Upasona Ghosh

Email : upasona.ghosh@iiphb.org

Upasona Ghosh

Associate Professor

IIPH Bhubaneswar

Upasona Ghosh has a PhD in Social anthropology and MPhil in Women studies. Her decade long research focuses on climate change impacts on health of the vulnerable population and on health system.

Her doctoral research was on social determinant of child health in the Indian Sundarbans- a globally known climate change hotspot as a part of health systems research to improve access, affordability and quality health services for the marginalized. Her research focuses on impacts of climate change on community health and health care delivery system. Her research aims to understand social vulnerabilities of the communities experiencing climate change and also throws light on the Planetary health dynamics impacting transformational changes towards climate resilient health system. Upasona’s aim is to build up community based practical knowledge towards a sustainable pathway of change in health policy process for the vulnerable and disadvantageous populations.

  • Climate change impacts on health and health system.
  1. Ghosh U., Bose S., Bramhachari R., & Mandal S. (2016). Expressing collective voices on children’s health: photovoice exploration with mothers of young children from the Indian Sundarbans. BMC Health Serv Res. 16(Suppl 7):625. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1866-8. PMID: 28185586; PMCID: PMC5123342.
  2. Sen B., Dhimal M., Latheef A. T., & Ghosh U. (2017). Climate change: health effects and response in South Asia. BMJ; 359: j5117 doi:10.1136/bmj. j5117
  3. Gabrysch S., Waid J.L., Wendt A.S., Müller A.A., Kader A., & Ghosh U. (2018). Nutritional effects of flooding due to unseasonably early monsoon rainfall in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study in an ongoing cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet Planetary Health. 2(3). https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanplh/PIIS2542-5196(18)30088-3.pdf
  4. Mehta L., Srivastava S., Adam H.N., Alankar, Bose S., Ghosh U., & Kumar V.V. (2019). Climate change and uncertainty from ‘above’ and ‘below’: perspectives from India. Reg Environ Change. 19, 1533–1547. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-019-01479-7
  5. Ghosh U., Sen B., & Bose S. (2019). Photo voice as a participatory approach to influence climate related health policy in the Sundarbans. The Lancet Planetary Health. 3(22). https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanplh/PIIS2542-5196(19)30165-2.pdf