Dr. Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar
Professor and Head
M.C.H. (Master of Community Health), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Ph.D. in community health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Core areas

Social Determinants of health; Research Methodology; Environmental Health

Contact Address:

Dr. Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar
Professor and Head
Global Institute of Public Health, Ananthapuri Hospitals,
Trivandrum 695 024, Kerala, India Tel: +91 - 471 - 257 99 00
Fax: +91 - 471 - 250 69 69
Mob: +91- 9633 371 014
Email: krnayar@gmail.com


  • Public Health and the Poverty of Reforms: The South Asian Predicament. New Delhi: Sage. (Co-editor, 2001)
  • Ecology and Health: A Systems Approach. New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation, 1998.

Journal Papers and Monographs

  • Universalizing Health care in India: The techno-managerial fix. Indian Journal of Public Health 57 (4); 2013, pp. 76-81.
  • NaoremArunibala Devi and Nayar KR. Questioning Women’s Labour: Women in Manipur, In Sarbjeet Singh and PankajDodh (eds.). Gender Justice and Women Empowerment: An Integrated Approach. 2013. New Delhi: Regal Publications. pp. 326-347
  • Intersectoral Approach and health in All (HiA) Policies in South East Asia Region. WHO SEARO Regional paper, April 09, 2013
  • Chowdhury, SR and Nayar KR (2013). Multidimensional approach to child survival needed. The Lancet, 381 (9864), p.374.
  • Broom, A., Sibbritt, D., Nayar, K.R, Nilan, P. & Kirby, E. What factors predict exposure to caste, political and religious violence in India? A cross-sectional survey of 1000 Indian men. Asian Social ScienceVol. 9, No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-8.
  • Ina Goel and Nayar K.R. Trajectories of the Transgender • Need to Move from Sex to Sexuality. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol - XLVII No. 47-48, December 01, 2012.
  • Three decades of ICSSR-ICMR Committee Report & the re-assertion of social determinants of health. IndianJournal of Medical Research, 136, October 2012, pp 540-543
  • Men’s Experiences of Family, Domestic and Honour-Related Violence in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India. Asian Social Science 8 (6), 2012, pp. 3-10. (with Alex Broom, David Sibbritt, AssaDoron and Pamela Nilan).
  • India's country experience in addressing social exclusion in Maternal and Child Health, Countrycase study No.8. 2011, WHO. CSDH
  • Of silver bullets and red herrings: Commentary. Tropical Medicine and International Health 16 (6), 2011, pp.669-71(with O. Razum, and J. Schaaber)
  • Gaps in Goals: The history of Goal-setting in health care in India. Oman Medical Journal 26 (1), 2011, pp.1-3.
  • The use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine in Sri Lankan cancer care: Results from a survey of 500 cancer patients. Public Health124 (4), 2010, pp. 232-237 (With A. Broom, K. Wijewardena , D. Sibbritt, J. Adams).
  • Indian Cancer Patients’ use of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) and delays in presentation to Hospital. Oman Medical Journal 24 (2), 2009, pp.103-107 (With Alex Broom, Philip Tovey, RashmiShirali, Rakesh Thakur, Tulika Seth, PremChhetri)
  • Commission on Social Determinants in Health: A piece meal move? (Editorial). Indian J Med Res 129, February 2009, pp 117-119 (With SonaliSahniKapoor)
  • Masculinities and violence in India and Indonesia: Identifying themes and constructs for research.J of Health and Development, Vol.4 (1-4), 2008, pp. 209-228. (with Pam Nilan, Alex Broom, ArgyoDemartoto, AssaDoron, John Jermov)
  • Social exclusion, caste and health; A review based on the social determinants framework.Indian J Med Res 126, October 2007, pp 355-363

Previous Positions

Professor, 2004 to 2013 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Associate Professor 1997-2004 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Assistant Professor 1985-1997 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Research Officer 1983-1985 Indian Council of Medical Research