Presentations

Maunank Shah, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
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...

Jyoti Mathad, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Mathad is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology in the the Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also 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 now leading the...

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...

Molly Bowen

Communications Associate
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 developed for grant and...

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...

Nishi Suryavanshi, PhD

Clinical Research Site Coordinator, Deputy Director, BJGMC Clinical Research Site; Research Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Pune, India
Dr. Suryavanshi is Clinical Research Site Coordinator and Deputy Director for the BJGMC-CRS in Pune, India, and a Research Associate faculty member Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the 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...

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...

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...

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...

Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH
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...

Matt Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor
Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Matt Robinson
Matthew Robinson, MD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the diagnosis of acute febrile illness and its implication on antimicrobial stewardship and resistance in tropical low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Robinson is assessing the etiology of febrile illness in patients presenting to a hospital in Pune, India and determining how diagnosis impacts antibiotic use. He is also working on a CDC-funded project to evaluate the source of antimicrobial resistance among neonates admitted to critical...

Alvin Thomas, MSPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Alvin Thomas
Alvin Thomas graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016 with an MSPH in international health. Under the guidance of CCGHE's Dr. Larry Chang, Alvin worked with the mLAKE (Lakefolk Actively Keeping Engaged) and EMAI Rakai (Ecological Momentary Analysis and Intervention) studies in Uganda. Both studies are a partnership with the Rakai Health Science Program (RHSP) and use software developed by the award-winning emocha mobile health platform (http://www.emocha.com). The mLAKE intervention trains community health workers to deliver...

Eva Bugos, MSPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Eva Bugos
Eva Bugos graduated from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016 with an MSPH in population, family and reproductive health Eva worked with Dr. Larry Chang on the mLAKE (Lakefolk Actively Keeping Engaged) and EMAI-Rakai (Ecological Momentary Analysis and Intervention) studies in Uganda. Both are mHealth studies conducted in partnership with the Rakai Health Sciences Program in Rakai, Uganda. The mLAKE study is a cluster-randomized intervention that trains community health workers to provide counseling to promote uptake of HIV services. The EMAI study is assessing the use of...

Amanda Long, MSPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Amanda Long graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2016 with an MSPH in international health. She worked with Dr. Larry Chang on a mHealth and HIV counseling study in Rakai, Uganda. She traveled to Uganda from July to November 2015 to help kick off the study, titled mLAKE (Lakefolk Actively Keeping Engaged). Her role included community sensitization of the study, Community Health Worker (CHW) recruitment and training, and process evaluations to assess study progress and CHW performance. She also assisted with monitoring CHW performance and other program...

Matthew Murrill

Baltimore, Maryland
Matthew Murrill is an MD-PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2016, he was named an IDSA Education and Research Foundation Medical Scholar. After completing undergraduate studies in chemistry at Maryville College, he moved to Kolkata, India, as a Fulbright-Nehru fellow to research the sources and health effects of groundwater arsenic contamination in Eastern India with the School of Environmental Studies - Jadavpur University. He then worked for Calcutta Kids, a non-governmental organization, to establish a childhood diarrhea...

Andrés Mallipudi

Andrés Mallipudi
Andrés Mallipudi is a medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work in molecular biology at Brigham Young University. His research interests include Latino and immigrant health care disparities, environmental influences on the development of multidrug-resistant infections, and the impact of climate change on health outcomes. Andrés works with Dr. Kathleen Page, in collaboration with Centro SOL, on survey based assessments of parental administration of non-prescription antibiotics to children in Baltimore’s growing Latino population. He...

Nicky Mehtani, MD

Pune, India
Dr. Mehtani is a second year internal medicine resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After studying Global Health Technologies as an undergraduate at Rice University, she pursued a medical degree at Johns Hopkins, where she also earned her MPH at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. As an MPH and medical student, she worked with Dr. Kathleen Page in 2015-2016, analyzing Baltimore City STI surveillance data to help understand the initial effects of the Affordable Care Act on the demand for publicly-funded STD Clinics, and she continued to work on a three-year follow-up study of this issue as a...

Gayatri Marathe, MSc, ScM

Repository Manager
Gayatri Marathe
Ms. Marathe currently works as the Repository Manager at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College-JHU Clinical Trials Unit , a collaborative research partnership in Pune. In this role, she is responsible for specimen management with Laboratory Data Management System and other databases for the ongoing ACTG, IMPAACT, and other studies at the site. She is responsible for storage and retrieval of specimens for current and future studies. Ms. Marathe manages the maintenance of freezers and other biorepository related equipment and the QA/QC programs to enssure quality of the specimen...

Sachin R. Atre, PhD

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Sachin R. Atre, PhD
Sachin Atre is a medical anthropologist who has 18 years of experience in public health research. Since November 2015, he has served as the Study Coordinator for the study Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes, funded by 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 played a key role in setting up a new study site at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre and...

Smita Nimkar, MSc

Study Coordinator & Regulatory Coordinator
Pune, India
Smita Nimkar is Study Coordinator for TREATAsia, an 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...

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