LAISHRAM LADUSINGH, Ph.D. (Population Studies), is Officiating Director of the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, and also, Professor and Head of Department of Mathematical Demography and Statistics at the same Institute. Earlier, he has been Associate Professor and Head, Department of Statistics, Manipur University and Assistant Director, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Manipur. With the teaching experience of more than three decades and practical experience of designing, implementation and management of large-scale demographic and health surveys, Dr. Ladusingh has also served as a key person for carrying out three rounds of DLHS commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. He designed and imparted training for conducting Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) for Myanmar as Consultant to UNICEF. He also served as member of Technical Advisory Committee of a number of bodies of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India. Dr. Ladusingh has authored over 70 research papers in statistics, public health, economics and demography published in peer-review international and national scholarly journals. Dr. Ladusingh is also a member of the editorial board of a number of national and international journals.