• Portrait of Shajy Isac.
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    Room P120 - 750 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2

    Phone: tel:204-789-3473  

Research themes

  • Survey designs
  • Implementation research
  • Operations research
  • Program monitoring

Research interests

  • Maternal and child health
  • Family planning



Research summary

A public health researcher with over 24 years of experience in the field of maternal, newborn and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS.

Holds exceptional understanding of survey designs, developing and implementing surveys and bringing evidences for program enhancement.

Strong capability in designing innovative monitoring systems for programs with experience in many programs in various countries.

Excellent capability to interpret and communicate research and technical concepts. Outstanding skills in problem-analysis and ability to assess and overcome obstacles.

Co-authored over 150 peer reviewed papers, which are published in high impact journals.


A statistician and a trained demographer with PhD from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Has more than 24 years of research experiences in designing and implementing large scale studies and establishing monitoring systems in the field of HIV/AIDS, Health, Maternal and Child Health, etc.

Lead and continue to provide technical expertise on epidemic appraisals and research studies globally in the field of HIV/AIDS, including South Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Leading a large research team with various expertise and is a member of various technical expert groups in the field of HIV/AIDS intervention programs of various governments.

Authored more than 150 papers and mentored research students from India and abroad.

Has provided expertise in designing large scale surveys of HIV/AIDS, Health, MCH, education etc. including sampling and survey methods.

Collaborated and conducted a number of studies for various international and national donors including Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), UNICEF, World Bank, WHO, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United States Aid for International Development (USAID), Research Triangular Institute (RTI), Department of International Development, UK (DFID), etc. and for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India (GoI) and for various state and national governments.


  • PhD in Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai (2001)
  • Master of Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences (1994)
  • Master of Science (Statistics), Calicut University (1992)


  • Government of India Fellowship, 1993-94


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Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada