Sona Deshmukh, MBBS, MPH

Pune, India
Role: 
Staff
Study Coordinator
Sona Deshmukh, MBBS, MPH

Dr. Deshmukh is Study Coordinator for the Tuberculosis-Diabetes study at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College-JHU Clinical Research Site, funded by the NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Her research interests include the epidemiology of noncommunicable diseases and policy reforms for the same.

The BJGMC Clinical Research Site is a member of a the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit, a collaborative research partnership among BJGMC, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, to conduct clinical research for the world’s largest HIV therapeutic trial networks: the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network (IMPAACT).

Dr. Deshmukh has more than five years of experience in public health, programme management, policy design, and community-based research studies for noncommunicable diseases. She has published two research publications. Following a short tenure as Medical Officer in a government hospital, she worked under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Abhay Bang for two years in their esteemed research organization SEARCH, in Gadchiroli, India. Here she designed, implemented, and managed various community-based research projects conducted in 86 villages in Gadchiroli.

Further she took the opportunity to work in the state health department for three years as District Programme Officer to implement and monitor the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. Following her field experience, she briefly served for six months as a senior consultant for public health to government of Maharashtra.

Dr. Deshmukh received a MBBS in medicine from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in Nashik, India, and a Master of Public Health degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India.

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...

BWI CTU: Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit

Post Date: 
2007-02-02
Comprising clinical trial sites at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, and the BJGMC-CCGHE collaboration in Pune, India, the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU) is one of only 25 international HIV/TB clinical trial sites funded by the...

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