Publications and Presentations

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NS Prashanth, VS Sridharan, Tanya Seshadri, H Sudarshan, KV Kishore Kumar, R Srinivasa Murthy. Mental Health in Primary Health Care: The Karuna Trust Experience. The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health (2017) pp. 725-750

Prashanth N S, Elias, M A, Aivalli P, et al. Improving access to medicines for non-communicable diseases in rural India: a mixed methods study protocol using quasi-experimental design. BMC Health Services Research 16:421 DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1680-3

Prashanth N S, Marchal B, Devadasan N, et al. Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: a realist evaluation of a capacity building programme for district managers in Tumkur, India. Heal Res Policy Syst 2014;12:42. doi:10.1186/1478-4505-12-42

Prashanth NS, Marchal B, Kegels G, et al. Evaluation of capacity-building program of district health managers in India: a contextualized theoretical framework. Front public Heal 2014;2:89. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2014.00089

Marchal, B., Hoerée, T., da Silveira, V., Van Belle, S., Prashanth, N. S., & Kegels, G. (2014). Building on the EGIPPS performance assessment: the multipolar framework as a heuristic to tackle the complexity of performance of public service oriented health care organisations. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 378.

Ravinetto RM, Dorlo TP, Caudron J-M, Prashanth N S. The global impact of Indian generics on access to health. Indian J Med Ethics 2013;10:118–20. (accessed 3 Nov2013).

Prashanth, N. S., Marchal, B., & Criel, B. (2013). Evaluating Healthcare Interventions: Answering the “How” Question. Indian Anthropologist, 43(1), 35–50.

NS Prashanth, B Marchal, T Hoeree, N Devadasan, J Macq, G Kegels, B Criel (2012) “How does capacity building of health managers work? A realist evaluation study protocol” BMJ Open 2 (2)

Sudarshan, H and NS Prashanth (2011) “Good governance in health care: the Karnataka experience.” The Lancet 377(9768): 790-792

Prashanth NS. (2011). Public-Private Partnerships and Health Policies. Economic And Political Weekly, 15–17.

Pasricha, SR, Black, J, Muthayya, S, Shet A, Bhat V, Nagaraj S, Prashanth NS, Sudarshan H, Biggs BA, Shet AS. (2010) “Determinants of anemia among young children in rural India” Pediatrics 126(1): e140-9

Velho N, Srinivasan U, Prashanth NS & Laurance WF (2011) “Human disease hinders anti-poaching efforts in Indian nature reserves” Biological Conservation 144(9):2382-85

Pasricha, S.-R., Shet, A. S., Black, J. F., Sudarshan, H., Prashanth, N S., & Biggs, B.-A. (2011). Vitamin B-12, folate, iron, and vitamin A concentrations in rural Indian children are associated with continued breastfeeding, complementary diet, and maternal nutrition. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

N S, Prashanth. (2010). Healthy forests and healthy people: A problem of first among equals. Current Conservation, 3(4). Retrieved from

Pasricha Sant-Rayn ; Vijaykumar Varalaxmi ; Prashanth NS ; Sudarshan H ; Biggs Beverley-Ann ; Black Jim ; Shet Arun. (2009). A community based field research project investigating anaemia amongst young children living in rural Karnataka, India: a cross sectional study. BMC Public Health, 9(1), 59. Retrieved from