Anil Kumar is currently Associate Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Health and Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. He has an MSc in Demography and PhD in Population Studies.
Anil Kumar has taught/is teaching ‘Demographic Methods’; ‘Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health’; ‘Youth Development’; ‘Urban Health’; ‘Health Planning’; and ‘Research Methodology’ at the post graduate level. He has been involved in 20 research projects on various social aspects of development, a major part being on health related issues. Past research include studies on improving quality of care of maternal and child health services, adolescent and youth health, assessment of the impact of development and post-disaster interventions, sex ratio, sex ratio at birth, development-fertility interactions, communal conflicts and sexuality. He has been the facilitator of the Working Group on Sexuality in India, which has initiated two primary researches on sexual health issues of high risk and marginalized groups, and organized a National Workshop on Sexuality. He guest edited two recent special issues of The Indian Journal of Social Work, focusing on the theme Sexuality in India.
Recent research include adolescent fertility and reproductive health, child poverty and its measurement in developing countries, socio-cultural dimensions of child participation, and sexuality and health among female sex workers and clients. Current research include: migration/mobility and vulnerability to HIV among male workers; Equity issues in reproductive and child health; and Construction of a National Youth Development Index.