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.

Bob Bollinger, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health, Professor of Nursing
Dr. Bollinger is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) and Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in international health at the Johns Hopkins (JH) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in community public health at the JH School of Nursing. He is Associate Director for Medicine of the JH Center for Global Health, Director of the JHU Fogarty India Program , and course instructor for the Global Health Intersession Course for JH medical students, which links medical students...

Amita Gupta, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Gupta is Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins (JH) Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the JH School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in International Health at the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, Dr. Gupta specializes in international public health, clinical research, and education in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis (TB). Since 2002, her work has been focused primarily on India, where she leads several Indo-JHU...

Jane McKenzie-White, MAS, MSEd

Managing Director, Director of Education Technology and Design
Ms. McKenzie-White is the Managing Director and Director of Education Technology and Design at the Center for Clinical Global Health Education. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Education. She has more than 20 years of experience in program leadership, web development, health education, and research. Since joining the CCGHE in 2006, her efforts have focused on distance learning and capacity-building initiatives. Her work has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications on leveraging technology to facilitate clinical global health education and optimize...

Larry Chang, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, JHSOM; Associate Professor of International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, JHBSPH; Associate Professor of Epidemiology, JHBSPH; Associate Director, JHU Global mHealth Initiative
Baltimore, Maryland
Larry Chang, MD, MPH
Dr. Larry Chang is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He is a physician trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and epidemiology with an interest in multidisciplinary, innovative, and pragmatic approaches to impacting the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Dr. Chang has experience in HIV treatment and prevention, implementation science, cohort, and mixed methods research. He is currently Co-PI of the Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) in Uganda, and is an active infectious diseases and HIV clinician. For the past 17 years, Dr. Chang has engaged in HIV-related...

Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor, CCGHE Director of Medical Education Content
Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH
Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. She is the Director of Medical Education Content for the Center for Clinical Global Health Education, and also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests include using curriculum development and education to improve patient outcomes both domestically and abroad. She is particularly interested in the education of physicians-in-...

Andrea DeLuca, MHS

Research Associate
Andrea DeLuca, MHS
Andrea DeLuca, MHS, is a Research Associate faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Project Director for the CCGHE-directed Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC)-JHU Fogarty Training Program in Pune, India. Ms. DeLuca has ten years of research experience, particularly in multi-center studies. She initially coordinated a USAID-funded project in TB clinics in South Africa and moved on to be part of the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS TB Epidemic (CREATE). CREATE was a portfolio of population-...

Kelly Dooley, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Molecular Sciences
Kelly Dooley, MD
Dr. Dooley is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Molecular Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with appointments in the Divisions of Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases. She is also a faculty member at the Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Dr. Dooley has an HIV outpatient practice and attends on the inpatient HIV service. Her research focuses on tuberculosis therapeutics with an emphasis on Phase I or II clinical trials of new or existing TB drugs and treatment of HIV/TB co-infection. She is Principal Investigator or Protocol Chair...

Jonathan Golub, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health
Jonathan Golub, MPH, PhD
Dr. Golub is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in South Africa, Brazil, India and the US, with specific focus on the drivers of TB in these settings. He leads a cluster randomized trial in South Africa observing diagnostic and treatment practices for latent TB infection among HIV-infected patients at 14 HIV clinics. Also, in South Africa, he leads a smoking cessation clinical trial among HIV-infected...

Nikhil Gupte, PhD

Research Associate
Pune, India
Nikhil Gupte, PhD
Dr. Gupte is a Research Associate faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Deputy Director of the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site , a collaborative research partnership associated with the world’s largest HIV therapeutic trials networks, the AIDS Clinial Trials Group ( ACTG ) and the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network ( IMPAACT ). Dr. Gupte has more than 10 years of experience in public health research in developing countries and is a recognized leader in biostatistics education in India. Based in Pune, India, Dr. Gupte is the lead...

Bhakti Hansoti, MBChB, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Bhakti Hansoti, MBChB, MPH
Dr. Hansoti is Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine, and honorary lecturer at the Department of Surgery at the University of Cape Town South Africa. She is also a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Dr. Hansoti’s professional interests include evaluating emergency care and acute care interventions in low resource settings internationally. This is intimately tied with development of research methodology and validated outcome metrics to suitable evaluate...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Professor of Medicine, International Health, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Yukari Manabe, MD
Dr. Manabe is currently the Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation within the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Professor of Medicine, International Health, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and a faculty member of both the Center for Tuberculosis Research and Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Dr. Manabe is the first Clinical Director of the John G. Bartlett Speciality Practice , a state-of-the-art clinic at established at Johns Hopkins in May 2017 for patients with infectious diseases. From 2007 until 2012, she was the Head of Research at the...

Jyoti Mathad, MD, MPH

Instructor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Jyoti Mathad, MD, MPH
Dr. Mathad is an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medical College, and a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Her primary research interests include the immune changes of pregnancy and how they affect the development of tuberculosis (TB) in TB-endemic countries, such as India. Since 2010, she has been conducting research in Pune, India on the performance of immune-based latent TB diagnostics in pregnant women with and without HIV. She is an investigator in the...

Vidya Mave, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Pune, India
Vidya Mave, MD, MPH
Dr. Mave is Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as well as Director and Clinical Research Site (CRS) Leader of the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU). The CTU is a collaborative research partnership among BJGMC in Pune, India, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, that is part of 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. Mave has more...

Kathleen Page, MD

Associate Professor
Kathleen Page, MD
Dr. Kathleen Page, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her work focuses on improving access and quality of care to the emerging Latino community in Baltimore. Her practice in the Moore Clinic and at the Baltimore City Health Department serves Latin American immigrants with HIV. She has established the Latino HIV Outreach Program at the Baltimore City Health Department which collaborates with various local community based organizations to improve timely HIV diagnosis and access to care for Latinos. She co-founded...

Maunank Shah, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Maunank Shah, MD, PhD
Dr. Shah is Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins (JH) School of Medicine, and a faculty member of both the JH Center for Clinical Global Health Education and the JH Center for TB Research. He is Medical Director for the Baltimore City Tuberculosis Program, an attending physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine. Dr. Shah’s research involves evaluating and implementing novel HIV and tuberculosis (TB) intervention strategies in resource constrained settings. He evaluates new TB diagnostic...

Anita Shankar, PhD, MS

Medical Anthropologist, Public Health Researcher
Anita Shankar, PhD, MS
Dr. Shankar is a medical anthropologist and public health researcher with Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the Center for Global Clean Air. She is also a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. She has more than 20 years of experience in research and programs focused on women’s empowerment, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, community mobilization, and human resource capacity building. While serving as faculty with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...

Rupak Shivakoti, PhD

Instructor of Medicine
Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH
Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH, is Instructor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins CCGHE. His formal training is in immunology, infectious diseases, and epidemiology. Dr. Shivakoti’s primary research interest focuses on epidemiological studies that assess the role of immunology and nutrition in the context of HIV and TB. Since 2013, he has studied how micronutrient deficiencies and inflammation affect HIV treatment outcomes in adults from multiple resource-limited countries. In other studies, Dr. Shivakoti is evaluating risk factors...

Nishi Suryavanshi, PhD

Clinical Research Site Coordinator, Deputy Director, BJGMC Clinical Research Site
Pune, India
Nishi Suryavanshi, MSc, PhD
Dr. Suryavanshi is Clinical Research Site Coordinator and Deputy Director for the BJGMC-CRS in Pune, India, and a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Dr. Suryavanshi is a behavioral scientists whose research involves women’s empowerment, reproductive health, and HIV and tuberculosis research in clinical settings as well in urban and rural community settings. Dr. Suryavanshi has established extensive networks with regional nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and has developed and co-developed various behavioral projects addressing health...

Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Baltimore, Maryland
Jeff Tornheim
Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases here at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research explores the application of new diagnostic technologies to improved health outcomes in the treatment of drug resistant tuberculosis among both adult and pediatric patients in India. Dr. Tornheim recently completed his infectious diseases fellowship at Johns Hopkins, during which he worked with Drs. Amita Gupta, Vidya Mave, Bob Bollinger of Johns Hopkins, and with Dr. Zarir Udwadia at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. His interest in clinical...

Mallika Alexander, MBBS

Project Manager
Pune, India
Mallika Alexander, MBBS
Dr. Alexander is the project manager for the PRACHITi study, a study on immunological changes in HIV positive and negative pregnant women with latent tuberculosis at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-CRS) in Pune, India. A gynecologist by training, her research interests are improving women’s health, prevention of HIV and AIDS, microbicides, and HPV related cancers. She has more than 30 years of multidisciplinary experience. Prior to joining BJGMC-CRS, she was the medical manager at National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) for eight years, where she...

Sachin R. Atre, PhD

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Sachin R. Atre, PhD
Sachin Atre is a medical anthropologist and has 16 years of experience in public health research. Since November 2015, he serves as the Study Coordinator for NIH/NIAID funded project on “Impact of diabetes on TB treatment outcomes” which is in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University USA, BJ Medical College, India and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, India. He coordinates activities for Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre site. Additionally, he is also coordinating activities for miDOT, which is testing video-based...

Katharine Bergstrom, MS, CCRP

IRB and Regulatory Specialist
Ms. Bergstrom is CCGHE's IRB and Regulatory Specialist for the Indo-JHU research partnership. She brings more than 15 years of experience to the University, including preclinical and clinical research support, focusing on regulatory, monitoring, and the coordination and management of the development of clinical trial protocols. She provides protocol support, training, and closely collaborates with the US study team and international research site investigators and study personnel to ensure compliance with institutional, local, and national regulatory standards. She provides regulatory support...

Sagar Bhagwat, MBA, MS

Budget Analyst
Sagar Bhagwat, MBA, MS
Mr. Bhagwat is Grants and Contract Analyst for CCGHE. He works with the Financial Manager to support financial activities for CCGHE. He works on sponsored research pre and post award activity, reconciliation of non-sponsored and sponsored accounts, and monitoring of expenses. Mr. Bhagwat collaborates with the Office of Sponsored Projects in the Department of Medicine, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) at the School of Medicine, the Department Finance Office, and with external funding agencies to process grant and contract applications. He joins Johns Hopkins with 3 years' accounting...

Molly Bowen

Communications Associate
Molly Bowen
Molly Bowen is Communications Associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE). She is responsible for communications strategy and implementation. Molly works with Johns Hopkins Medicine marketing and media relations personnel to develop messaging and coordinate strategy for publicizing CCGHE research findings and developments in international, national, regional, and trade media. She establishes and maintains systems for information management, develops content, and manages production and workflow for print and online products for reporting, marketing, and...

Ana Cervantes

Senior Administrative Coordinator
Ana Cervantes is Senior Administrative Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. She provides and maintains high-level of administrative support for CCGHE faculty, staff, and their multiple projects. Prior to joining CCGHE in March 2014, Ana worked in the anesthesiology chairman’s office at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for 4 years, She has 15 years of administrative experience working in private and public clinical practice environments. Ms. Cervantes grew up in Guayaquil-Ecuador where she received an associate’s degree in the Science Division of...

Samyra Cox, MPH

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...

Sona Deshmukh, MBBS, MPH

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
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...

Gauri Dhumal, MSc

Program Manager, BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program
Pune, India
Gauri Dhumal, MSc
Ms. Dhumal is Program Manager for the BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program . The Fogarty Program is a five-year partnership with the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Puna, India, designed to establish a cadre of highly trained faculty to build institutional capacity for, and lead, HIV and tuberculosis research. Ms. Dhumal is an anthropologist with a public health background and more than 9 years of expertise in research, project management, clinical trial, epidemiology and teaching. She is author of 6 national and international publications, and has presented research findings at...

Sadaf Aftab Inamdar, BPharm

Pharmacist of Record
Pune, India
Sadaf Aftab Inamdar, BPharm
Ms. Inamdar is a Pharmacist of Record at BJGMC-CRS , Pune, where she is responsible for study product management, supervision and training for pharmacy staff, establishment and implementation of internal policies and procedures, QA/QC management, inventory control, randomization procedures, study product preparation and dispensing, as well as counseling study participants regarding treatments, adherence monitoring, and product destruction. She is also responsible for preparing the applications for the in-country drug regulatory authority, DCGI. She is knowledgeable about all protocols...

Gail Jessop

Administrative Coordinator for Dr. Amita Gupta
Gail Jessop
Ms. Jessop joined the CCGHE in 2009 after working in the private sector for many years. She is the Administrative Coordinator for Dr. Amita Gupta, Deputy Director of the CCGHE. She works closely with Dr. Gupta and assists her with the center’s large Indo-JHU clinical trials unit as well as the many grants and projects in which Dr. Gupta is involved. Most recently she has been instrumental in coordinating the administrative duties of the RePORT India Consortium, of which Dr. Gupta is Chair. In addition, she supports the other faculty and staff almost daily, as she possesses valuable knowledge...

Savita Kanade, MSc

Community Coordinator
Pune, India
Savita Kanade, MSc
Savita Kanade is working as Community Coordinator for NIH funded clinical trials at BJGMC-CRS , Pune, India. At present she is serving as Co-chair on Outreach Recruitment and Retention subcommittee (OR&R) of SMCCC, ACTG. Her main duties as co-chair include developing agenda for monthly conference calls and OR&R business sessions at ACTG leadership retreat meetings, recording and distributing summaries of calls and meetings to parent committee, identify and address ACTG sites needs related to study recruitment and retention, facilitating development of and designing study recruitment...

Sameer Khan

Data Manager
Pune, India
Sameer Khan
Sameer Khan is Data Manager for the BJ Medical College Clinical Research Site ( BJGMC-CRS ) in Pune, India for clinical studies funded by two NIH trial networks: the AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal Paediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT). He has 12 years of experience in clinical data management, and has been working in computer science projects for the last 20 years. He worked as Database Administrator cum QA/QC administrator on a collaborative, NIH-funded clinical trial conducted by Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA and BJ Medical College...

Rewa Kohli, MSc, PhD

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Rewa Kohli, MSc, PhD
Dr. Kohli is a trained Anthropologist with more than 25 years of experience in health research. She has worked in the fields of genetic disorders, development, communications, leprosy, and AIDS. Currently she is working as a Study Coordinator for the C-TRIUMPH study. She has implemented research protocols that were funded by international agencies such as NIH, NIAIDS, WHO, SIDACTION, etc. She has also independently handled the studies that have been done efficiently within the prescribed timeline. She was the Principal Investigator of a study on “Knowledge and willingness to use rectal...

Vandana Kulkarni, MS

Laboratory Manager
Pune, India
Vandana Kulkarni, MS
Vandana Kulkarni has a master’s degree in microbiology and has completed the Professional Development Program for Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs in Biopharmaceutical Industry. Ms. Kulkarni is Laboratory Manager at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site ( BJMC-CRS ) in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, where she has worked since September of 2004. During the last 11 years, she has worked in the research laboratory providing lab support to NIH-funded ACTG and IMPAACT trials as well other studies. She is responsible for the...

Ivan Marbaniang, MBBS, MPH

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Dr. Marbaniang is Study Coordinator at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site ( BJGMC-CRS ) in Pune, India, where he coordinates the antimicrobial/acute febrile illness and non-communicable diseases in HIV studies. He oversees the recruitment of participants and their subsequent linkage to care, ensuring the conduct of the studies according to study protocol as well as data management and analyses. He received his Master of Public Health degree concentrating in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in June...

Katherine McIntire

Katherine McIntire is Science Writer for the Center for Clinical Global Health Education.

Amita Nagaraj

Senior Financial Administrator
Pune, India
Amita Nagaraj
Ms. Nagaraj (Seymour) has a bachelor’s degree in commerce majoring in accounting, and has fourteen years of experience in budgeting and monitoring all financial and administrative aspects of the BJMC subcontracts. She is currently Senior Financial Administrator for the BJGMC Clinical Research Site ( BJGMC-CRS ) in India. She is responsible for preparing all budgets and justifications for the BJGMC-CRS; ensuring compliance with the sponsor procurement requirements; overseeing HR with regard to staff contracts, payroll, taxes; ensuring that all expenses are correctly and timely recorded;...

Neetal Nevrekar, MBBS

Research Clinician
Pune, India
Neetal Nevrekar, MBBS
Dr. Neetal Nevrekar is a research clinician at BJMC-CRS in Pune, India, where she has worked since June 2010. She is experienced in the field of clinical research on HIV, and works on various IMPAACT and ACTG Network research protocols. She worked on research protocols A5207, A5253, and A5225 as a research officer. Presently working on protocols 1077BF and 1077FF (PROMISE), A5282, A5288, and P1078 as a study clinician. She screens and enrolls research participants, is involved in developing the source documents for research protocols, and in completing clinical record forms. She is also...

Smita Nimkar, MSc

Regulatory Coordinator
Pune, India
Smita Nimkar, MSc
Smita Nimkar is 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 all submissions to IRBs including new...

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