Presentations

Megan Buresh, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a research adviser in 2010 for Ms. Buresh, who is now Clinical Associate, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Hospital. Outcome: Abstract (first author) at XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) 22-27 July, 2012 in Washington D.C. 1 peer-reviewed publication (co-first author)

William Acosta, BA

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an advisor in 2012 for Mr. Acosta, a student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Harita Shah, BA

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a reserach advisor for Ms. Shah, in 2012. Ms. Shah is currently a medical student at Hopkins University School of Medicine. Outcome: 2 peer-reviewed publication (middle author)

Lorena Leite, BA

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an undergraduate reserach advisor for Lorena Leits in 2012. Ms. Leit is now a medical student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Outcome: 1 peer-reviewed publication (co-first author)

Alizay Jalisi

Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University

Divya Chandar

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an advisor to Ms. Chandar in 2014-15. Ms. Chandar is now an MPH student at Yale University

Cristina Jiménez-Gonzáles

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an undergraduate mentor for Ms. Jiménez-Gonzáles, who is a student at Universidad de Puerto Rico. Program: MCHC-RISE UP Program at Kennedy Krieger

Mayra Cruz

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page served as an advisor in 2013 to Mayra Cruz while she was an undergraduate in the MCHC-RISE UP Program at Kennedy Krieger. She is now a student at George Washington University.

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...

Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease Fellow
Baltimore, Maryland
Jeff Tornheim
Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH, is a clinical fellow in the Division of Infectious Disease here at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing undergraduate studies in International Development and Economics at Brandeis University he moved to East Africa where he engaged in health system strengthening for returning refugees to South Sudan and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the epidemiology of pneumonia and diarrhea in Western Kenya. He completed a joint MD/MPH at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with his thesis evaluating the impact of water...

Aarti Avinash Kinikar, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Education : MBBS (1984); DCH (1988); MD-Paediatrics (1988), DNB-Paediatrics (2003); MRCP-UK (1995). Medical Education- Grant Medical College – Mumbai University, India.

Amit Kale, MS

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Amit Kale
I am working as associate professor in orthopedics. Currently, I am conducting various drug trials for rheumatoid arthritis.

Anita Basavaraj, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Anita Basavaraj
Dr Anita Basavaraj has done her MBBS from Nagpur University with Honors in Surgery (1987). Thereafter she did her MD in Medicine (1990) and her Diplomat of National Board (D.N.B.) in 1992.She has done her post graduate Diploma in geriatric Medicine (P.G.D.G.M.) winning the university Gold Medal by virtue of standing first in the country (2012), which is a distant education venture run by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Geeta Shrikar Pardeshi, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Geeta Shrikar Pardeshi
I have led research projects related to Reproductive and Child Health, Sanitation and Infectious diseases. As part of the BJGMC JHU Fogarty training program in HIV-TB, I have research interest in TB epidemiology. I am interested in studying the association of co-morbidities with clinical presentation and treatment outcomes in tuberculosis.

Sunita Girish, PhD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
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...

Sangita Shelke, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Sangita Shelke
Indeed TB is a social disease with so many social problems especially the women suffering from TB/HIV undergoes a pathetic life situation. Women are silent suffers, of both HIV and TB in male dominated society of India. My ultimate desire is if I can make a difference in the lives of these silent suffers.

Dr. Smita Deshpande

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
My research interests have been: Rapid diagnostic methods for Acute pyogenic meningitis, Diagnosis of enteric fever , Role of Methicillin resistance Staph aureus in infections, Molecular diagnosis of Leptospirosis, Rapid diagnosis of MDR-TB by REMA ( Resasurine Micro titre Plate Assay)and by Line Probe Assay.

Dr. Chhaya Valvi

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Chhaya Valvi
Dr. Chhaya Valvi has completed her undergraduate and postgraduate medical education from the premier institute of Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India. She was awarded the prestigious Dr. Palekar prize as she ranked first among the candidates for M.D. exam.

Dr. Vasudha Belgaumkar

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Vasudha Belgaumkar
Dr.Vasudha has completed her undergraduate medical education from S.B.H. Government Medical College, Dhule,Maharashtra .A meritorious student throughout, she topped her first and final year University examinations. She is presently working as Associate Professor of Dermatology at B.J. Government Medical College, Pune. Having completed her post-graduation in Dermatology, Venereology (including HIV) and Leprology from this premier institute, she has acquired clinical skills as well as an affinity for research.

Rahul Lokhande, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Rahul Lokhande
He is Unit In charge at B J Government Medical college and Sassoon Hospital Pune . He has special Interest in Bronchoscopy and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Sassoon Hospital.

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