Dr. Shubh Swain is the Assistant Director of TARINA as well as the Gender and Nutrition Specialist for TCI-TARINA. He is a demographer by training and has nearly a decade of work experience in gender, public health, and nutrition in India and Africa.
Dr. Swain coordinates between TARINA consortium collaborators, TCI’s CoE in Delhi and TCI’s Ithaca office; assists the Director of TCI in supervising and managing the TARINA program and coordinating the grant activities with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Swain provides strategic support to the TARINA program to achieve the program goal.He also focuses on generating evidence to inform policy around gender, nutrition, food, and agriculture. His research primarily focuses on increasing women’s empowerment and access to agricultural services to improve nutritional outcomes in India.
Prior to joining TCI, Dr. Swain was a Research Coordinator in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University where, apart from teaching and mentoring students in a study aboard program, he supported a research program designed to avert stunting through a multi-sectoral intervention in Tanzania. He has also managed and led many research programs focused on gender and public health policy in India while working with Population Council and Family Health International (FHI360). Dr. Swain received his Ph.D. in Demography from the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) in Mumbai.