Professor of Population Health and Geography
S (“Subu”) V Subramanian is a Professor of Population Health and Geography at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and a senior core faculty at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He is also the founding director for an interdisciplinary PhD program in Population Health Sciences that is currently being developed at Harvard. He received his under- and post-graduate training at the University of Delhi, and completed his PhD in geography from the University of Portsmouth, UK in 2000. Subu has published over 425 articles, book chapters, and books in the field of social and contextual determinants of health, health inequalities in India with a special emphasis on nutritional inequalities among children and adults, and applied multilevel statistical models. He has co-edited 2 books titled Global Perspectives on Social Capital and Health and Social Capital and Health. Subu was the first to develop a course on the concept and application of multilevel statistical methods at Harvard, which he has been successfully teaching at Harvard Chan since 2001, as well as around the world. He has advised over 100 masters, doctoral and postdoctoral students as mentor, academic advisor and dissertation committee member. Subu has served as a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) Study Section, and as reviewer for several national and international funding agencies. He is the Editor-in-Chief (along with Ichiro Kawachi) for the international journal Social Science & Medicine (SSM), in addition to be being a Senior Editor for the social epidemiology office of SSM. He is an editorial consultant to The Lancet, an international advisory board member for the Lancet Global Health, and serves as an academic editor to PLoS Medicine, besides serving as an editorial board member of several journals.
Faculty Associate, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University
Core Faculty, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Ph.D. (Geography), 2000, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
M.Phil. (Geography), 1993, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India.
M.A. (Geography), 1991, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India.
B.A. (Honours, Geography), 1989, University of Delhi, India.