Nilanjan Bhor

Senior Associate - Academics & Research | nbhor at iihs dot ac dot in

2014    MA, International Family Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
2007    PGD, Hospital Administration, Christian Medical College, Vellore
2006    BSc, Health Information Administration, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Udupi



Countries: India, United Arab Emirates
States: Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal
Cities: Jaipur, Chennai, Vellore, Bangalore, Udupi, Kolkata
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali

Nilanjan Bhor is a public health researcher and has worked in various capacities in the field of public health. He was associated with Azim Premji University where he contributed tremendously to the implementation of various research and practice projects related to public health as well as academics. He has also worked in the non-communicable disease programme at the National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai and the national Hepatitis B programme at the Christian Medical College, Vellore.


Nilanjan is an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Christian Medical College, Vellore and Manipal University, Manipal. He is a Well Being Volunteer, trained and certified by the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and works towards prevention of mental health issues in society. He is a member of the Indian Health Economics and Policy Association (IHEPA) and currently serves as joint secretary of the IHEPA governing council.


At IIHS, Nilanjan supports the Academics and Research team in the area of urban health.

Journal Articles

  • Bhor, N. (2020). Linking education with health: Lessons from children of migrant construction labourers in India. Socrates, 8(1), 54-63.
  • Bhor N. (2016). Family Impact Analysis of The National Policy for Children 2013. ELK Asia Pacific Journal of Social Science.
  • Bhor N., and Kumar P. (2016). Climate change and Health: A social determinants approach to malnutrition among migrant children. EPHP abstracts, BMJ.
  • Seshadri SR., Bhor N., and Parab S. (2016). Social Determinants of Childhood Malnutrition – the Loss of Innocence. EPHP abstracts, BMJ.


Book/Book chapters 

  • Bhor N., & Seshadri S. R. (2018). Measuring child malnutrition: A review of assessment methods of the nutritional status of school-going children in India. In S. R. Seshadri & J. Ramakrishna (Eds.), Nutritional adequacy, diversity and choice among primary school children: Policy and practice in India (pp. 15-45). Singapore: Springer.
  • Bhor, N., Ankush Parab, S., Latha. N., & Seshadri, S. R. (2017). Child malnutrition and dietary choices: Narratives from tribal families, families of HD Kote taluk, Mysuru. In B. Das & H. Siddalinagappa. (Eds.), Policies and practices assessing Indian tribal health system (pp. 13-30). Chennai: Notion Press.


Other writing

  • Bhor, N., & Kumar, K. (2021). Machine learning based predictive model for assessment of the relation between non-communicable disease specific indicators and socio-demographic index in South-Asian countries. [Oral Presentation] The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research – Phase 2. Health Systems Research. Director General of the Dubai Health Authority.
  • Kanjilal, B., Barman, D., Mondal, S., Singh, S., Mukherjee, M., Mondal, A., & Bhor, N. (2008). Barriers to access immunization services: A study in Murshidabad, West Bengal. Future Health Systems, Institute of Health Management Research, 1-4.
  • Bhor, N. (2020, April 15). Is the Indian health system prepared to address injuries due to road accidents. Health Systems Global.
  • Bhor N. (2018). A call for development of Growth Standard to measure malnutrition of school-age children. Azim Premji University Working Paper Series. vol. (11).
  • Seshadri SR., Parab S., Bhor N., and N Latha. (2016). What we ate then and what we eat now: A grandmother’s tale. Azim Premji University, Working Paper No.2.
  • Blog: Moving towards inclusive healthcare for the migrants in India’ in BMJ, August 2015.
  • Bhor, N. (2020, October 26 – November 6). A rapid review of factors influencing care-seeking decisions in Indian slums [Poster presentation]. What Works Global Summit Conference, Campbell Collaboration.
  • Presented paper on “Social Exclusion and Migrant Children: How model schools are closing the gap of education, health and nutrition?” at Seminar on Poverty and Social Exclusion organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration New Delhi during April 12-13, 2018.
  • Presented paper on “Falling below the rader: Protecting the rights of the Stateless children to end Stalessness” at South Asian conference on Statelessness organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences on 29-30 November 2017.
  • Presented paper on “Family Studies in India: Contemporary challenges and future direction” at Understanding social issues in global India organized by Manipal University on 16-17 November 2017.
  • Presented paper on “Are Internal Migrants in India Internally Displaced Persons? – Lack of evidence on Internal Displacement” at International Conference on Migration and Diasporas: Emerging Diversities and Development Challenges organized by Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi on 22-23 March 2017.
  • Paper on ‘Disasters and Forced Migration: Internally Displaced Persons in need of a new legal recognition’ at Indian Association for the Study of Population, December 7-9 2016.
  • Paper on ‘Child Malnutrition and Dietary Choices: Narratives from tribal families’ at Tribal Health Conclave organized by Tata Steel, Jharkhand on 15-19 November 2016.
  • “Climate Change and Health: A social determinant approach to malnutrition among migrant children’ at Evidence into Public Health Policy (EPHP) conference on July 7-9, 2016.
  • Paper on ‘Migrants health and access to healthcare: Mapping health status of three migrant colonies in Bangalore urban’ at Migration, Vulnerability and Health workshop at TISS Mumbai April 8-9, 2016.
  • Poster on “Impact of climate change on nutrition and migration” at ARCADE symposium on Social Determinants of Health, organized by Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, November 4-6, 2015.