Dr. Rajib Dasgupta graduated in Medicine from the University of Calcutta in 1989 and obtained his Masters and PhD in Community Health from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He served a decade (1993-2003) with the Epidemiology Division of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and currently Professor and Chairperson at the Center of Social Medicine & Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
He was Fulbright Nehru Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health during 2010-11 and Key Technology Partner Visiting Fellow 2016 at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney.
He is closely engaged with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the National Certification Committee for Polio Eradication (NCCPE) and the National Health Mission as well as several other key national health programs and evaluations. He has been a consultant to UNICEF, World Bank and Save the Children. Widely published in national and international journals, he is currently the Managing Editor of the Indian Journal of Public Health and earlier Managing Editor of the Indian Journal of Community Medicine (2012-14).
He is a regular commentator on public health matters in national and international electronic and print media.