Punit Mishra

Research Officer

Punit Mishra


  • MPhil, Population Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • MS, Statistics, Banaras Hindu University

Punit Mishra specializes in survey methodology and social science data analysis. Much of his research focuses on public health, particularly maternal, reproductive, and child health, along with health care financing and governance. He conducts monitoring and evaluation of programs and policies, and is skilled in communicating results to policymakers.

Mr. Mishra is an expert in the design of large-sample surveys; sample size determination; processing and managing large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets; and the weighing, imputation, and analysis of survey data on population, health, and development. His research interests also include aspects of statistics and data science, including statistical and mathematical demography, modeling, forecasting, projections and estimations, and the application of statistical methods.

Prior to joining RTI, Mr. Mishra was a health financing specialist at Abt Associates, working on a USAID-funded health finance and governance project aimed at developing state-level health accounts and public health expenditure reviews. He has also served as an assistant professor of statistics at the University of Delhi, teaching courses on statistical inference and research methodology.

Mr. Mishra is a doctoral candidate in population studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is a lifetime member of the Asian Population Association, Indian Association for the Study of Population, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, and Population Environment Research Network.