Peer-Reviewed Articles

Summan A, Nandi A,  Shet A, Laxminarayan R. (2023). The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on routine childhood immunization coverage and timeliness in India: Retrospective analysis of the National Family Health Survey of 2019–2021 data.  The Lancet Regional Health - Southeast Asia.

Summan A, Nandi A, and Bloom DE (2023). A shot at economic prosperity: Long-term effects of India’s childhood immunization program on earnings and consumption expenditure.  American Journal of Health Economics.  (Ungated preprint)

Summan, A., Nandi, A.,  Laxminarayan, R. (2022). Child Immunization Outcomes and Public Health Facility Quality in India: A Decomposition Analysis. Vaccine. 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.03.017

Schueller, E., Nandi, A., Summan, A., Chatterjee S., Ray, A., Haldar, P., Laxminarayan, R. (2022). Public Finance of Universal Routine Childhood Immunization in India: District Level Cost Estimates. Health Policy and Planning.

Summan, A., Nandi, A. (2021). Timing of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission and Their Effects on Mobility: A Cross-Country Analysis. The European Journal of Health Economics, 1-13. 10.1007/s10198-021-01355-4

Summan, A., Nandi, A., Deo, S., Laxminarayan, R. (2021). Improving vaccination coverage and timeliness through periodic intensification of routine immunization: evidence from Mission Indradhanush. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1502(1).

Summan, A., Stacey, N., Birckmayer, J., Blecher, E., Chaloupka, F. J., Laxminarayan, R. (2020). The Potential Global Health and Revenue Effects of Increased Taxation of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. BMJ Global

Health, 5:e002143.


Stacey, N., Summan, A., Tugendhaft, A., Laxminarayan, R., Hofman, K. (2018).  Simulating the impact of excise taxation for disease prevention in low-income and middle-income countries: an application to South Africa. BMJ Global Health, 3(1).

Charlebois, S. & Summan, A. (2015). A Risk Communication Model for Food Regulatory Agencies in Modern Society. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 45 (1), 153 – 165.


Charlebois, S. &  Summan, A. (2015). Determinants of Future Microbial Food Safety in Canada for Risk Communication. Journal of Food Safety, 35 (3), 303 – 317.


Charlebois, S. &  Summan, A. (2014). Abattoirs, Meat Processing, and Managerial Challenges: A Survey for Lagging Rural Regions and Food Entrepreneurs in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Rural Management, 10(1), 1-20.

Book Chapters and Economic Reports

Laxminarayan, R., Summan, A. (2019). Can taxes and subsidies improve health? Milken Institute Review.

Summan, A., Stacey, N., Hofman, K., Laxminarayan, R. (2018). Fiscal Instruments for Health in India. In: Disease Control Priorities (third edition): Volume 9, Disease Control Priorities, edited by . Jamison , D. T., Gelband, H., Horton, S., Jha, , P., Laxminarayan, R., Mock C. N., Nugent, R. Washington, DC: World Bank. (Peer-reviewed book chapter).

Charlebois, S., Tapon, F., von Massow, M., Uys, P., van Duren, E., Pinto, W., Summan, A. (2016).  The University of Guelph Food Price Index – 2016, University of Guelph.

Charlebois, S., Tapon, F., von Massow, M., Uys, P., van Duren, E., Pinto, W., Summan, A. (2015).  The University of Guelph Food Price Index – 2015, University of Guelph.

Working Papers

Summan A., Nandi A., Wahl, B., Laxminarayan R. Hospitalizations and deaths in COVID-19 patients due to undiagnosed diabetes and hypertension during first phase of the pandemic in eight low- and middle-income countries. Revision requested in eClinical Medicine

Nandi A, Summan A, Ngo TD, and Bloom DE (2022). Childhood vaccinations and demographic transition: Long-term evidence from India. . Under review

Summan A., Nandi A., Laxminarayan R. Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on anthropometric outcomes in Indian children: Evidence from national household survey data. Under review

Summan, A., Laxminarayan, R. Estimates of 2019 global antibiotic resource needs for human consumption.


Nandi, A., Parameswaran G.G.,  Summan, A., Verguet, S., Laxminarayan, R. Health and Economic Benefits of Universal Cholera and Typhoid Vaccination Among Indian children: A Modeling Analysis.

Summan, A., Laxminarayan, R. Improving Population Health Outcomes Through Alcohol Excise Taxation: Application to Four Pacific Island Countries

Summan, A., Schueller, E., Laxminarayan, R. The Value of Antenatal Care Diagnostics in Low and High Burden Settings.

Summan, A., Nandi, A., Laxminarayan, R. Institutional Delivery Choice and District Hospital Quality in India.

Summan, A., Schueller, E., Nandi, A., Laxminarayan, R. National Health Resource Assessment: An Analysis of the Health Funding Gap in India.