Prof. Imrana Qadeer is a well known public health expert. Before joining CSD in 2012, she was professor in Jawaharlal Nehru University, where she taught for 35 years and then served as J.P. Naik Senior Fellow at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies. Her area of interest includes organisational issues in health services in South Asia with a special focus on India, social epidemiology and political economy of health, women’s health and research methodology with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research methodologies. She has also worked with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Planning Commission, Population Commission and the advisory and monitoring bodies for the National Rural Health Mission. Prof. Imrana Qadeer was also  editor  CSD’s Social Development Report ­­– 2014: Challenges of Public Health, Oxford University Press.