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Name : Dr. Saritha Nair
Designation : Scientist E
Email Id : nairs@icmr.gov.in
Mobile : 9871087189
Academic Qualifications: • Ph.D. (Population Studies)
• M.Sc. (Demography)

Date of Joining ICMR: 01-09-2003
Date of Joining Current Post: 01-09-2018


1 Misra, G., Sahu, D., Reddy, U. S., & Nair, S Correlates of HIV prevalence among female sex workers in four north and east Indian states: findings of a national bio-behavioural survey  International journal of STD & AIDS 0956462418799018  , 2018
2 Dasgupta, A., Raj, A., Nair, S., Naik, D., Saggurti, N., Donta, B., & Silverman, J. G Assessing the relationship between intimate partner violence, externally-decided pregnancy and unintended pregnancies among women in slum communities in Mumbai, India  BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health jfprhc-2017  , 2018
3 Holly B Shakya, Anindita Dasgupta, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Niranjan Sagggurti, Balaiah Donta, Saritha Nair, Jay Silverman and Anita Raj Spousal discordance on reports of contraceptive communication, contraceptive use, and ideal family size in rural India: a cross sectional study  BMC Women`s Health 18:147. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-018-0636-7  JAN, 2018
4 Dasgupta A, Saggurti N, Ghule M, Reed E, Donta B, Battala M, Nair S, Ritter J, Gajanan V, Silverman J, Raj A. Associations between intimate partner violence and married women`s condom and other contraceptive use in rural India  Sexual Health https://doi.org/10.1071/SH17090 [Epub ahead of print]  JAN, 2018
5 Dasgupta, Anindita, Jay Silverman, Niranjan Saggurti, Mohan Ghule, Balaiah Donta, Madhusudana Battala, Saritha Nair, Velhal Gajanan, and Anita Raj Understanding Men`s Elevated Alcohol Use, Gender Equity Ideologies, and Intimate Partner Violence Among Married Couples in Rural India  American journal of men`s health 1557988318775844  JAN, 2018
6 Fleming, P.J., Silverman, J., Ghule, M., Ritter, J., Battala, M., Gajanan, V., Nair, S., Dasgupta, A., Balaiah, D., Saggurti, N., Raj Can a Gender Equity and Family Planning Intervention for Men change men`s gender ideology? Results from the CHARM cluster randomized controlled trial in rural India  Studies in Family Planning Vol. 49 (1) Pg. 41-56  JAN, 2018
7 Schensul,J., Begum, S., Nair, S., Oncken, C. Challenges in Indian women`s readiness to quit smokeless tobacco use.  Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 19 (6), 1561-69.doi:10.22034/APJCP.19.6.1561  MAY, 2018
8 Begum S, Schensul JJ, Nair S Effect of Indian women`s exposure to warning messages on intention to quit smokeless tobacco.  Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 6:5354-8. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20175241  , 2017
9 Arvind Pandey, Neeraj Dhingra, Pradeep Kumar, Damodar Sahu, DCS Reddy, Padum Narayan, Yujwal Raj, Bhavna Sangal, Nalini Chandra, Saritha Nair, Jitenkumar Singh, Laxmikant Chavan7, Deepika Joshi Srivastava, Ugra Mohan Jha, Vinita Verma, Shashi Kant, Madhul Sustained progress, but no room for complacency: Results of 2015 HIV estimations in India  Indian Journal of Medical Research pp 83-96 doi:10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_1658_16  , 2017
10 Naik DD, Donta B, Iddya U, Nair S.  Awareness of sexually transmitted infections and cervical cancer among husbands in urban slums of Mumbai, India.   Int J Community Med Public Health 4:3261-6  , 2017
11 Kiyomi Tsuyuki, Balaiah Donta, Anidita Dasgupta, Paul J Fleming, Mohan Ghule, Battala Mahdusudana, Saritha Nair, Jay G Silverman, Niranjan Saggurti, Anita Raj Masculine gender ideologies, intimate partner violence and alcohol use increase risk for genital tract infections among men.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence Doi: 10.1177/0886260517700619  , 2017
12 D. D. Naik, Balaiah Donta, Saritha Nair, B. N. Mali.  Awareness of sexually transmitted infections and cervical cancer among women in urban slums of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India  International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. 4(2):400-404. DOI: 10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20170262  , 2017
13 Million Death Study Collaborators (Shaza A Fadel, Reeta Rasaily, Shally Awasthi, Rehana Begum, Robert E Black, Hellen Gelband, Patrick Gerland, Rajesh Kumar, Li Liu, Colin Mathers, Shaun K Morris, Saritha Nair, Leslie Newcombe, Arvind Pandey, Faujdar Ram, Changes in cause-specific neonatal and 1-59-month child mortality in India from 2000 to 2015: a nationally representative survey  Lancet. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(17)32162-1  JAN, 2017
14 Tulsi Adhikari, Damodar Sahu, Saritha Nair, Kalyan B Saha, Ravendra K Sharma, Arvind Pandey Factors associated with utilization of antenatal care services among tribal women: A study of selected States  Indian Journal of Medical Research. 144 (1). pp 58-66 DOI:10.4103/0971-5916.193284.  , 2016
15 D Naik, Balaiah Donta, Saritha Nair and BN Mali. Enhancing awareness of STIs and Cervical Cancer among women in an urban slum of Mumbai: A comparative study focusing on General, OBC and SC/ST population   Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies. 4(10) September, ISSN: 2321-8819 (Online) 2348-7186 (Print).  , 2016
16 Raj A, Ghule M, Ritter J, Battala M, Gajanan V, Nair S, Dasgupta A, Silverman J G, Balaiah D, Saggurti N  Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of a Gender Equity and Family Planning Intervention for Married Men and Couples in Rural India  PLoS ONE 11(5): e0153190.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153190  , 2016
17 Jay G. Silverman, Donta Balaiah , Julie Ritter , Anindita Dasgupta , Sabrina C. Boyce , Michele R. Decker , D. D. Naik , Saritha Nair , Niranjan Saggurti and Anita Raj Maternal morbidity associated with violence and maltreatment from husbands and in-laws: findings from Indian slum communities.  Reproductive Health. 13(1):109 DOI 10.1186/s12978-016-0223-z  , 2016
18 Yore J, Dasgupta A, Ghule M, Battala M, Nair S, Silverman J, N Saggurti, D Balaiah and A Raj CHARM, a gender equity and family planning intervention for men and couples in rural India: protocol for the cluster randomized controlled trial evaluation  Reproductive Health. 13(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12978-016-0122-3 PMID: 26897656.  , 2016
19 Balaiah Donta, Saritha Nair, Niranjan Saggurti, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Anindita Dasgupta, Velhal Gajanan, Jay Silverman, Anita Raj.  The Importance of Husbands Engagement in Family Planning Discussion to Promote Contraception Use for Birth Spacing in Rural India  Asia-Pacific Population Vol. 31, No. 2,  JAN, 2016
20 Elizabeth Reed, Niranjan Saggurti, Balaiah Donta, Julie Ritter, Anindita Dasgupta, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Saritha Nair, Jay G. Silverman, Arun Jadhav, Prajakta Palaye, Anita Raj Intimate partner violence among married couples in India and contraceptive use reported by women but not husbands  International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Volume 133, Issue 1, Pages 22-25  JAN, 2016
21 Jennifer A. Wagman, Donta Balaiah, Julie Ritter, D.D. Naik, Saritha Nair, Niranjan Saggurti, Anita Raj, Jay G. Silverman Husband`s alcohol use, intimate partner violence and family maltreatment of low-income postpartum women in Mumbai, India  Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-27.2016 DOI: 10.1177/0886260515624235  JAN, 2016
22 Reed E, Donta B, Dasgupta A, Ghule M, Battala M, Nair S, Silverman J, Jadhav A, Palaye P, Saggurti N, Raj A Access to Money and Relation to Women`s Use of Family Planning Methods Among Young Married Women in Rural India  Matern Child Health Journal. 1203-10.doi:10.1007/s10995-016-1921-4.  FEB, 2016
23 Shahina Begum, Jean J. Schensul, Saritha Nair Initiating Smokeless Tobacco Use across Reproductive Stages  Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 16 (17), 7547-7554. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.7314/APJCP.2015.16.17.7547   , 2015
24 Pravin K. Jha, Padum Narayan, Saritha Nair, Deepika Ganju, Damodar Sahu and Arvind Pandey An Assessment of Comprehensive Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Slum and Non-Slum Populations in Delhi, India  Open Journal of Preventive Medicine. 5,259-268  , 2015
25 Anita Raj, Mohan Ghule, Saritha Nair, Niranjan Saggurti, Donta Balaiah and Jay G. Silverman Age at Menarche, Education and Girl Child Marriage among Young Wives in Rural Maharashtra, India  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.04.044  , 2015
26 Begum S, Balaiah Donta, Saritha Nair, CP Prakasam Socio demographic factors associated with domestic violence in urban slums of Mumbai  Indian Journal of Medical Research. pp 783-788  , 2015
27 Ghule M, Raj A, Palaye P, Dasgupta A, Nair S, Saggurti N, Battala M, Donta B Barriers to use Contraceptive Methods among Rural Young Married Couples in Maharashtra, India: Qualitative Findings  Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. 5 (6):18-33.  , 2015
28 Sahu D, Nair S, Singh L, Gulati B K and Pandey A Levels, trends and predictors of infant and child mortality among Scheduled Tribes in rural India.   Indian Journal of Medical Research. 141, pp 709-719.  , 2015
29 Nair S, Schensul J J, Begum S, Pednekar M S, Oncken C, Bilgi S M, Pasi A R and Donta B Use of Smokeless Tobacco by Indian Women Aged 18-40 years during Pregnancy and Reproductive years.   PLOS One. 10(3): e0119814. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119814  , 2015
30 Donta B, Nair S, Begum S and Prakasam C P Association of domestic violence from husband and women empowerment in slum community  Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260515573574)   , 2015
31 Jay G. Silverman, Donta Balaiah, Michele R.Decker, Sabrina C. Boyce, Julie Ritter ,D.D.Naik, Saritha Nair, Niranjan Saggurti, Anita Raj. Violence and Maltreatment of Women During the Perinatal Period: Associations with Infant Morbidity in Indian Slum Communities.   Maternal and Child Health Journal. 19 (11):.pp 1-9. DOI 10.1007/s10995-015-1814-y.  JAN, 2015
32 Madhusudana Battala, Anita Raj, Mohan Ghule, Saritha Nair, Jay Silverman, Anindita Dasgupta, Balaiah Donta, Niranjan Saggurti Association between tribal status and spacing contraceptive use in rural Maharashtra, India  Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Available online   DEC, 2015
33 Reed, Elizabeth, Balaiah Donta, Anindita Dasgupta, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Saritha Nair, Jay Silverman, Arun Jadhav, Prajakta Palaye, Niranjan Saggurti, Anita Raj Household Debt Among Young Married Couples in Rural Maharashtra, India, and Its Relationship to Husbands Attitudes Toward Gender Norms and Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration  Public Health Reports. November Volume 130  DEC, 2015
34 Begum S, Nair S, Donta B, Prakasam CP Prevalence of unmet need for contraception in urban slum communities, Mumbai.   Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 3(3): 627-630.  , 2014
35 Raj A, Ghule M, Battala M, Madhusudana Battala, Dasgupta A, Ritter J, Nair S, Saggurti N, Silverman J, D Balaiah Brief Report: Parent adolescent child concordance in social norms related to gender equity in marriage: findings from rural India.  Journal of Adolescence. 37(7):1181-4.   , 2014
36 Saggurti N, Nair S, Silverman JG, Naik DD, Battala M, Dasgupta A, Balaiah D, Raj A Impact of the RHANI Wives intervention on marital conflict and sexual coercion.  Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 126(1):18-22.  , 2014
37 Begum S, Naik DD, Saritha Nair, Iddya U, Mali BN, Keskar PS and Balaiah Donta. Mobilising Women from a Low Income Community to Attend Cervical Cancer Screening Camps: Insights from a Study in an Urban Slum of Mumbai.   Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale). 4: 197 doi:10.4172/2161-0932.1000197  , 2014
38 Mody Sheila K., Nair Saritha, Dasgupta Anindita, Raj Anita,Donta Balaiah, Saggurti Niranjan, Naik DD, Silverman Jay G Postpartum contraception utilization among low-income women seeking immunization for infants in Mumbai, India  Contraception. Jun;89(6):516-20  , 2014
39 Raj A, Saggurti N, Battala M, Nair S, Dasgupta A, DD Naik, Abramovitz D, Silverman J G, Balaiah D Randomized Controlled Trial to Test the RHANI Wives HIV Intervention for Women in India at Risk for HIV from Husbands  AIDS and Behvaiour Nov;17(9):3066-80.  , 2014
40 Nair S, Raj A, Saggurti N, DD Naik, Dasgupta A, Balaiah D Reproductive health concerns of women contending with spousal violence  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 122 (3):268-269.   , 2013
41 Schensul Jean, Nair Saritha, Bilgi Sameena, Cromley Ellen, Kadam Vaishali, Dmello Sunitha and Donta Balaiah.  Availability, Accessibility and Promotion of Smokeless Tobacco in a Low Income Area of Mumbai.  Tobacco Control; 22(5):324-30.  , 2013
42 Balaiah Donta, Saritha Nair, Shahina Begum, D D Naik and C.P Prakasam Risk Factors associated with Intimate Partner Violence in an Urban Slum of Greater Mumbai  Indian Journal of Women`s Studies Vol.1. No.1.,pp9-20  JAN, 2013
43 Decker MR, Nair S, Saggurti N, Sabri B, Jethva M, Raj A, Donta B, Silverman JG. Violence-related coping, help seeking and health care based intervention preferences among perinatal women in Mumbai, India.  J Interpers Violence. 28(9):1924-472  JAN, 2013
44 Anindita Dasgupta, Madhusudana Battala, Niranjan Saggurti, Saritha Nair, D.D. Naik, Jay G. Silverman, Donta Balaiah, Anita Raj.  Local social support mitigates depression among women contending with spousal violence and husband`s risky drinking in Mumbai slum communities. Journal of Affective Disorders,  Journal of Affective Disorders, 145(1): 126-129.  JAN, 2013
45 Nair S, Schensul JJ, Bilgi S, Kadam V, D'Mello S, Donta B.  Local responses to the Maharashtra gutka and pan masala ban: A report from Mumbai. Indian  J Cancer; 49:443-7.   , 2012
46 Donta B, Begum S, Nair S, Naik DD, Mali BN, Bandiwadekar A. Awareness of Cervical Cancer among Couples in Slum Area of Mumbai.   Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev, 13 (10), 4901-4903  , 2012
47 Saggurti N, Nair S, Malviya A, Decker MR, Silverman JG, Raj A. Male Migration/Mobility and HIV Among Married Couples: Cross-Sectional Analysis of Nationally Representative Data from India.  AIDS Behav; 16(6):1649-58.   , 2012
48 Raj A, Sabarwal S, Decker MR, Nair S, Jethva M, Krishnan S, Donta B, Saggurti N, Silverman JG  Abuse from In-Laws during Pregnancy and Post-Partum: Qualitative and Quantitative Findings from Low-income Mothers of Infants in Mumbai, India,   Matern Child Health J 15(6): 700-12.   , 2010
49 Niranjan, Saritha Nair and T.K. Roy  A Socio-demographic analysis of size and structure of Family in India,  Journal of Comparative Family Studies 36(4): 623-651.  , 2005
Publications in Books
1 Schensul J J, M J Berg and S Nair Using Ethnography in Participatory Community Assessment.  In; Barbara A. Israel; Eugenia E; Amy J. Schulz and Edith. A Parker. ed. Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health. 2nd Edition. San Francisco: John Wiley and Sons, pp161-188.  2013
2 Balaiah Donta, Dattaram D Naik, Umesh Iddya, Saritha Nair and Anil Bandivadekar Enhancing HIV/AIDS knowledge of couples: An intervention strategy in urban slums.  In: Atmaram Bandivdekar and Chander P. Puri (eds), Emerging Frontiers and Challenges in HIV/AIDS Research, ISBN No. 978-81-910540-5-7, Published for National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, pg 125-138.  2013
3 Balaiah D, Naik D, Nair S, Iddya U and Bandivadekar Enhancing family planning services among Couples in Urban Slums in Mumbai: Findings from an intervention study.  In Sibnath Deb edited book Reproductive Health Management. Akansha Publishing House New Delhi- 110002. India. Pgs 398-421.  2009
4 4. Balaiah D, Naik D, Nair S, Iddya U and Bandivadekar A  Couples knowledge, perceptions and practices of reproductive health issues in urban slums of Mumbai.   In RS Sharma, A Rajanna and M Rajalakshmi (eds), Recent Advances and Challenges in Reproductive Health Research, 19-21 February, 2007, New Delhi. Indian Council of Medical Research, Myson Print-O-Pack, New Delhi. Pgs 473-487.  2008
5 Chander P Puri, Saritha Nair and Balaiah Donta  Strengthening Policy and Programme Linkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS.   In Balaiah Donta, Munjula Lusti-Narasimhan, Dinesh Agarwal, Paul F. A. Van Look and Chander P. Puri (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Actions to Strengthen Linkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, 4-8 February, Mumbai, India. Pgs xvii-xxi.  2007

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