Divya Ravindranath

Ms Divya Ravindranath

PhD
Institution: Washington University in St Louis
Current Insitution Location: United States of America

Email: divyarrs@gmail.com
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Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
My current research work, as part of my dissertation project, looks at 'maternal health and child malnutrition among migrant households engaged in construction work: Experiences, household challenges, policy gaps’. The data for this mixed-methods project was collected across various construction sites in the city of Ahmedabad, located in the state of Gujarat, western India. The study concentrates on the urban health and nutritional experiences of temporary migrants working and living on construction sites. It uses a mixed-methods approach to study anthropometric measurements, and qualitatively understand the daily challenges migrant families encounter in fulfilling the nutritional needs of their children and accessing maternal health care while living in the city. It also examines various policies and interventions for migrant families and investigates if they are able to access the same in the city.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Migrant Workers (Children, Adults)


General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Gender
Health policy
Labour migration and health
Maternal and child health
Public Health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Maternal health and child malnutrition among migrant households engaged in construction work: Experiences, household challenges, policy gaps 2015 Asia and the PacificIndia Principal Investigator Project in progress (anthropometric measurements, health experiences, access to health care, access to government programs)