Reshma Roshania

Reshma Roshania

Associate Fellow

Reshma Roshania is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. Her research interests include nutrition, food policy, migration, and gender. She completed her PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences from Emory University in 2021. Prior to doctoral studies, she worked in global health and development for close to ten years, specialising in evaluation and research with organisations including PATH, International Center for Research on Women, Save the Children, and International Medical Corps. Reshma holds an MPH in Behavioral Sciences from Emory University and a BA in Anthropology and South Asian Studies from Rutgers University.

Journal | Food & Nutrition Bulletin
Food Environments, Food Security, and Household Food Availability of Circular Migrant Families: A Mixed-Methods Study Among Brick Kiln Laborers in Bihar, India
Reshma P Roshania | Amy Webb-Girard | Aritra Das | Rakesh Giri | G. Sai Mala | Sridhar Srikantiah | Melissa F. Young | Tanmay Mahapatra | Usha Ramakrishna
June 2023

Journal | Global Food Security
Assessing needs for interdisciplinarity in agriculture, nutrition, and health education
Reshma P. Roshania | Joe Yates | Lauren McIntyre | Tim Chancellor | Emily Fivian | Michael Hill | Rosemary Isoto | Pamela Marinda | Sudha Narayanan | Louise Whatford | Francis Zotor | Shweta Khandelwal
June 2023

Journal | Global Health
Early life migration and undernutrition among circular migrant children: an observational study in the brick kilns of Bihar, India
Reshma P Roshania | Rakesh Giri | Solveig A Cunningham | Melissa F Young | Amy Webb-Girard | Aritra Das | G S Mala | Sridhar Srikantiah | Tanmay Mahapatra | Usha Ramakrishnan
February 2022

Scientific Report |
Agreement between dried blood spots and HemoCue in Tamil Nadu, India

Reshma P. Roshania | Rukshan V. Mehta | Ashwini Shete | Rohini Bingewar | Sangeeta Kulkarni | Aprajit Mahajan | Grant Miller | Alessandro Tarozzi | Reynaldo Martorell
April 2021

Journal | Intervention
Integrating psychosocial support at Ebola treatment units in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Weissbecker | Reshma P. Roshania | V. Cavallera | Michael K. Mallow | Ashley Leichner | J. Antigua | James Gao | AC. Levine
May 2018

Journal | PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
The natural history of acute Ebola Virus Disease among patients managed in five Ebola treatment units in West Africa: A retrospective cohort study.
Kelly Skrable | Reshma Roshania | Michaela Mallow | Vanessa Wolfman | Matthew Siakor | Adam C. Levine
July 2017

Journal | Clinical Infectious Diseases
Ebola Virus Disease and pregnancy: a retrospective cohort study of patients managed at 5 Ebola treatment units in West Africa
Patricia C. Henwood | Lisa M. Bebell | Reshma Roshania | Vanessa Wolfman | Michaela Mallow | Anushka Kalyanpur | Adam C. Levine
July 2017

OPINION | The Hindu Business line
Save Mission Millet before it crashes
Reshma Roshania
April 9, 2023

OPINION | The Wire
Why do we treat internal migrants differently from international migrants?
Chetan Choithani and Reshma Roshania
May 28, 2020

  • Circular migration and child nutrition: a comparison of children from family circular migrant, male migrant, and non-migrant households in Bihar, India. Oral presentation at International Population Conference 2021. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, December 2021.
  • Comparison of capillary hemoglobin measurement by dried blood spots and Hemocue. Poster presentation at Connected 2020. Micronutrient Forum, November 2020.
  • The effects of early and repeat migration on undernutrition among circular migrant children in Bihar. Oral presentation at Delivering for Nutrition in India: Insights from Implementation Research. International Food Policy Research Institute, September 2020.
  • Food environments and child nutrition among circular migrant families working in the brick kilns of Bihar, India. Oral presentation at Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week. June 2019, Hyderabad, India.
  • Child nutrition among circular migrant families working in the brick kilns of Bihar, India. Poster presentation at Nutrition 2019. American Society for Nutrition. June 2019, Baltimore, MD.
  • Implementation of a multi-country response to the Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in West Africa: Lessons from the field. Oral presentation at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference. November 2016, Atlanta, GA.


  • Doctor of Philosophy Nutrition and Health Sciences, 2021
  • Master of Public Health Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts Anthropology, South Asian Studies, 2003

Research Interest

  • Migration
  • Nutrition
  • Food Policy
  • Food Security
  • Gender

Work Experience

  • January 2023 – Present: Associate Research Fellow, NCAER
  • August 2021 – December 2022: Research Consultant, CARE India
  • December 2016 – August 2021: Graduate Student Researcher, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • December 2014 – July 2016: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Technical Unit, International Medical Corps, Washington, DC
  • July 2013 – December 2014: Evaluation Officer, Maternal Child Health and Nutrition, PATH, Washington, DC
  • September 2011 – October 2012: Associate Researcher, Research and Metrics, Population Services International, Washington, DC
  • April 2010 – April 2011: Research Fellow, Asia Regional Office, International Center for Research on Women, New Delhi, India
  • August 2008 – April 2010: Policy and Program Research Coordinator, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children, Washington, DC
  • June 2007 – August 2008: Research Assistant, Nutrition Division, Emory University, Atlanta, GA