People

CCGHE  researchers represent a wide variety of specialites--genomics, microbiology and immunology, virology, pharmacology, prenatal and postpartum health, pediatrics, epidemiology, environmental health, mental health, behavioral health, international health, and emergency medicine. Personnel are located in India and in Baltimore, and our Indo-JHU research partnership now employs more than 150 people in India.

Smita Nimkar, MSc

Study Coordinator & Regulatory Coordinator
Pune, India
Smita Nimkar is Study Coordinator for TREATAsia, and Regulatory Coordinator and IRB/EC Liaison for the clinical research site (CRS) at BJ Government Medical College (BJGMC) in Pune, India. The BJGMC CRS is part of the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit ( BWI-CTU ), which conducts clinical trials under the NIH ACTG and IMPAACT Trial Networks—along with the Johns Hopkins CRS (Baltimore, MD) and the Whitman Walker Health CRS (Washington, DC). She works with the India research team to ensure training on and compliance with scientific regulatory standards at all levels, assists with...

Mandar Paradkar, MBBS, DCH, MPH

Senior TB Research Manager
Pune, India
Mandar Paradkar, MBBS, DCH, MPH
Dr. Paradkar is Senior TB Research Manager and Study Coordinator at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site ( BJGMC-CRS ) in Pune, India. He coordinates the Regional, Prospective, Observational Research in Tuberculosis ( RePORT India ) studies at the site including: Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (CTRIUMPh) and its several biomarker substudies, the phase 1 and 2 Common protocol, RICC Pediatric Transcriptomic study (Co-PI); the TBM Kids clinical trial and its substudy to establish a CSF biorepository for children with suspected...

Sandesh Patil, MBBS, DGO, MPH

Clinical Coordinator
Pune, India
Sandesh Patil, MBBS, DGO
Dr. Sandesh Patil is a Clinical Coordinator with John Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) and the BJGMC-CRS , based in Pune, India. He has more than 12 years of experience in clinical research and has worked in different capacities including as Research Officer and Study Clinician in NIH-funded ACTG and IMPAACT network clinical trials. He was actively involved in the SWEN India trial which helped WHO to reform PMTCT guidelines among breastfed infants. He has a post graduate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has pursued Clinical Research as a career and interest...

Neeta Pradhan

Tuberculosis Laboratory Coordinator
Pune, India
Neeta Pradhan
Neeta Pradhan is TB Laboratory Coordinator at the BJGMC-CRS in Pune, India. She has worked as Laboratory Manager at Golwilkar Metropolis Health Services where she was responsible for technical and quality aspects of laboratory testing. She worked as a Laboratory Coordinator at NARI (National AIDS Research Institute) Clinical Trial Unit for various NIH-funded clinical stuies in the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), the AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG), and the Microbicide Trial Network (MTN). She was responsible for lab quality management, administration, monitoring and supervision, and...

Bharat Randive, PhD

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Bharat Randive, PhD
Bharat Randive is Study Coordinator for the Healthcare-Associated Sepsis study in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in Pune, India, supported by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) SHEPheRD Domain 7 program. This study aims to understand the epidemiology of neonatal sepsis and guide future interventions to prevent the sepsis in NICU. The study also includes analysis of antimicrobial resistance patterns to inform antibiotic selection for suspected neonatal sepsis. Dr. Randive leads the implementation of a quality improvement initiative—Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program...

Swapnil Suresh Raskar, PGDCR, MBA

Data Manager
Pune, India
Swapnil Raskar
Swapnil Raskar is Data Manager for the BJ Medical College Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-CRS) in Pune, India for TB Studies. He has 11 years of experience in clinical data management. He joined BJGMC-CRS in June 2013. Before joining BJGMC-CRS, he worked with a couple of CROs and has good experience in all phases of data management, like setting up studies on different database platforms, study conduct, and closeout activities. Mr. Raskar is trained in HSP-GCP and HIPPA guidelines. He is responsible for all data management activities at the site. He coordinates with study staff to develop...

Matthew Riesner, MA

IRB and Regulatory Specialist
Baltimore, Maryland
Matthew Riesner
Mr. Riesner is the IRB and Regulatory Specialist for CCGHE. He has worked in various research related roles during the past 14 years and has been with Johns Hopkins University for 13 years. Mr. Riesner has approximately 2 years working as a Regulatory Specialist at CCGHE, 5 years of combined experience working at both a commercial IRB and at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine IRB, and 7 years of experience working in other research related roles, including research management and coordination. Mr. Riesner performs a variety of research regulatory functions for the JHU-India clinical...

Manasi Sane

Statistician & Junior Data Manager
Pune, India
Manasi Sane
Manasi Sane is a Statistician & Junior Data Manager, at the BJGMC-JHU clinical research site, Pune, India. She has post graduate degree in statistics, with more than 4 years of experience in statistical analysis and data management. She is responsible for data management and QA/QC for TREATAsia study. She is also study monitor of some BJMC-CRS studies.

Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar, MD

Project Coordinator
Pune, India
Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar, MD
Dr. Shivakumar is a clinician and project coordinator for C-TRIUMPH at Johns Hopkins University, India office. He recently joined the CCGHE team as an overall project coordinator for C-TRIUMPH for both Chennai and Pune. His research interests are TB infection transmission and its progression to disease. Dr. Shivakumar joined National Institute for Research in TB in Chennai as a clinician and study coordinator for C-TRUIMPH, an epidemiological study recruiting a cohort of TB patients and their household contacts and following their health over a period of 2 years. This study includes multiple...

Gabriela Smit

Fiscal Operations Manager
Gabriela Smit
Ms. Smit is CCGHE's Fiscal Operations Manager. She is an experienced financial analyst with more than 2 decades of experience in finance and accounting and more than a decade of experience at Johns Hopkins University, where she has developed and managed federal and non-federal grants and contracts. While at the CCGHE, she has assembled and managed several international teams of investigators from a number of institutions, including JHU, BJGMC (Lakshya, India), UVRI (Rakai, Uganda), and the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (Chennai, India). Ms. Smit provided strategic financial...

Matthew Williams

Multimedia Specialist
Matt Williams is CCGHE's Multimedia Specialist. He records and broadcasts various live events, such as ongoing case discussions, topic lectures, and conferences, comprising CCGHE distance learning programs. Knowledgeable in the use of Polycom and Mediasite equipment as well as relevant security issues, he connects CCGHE with other sites around the globe for videoconferencing. In addition to editing and updating multimedia content, he provides IT support to CCGHE faculty and staff and contributes to ongoing CCGHE web development, including production of ID Clinical Minute . Matt has been with...

Mullika Yowell, MBA

Baltimore, Maryland
Mullika Yoweel, Budget Analyst
Ms. Yowell is a Budget Analyst for CCGHE. She works with the Financial Manager to support financial activities the pre-and post-award functions, including budget development, account reconciliation, and compliance among other related duties. She joins CCGHE after 4 years with the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She received a master’s degree in business administration and international business from the University of Baltimore.

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