Dr Sayani Das, Research Officer, working on understanding and improving the health and well-being of older adults, with a specific emphasis on frailty
English, Hindi, Bengali

Research Focus

My research focuses on understanding and improving the health and well-being of older adults, with a specific emphasis on frailty. Throughout my academic journey, I have developed a strong background in anthropology and a deep passion for studying holistic health and geriatric epidemiology. I conducted extensive primary and secondary research on holistic health approaches for older adults, exploring the physical, mental, and social dimensions of well-being, which provided valuable insight into the complex factors influencing geriatric health and the importance of developing comprehensive interventions. I actively collaborated with interdisciplinary teams at national and international levels to investigate the epidemiology of geriatric conditions, including frailty syndrome. I am committed to expanding my research on geriatric health by exploring innovative approaches to prevent and manage frailty syndrome. I aim to develop interventions that not only address the physical aspects of ageing but also consider the social and psychological well-being of older adults. Through my research, I plan to contribute to developing policies and interventions that promote healthy ageing and improve the quality of life for older adults globally.

Research Groups

  • Prof Carol Holland, Centre for Ageing, Lancaster University, UK
  • Prof (Retd.) Barun Mukhopadhyayand and Prof (Retd.) Barun Mukhopadhyay, Indian Statistical Institute
  • Dr. Shivani Chandel, University of Delhi, India


  • Ageism in the context of frailty in the Healthcare System
  • Frailty Syndrome And Its Bio-Cultural Correlates Among The Community-Dwelling Rural Elderly In West Bengal
  • A holistic approach to cognitive frailty in an older community-dwelling population in India: Evidence from a nationally representative survey


  • Research Officer

Global goals

Target 1.1
Target 1.2
Target 1.3
Target 3.8
Target 3.D
Target 10.2


  • India

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