Department of Sociology
Phone: (210) 458-5617
Office: MH 4.03.02
Research area: Reproductive Health, Fertility Analysis, Program Evaluation, Adolescent Health, HIV/AIDS in Africa, Child Malnutrition
Dr. Thankam Sunil received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Kerala, India. He received his first Ph.D. in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences (Population Studies), Mumbai, India and his second Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Texas in 2002. His research interests include maternal and child health issues in developing countries and global health disparities.
Dr. Sunil’s publications include articles on childhood malnutrition in developing countries in Asia, Africa and in the Middle East, and health behaviors (namely, cancer screening and influenza vaccination). His publications on these topics appear in Social Science and Medicine, Vaccine, World Development, Maternal Child Health among others. He also published a book titled Women’s Reproductive Health in Yemen (2010). He has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences.
Miguel Flores, and T.S. Sunil. (2012). International Migration and Infant Mortality Rates in Mexico: A Spatial Econometric Analysis. Social Development Issues, 34(2):1-15.
Sagna, Marguerite, and T.S. Sunil (2012). Effects of individual and neighborhood factors on maternal care in Cambodia. Health & Place, 18(2):415-423.
Sunil, T.S., and Lisa Zottarelli. (2011). Student utilization of a University 2009 H1N1 vaccination clinic. Vaccine, 29(29-39):4687-4689.
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