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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, mental health, 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 local TB and HIV programs. She has developed and co-developed various Psycho-social projects addressing health topics including, mental health of health care providers during COVID pandemic, mental health of adolescents living with HIV and Tb, stigma and tuberculosis, disclosure of HIV among children, empowerment of MDR-TB adolescents and women in low resource settings, and gender-based violence. During the past 19 years, she has overseen the clinical research studies related to HIV/AIDS and TB in of BJGMC-JHU Clinical research site in Pune, India.
Dr. Suryavanshi completed 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 is leading a Hybrid trail for Alcohol reduction intervention among HIV and HIV/TB patients at two sites in Pune, India. She has been selected as mentor of USAID PEER Mentorship program for women in TB research. She is also serving as a member of Technical Advisory Committee of TREAT ASIA Mental Health and HIV· Heading Behavioural and Social science Working Group, RePORT India consortium. Leading a training and mentoring committee for the JHUBI Clinical trials unit program. 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.