Sunita Girish, PhD: Medical Biochemistry

Pune, India
Role: 
Scholar
BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee

Education:
Ph.D,  Pune University, 2005 (Medical Biochemistry) title “Antioxidant Status in Leprosy.”

Overview:
How to improve health systems to combat  various infectious diseases like Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV in developing countries, is a research and policy issue that affects many aspects of public health. My research interests include further to understand molecular  level changes in cystic fibrosis which is under diagnosed .My interests also involve innovations in molecular techniques dealing with infectious diseases, help  governments in developing countries to improve and modify drug policies and effectively treat infectious diseases.

Honors and Awards:

  1. 1 "Effect of Aspirin on Lens Membrane Permeability."
    Presented at XX Annual conference of Research Society of B.J.Medical College & Sassoon General Hospitals Pune.
    The Paper was awarded First Prize in Competition session.
  2. "Glutathione metabolism as a measure of Oxidant Stress in leprosy patients on continuous Dapsone therapy."
    Presented at XXX Annual conference of Research Society of B.J.Medical College & Sassoon General Hospitals Pune.
    The Paper was awarded Second Prize in Competition session

Characterization of TB-specific T Cell Responses in Highly-exposed, but Uninfected Health Care Workers in India

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2018-10-25
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. PIs are Robert Bollinger, MD, MPH; Jyothi Rengarajan, MD, Emory University. Primary Research Question Do health care workers who remain TST negative, despite high-exposure to TB,...

Assessing the Impact of Psychosocial Involvement in Health Care Workers with and without Active Tuberculosis at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, India

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2018-09-13
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. The overall goal is to understand the psychosocial involvement in health care workers with and without active tuberculosis. The specific aims of this study are: To understand the...

Perceptions of HCWs on Barriers and Opportunities to Airborne Infection Control Guideline Implementation

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2017-12-07
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. Led by Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi, this qualitative, cross-sectional study is assessing healthcare worker (HCW) perceptions about barriers and facilitators to the uptake of airborne infection...