Job Title: Researcher

Contact Details: Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, United Kingdom


Proochista specializes in the interaction between processes of development and health and she uses the capability approach to understand health and its multidimensional nature. She has a masters in International Health from Harvard University and a doctorate in International Development from University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focused on indigenous populations in Southern Mexico and she is currently working on research examining transitions and health in China. She has been a researcher with OPHI since its beginning and involved in organizing the past three Human Development Training Courses in conjunction with UNDP-HDRO.


June 2008 (Expected) D.Phil. in Development Studies University of Oxford, UK

Thesis: Multidimensionality of Health and its Correlates in a Context of Economic Growth

1998 M.Sc. in International Health, Harvard University, USA

1997 M.P.H. in Public Health (Epidemiology), Oregon Health Sciences University, USA

1995 B.A. in Immunology, Reed College, USA

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