A community physician by training, my current work focuses on conducting and building capacity for operational research in low and middle income countries. I am involved as a senior mentor in the Structured Operational Research Training IniTiative (SORT IT). My research interests are multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; active case finding for TB; Tuberculosis-Diabetes and primary health care. I am also affiliated with Karuna Trust, Bengaluru, India as Honorary Advisor – Community Health and Operational Research
Shewade HD, Gupta V, Satyanarayana S, Kharate A, Sahai KN, Murali L, Kamble S, Deshpande M, Kumar N, Kumar S, Pandey P, Bajpai UN, Tripathy JP, Kathirvel S, Pandurangan S, Mohanty S, Ghule VH, Sagili KD, Prasad BM, Nath S, Singh P, Singh K, Singh R, Jayaraman G, Rajeswaran P, Srivastava BK, Biswas M, Mallick G, Bera OP, Jaisingh AJJ, Naqvi AJ, Verma P, Ansari MS, Mishra PC, Sumesh G, Barik S, Mathew V, Lohar MRS, Gaurkhede CS, Parate G, Bale SY, Koli I, Bharadwaj AK, Venkatraman G, Sathiyanarayanan K, Lal J, Sharma AK, Rao R, Kumar AMV, Chadha SS (2018). Active case finding among marginalised and vulnerable populations reduces catastrophic costs due to tuberculosis diagnosis. Glob Health Action;11(1):1494897.
Research keywords: Tuberculosis, data management and analysis, community physician, epidemiology, operational research capacity building