Geeta Shrikar Pardeshi, MD

Pune, India
BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Dr. Geeta Shrikar Pardeshi

MD, B J Government Medical College, Pune , 1999 (Preventive and Social Medicine)

I have led research projects related to Reproductive and Child Health, Sanitation and Infectious diseases. As part of the BJGMC JHU Fogarty training program in HIV-TB, I have research interest in TB epidemiology. I am interested in studying the association of co-morbidities with clinical presentation and treatment outcomes in tuberculosis. I’d like to investigate how to identify mechanisms to reach the undiagnosed patients of tuberculosis, operational research to assess the effectiveness of current set of interventions for prevention and control of tuberculosis and how to best conduct community based studies which could contribute to our understanding of tuberculosis epidemiology.

Honors and Awards:
First prize for photograph entitled ‘Existent Plights –Deprived rights’ at the 3rd Conference of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health in 2007.

Mr. Sharangdhar P. Kanhere Prize for the best Paper on Use of an Appropriate Technology at the Joint Annual State Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) & Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) in 2006.
Second prize in All India Essay contest on ‘Challenges and Options for the delivery of Primary Health Care in disadvantaged urban areas’ at the Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IASPM) in 2003.
Shri R N Roy Award for the Best Paper published in the Indian Journal of Public Health in 2002 at the All India Annual Conference of Indian Association of Public Health (IPHA).

Perceptions of HCWs on Barriers and Opportunities to Airborne Infection Control Guideline Implementation

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Led by Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi, this qualitative, cross-sectional study is assessing healthcare worker (HCW) perceptions about barriers and facilitators to the uptake of airborne infection control (AIC) guidelines. Further, the study is assessing the potential barriers and opportunities to develop...

Addressing knowledge gaps and prevention for tuberculosis-infected Indian adults: a vital part of elimination

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BMC Infectious Diseases
BMC Infectious Diseases : Our survey among TB patients' household contacts with evidence of recent exposure found that knowledge is poor and families are confused about disease transmission.