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Bharat Randive, PhD
Bharat Randive is Study Coordinator for the Healthcare-Associated Sepsis study in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in Pune, India, supported by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) SHEPheRD Domain 7 program. This study aims to understand the epidemiology of neonatal sepsis and guide future interventions to prevent the sepsis in NICU. The study also includes analysis of antimicrobial resistance patterns to inform antibiotic selection for suspected neonatal sepsis.
Dr. Randive leads the implementation of a quality improvement initiative—Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to reduce health care associated sepsis in NICUs in Pune, India. He trained for CUSP at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. He also serves as a coordinator for the study to evaluate the source of early onset neonatal sepsis due to hospital acquired pathogens.
Dr. Randive received his PhD in global health from Umea University, Sweden. He has more than 15 years of public health research experience. His research work has been focused on maternal health policy in India. He has extensively travelled to health facilities in several parts of India and has designed and conducted evaluations of large scale national health programs.
Prior to joining JHU, he served as a lead researcher on a collaborative European Union funded evaluation of the government of India’s flagship cash transfer program (Janani Suraksha Yojana) for promotion of facility births. He has analysed several primary and large scale secondary data and also has experience in qualitative health research. He has presented at various international conferences and published in reputed journals.