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.

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...

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 over the past 12 years, including 11 years at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Riesner has approximately 5 years of combined experience working at both a commercial IRB and at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine IRB and has 6 years experience working in various research related roles. Mr. Riesner performs various research regulatory functions for the Indo-JHU CCGHE group including the creation of IRB submissions (initial applications, annual Continuing Review of existing 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

Financial Manager
Gabriela Smit
Ms. Smit is CCGHE's Financial 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). She manages all financial activities within the...

Rosemarie Warlick

Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Rosemarie Warlick
Ms. Warlick is the Regulatory Affairs Coordinator for the Indo-JHU clinical trials unit and has worked for the University for more than 30 years. She works closely with the US study team and international study personnel to assure compliance with institutional, local and national regulatory standards. She provides regulatory support for new and ongoing research studies, assisting with all IRB submissions including new submissions, continuing reviews, progress reports, protocol amendments, adverse events, violations/deviations, and ensures all required occurrences are reported and reviewed in...

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...

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