Presentations

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...

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...

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...

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...

Savita Kanade, MSc

Community Coordinator
Pune, India
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...

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 and Zonal Officer CDSCO Mumbai. She is also...

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...

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...

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...

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;...

Mandar Paradkar, MBBS, DCH, MPH

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Mandar Paradkar, MBBS, DCH, MPH
Dr. Paradkar is Study Coordinator at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site ( BJGMC-CRS ) in Pune, India. He coordinates Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (CTRIUMPh), and upcoming pediatric TB studies: SHINE and TBM Kids trial. He is a pediatrician by training and successfully completed the full time Master of Public Health degree through Cardiff University, UK, under the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship Program in November, 2015. He rejoined the site in role of study coordinator December 2015. In his current role, he coordinates...

Sagar Bhagwat, MBA, MS

Senior Grants and Contract Analyst
Mr. Bhagwat is Senior 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'...

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