Practices to Improve Nutrition Security. SAC-OP-07-05; 2014 July 30-31, New Delhi, India.
  • Yumnam V, Dasgupta R and Ahuja S. Connecting the Link: The Scope of Mother to Child Tracking System (MCTS) in Providing Continuum of Care (CoC) for SAM Children”. National Health Mission: Achievement and Challenges. Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), University of Delhi , 8-12 September 2014.

Work Experiences:

  • Consultant (Co-Author). Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh). Dasgupta R and Yumnam V. Are there ‘two malnutritions’ in South Asia and Africa? A Narrative Review
  • Technical Officer (PPTCT). National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Consultant. IIPHD, Public Health Foundation of India. Project Title: Evaluation of Effectiveness of District Extender Model of Supporting Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) Program in Selected States of India, 2012–13 ( Chattisgarh, MP and UP)
  • Project Coordinator (Consultant). IIPHD, Public Health Foundation of India. Project Title: Operational Qualitative Research on “Multiple vulnerabilities amongst PWIDs in different settings in India” under Hridaya project. (Bihar and Manipur).
  • Consultant. Centre for Policy Research. Project Title: Research Study on Impacts of Poor Sanitation and Benchmarking Perceptions.
  • Programme Manager. SEEDS INDIA. Project Title: Ankur –Post flood school restoration project Puri Orissa (2009-2010)
  • IEC Officer. Focus Humanitarian Assistance India, Aga Khan Foundation. Project Title: Enhancing Disaster Resilience and Promoting a Culture of Safety among Vulnerable Communities of Rural Gujarat
  • Junior Research Fellow. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) funded project to CSMCH, JNU. Project Title: Community Response to Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.