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Sayeed Unisa

Professor and Head, Department of Mathematical Demography and Statistics
international Institute for Population Sciences
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Nationality: India
Gender: F

Member since: 2004
Membership No: 21674
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Demography, Environment, Population and Development, Public Health/ Epidemiology, Statistics

Specialization: Biodemography and Genetics, Children and Youth, Data Collection and Processing, Education and Schooling, Estimates and Projections, Gender Roles-Differentials, Marriage, Divorce and Consensual Unions, Mathematical Demography, Reproductive Health (Family Planning)

Regional focus: South Asia, Southeast Asia

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 1992 , International Institute for , Demography

Working languages: English , Urdu

Other association membership in population or related fields: Asian Population Association (APA) , Indian Association for the Study of Population

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I have 27 years of teaching and research experience. Published five books in the area of health and population.  A recently edited book entitled “Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North: Issues, challenges, and the future” is published by Routledge, London.  I had received Royan International Award for the community-based study on infertility in Andhra Pradesh, India. Published around 100 papers in the peer-reviewed journals on infertility, gender, and reproductive health issues.


I have presented papers at international conferences in the 17 different countries on infertility, gender, and reproductive health.  I have also organised four international conferences and seminars and quite a few national level seminar.  Worked as Chairperson and Session organizer on the issue of “Infertility: addressing its causes and providing treatment” in XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference organized, Organized by the International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) –  Busan, South Korea, 26-31 Aug 2013.


1. BAssisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North: Issues, Challenges and Future, Edited by  Rozee G.V. and Sayeed Unisa, Rutledge, London, 2016.

Population, Environment and Health Edited by, Sayeed Unisa, T,V,Sekhar, C. Chandershekhar, A.Singh, L.K.Dwivedi, M.R.S.Pradhan, IIPS and Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2016.

Barkkotoky, K., Unisa, Sayeed, Gupta, A.K.(2017). State-level Dietary Diversity as a Contextual Determinant of Nutritional Status of Children in India: A Multilevel Approach. Journal of Biosocial Science. page 1 of 27,  Cambridge University Press,doi:10.1017/S0021932017000013

Unisa, Sayeed, Chattopadhyay, A. Fulpagare, P. and  Sinha, A. (2016). Food Security and Nutritional Status of Children in Maharashtra, IIPS Working Paper 12, IIPS, Mumbai.

Pujari, S., Unisa, Sayeed.(2016). Knowledge and Awareness of Men about Infertility and their Involvement in Fertility Treatment: Rural Men's Voices from Andhra Pradesh, in Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North: Issues challenges and the future by Rozee G.V. and Sayeed Unisa(eds), Routledge, London, pp 65-77.



Honorary or professional positions and awards:
May 2009 to July 2009 -Visiting Professor,International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands (Under Bilateral Collaboration Programme of Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the Netherlands
1991-Royan International Award for the community-based study on infertility in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Organization for Scientific Research (NWO))

Research grants:
UNICEF, UNFPA, Ford Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Government of India, Government of Gujarat,