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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Role: Staff

Terry Mingle

Terry Mingle

Terry provides administrative support to TCI. She first began working at Cornell University in 1988 and has held a number of positions in various departments and colleges since then. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music/business/marketing (music merchandising). She has…

Dr. Bhaskar Mittra

Dr. Bhaskar Mittra is the associate director of TCI and teaches at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). He is responsible for managing India-based operations for TCI and is the TISS Representative to the Technical Assistance and Research for…

Maya Nair

Maya Nair provides administrative support to the TCI office located in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. She has been working with TCI since 2013. Maya earned her Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University.…
Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Rajalakshmi Nirmal is a communications specialist at TCI. She is also a public policy consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Before joining TCI, Rajalakshmi worked with the Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals, a not-for-profit organization in India, as…
Prabhu Pingali

Dr. Prabhu Pingali

Dr. Prabhu Pingali is the founding director of TCI and a professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, with joint appointments in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Global Development in the…
Milorad "Misha" Plavsic

Milorad Plavsic

Milorad (Misha) Plavsic is TCI’s manager for strategic initiatives. While most of TCI’s activities are focused on India, Misha’s main role is to lead the Institute’s expansion to other countries. Before joining TCI, Misha worked as a food system challenge…
Dr. Raghav Puri

Dr. Raghav Puri

Raghav is a postdoctoral associate at the Tata-Cornell Institute. His research broadly examines the implementation and impact of health and nutrition policies in India. Raghav received his PhD in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs…
Andaleeb Rahman

Dr. Andaleeb Rahman

Andaleeb Rahman is a research associate at TCI. He is an economist by training. His research interests are economic and human development. Much of his work explores aspects of agriculture, food, and nutritional security in India. At TCI, Andaleeb is…
Payal Seth

Payal Seth

Payal Seth is a consultant with TCI in India. Her research interests lay at the intersection of development, health, and behavioral economics. Her work at TCI involves survey implementation, data management, and empirical research using experimental, quasi-experimental, and panel data…

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.…