Arijit Nandi

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Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Political Economy of Health (2011-2021)
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatisics and Occupational Health &
Institute for Health and Social Policy

McGill University
Charles Meredith House
1030 Pine Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A3

Tel.: 514-398-7849
E-Mail: Arijit.nandi [at] (Arijit Nandi)

Departmental Profile

Arijit Nandi  holds a Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Global Health.  He is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health. An epidemiologist by training, Arijit is broadly interested in the impact of social and economic factors on population health. His primary research interests are: (1) assessing multilevel associations between economic characteristics and population health; (2) investigating the relation between social and economic policies and population health and health disparities in a global context; and (3) estimating causal effects of economic interventions on mental health. A former Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Harvard University, Arijit received a PhD from the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.



  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Global Health
  • Mental Health
  • Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
  • Population and Public Health
  • Social and Behavioural Epidemiology



PhD in Epidemiology: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Recent Publications

José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz, Arijit Nandi, Mónica Ruiz-Casares, Dataset and figures on time-series analysis of child restraint policy impact in Chile, Data in Brief, Volume 21, 2018, Pages 2290-2315, ISSN 2352-3409,

Robin Richardson, Norbert Schmitz, Sam Harper & Arijit Nandi (2019) Development of a Tool to Measure Women’s Agency in IndiaJournal of Human Development and Capabilities, 20:1, 26-53,DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2018.1545751

Robin A. Richardson, Sam Harper, Norbert Schmitz, Arijit Nandi, The effect of affordable daycare on women's mental health: Evidence from a cluster randomized trial in rural India,
Social Science & Medicine, Volume 217, 2018, Pages 32-41, ISSN 0277-9536,

José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz, Arijit Nandi, Mónica Ruiz-Casares, Impact of child restraint policies on child occupant fatalities and injuries in Chile and its regions: An interrupted time-series study, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume 120, 2018, Pages 38-45, ISSN 0001-4575,

Chai Y, Nandi A, Heymann J. Does extending the duration of legislated paid maternity leave improve breastfeeding practices? Evidence from 38 low-income and middle-income countries, BMJ Global Health 2018;3:e001032.