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Ms Darlena David

MA MEd

Research Degree Student

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am a PhD candidate and am supervised by Mark Petticrew evaluating (complex) interventions in agriculture and other policies that impact and affect food systems. My PhD at LSHTM focuses on policy-level determinants of access to healthy food, particularly fruits and vegetables, in Kerala, India. My research background is primarily qualitative. 

I am currently a visiting student at the University of California, Berkeley (US). 

Prior to joining LSHTM I worked at the Hesperian Health Guides (Berkeley, US) and developed books that are used as organizing tools to challenge social causes and stigma of disability and inadequate care. Before that I worked in health communications at Christian Medical Association of India and Voluntary Health Association of India (Delhi, India). I also have experience in curriculum development and leading community health management training. 

I have a graduate degree in education and mass media from Manchester University and undergraduate and graduate degrees in English. I also have a postgraduate diploma in hospital administration from the Christian Medical College and Hospital (Vellore, India). 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Social and Environmental Health Research

Teaching

I have led seminars on software for qualitative analysis (NVivo). I was also Seminar Leader on Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries and Principles of Primary Health Care and Health Services.

Research

My research focuses on the impact of policies on access to healthy foods in middle- and low-income countries.  Besides this, I have been involved with qualitative research for the MASALA study at  University of California, San Francisco http://www.masalastudy.org/

Research Area
Complex interventions
Globalisation
Health impact analysis
Health promotion
Public health history
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Agriculture
Capacity strengthening
Equity
Food
Gender
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Qualitative methods
Trade
Discipline
Development studies
History
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic disease
Malnutrition
Non-communicable diseases
Country
United States
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Least developed countries: UN classification
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
World