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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Dr. Shubh Swain


Shubh Swain is the assistant director for TARINA and the gender and nutrition specialist at TCI. He is a demographer by training and has nearly a decade of work experience in gender, nutrition, and public health in India and Africa. Shubh is responsible for the coordination of Ithaca and India-based efforts for the TCI-TARINA grant. He also focuses on building program- and policy-informing evidence around gender, nutrition, food, and agriculture. In his research capacity, he studies issues like increasing women’s access to agriculture-related services and empowering women for better nutritional outcomes in India. Shubh received his PhD in demography from the International Institute for Population Sciences in Mumbai. He has managed and led many policy-influencing research projects on gender and public health while working with Population Council and Family Health International in India. Prior to joining TCI, Shubh was a research coordinator in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, where he taught and mentored students in a study abroad program and supported a research program designed to avert stunting through a multi-sectoral intervention in Tanzania. During his free time, Shubh loves cooking, traveling to food destinations, and playing the djembe.