Samyra Cox, MPH

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Staff
Research Program Manager

Ms. Cox is the CCGHE Research Program Manager responsible for tracking and managing projects across the Indo-JHU research partnership. She serves as the Executive Committee Secretariat of the RePORT consortium for tuberculosis (TB) research funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Government of India. She also plays a project management role on a number of the center’s studies, compiling progress reports, tracking deliverables, managing work plans, and coordinating among collaborators. She works closely with the CCGHE Deputy Director, Dr. Amita Gupta, and supports activities related to the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal, Pediatric, and the Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) network groups.

Ms. Cox is a public health professional with over five years of project management and grant writing experience at international development non-profits. She has been supporting complex TB research and implementation projects since 2013 and has worked extensively on multi-million dollar grants from institutional donors. Prior to CCGHE, Ms. Cox worked for Partners In Health writing grants for global health programs in Haiti, Russia, Navajo Nation, and Rwanda. She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Relations from New York University (NYU) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a Certificate in Epidemiology for Public Health Professionals from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Assessing Psychological Distress among Tuberculosis Patients and Their Household Members

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2018-07-17
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By assessing psychological distress, Indo-JHU researchers hope to better understand the correlation between depression and TB severity.

Evaluating the Source of Neonatal Bloodstream Infections due to Classically Hospital Acquired Pathogens in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2018-07-12
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This study is part of CDC's Safe healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Domain 7: International HAI and Other Adverse Healthcare Event Prevention. The PIs for this study are Dr. Julia Johnson of Johns Hopkins and Dr. Shilpa Naik of BJGMC. CoPIs are Dr. Aarti...

Implementing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2018-04-19
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This study is part of CDC's Safe healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Domain 7: International HAI and Other Adverse Healthcare Event Prevention. Dr. Aaron Milstone is the PI, and Dr. Amita Gupta and Yuka Manabe are Co-PIs. the Study Investigator is Dr. Julia...

Healthcare-Associated Sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2017-01-17
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This study is part of CDC's Safe healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Domain 7: International. Johns Hopkins neonatologist Dr. Julia Johnson is lead investigator for a systematic study of the epidemiology of neonatal sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership

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2013-09-28
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Collaboratively funded by the US NIH, India’s Department of Biotechnology [DBT], and Indian Council of Medical Research, the Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH) is an Indo-US research consortium that is part of RePORT India, a countrywide consortium for TB research...

RePORT India

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2012-06-30
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RePORT India is a joint venture between the Indian and US governments. The Indo-US Vaccine Action Program, a collaboration between the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and the US NIH, is co-funding six teams of India- and US-based...

Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections Among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India

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2018-08-28
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Atlanta, GA
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2018 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
Poster presentation. Agarkhedkar S, Armstrong D, Bharadwaj R, Cox SR, Dohe V, Gupta A, Gupte N, Johnson J, Kadam A, Kinikar A, Malwade S, Manabe Y, Mave V, Milstone A, Parikh T, Rajput U, Randive B, Robinson M , Smith R, Suryavanshi N, Vaidya U, Westercamp M. Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-...

Incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Household Contacts of Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in India

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2018-02-15
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New Delhi, India
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CTRIUMPh Study Team, RePORT India Annual Meeting
Paradkar M, Dhanasekaran K, Kinikar A, Kulkarni R, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S, Lokhande R, Meshram S, Dolla CK, Selvaraju S, Murali L, Thiruvengadam K, Jain D, Rajagopal S, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, John S, Kohli R, Nayagam R, Shivakumar SVBY, Suryavanshi N, Cox S, Gupte A, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V, Gupta...

Uniting for a Healthier India

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2018-02-14
Uniting India slide
"The Indo-US clinical research & education partnership started with a single NIH grant to study maternal-infant HIV transmission." Now with 76 studies underway, this short film chronicles the history & impact of our work in India.