Dr. Irshad CV completed PhD in Economics (Specialisation: Health Economics) from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He completed a bachelor's and master's in Economics from the University of Calicut. His Ph.D. thesis titled “Healthy Ageing in India: A Mixed Methods Approach” explored various research questions on healthy ageing in India using both quantitative and qualitative tools. His thesis work proposed the first multi- dimensional Healthy Ageing Index (HAI) for the health status measurement of older adults in India. Two of the core works of his thesis was published in the Journal of Population Ageing, an official journal of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford by Springer. His extended thesis work was also presented at a conference conducted by the Asian Development Bank, Manila, with full funding support from the Government of Japan. Besides his Ph.D. thesis work, he has been extensively collaborating with researchers in the area of Gerontology, and published works in reputed journals. In 2021, he received a research grant from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, to study social frailty status among older adults in India.

PhD Economics (Health Economics), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. (Jan 2018 – Jan 2023).

MA Economics, University of Calicut, (2015-17)

BA Economics, University of Calicut, (2012-15)

Selected publications

1-     T Muhammed, Waquar Ahmed, and CV Irshad (2024); Combined effects of depression and obesity-related anthropometric measures on multi-morbidity among community-dwelling older adults: evidence from India. BMC Public Health (Springer); [Scopus indexed].https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-024-17894-3 IF 4.5.

2-     Padma Shri Lekha, CV Irshad, and EP Abdul Azeez (2024); Exposure to indoor air pollution and angina among aging adults in India: evidence from a large-scale nationwide study.  International Journal of Environmental Health Research (Taylor and Francis); [Scopus indexed]. https://doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2024.2307352 . IF 3.2

3-     CV Irshad, P Padma Sri Lekha, EP Abdul Azeez, and S Irudaya Rajan, (2023); Active and Productive Ageing in India: Evidence from the Time Use Pattern of Ageing Adults. BMC Geriatrics (Springer); [Scopus indexed]. https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12877-023-04428-6 . IF 4.1.

4-     P Padma Sri Lekha, CV Irshad, EP Abdul Azeez, and S Irudaya Rajan, (2023); Nutritional status of older adults in India: An exploration of the role of oral health and food insecurity factors. Heliyon (Elsevier): [Scopus indexed]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e21028. IF 4.00. 

5-     T Muhammad, Manasi Pai, Priya Saravanakumar, K Afsal and CV Irshad (2023);The association between loneliness and life satisfaction: examining spirituality, religiosity, and religious participation as moderators.BMC Geriatrics(Springer); [Scopus Indexed]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-023-04017-7. IF 4.07.

6-     CV Irshad*, Dipti Govil and Harihar Sahoo (2023); “Social frailty among older adults in India: Findings from the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) – Wave 1Experimental Aging Research(Taylor and Francis) [Scopus indexed]; https://doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2023.2195291. IF: 1.65.

7-     CV Irshad*, VR Muraleedharan and Dash U (2022); Stakeholders’ perspective on working towards a healthy ageing society: Evidence from a rapidly ageing contextJournal of Population Ageing (Springer) - [Scopus indexed and an official journal of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford]; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12062-022-09400-7.  

8-     CV Irshad*, Dash U and VR Muraleedharan (2022); Healthy Ageing in India; A Quantile Regression Approach, Journal of Population Ageing (Springer) - [Scopus indexed and an official journal of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford]; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12062-021-09340-8.

9-     T Muhammad, Priya Saravanakumar, Abhishek Sharma, Shobhit Srivastava and CV Irshad* (2022) Association of food insecurity with physical frailty among older adults: Study based on LASI, 2017-18; Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Elsevier); [Scopus indexed]  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2022.104762. IF: 4.16.

10-  CV Irshad*,T Muhammad, Arun Balachandran, TV Sekher and Umakant Dash (2022) Early life factors associated with old age physical frailty; evidence from India; Aging and Health Research(Elsevier); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahr.2022.100089.

11-  CV Irshad*, Dash U and VR Muraleedharan (2022); Healthy Ageing in Low and Middle-Income Countries; A Systematic Scoping Review, Journal of Health Management (Sage Publications)–.  [Scopus indexed]. https://doi.org/10.1177/09720634221128715.

12-  T Muhammad, CV Irshad, S Irudaya Rajan (2022); BMI mediates the association of family medical history with self-reported hypertension and diabetes among older adults: evidence from baseline wave of the longitudinal aging study in India, Social Science and Medicine – Population Health (Elsevier); [Scopus indexed] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101175. IF:4.08.

 13-  CV Irshad*and Dash U (2021); Healthy ageing in India; Evidence from Panel Study. Journal of Health Research (Emerald Publishing, UK.); [Scopus indexed] https://doi.org/10.1108/JHR-09-2020-0395.

 14-  CV Irshad*, Behera D K and Dash U (2021); Participation of Older Adults in the Intra-household Decision-making Activities: Evidence from the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India, The Journal of Adult Protection (Emerald Publishing, UK); [Scopus indexed] https://doi.org/10.1108/JAP-03-2021-0013.

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