Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

CCSA Fellow Accepted as Fulbright Scholar & Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Pranav J. Sharma '17, CCSA 2016 Summer Fellow, has been accepted into the Fulbright Scholar Program for his work on India's mental healthcare system. He will spend the upcoming year carrying out research based out of the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India.

Title: Factors Underlying State–Shrine Collaboration on Mental Health Care Delivery in India

(Short) Abstract: The Indian state’s approach to mental health care, an enduring health systems challenge for the country, has not interacted with traditional, shrine-based forms of mental health care, which account for some 70 percent of mental health care interactions in India. Despite this overall lack of state-shrine engagement, cases of successful partnerships have emerged. This research will study the factors underlying successful state–shrine collaborations for mental health care delivery in India.

Pranav was also elected to Brown's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Congratulations, Pranav!