Dr Sushmita   Chatterjee
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Sushmita Chatterjee

PhD in Economics

Medicine & Health
School of Medical Sciences

Susmita Chatterjee works as Senior Health Economist at the George Institute for Global Health India. Her research interests include economic burden of disease studies, cost analysis of health services and economic evaluation. Her past projects include studying the economic burden of cholera and typhoid fever in Kolkata, India and the cost effectiveness of cholera and typhoid vaccines. She conducted a comprehensive study on economic burden of diabetes in Thailand. As an Indo-US public health fellow, she worked on cost-effectiveness of surgical interventions in India. She did the costing and financing of India’s routine immunization programme for 2013-17 and 2018-22. She led the largest immunization costing study conducted till date in India covering 255 government health facilities in India. She was the health economist coordinator for two mental health projects in Gujarat, India. Given her extensive expertise in cost analysis and economic burden studies, Susmita will help designing the pilot study, develop economic assessment tools, provide training, monitor data collection, ensure quality of data.

Phone
+919953770639
Location
The George Institute for Global Health | INDIA 311-312, Third Floor, Elegance Tower Plot No. 8, Jasola District Centre New Delhi 110025 | India

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Daniel M; Maulik PK; Kallakuri S; Kaur A; Devarapalli S; Mukherjee A; Bhattacharya A; Billot L; Thornicroft G; Praveen D; Raman U; Sagar R; Kant S; Essue B; Chatterjee S; Saxena S; Patel A; Peiris D, 2021, 'An integrated community and primary healthcare worker intervention to reduce stigma and improve management of common mental disorders in rural India: protocol for the SMART Mental Health programme', Trials, vol. 22, pp. 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05136-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Joag K; Kalha J; Pandit D; Chatterjee S; Krishnamoorthy S; Shields-Zeeman L; Pathare S, 2020, 'Atmiyata, a community-led intervention to address common mental disorders: Study protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial in rural Gujarat, India', Trials, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-4133-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Pathare S; Shields-Zeeman L; Vijayakumar L; Pandit D; Nardodkar R; Chatterjee S; Kalha J; Krishnamoorthy S; Jain N; Kapoor A; Shahjahan M; Chauhan A; Smit F, 2020, 'Evaluation of the SPIRIT Integrated Suicide Prevention Programme: study protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial in rural Gujarat, India', Trials, vol. 21, pp. 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04472-2
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Singh G; Sharma S; Bansal RK; Setia RK; Sharma S; Bansal N; Chowdhury A; Goraya JS; Chatterjee S; Kaur S; Kaur M; Kalra S; Sander JW, 2019, 'A home-based, primary-care model for epilepsy care in India: Basis and design', Epilepsia Open, vol. 4, pp. 264 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/epi4.12311
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2018, 'Variation in cost and performance of routine immunisation service delivery in India.', BMJ Global Health, vol. 3(3), http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000794
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Ghosh A; Das P; Menzies NA; Laxminarayan R, 2018, 'Determinants of cost of routine immunization programme in India', Vaccine, vol. 36, pp. 3836 - 3841, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.05.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Majumder PP, 2017, 'Kalyani cohort - The first platform in Eastern India for longitudinal studies on health and disease parameters in peri-urban setting', Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/gheg.2016.19
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Verguet S; Riumallo-Herl C; Gomez GB; Menzies NA; Houben RMGJ; Sumner T; Lalli M; White RG; Salomon JA; Cohen T; Foster N; Chatterjee S; Sweeney S; Baena IG; Lönnroth K; Weil DE; Vassall A, 2017, 'Catastrophic costs potentially averted by tuberculosis control in India and South Africa: a modelling study', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 5, pp. e1123 - e1132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30341-8
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Menzies NA; Gomez GB; Bozzani F; Chatterjee S; Foster N; Baena IG; Laurence YV; Qiang S; Siroka A; Sweeney S; Verguet S; Arinaminpathy N; Azman AS; Bendavid E; Chang ST; Cohen T; Denholm JT; Dowdy DW; Eckhoff PA; Goldhaber-Fiebert JD; Handel A; Huynh GH; Lalli M; Lin HH; Mandal S; McBryde ES; Pandey S; Salomon JA; Suen SC; Sumner T; Trauer JM; Wagner BG; Whalen CC; Wu CY; Boccia D; Chadha VK; Charalambous S; Chin DP; Churchyard G; Daniels C; Dewan P; Ditiu L; Eaton JW; Grant AD; Hippner P; Hosseini M; Mametja D; Pretorius C; Pillay Y; Rade K; Sahu S; Wang L; Houben RMGJ; Kimerling ME; White RG; Vassall A, 2016, 'Cost-effectiveness and resource implications of aggressive action on tuberculosis in China, India, and South Africa: a combined analysis of nine models', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 4, pp. e816 - e826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30265-0
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Issac A; Chatterjee S; Srivastava A; Bhattacharyya S, 2016, 'Out of pocket expenditure to deliver at public health facilities in India: A cross sectional analysis', Reproductive Health, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12978-016-0221-1
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2016, 'Current costs and projected financial needs of India’s universal immunization programme.', Indian Journal of Medical Research, vol. 143, pp. 801 - 808, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0971-5916.192073
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Sarkar A; Rao KD, 2016, 'Using misoprostol for primary versus secondary prevention of postpartum haemorrhage - Do costs matter?', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164718
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Shrestha S; Chatterjee S; Rao KD; Dowdy DW, 2016, 'Potential impact of spatially targeted adult tuberculosis vaccine in Gujarat, India', Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2015.1016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Laxminarayan R; Gosselin RA, 2016, 'Cost per DALY averted in a surgical unit of a private hospital in India', World Journal of Surgery, vol. 40, pp. 1034 - 1040, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00268-015-3376-y
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Gosselin RA, 2015, 'Estimating the effectiveness of a hospital’s interventions in India: Impact of the choice of disability weights', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 93, pp. 476 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.147900
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Megiddo I; Colson AR; Nandi A; Chatterjee S; Prinja S; Khera A; Laxminarayan R, 2014, 'Analysis of the Universal Immunization Programme and introduction of a rotavirus vaccine in India with IndiaSim', Vaccine, vol. 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.04.080
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Megiddo I; Chatterjee S; Nandi A; Laxminarayan R, 2014, 'Cost-effectiveness of treatment and secondary prevention of acute myocardial infarction in India: A modeling study', Global Heart, vol. 9, pp. 391 - 398.e3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2014.07.002
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Levin C; Laxminarayan R, 2013, 'Unit Cost of Medical Services at Different Hospitals in India', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0069728
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Cook J; Chatterjee S; Sur D; Whittington D, 2013, 'Measuring risk aversion among the urban poor in Kolkata, India', Applied Economics Letters, vol. 20, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2011.644235
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Laxminarayan R, 2013, 'Costs of surgical procedures in Indian hospitals', BMJ Open, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002844
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2013, 'Social welfare and provision of informal care: a case study using economic valuation to determine monetary compensation in Thailand', Journal of Health Systems Research
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Poulos C; Riewpaiboon A; Stewart JF; Clemens J; Guh S; Agtini M; Sur D; Islam Z; Lucas M; Whittington D; DOMI Cholera COI Study Group , 2012, 'Costs of illness due to endemic cholera.', Epidemiol Infect, vol. 140, pp. 500 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268811000513
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Poulos C; Riewpaiboon A; Stewart JF; Clemens J; Guh S; Agtini M; Anh DD; Baiqing D; Bhutta Z; Sur D; Whittington D; DOMI Typhoid COI Study Group , 2011, 'Cost of illness due to typhoid fever in five Asian countries.', Trop Med Int Health, vol. 16, pp. 314 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02711.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Riewpaiboon A; Piyauthakit P; Riewpaiboon W; Boupaijit K; Panpuwong N; Archavanuntagul V, 2011, 'Cost of diabetes and its complications in Thailand: A complete picture of economic burden', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 19, pp. 289 - 298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2010.00981.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Prinja S; Bahuguna P; Rudra S; Gupta I; Kaur M; Mehendale SM; Chatterjee S; Panda S; Kumar R, 2011, 'Cost effectiveness of targeted HIV prevention interventions for female sex workers in India', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 87, pp. 354 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sti.2010.047829
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Riewpaiboon A; Chatterjee S; Piyauthakit P, 2011, 'Cost analysis for efficient management: Diabetes treatment at a public district hospital in Thailand', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 19, pp. 342 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-7174.2011.00131.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S; Riewpaiboon A; Piyauthakit P; Riewpaiboon W, 2011, 'Cost of informal care for diabetic patients in Thailand', Primary Care Diabetes, vol. 5, pp. 109 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2011.01.004
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Riewpaiboon A; Chatterjee S; Riewpaiboon W; Piyauthakit P, 2011, 'Disability and cost for diabetic patients at a public district hospital in Thailand', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 19, pp. 84 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-7174.2010.00078.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Cook JH; Chatterjee S; Sur D; Whittington D, 2011, 'Measuring Risk Aversion Among the Urban Poor in Kolkata, India', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1956178
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2009, 'Treatment cost of typhoid fever in two hospitals in Kolkata, India', Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, vol. 27, pp. 725 - 732
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Whittington D; Sur D; Cook J; Chatterjee S; Maskery B; Lahiri M; Poulos C; Boral S; Nyamete A; Deen J; Ochiai L; Bhattacharya SK, 2009, 'Rethinking Cholera and Typhoid Vaccination Policies for the Poor: Private Demand in Kolkata, India', World Development, vol. 37, pp. 399 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.04.002
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2009, 'Expansion of institutional credit: a district level study of rural West Bengal', Pranjan
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2009, 'Incorporating herd protection into cost-effectiveness calculations of new-generation oral cholera vaccines: a multi-site analysis', Value in Health
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Cook J; Jeuland M; Whittington D; Poulos C; Clemens J; Sur D; Anh DD; Agtini M; Bhutta Z; DOMI Typhoid Economics Study Group , 2008, 'The cost-effectiveness of typhoid Vi vaccination programs: calculations for four urban sites in four Asian countries.', Vaccine, vol. 26, pp. 6305 - 6316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.09.040
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2008, 'Interest rates for rural credit: a study of some selected villages in West Bengal', The Icfai Journal of Agricultural Economics
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2007, 'Some Aspects of Institutional Credit - A Study of Rural West Bengal', Arthaniti: Journal of Economic Theory and Practice, vol. 6, pp. 33 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0976747920070103
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Sur D; Cook J; Chatterjee S; Deen J; Whittington D, 2007, 'Increasing the transparency of stated choice studies for policy analysis: Designing experiments to produce raw response graphs', Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, vol. 26, pp. 189 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pam.20237
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Sushmita Chatterjee
    Chatterjee S, 2006, 'Financial sector reforms and rural credit in India', Journal of Social and Economic Development

Awards

  • Asia Fellows Awards 2008-2009 (Cohort 10) administered by the Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand, funded by the Ford Foundation. Title of the project: “Economic valuation of diabetes and its consequences in Thailand”.  Host Institution: Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Thailand. Duration of fellowship – 9 months (August 2008 to May 2009).
  • Indo-US Public Health Fellowship 2013. Title of the project: “Cost-effectiveness of surgical services in India”. Host Institution: Institute of Global Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of California, San Francisco, USA. Duration of fellowship – 3 months (December 2013 to March 2014).
  • Wellcome Trust DBT Clinical and Public Health Intermediate Fellowship (starting in 2018). Title of the project: “Economic burden of tuberculosis in India”.

Grants

1. Principal Investigator, Economic burden of Tuberculosis in India, The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship, India

2. Principal Investigator, Economic evaluation of Mission Indradhanush: Feasibility assessment. Harvard University, USA.

3. Principal Investigator, Cost of delivering routine immunization services in India. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

4. Principal Investigator, Per person cost of misoprostol for primary versus secondary prevention of postpartum haemorrhage. Gynuity Health Projects, USA.

5. Principal Investigator, Target vaccination strategies that maximize population level health impact. Johns Hopkins University, USA. 

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