Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dr.Rhyddhi Chakraborty

Name: Rhyddhi Chakraborty
Qualification: M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., MBGPH (pursuing), UGC-NET (2012 Lectureship)
Biosketch:  My own history consists of Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur), M.Phil. (University of Calcutta), M.A. (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi) in Philosophy. I had undertaken doctoral study on Pandemic Influenza Planning and Management in India from Social Justice perspective. During M.Phil, I had undertaken the study of Deep Ecology and tried to figure out how two great religious traditions; Hinduism and Buddhism promoted Deep Ecology to solve the deep rooted environmental problems in India. My broad research interest is in Applied Ethics, Bioethics. My specific research focus is on Health Inequity, Communicable Diseases, Social Determinants of Health, Indian Health Policy and Planning. In the past, I have served as a Part Time Lecturer in Philosophy in an Undergraduate Degree College under University of Calcutta from 2005-2007. And during 2008-2012, I was a Teaching Assistant for Ethics, Western Logic, Business Ethics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in IIT Kharagpur, India. Currently, I am pursuing a Masters program, in combination-hybrid mode, on Bioethics and Global Public Health from American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN), USA with the international scholarship from AUSN and my thesis is focusing on Water Ethics. Along with this MBGPH course, as I continue my research as a Bioethicist, in a skilled manner, I have successfully completed United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) Global Health Exchange-India Project on Curriculum Development of Professionalism and  Medical Ethics during 2015-2016. I acted as a group Leader of developing curriculum and content on Ethics in Beginning and End of Life Care.
Awards
  1. University Grants Commission (UGC India)-NET (National Eligibility Test) Lectureship (2012).
  2. Bhavananada Datta Memorial Essay Competition on the topic of Environmental Awareness in Systems of Indian Philosophy for the essay Deep Ecological Environmental Awareness from Indian Philosophical Perspectives in the 86th session of Indian Philosophical Congress, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.

Fellowship
  1. American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN, Arizona, United States) scholarship on and from April 2015 to pursue Masters of Bioethics and Global Public Health (MBGPH, Combination-Hybrid mode)
  2. AICTE/MHRD Senior Research Fellow on and from August 2010- July 2014
  3. AICTE/MHRD Junior Research Fellow on and since July 2008-July 2010

Publications
Encyclopedia
Chakraborty, Rhyddhi. 2015. Epidemics. Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics. Dordrecht: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_174-3.

Journals (International)
  1. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti. 2015. India, Health Inequities, and a Fair Health Care Provision: A Perspective from Health Capability. Health and Disability, Special Issue. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development 16 (4): 567-580. DOI:10.1080/19452829.2015.1105201.
  2. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti. 2015. Pandemic Influenza Planning and Response in India, 1949-2009. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics (EJAIB), 25 (1): 7-13.
  3. Chakraborti, Chhanda and Rhyddhi Chakraborty.2011. Ethical Language Usage in Pandemic Plans: A Study on Pandemic Plans of Some South Asian Countries. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics (EJAIB), 21(4): 118-129.
  4. Chakraborti, Chhanda and Rhyddhi Chakraborty.2009.Do The Developing Countries With High Disease Burdens Need to Take A More Active Role in Defining Health and Disease?. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics (EJAIB), 19 (4): 121-126.

                      
Journals (National)

  1. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2014. Business and Ethical Leadership. Prabuddha Bharata, A monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896, 119(6):383-387.
  2. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2013. Rediscovering Swami Vivekananda through the Lens of Social Justice (Part 2). The Vedanta Kesari, The Lion of Vedanta.Vol.100 (11): 412-416.
  3. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2013. Rediscovering Swami Vivekananda through the Lens of Social Justice (Part 1). The Vedanta Kesari, The Lion of Vedanta.Vol.100 (10): 379-383.
  4. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2013. Women and Rites of Marriage (Part 2). Prabuddha Bharata, A monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896, 118 (8): 497-500.
  5. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2013. Women and Rites of Marriage (Part 1). Prabuddha Bharata, A monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896, 118 (7): 429-433.
  6. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2011.Buddhist Approach to Deep Ecological Problems. Prabuddha Bharata, A monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896, 116 (9): 581-585,610.
  7. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2009.Hindu Solution to Deep Ecological Problems. Prabuddha Bharata, A monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896, 114 (6): 374-379.

Conference Publications
1.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti.2013. Social Determinants of Health and the Need for Inclusion of Social Justice in Indian Influenza Pandemic Plan. 10th Conference Volume of Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH), Chapter 7, 111-135.
2.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2012. Health: A Positive Bioethical Concept Underlying Vinaya Pitaka. The Ocean of Buddhist Wisdom, Vol.6, 388-399.
3.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti.2011. Relevance of Deep Ecology and Lotus Aphorism for the Sikkim Himalayan Ecosystem. Tibet and the Himalaya, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology Golden Jubilee Conference (2008) Proceeding, Eds. Alex McKay and Anna Balikci-Denjongpa. ISBN 978 81 922261 0 1, Vol 1.
4.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2009. Aristotelean Ethics and Buddhist Ethics: The Paths for Better Tomorrow.The Ocean of Buddhist Wisdom, Ed. Satya Prakash Sharma and Baidyanath Labh, New Delhi: New Bharatiya Book Corporation. ISBN: 81-8315-119-1, 978-8315-119-1, Vol. 4: 46-60.
5.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2009. From Ego-Self to Eco-Self: A Study of the Lotus Aphorism (Saddharmapundarika Sutra) With Reference to Deep Ecology. The Ocean of Buddhist Wisdom, Ed. Satya Prakash Sharma and Baidyanath Labh, New Delhi: New Bharatiya Book Corporation. ISBN: 81-8315-119-1, 978-8315-119-1, Vol. 4: 142-147.

Conference/Seminar Presentations
International
  1. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi. Nov 2015. Ethics in Indian National Tuberculosis Program and Strategy: A Perspective from Social Justice, 16 th ABC, St.Paul University Quezon City, Philippines.
  2. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti. Jun 2014. Pandemic A H1N1 (2009) Preparedness  Efforts, Compliance, and Some Ethical  Considerations: A Retrospective Study on  Hijli Rural Hospital (RH), Kharagpur I, West Bengal, India. 12th World Congress of Bioethics, Mexico City.
  3. Chakraborti, Chhanda and Rhyddhi Chakraborty. Jun 2014. Ethics of
    Non-communicable Diseases: A Perspective from India.
    12th World Congress of Bioethics, Mexico City.
  4. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti. Jul 2010. A Comparative Bioethical Analysis of pandemic plans of some South Asian countries. 10th World Congress of Bioethics, Singapore.
  5. Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti. Oct 2008. Relevance of Deep Ecology and Lotus Aphorism for The Sikkim Himalayan Ecosystem. International Conference on Buddhist Himalaya: Studies in Religion, History, and Culture. Golden Jubilee celebration, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

National                                          

1.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti. Nov 2012. Social Determinants of Health and the Need for Inclusion of Social Justice in Indian Influenza Pandemic Plan. 10th Conference of Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health, CSMCH, JNU.(Abstract No. 302, 72).
2.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi. Dec 2011. Deep Ecological Environmental Awareness from Indian Philosophical Perspectives. Indian Philosophical Congress 86th Session, Bhavananda Datta Memorial Essay Competition 2011, Department of Philosophy, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu (Communicated).
3.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti. Dec 2008. The Land Degradation and The Need for Land Ethic, ICPR National Seminar, The Need for Environmental Ethics, Department of Philosophy, Andhra University.
4.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Chhanda Chakraborti. Nov 2008. Relation between Business and Society: A View from Indian Philosophical Perspectives, National Seminar, Dynamics of Transformative Cooperation in Business and Society: A Millenium Challenge, The Humanistic Studies Group BITS, Pilani.
5.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi. Mar 2008. Buddhist Ethics: A Solution To The Deep Ecological Problems, National seminar on Man and Society in Buddhism and Ambedkar, Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University.
6.         Chakraborty, Rhyddhi. Sept 2007. Aristotelean Ethics and Buddhist Ethics: The Paths for Better Tomorrow, 7th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Buddhist Studies, Ujjain, M.P.

Poster Presentation
  • Chakraborty, Rhyddhi.2009. Pandemic Plans: The Need for Bioethics in the Research Scholars’ Day of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

Correspondences
  • Comments to Indian National Health Policy (Draft) 2014.
  • Comments to Global Thematic Consultation on Health (2013)

Link:

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