Samik Ghosh joined IFPRI as a senior research analyst in January 2015. Currently, he works with the Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) on the Bangladesh Integrated Food Policy Research Program on crop diversification and changes in food consumptions. At IFPRI, he was previously responsible to coordinate, monitor and evaluate research programs in areas at the intersection of Convergent Innovation Coalition under the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and worked with a global team of researchers including the IFPRI and McGill University Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), Canada and University of South Carolina - Arnold School of Public Health, USA.
Prior to joining IFPRI, Samik worked with OXFAM India where he coordinated Monitoring Evaluation Learning work for its country programmes, FXB, AED and with Government of India supported National Rural Health Mission programme. He obtained Master of Arts in Social Work (specialization in Public Health Management and Psychiatric Social Work) from Banaras Hindu University in India. He has worked on several aspects of public health, nutrition, poverty reduction and gender mainstreaming in development programs, participatory planning and elementary school education, social research, social network analysis and use of MIS systems and monitoring and evaluation.