Bevin Vinay Kumar VN

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Social Epidemiology
  • Measurement issues in Health
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Large Scale Survey Analysis in Health
  • Health Systems

Biography

Bevin Vinay Kumar V N is a Public Health professional, holding a Master’s degree and PhD degree in Public Health from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. 

His research work focuses on the structural discrimination experienced by marginalised groups and its impact on health and healthcare access. He has experience designing and conducting mixed methods research and analysing large-scale survey data. His research interest lies in exploring health outcomes using an equity lens, measuring inequality at the subgroup level, and unravelling health inequities using an intersectional approach. 

Prior to joining the University, he was working with the Population Research Centre at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi as a consultant for a project funded by UNICEF to evaluate the community sanitation complexes in phase two of Swachh Bharat using a mixed-methods approach. 

He has also worked with the Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru as a consultant where he worked on data from Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and Vajpayee Arogyashree Yojana of the Government of Karnataka. 

At the University, Bevin co-teaches the Foundations of Social Research and Reasoning course for the first semester of MA Development and will be teaching the Introduction to Epidemiology course in the second semester. 

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