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Gauri Dhumal, MSc, PhD
Dr. Dhumal is Study Coordinator for the Hybrid trial for Alcohol reduction among people with TB and HIV in India, or HATHI, which is addressing a major public health issue of the intersection of TB and/ HIV with alcohol use. Tailoring an evidence-based alcohol reduction intervention to patients with TB and/ HIV, integrating it into TB and/HIV care settings, and examining its effectiveness improving TB and TB/HIV treatment outcomes are critical steps to addressing TB in our communities. This study will provide cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational enhancement therapy to patients to quit their alcohol use for better treatment outcome.
Dr. Dhumal is an anthropologist with a public health background and expertise in research, project management, clinical trial, epidemiology and teaching. She is author of many national and international publications, and has presented research findings at national and international conferences. She serves on the editorial board of the anthropological journal An Asian Man.
She is a contributor to the book Maharshtratil Adivasi, which is in Marathi, and she also contributed anthropological expertise for Marathi Vishwa kosh. Her key competencies are anthropology, epidemiology, research, project management, budget development and proposal writing, monitoring and control, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and report writing.
Dr. Dhumal received a BSc in zoology and an MSC in anthropology from the University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India, and a PhD in anthropology from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
Dr. Dhumal is a third year research scholar for the Women in Global Health Research Program by Weill Cornell Medicine, Center for Global health, New York. This is an initiative to support women global health researchers working to improve health in low and middle income countries.
Dr. Dhumal is a part of Indian group as a mentee selected for the 2020 cohort of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Women In Science Mentoring Program from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).