Sachin R. Atre, PhD

Pune, India
Role: 
Staff
Study Coordinator
Sachin R. Atre, PhD

Sachin Atre is a medical anthropologist and has 16 years of experience in public health research. Since November 2015, he serves as the Study Coordinator for NIH/NIAID funded project on “Impact of diabetes on TB treatment outcomes” which is in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University USA, BJ Medical College, India and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, India. He coordinates activities for Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre site. Additionally, he is also coordinating activities for miDOT, which is testing video-based observation of treatment among TB patients. He also leads infection control efforts (implementation of Ultra Violet Germicidal Irradiation, shortly known as UVGI) that are underway at BJ Medical College Pune.

Dr. Atre’s doctoral research work was focused on understanding biosocial determinants of drug-resistant TB among patients in urban and rural areas of Maharashtra. During Sept. 2013-Sept. 2014, he was awarded with Fulbright-Nehru Post doc Fellowship at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The work at Harvard was focused on addressing policy needs for multidrug-resistant TB management and control in India involving a systematic review of studies on MDR-TB prevalence in India. The manuscript is recently accepted for publication in an international journal and will soon be published. During Sept. 2014-15, he served as a technical consultant for the Global TB Program of the World Health Organization, Geneva. A manuscript based on this work is in the process of revision.

Before going to Harvard on Fulbright fellowship, Dr. Atre has worked with the Foundation for Research in Community Health (FRCH) for 12 years and for a half year for Maharashtra Association of Anthropological Sciences-Centre for Health Research and Development (MAAS-CHRD). His work encompassed a wide range of areas such as tuberculosis, diabetes, access to medicines, ageing, nutrition, leprosy, family planning etc. which have cross-cutting interests of social sciences and public health. He also served for a consulting firm at New Delhi on two different projects, one focusing on ‘IDRC’s (Canada) Strategic Evaluation of Research Excellence,’ and the other an evaluation of the ‘Awahan Project’ funded by the Gates Foundation. Dr. Atre has presented his work at international conferences and/meetings in 10 countries for which he received scholarships/grant support. He has served as an invited reviewer for reputed journals such as WHO Bulletin, International Journal of TB and Lung Disease, BMC Public Health etc. So far he has 13 publications (in which he contributed as a lead author) in international peer-reviewed journals and a few more are in the pipeline. Dr. Atre received a PhD from the University of Pune.

miDOT (Directly Observed Therapy)

Post Date: 
2015-11-01
Designed by Dr. Maunank Shah, the miDOT mobile health application is a video-based Directly Observed Therapy interface that uses the emocha Mobile Health platform to remotely connect patients on long-term tuberculosis therapy with clinicians who are required to witness patients taking medication...

Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes

Post Date: 
2013-02-01
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CCGHE, the JHU Center for TB Research and BJGMC have been awarded a $2.5 million dollar NIH grant (2013-2018) to conduct a study to evaluate treatment outcomes among Indian patients with both diabetes mellitus and active TB. This study is assessing the prevalence of impaired glucose or frank...

The epidemiology, pathogenesis, transmission, diagnosis, and management of multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, and incurable tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-03-24
Publication: 
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Global tuberculosis incidence has declined marginally over the past decade, and tuberculosis remains out of control in several parts of the world including Africa and Asia. Although tuberculosis control has been effective in some regions of the world, these gains are threatened by the increasing...

Modelling approaches for tuberculosis: are they realistic?

Post Date: 
2017-03-01
Publication: 
The Lancet Global Health
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Letter by Dr. Sachin Atre in The Lancet Global Health.

Tuberculosis burden in India's private sector

Post Date: 
2016-11-15
Publication: 
The Lancet Infectious Disease
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Reply to author's reply

Mandatory tuberculosis case notification in high tuberculosis-incidence countries: policy and practice

Post Date: 
2016-10-20
Publication: 
European Respiratory Journal
Mandatory tuberculosis (TB) notification is an important policy under the End TB Strategy, but little is known about its enforcement especially in high TB incidence countries. We undertook a literature search for selected high-incidence countries, followed by a questionnaire-based survey among key...

Management and control of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB): addressing policy needs for India

Post Date: 
2016-05-06
Publication: 
Journal of Public Health Policy
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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) challenges TB control efforts because of delays in diagnosis plus its long-term treatment which has toxic effects. Of TB high-incidence countries, India carries the highest burden of MDR-TB cases. We describe policy issues in India concerning MDR-TB...

Trends in Glycated Hemoglobin Levels and Implications for Diabetes Screening among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases Undergoing Treatment in India

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
Presentation Location: 
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Event & Convener: 
3rd Annual RePORT International Meeting, RICC
Poster Presentation. Gupte AN , Mave V, Meshram S, Lokhande R, Kadam D, Dharmshale S, Bharadwaj R, Kagal A, Pradhan N, Deshmukh S, Atre S, Sahasrabudhe T, Barthwal M, Meshram S, Kakrani A, Kulkarni V, Raskar S, Suryavanshi S, Shivakoti R, Chon S, Selvin E, Gupte N, Gupta A, Golub JE

Xpert® MTB/RIF Assay for Pulmonary Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Post Date: 
2016-10-27
Presentation Location: 
Durban, South Africa
Event & Convener: 
47th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Poster Presentation. Mave V , Gupte N, Meshram S, Kagal A, Gupta A, Bharadwaj R, Pradhan N, Deshmukh S, Atre S, Golub J