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Researcher output profile for Associate Professor Santosh Jatrana
Santosh is a demographer and social epidemiologist with particular research interest in the field of primary health care, ageing and health, migrant health, and infant and child mortality. Santosh obtained her PhD in Demography from the Australian National University, M.Phil in Population Studies and M.A. in Geography with specialization in Population Geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Santosh also holds a postgraduate diploma in Public Health (DPH) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Santosh joined Deakin University in February 2011 after working in the Department of Public Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington where she led a longitudinal research project on Primary Health Care in New Zealand. Santosh has won many competitive research grants and published numerous academic papers and book chapters in peer reviewed journals and books. She is currently involved in the following research projects/areas:
Primary health care: Santosh is the Principal Investigator of a longitudinal project that studies associations and causal pathways between sociodemographic characteristics (e.g. ethnicity, socio-economic position, and region) and primary care attributes (e.g. affiliation with a primary care provider, access and continuity (PCAAC)). This project is part of the Health Inequalities Research Programme (HIRP), University of Otago.
Ageing and health: Santosh has an extensive research background in ageing and health. Santosh is an affiliate of the Comparative Study of Aging and Health in Asia, which is funded by the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA), and a member of Aging in Developing Countries Network which is also funded by NIA. She is a co-investigator on two Health Research Council (HRC) funded projects: a cohort study of 85+ and a longitudinal study of the oldest old in NZ. She also led research on older people from the New Zealand Census-Mortality Study (NZCMS) where she has explored socioeconomic, ethnic and gender inequalities among older people.
Migration and Health: Santosh is the lead editor of the book entitled 'Migration and Health in Asia' published by Routledge Publishers, UK and was one of the guest editors of a special issues of the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal on Migration and Health in Asia. She is the principal investigator in a University of Otago funded research project on Asian Immigrant Mortality. Santosh is a founding member and has had a major role in the establishment of the Wellington Regional Asian Health Alliance (WRAHA) trust.
Suresh Joshi (PhD - Principal Supervisor)
Eric Meadows (PhD - Associate Supervisor)
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