Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Social Epidemiology
- Measurement issues in Health
- Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
- Large Scale Survey Analysis in Health
- Health Systems
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 and the course on Introduction to Epidemiology.
Using epidemiological research methods to generate evidence.
What constitutes evidence in public health? Why and how does evidence matter for public health action?
- Ramanathan, M., & Vijayan, B. (2019). Covariates of diarrhoea among under-five children in India: Are they level dependent? PLOS ONE, 14(8). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221200
- Vijayan, B. (2020). Observation of unsafe medical practice during research in a healthcare-deprived area. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 05(01), 16 – 17. https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2020.012
- Vijayan, B., & Mishra, U. (2020). Associating state of water and sanitation with childhood diarrhoea: Anomalies and Contradictions. Experimental Results, 1. https://doi.org/10.1017/exp.2020.9
- Vijayan, B., & Ramanathan, M. (2021). Prevalence and clustering of diarrhoea within households in India: Some evidence from NFHS‑4, 2015 – 16. Journal of Biosocial Science, 53(1), 108 – 120. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932020000073
- Vijayan, B., Ramanathan, M., Rangamani, S., Joe, W., Gopinathan, S., & Mishra, U. S. (2021). Treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients in India: A gendered analysis based on repeated cross-sectional national sample surveys on health, 2014 and 2019. Health Care for Women International, 42(11), 1237 – 1254. https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2021.1931226
- Vijayan, B. (2023). On Examining Residential Segregation in Rural Gadag, Karnataka, India: The Case of the Banjara Tandas. International Journal of Social Determinants of Health and Health Services. https://doi.org/10.1177/27551938231188043
- Ramanathan, M., Mishra, U. S., & Vijayan, B. (2020, July 5). COVID 19 and Elderly Care: Japan registered low mortality despite highest ratio of 65+ population | Health. Devdiscourse. https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/health/1038306-covid-19-and-elderly-care-japan-registered-low-mortality-despite-highest-ratio-of-65-population
- Mishra, U. S., & Vijayan, B. (2020, June 7). Challenges of the Pandemic: Confronting Harsh Realities. eSS Sunday Edit. http://www.esocialsciences.org/Articles/Show_Article.aspx?qs=9dkve6t4+5BDnt5o/XDm8feVIdyWtiw7fL1kTyOhvbX70c/dzm0vHIxaWzGpAciefurFfUUAOZC/3/v12sFFrQ==