Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,
School of Social Sciences
Warden Flat No.3, Ganga Hostel, JNU, New Delhi - 110067
- M.Phil and PhD (Social Medicine), CSMCH, SSS. JNU
- M.A (Social Work), Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi University
- B.A (Pass), Miranda House, Delhi University
Areas of Interest/Specialization
- Social Science Approaches to Public Health
- Medical Pluralism - Indigenous System of Medicine
- Communication and Health
- Health Care Social Work Practice
- Social Groups and Social Networks
- Associate Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 25th July 2016 to till date
- Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, March 2005 to 24th July, 2016
Awards & Honours
- Shastri Mobility Programme Grant Awardee, for research on “Indigenous Medicine, Health Care Practices and Public Health in Canada: Drawing Inferences for India”, with Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1st December to 21st December 2018.
- Awarded the Fulbright Nehru Post Doctoral Fellowship in Public Health (2016-2017) (Forego).
- Awarded the University of Hong Kong Young Scholar Award for Outstanding Abstract in the 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, held from 10-14 June 2010 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
- Awarded the UGC Junior Research Fellowship in 2003 for pursuing Doctoral studies.
- Received a citation for being the 5th position holder in 10+2 exams conducted by the Council of Higher Education, Manipur, 1996.
- Project on “Availability and Accessibility of Health Care Facility with special reference to the Hill Districts of Manipur”, funded by ICSSR (Ministry of Human Resource Development) under IMPRESS fund, New Delhi as Co-Project Director (and Dr. L T Sang Guite, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda as Project Director) for a duration of two years (2019 to 2021)
- Topic: Traditional Healing Practices and Health care Utilization Among Mother and Children: A study of four Northeastern States, funded by ICSSR (Ministry of Human Resource Development), New Delhi. (Duration: May 2018 to August 2021)
- Topic: Strengthening Women Farmers in Sustainable Low Cost Vegetable Production Project in Shahjahanpur and Pilibhit: An Evaluation, sponsored by Oxfam India. (Duration: January to April 2014)
- Topic: Social Action Research on Tribal Governance: A study of Kuki village self-governance in Churachandpur district, Manipur, sponsored by Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) (Duration: December 2014 to February 2015)
- Topic: Literature review and secondary data analysis of the project on “Synthesizing evidence on urban maternal and new-born health models in India”, sponsored by Save the Children, New Delhi through THOT Consultants (Duration: November 2014 to April 2015).
Best Peer Reviewed Publications
- Guite Nemthianngai. 2014. Global Discourse and Local Realities towards Indigenous Medicine, Scholar’s Press, OmniScriptum GmbH&Co.KG, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-71823-2
- Guite Nemthianngai. 2011. Indigenous Medicine and Health Care, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, India. ISBN-13-978-81-8069-732-6
Chapters in Book/Monographs/Reference book (last three years)
- Guite Nemthianngai, Kumari Sarita (2019). Occupational Health Issues in Funeral Work: A Study of Dom Caste in Varanasi City, Uttar Pradesh, in Panneer Sigamani, Sanghmitra S. Acharya, Nagarajan Sivakami (Eds.), “Health, Safety and Well-Being of Workers in the Informal Sector in India: Lessons for Emerging Economies”, Springer Nature Singapore Pvt Ltd. 2019, Springer Singapore.
- Guite Nemthianngai (2019). Health care social work in India. In R. Winnett, R. Furman, D. Epps, & G. Lamphear (Eds.), Health care social work: A global perspective, Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
- Sanghmitra Acharya, Sunita Reddy, Nemthianngai guite (2020). “COVID-19 Induced Lockdown and Migrant Workers – The Communication Gap”, www.countercurrents.org, 19 May.
- "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Health Care and Livelihood Opportunites", https://www.tcherbs.in/medicinal-and-aromatic-plants-for-health-care-and-livelihood-opportunities/, 11 February 2020.
- Book Review of "Public Health Care in India: Historical Background and Current Realities", New Delhi: Century Publications, 2020, Social Scientist, Monthly Journal of the Indian School of Social Sciences, New Delhi, May-June 2021, Volume 49, Numbers 5-6, Pages 81-83
- Book Review of “Not in My Backyard: Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities”. Review of Centre for Science and Environment publications, New Delhi, 2016, 191 pages in a quarterly magazine, Drishtikone, published by EFICOR (The Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief) Publication, May 2017.
Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books
- Indigenous Population and the Battle against COVID-19 in India, The Indian Journal of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Quarterly, April 2021, Vol.82, Issue 2, Pages 197-220
- Elderly as Repository of Indigenous Medicinal Knowledge in India’s Northeastern Region, HelpAge India Research and Development Journal, New Delhi, Special Edition, January 2020, Vol.26, No.1, Pages 5-11
- Co-authors with faculty CSMCH, SSS, JNU, A Commentary on “Indian Public Health Associations on COVID-19: The Politics of Knowledge”, Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, Weekly, 08 August 2020, Vol.55, Issue No.32-33, Pages 19-22
- Co-authors with faculty CSMCH, SSS, JNU, A Special article on “Beyond Biomedical and Statistical Approaches in COVID-19: How Shoe-leather Public Health Works”, Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, Weekly, 31 October, Vol.55, Issue No.44, Pages 47 -58