Madhu Gupta is currently working as Additional Professor of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. In 1997, she graduated as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and in 2003 she post graduated as a Doctor of Medicine (MD in Community Medicine) from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. She had also worked as an intern in Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Chandigarh during 1998. Her MD thesis was on estimating prevalence of ocular morbidity among school children in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It got published in indexed journal and has been cited about 50 times. She had joined the department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India (an Institute of National Importance) as Senior Resident in 2003. During her residency period she had developed interest in maternal and child health and inequalities. She had worked as medical Research Scientist in a collaborative project of Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi India, John Hopkins’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and Global Alliance of Vaccine Initiatives entitled ‘Estimating the Preventable Burden of Haemophilus influenzae type b Meningitis and Pneumonia in India-Part A’ from 2006 to 2008. During 2008 she had joined as an Assistant Professor of Community Medicine in School of Public Health, PGIMER Chandigarh. Her research provided evidence on significant reproductive and child health inequalities among urban, rural and slum population in Union Territory, Chandigarh, North India in 2008. She also has a keen interest in Vaccinology and involved in conducting vaccine trials on pentavalent vaccine and rotavirus vaccine so as to make these vaccines available at affordable cost for Indian children. She got promoted to Associate Professor of Community Medicine in 2011 and to Additional Professor of Community Medicine in 2014 in PGIMER. She has conducted about 31 research projects mainly on maternal and child health issues, which are funded by various national and international organizations like UNICEF, WHO, ICMR, USAID, European Commission, UNFPA etc. She has published about 50 articles on maternal and child health issues in national and international indexed journals till date. In 2011, she began her work as a PhD student at the School of Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht, The Netherlands, on ascertaining ‘Effectiveness of multiple strategy intervention to reduce maternal and child health inequalities in Haryana’, and completed it in 2016.
Madhu Gupta areas of interest include maternal and child health, Vaccinology and health inequalities.