Dr Asmita Verma

Postdoctoral Associate,
Centre for Society and Policy, IISc

Asmita Verma is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Society and Policy, IISc Bengaluru. She has obtained her B.A. (hons) in economics from Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi in 2012 and completed her M.A. in economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 2014. She has also pursued a Ph.D. in economics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2021 and the title of her thesis is ‘Essays in Health Economics’

Asmita Verma has five years of research experience in the field of public health, health economics and demography. She has worked on issues regarding healthcare financing, delivery, coverage, expenditure and regulation. She also has extensive research experience in the area of maternal and child health. As a part of her Ph.D., she has planned and conducted a field survey to assess maternal experience with postnatal care in two districts of Uttarakhand in North India, where she interviewed women from diverse backgrounds and collected information and primary data on their socio-economic and demographic profiles as well as on multiple dimensions of quality of care.

While pursuing her PhD, she has also worked as a teaching assistant for a period of five years for various economics courses offered at IIT Delhi such as Introduction to Economics, Indian Economic Problems and Policies, Microeconomics and Game Theory.

Her research interests include health, demography, development economics and applied microeconomics.

Is new born survival influenced by place of delivery? A comparison of home, public sector and private sector deliveries in India (with Cleland, J.), available online in Journal of Biosocial Science, 2021, doi:10.1017/S0021932021000080

Articles under review:

Excess neonatal mortality among private facility births in rural India: a demographic analysis of a nationally representative survey (with Coffey, D., Srivastav, N., Priya, A., Kumar, A., and Spears, D.) 2020

Women’s experience of post-natal care: A study from Uttarakhand, India (with Paul, S.B.) 2020

Characterising the Indian Health System, 2020.

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