Madhurima Shukla is a PhD candidate at the Centre of Social Medicine & Community health, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Her research interests lie in the areas of public health and sociology and broadly focus on inter-disciplinary studies of social and health inequalities, social dimensions of infectious diseases, health program and its policy analysis.
Her doctoral research work reconstructs the history of global polio eradication initiative (GPEI) and its experiences in India and focuses in the manner in which the polio eradication program unfolded within the India context.
At Yale she focus her research work on the global history of polio eradication initiative and will research on the history & experiences of polio disease and its eradication efforts in American society, American influence on GPEI and its cross cultural adaptation experience in India.
She was a visiting exchange fellow in 2015 at School of Public Health, Universitat Bielefeld, Germany as part of “A New Passage to India” program by DAAD and was awarded best student in health & development specialization in MA Social Work.
She holds MPhil in Social Sciences in Health at JNU, MA in Social Work at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, MA in Social Engineering at Lucknow University, Lucknow, India and BA in Sociology, Political Science and English at Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, India.