Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed papers

  1. Shah R, Shah R, Shah S, Bhojani U. Integrating tobacco cessation into routine dental practice: protocol for a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2019;9(8):e028792
  2. Mir G, Karlsen S, Mitullah W, Ouma S, Bhojani U, Okeke C, Ogwezi J, Thuy DT, Uzochukwu B, Onibon F, Mirzoev T, Adris S. Achieving SDG 10: a global review of public service inclusion strategies for ethnic and religious minorities. draft paper for the UNRISD Conference. Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development; 2018:1-20
  3. Shah R, Shah R, Bhojani U, Shah S. Dentists and tobacco cessation: moving beyond the willingness. Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2017;15(3):263-264
  4. Hebbar PB, Bhojani U, Kennedy J, Rao V. From policy to practice: lessons from Karnataka about implementation of tobacco control laws. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2017;42(2):77-80
  5. Bhojani U, Soors W. Bringing evidence into public health policy: enhancing equity and engendering intersectoral action for health. BMJ Global Health 2016;1(Suppl 1):A1
  6. Bhojani U, Soors W, Yellappa V, Ahluvalia A (eds.) Bringing evidence into public health policy (EPHP) 2016. Equitable India: All for Health and Wellbeing. BMJ Global Health 2016;1(Suppl 1):A2
  7. Rao N, Bhojani U, Shekar P, Daddi S. Conflicts of interest in tobacco control in India: an exploratory study. Tobacco Control 2016;25(6):715-718
  8. Varghese J, Kannan D, Bhojani U. India's recent reformations in public health education: is it targeting the right people? RGUHS National Journal of Public Health 2016;1(1):30-31
  9. Bhojani U, Kolsteren P, Criel B, De Henauw S, Beerenahally TS, Verstraeten R, Devadasan N. Intervening in the local health system to improve diabetes care: lessons from a health service experiment in a poor urban neighbourhood in India. Global Health Action 2015;8:28762
  10. Bhojani U, Soors W. Tobacco control in India: a case for Health-in-All Policy approach. National Medical Journal of India 2015;28(2):86-89
  11. Gowda MJ, Bhojani U, Devadasan N, Beerenahally TS. The rising burden of chronic conditions among urban poor: a three-year follow-up survey in Bengaluru, India. BMC Health Service Research 2015;15:330
  12. Bhojani U, Devadasan N, Mishra A, De Henauw S, Kolsteren P, Criel B. Health system challenges in organizing quality diabetes care for urban poor in south India. PLoS ONE 2014;9(9):e106522
  13. Bhojani U, Hebbar P, Rao V, Shah V. Litigation for claiming health rights: insights from tobacco control. Health and Human Rights 2014
  14. Bhojani U, Mishra A, Amruthavalli S, Devadasan N, Kolsteren P, De Henauw S, Criel B. Constraints faced by urban poor in managing diabetes care: patients’ perspectives from South India. Global Health Action 2013;6:22258 
  15. Bhojani U, Venkataraman V, Manganawar B. Challenging ties between state and tobacco industry: advocacy lessons from India. Health Promotion Perspectives 2013;3(1):102-112
  16. Bhojani U, Beerenahalli TS, Devadasan R, Munegowda CM, Devadasan N, Criel B, Kolsteren P. No longer diseases of the wealthy: prevalence and health-seeking for self-reported chronic conditions among urban poor in Southern India. BMC Health Service Research 2013;13:306
  17. Van Olmen J, Criel B, Bhojani U, Marchal B, Van Belle S, Chenge MF, Hoeree T, Pirard M, Van Damme W, Kegels G. The health system dynamics framework: the introduction of an analytical model for health system analysis and its application to two case-studies. Health, Culture and Society 2012:2(1)
  18. Bhojani U, Thriveni BS, Devadasan R, Munegowda CM, Devadasan N, Kolsteren P, Criel B. Out-of-pocket healthcare payments on chronic conditions impoverish urban poor in Bangalore, India. BMC Public Health 2012; 12(990)
  19. Bhojani U, Mishra A, Prashanth NS, Soors W (eds.) Bringing evidence into public health policy (EPHP) 2012: strengthening health systems to achieve universal health coverage. BMC Proceedings 2012;6(5)
  20. Bhojani U, Prashanth NS, Venkataraman V, Devadasan N (eds.) Bringing evidence into public health policy (EPHP) 2010: five years of national rural health mission. BMC Proceedings 2012;6(1)
  21. Bhojani U, Thriveni BS, Devadasan R, Munegowda CM, Amruthavalli, Devadasan N, Criel B, Kolsteren P. Challenges in organizing quality diabetes care for the urban poor: a local health system perspective. BMC Proceedings 2012;6(5):O13
  22. Thriveni BS, Bhojani U, Mishra A, Amruthavalli, Devadasan R, Munegowda CM. Health system challenges in delivering maternal health care: evidence from a poor urban neighbourhood in south India. BMC Proceedings 2012;6(5):P13
  23. Bhojani U, Elias MA, Devadasan N. Adolescents’ perceptions about smoker in Karnataka, India. BMC Public Health 2011;11:563
  24. Bhojani U, Venkataraman V, Manganawar B. Public policies and the tobacco industry. Economic and Political Weekly 2011;XLVI(28):27-30
  25. Bhojani U, Prashanth NS, Devadasan N. A critique of the draft national health research policy 2011. Economic and Political Weekly 2011;XLVI(15):19-22
  26. Prashanth NS, Bhojani U, Soors W. Health systems research and the Gadchiroli debate: a plea for universal and equitable ethics. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2011;8(1):47-48
  27. Bhojani U, Thriveni BS, Devadasan R, Munegowda MS, Anthonyamma C, Soors W, Devadasan N, Criel B, Kolsteren P. Health system obstacles in the delivery of quality care to people with chronic diseases (PWCD): a case study from urban India. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2011;16(1):346
  28. Thriveni BS, Bhojani U, Amruthavalli, Devadasan R, Munegowda CM, Anthonyamma C, Devadasan N. Controlled lives: impact of social factors on reproductive rights of women in urban India. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2011;16(1):299
  29. Bhojani U, Chander SJ, Devadasan N. Tobacco use and related factors among preuniversity students in a college in Bangalore, India.  National Medical Journal of India 2009;22(6):294-297
  30. Bhojani U, Devadasan N. What to do with the Epidemic of Diabetes – a Health Systems Response. Christian Medical Journal of India 2008;23(3-4):26-28




  1. Bhojani U. Enhancing care for chronic conditions. Ghent: University Press (Ghent University); 2016
  2. Bhojani U. Youth and tobacco use: a monograph on perceptions, practices & policies. Bangalore: Institute of Public Health; 2013
  3. Sudarshan H, Bhojani U, Madhav G, Prabha N. Community planning and monitoring of health services: Karnataka experience. Bangalore: Karuna Trust; 2009


Popular writings (blogs/news papers)


  1. Bhojani U. Curbing tobacco: K’taka success story. Deccan Herald; 2018
  2. Bhojani U. Strengthening the governance for effective tobacco control in India. Health For Millions; 2017
  3. Bhojani U. How tobacco industry is misleading people with its ads. Newslaundry; 2016
  4. Bhojani U, Soors W. Give them resources, respect they deserve. The Times of India; 2016
  5. Bhojani U. Manipulation by association: tobacco, food and public health in India. International Health Policies; 2015
  6. Prashanth NS, Bhojani U. Modi-fying India’s health: health in the times of India’s new prime minister. International Health Policies; 2015
  7. Jithendra A, Bhojani U. How the tobacco industry wins friends and influences policy. Newslaundry; 2015
  8. Arora R, Bhojani U. The semantics of commitment. International Health Policies; 2015
  9. Hebbar P, Bhojani U, Rao V. Television as a public awareness tool to reduce tobacco use in India. eSocialSciences; 2013
  10. Bhojani U. Killing interference. The Week; 2012
  11. Bhojani U. A night at the labor ward. From the Field – Institute of Public Health; 2011
  12. Venkataraman V, Bhojani U. India: code of conduct on dealings with tobacco industry.  News Analysis – Tobacco Control; 2011
  13. Bhojani U. When a picture paints a 1,000 words. Deccan Chronicle; 2011
  14. Bhojani U. Venkataraman V. India: court bans tobacco board from trade show. News Analysis – Tobacco Control; 20110