Presentations

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...

Ivan Marbaniang, MBBS, MPH

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Mr. Marbaniang is currenlty pursuing a PhD in epidemiology at McGill University in Montreal. He is former Study Coordinator at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site ( BJGMC-CRS ) in Pune, India, where he coordinated he antimicrobial/acute febrile illness and non-communicable diseases in HIV studies. He remains active in research with the Indo-JHU clinical research partnership. He received his Master of Public Health degree concentrating in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in June 2015, where he was a...

Gauri Dhumal, MSc, PhD

Program Manager, BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program
Pune, India
Dr. 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. Dr. Dhumal is an anthropologist with a public health background and expertise in research, project management, clinical trial, epidemiology and teaching. She is author of many national and international publications, and has presented research findings at national and...

Linda Bucay

MPH Student
Linda Bucay is an MPH student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concentrating in social and behavioral sciences. She began working with Dr. Kathleen Page in July 2016 to conduct research on the mental health needs of, and access to health care for, Spanish-speaking immigrant populations. Previously, she worked in clinical research in different regions of Mexico, primarily related to mental health and substance use disorders. Her research interests include health disparities, social and structural determinants of health as well as the improvement of health care services...

Kristin Thomas

Baltimore, Maryland
Kristin Thomas
Kristin Thomas is a MSPH candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studying social and behavioral interventions in international health. She specializes in mHealth, qualitative research methods, and health communications. Ms. Thomas joined Dr. Larry Chang’s mLAKE study in Spring 2015 and traveled to Rakai District, Uganda during the summer to join the team at the Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP). RHSP is a leader in HIV/AIDS research in Uganda. The mLAKE study seeks to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of an mHealth-guided HIV counseling...

Shivani Mehta

Baltimore, Maryland
Shivani Mehta is a BS/BA candidate (2018) in public health at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, who is working with Drs. Rupak Shivakoti and Mallika Alexander on Maternal Inflammation, Diet and Gut Microbiome in HIV: Impact on Infant Outcomes. Ms. Mehta spent June and July 2016 at BJGMC in Pune, India, working under Dr. Alexander. Awards 2016 Global Health Established Field Placement Grant 2016 Johns Hopkins Provost Undergradulate Research Award for 2016-17 From Ms. Mehta's Field Report: This week, as the patients come in, I have been sitting with the counselors and...

Abhilash Suresh

Baltimore, Maryland
Abhilash Suresh is a BS candidate in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering (2018), who worked with Drs. Akshay Gupte and Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar on the C-TRIUMPH substudy on Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary Tuberculosis. During May and June 2016 he conducted a field placement in Chennai, India, at the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis where he worked under Dr. Shivakumar. Awards 2016 Global Health Established Field Placement Grant From Mr. Suresh's Field Report: This placement opened my eyes to how healthcare works...

Saraniya Tharmarajah

Saraniya Tharmarajah is a public health studies student at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (2017). During June-July 2015, she conducted a field study placement at the National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis in Chennai, India, where she worked on the C-TRIUMPH lung health substudy. Ms. Tharmarajah is a 2015 recipient of the Global Health Established Field Placement Grant.

Prarthana Vasudevan

Baltimore, Maryland
Prar Vasudevan is an international health graduate student at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In Autumn 2015, she conducted a field placement in Pune, India, at BJGMC under Dr. Vidya Mave, where she worked on the study titled Maternal Inflammation, Diet and Gut Microbiome in HIV: Impact on Infant Outcomes. She is a 2015 recipient of the Global Health Established Field Placement Grant. From Prar Vasudevan's Field Report: At BJMC, I had the opportunity to make rounds in the hospital’s ART Clinic, Labor & Delivery wards, and children’s wards. I was immediately struck by the fact...

Naira Kalra

Naira Kalra is a doctoral student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2019). In 2015, she conducted a field study in Pune, India, under the guidance of Dr. Anita Shankar, on interventions that address gender-based violence and reproductive health. She is a 2015 recipent of the Global Health Established Field Placement Grant.

Yasmin Ogale

Yasmin Ogale received her MPH from Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2015. From September to December 2014, she conducted a field study in Pune, India, under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Golub, on indoor air pollution and tuberculosis. Ms. Ogale is a 2014 recipent of the Global Health Established Field Placement Grant.

Sana Haider

Baltimore, Maryland
Ms. Haider is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland majoring in behavioral and community health. She is working with Dr. Kathleen Page. She is a 2016-17 recipient of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar Award

Josh Singer

Baltimore, Maryland
Josh Singer is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. He is working with Dr. Kathleen Page.

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...

Aima Ahonkhai, M.D.

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor in 2007-2008 for Ms. Ahonkhai, who is now Assistant Professor: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Division of Infectious Diseases. Awards: HIVMA Minority Fellowship.

Renee Gindi, PhD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor to Dr. Gindi in 2008-09. Dr. Gindi is currently Survey Statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. Outcome: 1 first-author and 1 middle author peer-reviewed publication

Nadine Chen, M.D. MPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was primary mentor for Dr. Chen from 2009-2011. She is now Assistant Professor at UCSD. Dr. Chen received the Urban Health Institute Award, and was first author on 3 peer-reviewed publications.

Seema Thayil, PhD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor to Dr. Thayil from 2009-12. Dr, Thayill is currently a scientist at Gurunanakdev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India, Outcome: Abstract #P-1002 (first author), 19h Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Seattle, March 2012. 1 first-author peer-reviewed publication

Joseph Garland, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor to Dr. Garland in 2010. He is now Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania. 1 first-author peer-reviewed publication

Tamara Flys, PhD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor for Dr. Flys from 2010-2012. Dr. Flys is currently Center for AIDS Research Prevention Core Senior Research Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Director of Research Southwest Care Center (as of Dec. 2013). Outcome: Oral Presentation, Global Health Conference, Montreal, November 13-15, 2011, 2 peer-reviewed publications (first author and middle author)

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