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Nishi Suryavanshi, PhD
Clinical Research Site Coordinator, Deputy Director, BJGMC Clinical Research Site; Research Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Suryavanshi is Clinical Research Site Coordinator and Deputy Director for the BJGMC-CRS in Pune, India, and a Research Associate faculty member Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Dr. Suryavanshi is a behavioral scientists whose research involves women’s empowerment, reproductive health, and HIV and tuberculosis research in clinical settings as well in urban and rural community settings.
Dr. Suryavanshi has established extensive networks with regional nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and has developed and co-developed various behavioral projects addressing health topics including stigma and tuberculosis, disclosure of HIV among children, infant feeding patterns among HIV positive mothers, empowerment of women in low resource settings, and gender based violence. During the past 12 years, she has overseen the clinical research studies related to HIV/AIDS in India. As a clinical research site study coordinator her role includes developing patient education materials, informed consent agreements, and treatment adherence and retention strategies.
Dr. Suryavanshi was recently awarded a CDC grant to enhance the capacity of outreach workers catering to HIV-infected pregnant women for the uptake of PMTCT services using mHealth platform. She has presented her work at national and international conferences, and has published study findings in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Suryavanshi attended the University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India, where she earned her BSc in zoology, her MSc in medical anthropology, and her PhD in anthropology. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where she studied the ethical issues related to human subjects research in developing countries.
Up Close with Nishi Suryavanshi. 2016-03-01