People

CIDI researchers represent a wide variety of specialites--genomics, microbiology and immunology, virology, pharmacology, prenatal and postpartum health, pediatrics, epidemiology, environmental health, mental health, behavioral health, international health, and emergency medicine. Personnel are located in India and in Baltimore.

Vidya Mave, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Pune, India
Vidya Mave
Dr. Mave is Co-Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases in India and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is also Director and Clinical Research Site (CRS) Leader of the Johns Hopkins University Baltimore-India Clinical Trials Unit (JHUBI-CTU) in Pune, India. The CTU is a collaborative research partnership between BJGMC in Pune, India and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that is part of the world’s largest HIV therapeutic trial networks (the AIDS Clinical Trials Group [ACTG] and the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network [...

Sunil Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Baltimore, Maryland
Sunil Solomon
Sunil Suhas Solomon, MBBS PhD MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. He completed his medical training at the Sri Ramachandra Medical University in Chennai, India and received a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a doctorate in Epidemiology (PhD) from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Dr. Solomon has been elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society for academic excellence and the Delta Omega Public Health honors society. His research is primarily focused on the epidemiology...

Bob Bollinger, MD, MPH

Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing
Dr. Bollinger is the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in International Health at the Johns Hopkins (JH) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in Community Public Health at the JH School of Nursing. From 2005-2022, he was the Founding Director of the JH Center for Clinical Global Health Education (now CCGHE-ID), which was the home of the Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases research program in Pune, India until the establishment of the Center for Infectious Diseases in India (...

Richard E. Chaisson, MD

Professor
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Dr. Richard E. Chaisson is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in epidemiology and in international health, both in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His area of clinical expertise is infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Chaisson serves as the director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Tuberculosis Research, the director and principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research. He received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts. He...

Steven Clipman, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Instructor of Medicine
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Steven J. Clipman, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., is an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. His research rests at the nexus of computational genetics, network science, and infectious disease epidemiology and is focused on leveraging innovative computational and molecular methods to address health disparities among vulnerable and underserved populations. His current work aims to understand the transmission dynamics of HIV and hepatitis C virus epidemics among networks of people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men and seeks to identify targeted intervention strategies to...

Kelly Dooley, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Molecular Sciences
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...

Jonathan Golub, MPH, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health
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Jonathan Golub, PhD, MPH brings more than 20 years of experience focusing on the epidemiology, detection, and prevention of TB in low and middle-income countries and the many drivers associated with TB acquisition, progression, and treatment outcomes. He is a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He is experienced in developing and implementing research studies for TB in Brazil, South Africa and India, leading and managing large research teams in these countries. Current NIH grants that he is leading include:...

Amita Gupta, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine and Public Health; Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Amita Gupta, MD, MHS
Dr. Gupta is Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is also Faculty Co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Gupta-Klinsky India Institute, and Professor of Infectious Diseases at the JH School of Medicine. She has a joint appointment in International Health at the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health . Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, Dr. Gupta specializes in international public health, clinical research, and education in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and antimicrobial resistant...

Akshay Gupte, PhD, MBBS, MSPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Akshay Gupte
Dr. Gupte is Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research is focused on the intersection of infectious and chronic lung diseases in low- and middle-income settings. He is the PI/multi-PI of NIH funded Indo-US collaborative studies to describe the epidemiology and pathogenesis of lung impairment in tuberculosis (TB)/HIV/diabetes, measure its impact on poor clinical outcomes, and identify therapeutic and programmatic interventions to improve post-TB lung health and longevity. Dr. Gupte serves on several multi-national TB/HIV research...

Abraham Kandathil, PHD

Assistant Professor
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Abraham Kandathil PhD is assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on characterizing plasma virome particularly among people who inject drugs. His NIDA funded work looks at the utility of using non-pathogenic viruses to identify early transmission networks of HIV and other bloodborne infections among injection drug users. He is also part of studies that focus on identification of microbial etiology of acute febrile illness in patients from Uganda. After completing his PhD in virology from Christian Medical...

Sonya Krishnan, MD

Assistant Professor
Baltimore, Maryland
Sonya Krishnan, MD
Sonya Krishnan, MD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests include host biomarkers of HIV/TB and TB outcomes with particular interest in understanding inflammation pathways, their impacts and potential therapies. Dr. Krishnan grew up in Minnesota and completed her undergraduate studies at Carleton College, becoming involved in HIV research while studying abroad in Tanzania. After college she spent two years at the NIH studying predictors of IRIS as well as inflammatory markers in HIV-infected elite...

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 and metabolic changes of pregnancy and their impact on the pathogenesis of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). She has been conducting NIH-funded research in Pune, India, since 2010 when she studied the performance of immune-based latent TB diagnostics in pregnant women with and without HIV...

Allison McFall, PhD

Assistant Scientist
Baltimore, Maryland
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Allison McFall, PhD is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. McFall is a member of the monitoring and evaluation team for the ACCELERATE project. Allison McFall received her PhD in Epidemiology from the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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. He is interested in leveraging diagnostic innovation and precision medicine to reduce diagnostic and prognostic uncertainty for infectious diseases, particularly in India. His current projects include applications in global health, antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic stewardship, infection control, COVID-19, acute febrile illness, and tuberculosis. After undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University, he completed internal medicine residency at New...

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 has evaluates new TB...

Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH, is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and an affiliated member of the faculty at CIDI. His formal training is in immunology, infectious diseases, and epidemiology. Dr. Shivakoti’s primary research interest focuses on the central role of inflammation in HIV and TB outcomes, both in adult and maternal-infant populations. In addition, he is interested in the relationship of nutrition and gut microbiome with inflammation and health outcomes. He is the PI of NIH-funded projects related to these topics and...

Chloe Thio, MD

Associate Professor
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Dr. Chloe Thio is a professor of medicine and an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her areas of clinical expertise include viral hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and infectious disease. Dr. Thio received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins. Her research interests include...

David Thomas, MD

Professor of Medicine
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Dr. David Lee Thomas is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases and cares for patients with chronic viral hepatitis. From 2006-2022, Dr. Thomas served as the director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Stanhope Bayne-Jones Professor of Medicine. He remains a Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a co-director of the Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core. He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry, in 1982...

Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Dr. Jeffrey Tornheim
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...

Brian Wahl, Phd, MPH

Assistant Scientist
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Brian Wahl, PhD, MPH is an infectious disease epidemiologist and faculty member in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on the changing epidemiology of vaccine-preventable respiratory diseases in children. He leads field studies and employs mathematical modelling to address critical questions related to vaccine program performance, optimization, and equity. He has been based in South Asia for more than a decade where he collaborates with researchers from leading institutions in the region, including those from...

Mallika Alexander, MBBS

Project Manager
Pune, India
Mallika Alexander, MBBS
Dr. Alexander is the project manager for the PRACHITi and PARTHISA study. These studies examine immunological changes in HIV positive and negative pregnant women with latent and active tuberculosis at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-CRS) in Pune, India. She is also managing a pilot study on postpartum diabetes mellitus in women with gestational diabetes (GDM) currently and heading the site team in implementation of a large study on GDM, HIV and Pregnancy (PraGaTHi) slated to be initiated in late 2022. A gynecologist by training, her research...

Komal Arora

Senior Financial Manager
Pune, India
Komal Arora
Komal Arora is a Senior Financial Manager for the Johns Hopkins University Baltimore-India Clinical Trials Unit (JHUBI-CTU ) in Pune, India. She has a rich and extensive experience of more than 10 years in the development sector in Accounts payable, Taxation, Statutory Compliances, Partner Appraisals and Monitoring, and MIS. Clear understanding of policy and procedures of multinational donors like USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Department for International Development (DFID) Children Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF), Qatar Fund For Development(QFFD), Pepsico Foundation, and IKEA...

Devanga Vatti Ashok, MBA

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
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Devanga Vatti Ashok is the Metrics & Evaluation Lead at the Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India. He is a member of the team in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, and has worked with the Johns Hopkins-India infectious diseases partnership for two years. Devanga Vatti Ashok is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate monitoring systems for tracking program activities and results. He manages electronic tablet-based for data collection and is responsible for reviewing the functioning of monitoring systems and identifying areas for improvement. He implements data...

Shatabdi Bagchi, MSW, PhD

Senior Behavioural Scientist 
Pune, India
Shatabdi Bagchi, MSW, PhD
Dr. Bagchi is the Senior Behavioural Scientist at the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site in Pune, India. She has completed her Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) and Master of Social Work (M.S.W) from the Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India and her PhD in Social Science from the National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. She has handled several research and intervention projects and worked extensively with several vulnerable populations including indigenous people, ethnic minorities, women and children, and migrant populations for over 8 years...

Manish Bamrotiya, MBBS

Technical Director
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Delhi, India Current Position Manish Bamrotiya is the technical director for ACCELERATE at the Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India. He is a member of the team in Delhi, India, and has worked with the Johns Hopkins-India infectious diseases partnership for 3 years. Manish Bamrotiya is responsible for: Providing strategic and technical guidance to translate project vision into activities implemented in six high-burden districts in India. Liaising with National, State, District, and Institution level health system officials to ensure that project activities are in accordance...

Jade Bell, MPH

Data Analyst
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Jade Bell is a data analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India. She is a team member in Baltimore, Maryland, and has worked with the Johns Hopkins-India infectious diseases partnership for one year. Jade is responsible for data monitoring and analysis of programmatic data. Prior to joining CIDI, Jade worked as an epidemiologist for the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services at the Maryland Department of Health. Jade received an MPH from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

Sagar Bhagwat, MBA, MS

Grants and Contracts Manager
Baltimore, Maryland
Sagar Bhagwat, MBA, MS
Mr. Bhagwat is the Grants and Contracts Manager for Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India (CIDI) & Center for Community & Global Health In Infectious Diseases (CCGHE-ID) within the Infectious Diseases & Clinical Pharmacology Division. He manages the financial activities of the centers along with the Financial Project Manager. He works on all aspects of sponsored research pre and post award, including development and management of federal, state, private, and foundation grants/contracts. He is the primary contact for all outgoing subcontracts and works closely with...

Colter Billings

Communications Specialist
Baltimore, Maryland
Colter Billings
Colter Billings is a Communications Specialist for GKI and CIDI. He creates content and manages projects that amplify the mission and work of the GKII and the CIDI. Generating and executing cross-platform communications plans, developing strategic messaging, tracking engagement and coordinating with other JHU communications teams are elements of that role. He joins CIDI and GKII after four years as the Content and Marketing Strategist for Missouri State University-West Plains. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media from Northeastern University in Boston.

Molly Bowen

Communications Manager
Baltimore, Maryland
Molly Bowen
Molly Bowen is Senior Communications Manager. She joined CIDI at its founding in 2022 and worked for its predecessor, CCGHE, beginning in 2015. She has more than 20 years of experience in infectious diseases communications. Molly develops communications strategy, and she sets goals and devises plans for campaign implementation, oversight, and evaluation. She develops content, is managing editor, and oversees production for all products across platforms to promote research, engage audiences, inform the public, and enhance visibility—including news releases, opinion pieces, issue briefs, videos...

Tania Chatterjee

Program Manager
Baltimore, Maryland
Tania Chatterjee
Tania is Program Manager for the Johns Hopkins India Institute. She currently oversees the development of new programs, content, events, and other components of the Institute while working closely with partners and with all other arms of JHII. Tania also serves as a liaison to the Faculty Steering Committee and collaborates with Committee on goals for research, education, training and strategy. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Tania pursued a career in HIV, working at the Inova Health System, the Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She is an alumna...

Minal Chaure, MPH

Program Administrator
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Minal is a program administrator at the BJGMC-JHU clinical research site, Pune, India. Her day-to-day responsibilities is managing program activities at the site. she works closely with leadership and supports proposal development, tracking the progress of ongoing projects, assisting in BJGMC operations, and facilitating collaborations with partner institutions. Minal joined the team in Aug 2022 and have more than 6 years of experience in public health, project management, monitoring and evaluation. She has a diverse experience working with public and private organizations. She has previously...

Arjun Chettri

Administrative Manager
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Diploma in Office Administration Manager Administration, ACCELERATE New Delhi, India Current Position Mr. Arjun Chettri is the Administrative Manager, ACCELERATE, for the Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India and has worked with the CIDI partnership for over three years. Develop, implement, and monitor day-to-day operational systems and processes that provide visibility into goals, progress, and obstacles for our key initiatives Build and maintain relationships with all department heads, external partners, and vendors to make decisions regarding operational activity and...

Gauri Dhumal, MSc, PhD

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Dr. Gauri Dhumal
Dr. Dhumal is the Study Coordinator for the Hybrid trial for Alcohol reduction among people with TB and HIV in India, or HATHI, which is addressing a major public health issue of the intersection of TB and/ HIV with alcohol use. This study is a randomized clinical trial ( https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04230395 ) aimed at testing scalable, culturally relevant, evidence-based alcohol interventions to facilitate the rapid integration of effective interventions into TB and HIV/TB care in low-resource settings in India. By training, she is an Anthropologist with over 15 years of...

Rosetta L. Elicerio, BS, MS

Grants & Contracts Specialist
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Rosetta Elicerio is a Grants & Contracts Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in Baltimore. She is a member of the team in Baltimore, MD, and has worked with the Johns Hopkins-India infectious diseases partnership for one year. Prior to joining CIDI, Rosetta served as a Sr. Administrative Coordinator and Budget Analyst at Johns Hopkins University and an Accountant at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Rosetta received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD and a MS in Human Resources Management from Walden University...

Ajay Enugu

MEL Director
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MA, Sociology; MA English MEL Director, ACCELERATE Hyderabad, India Current Position Ajay Kumar Reddy Enugu is MEL Director with the ACCELERATE project at the Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India. He is a member of the team in Hyderabad, India, and has worked with the Johns Hopkins-India infectious diseases partnership for two and half years. Ajay Kumar Reddy Enugu is responsible for complying with the monitoring, evaluation, and learning guidance from President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) which provides support to the project. Past Positions Prior to joining...

Devina Ganvir

Assistant Study Coordinator
Pune, India
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Devina Ganvir is an Assistant Study Coordinator, CCGHE Clinical Trial Unit. She has more than 6 years of diverse experience in Clinical Research, Public health, and project management. Currently, she is coordinating two studies i.e. Dynamics and immune mechanisms of QFT response in close contacts of TB cases and The Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Phase II Common Protocol (RePORT India Phase II Common Protocol) the major activities of the aforementioned adult and pediatric TB study teams at the site. These activities involve regulatory documentation...

Nikhil Gupte, PhD

Deputy Director, BJGMC Clinical Research Site
Pune, India
Dr. Gupte is Deputy Director of the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site, a collaborative research partnership associated with the world’s largest HIV therapeutic trials networks, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network (IMPAACT). He is also the Director of Data Management and Biostatistics for the center. Dr. Gupte has more than 20 years of experience in public health research in developing countries and is a recognized leader in biostatistics education in India. Based in Pune, India, Dr. Gupte is the lead...

Ruth Harley

Program Administrator
Baltimore, Maryland
Ruth Harley
Ruth Harley joined CIDI at its founding, and prior to that worked for CCGHE beginning in May 2021 as the Indo-US Program Administrator. She comes to CCGHE with over 10 years of program and project management experience, most recently in the Legal Department at Johns Hopkins Healthcare where she managed new process implementation and supported regulatory and compliance processes for Boards of Directors. Prior to that, she was a Sr. Associate at the American Red Cross International Services Department, focusing on grants and international operations. Ruth is originally from South Africa and is...

Rachel Holm, BA, MA

Communications Associate
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Rachel Holm is a Communications Associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India. She is a member of the team in Pullman, WA and has worked with the Johns Hopkins-India infectious diseases partnership since 2022. Rachel is responsible for creating engaging content and managing projects that amplify the mission and work of ACCELERATE. Prior to joining CIDI, Rachel spent ten years working in higher education focusing on science storytelling and research communications. Rachel received a BA in Journalism from Washington State University in Pullman, WA and an MA in Science...

Sadaf Aftab Inamdar, BPharm

Pharmacist of Record
Pune, India
Sadaf Aftab Inamdar, BPharm
I am currently working in the capacity of Pharmacy Manager/Pharmacist of Record at B J Government Medical College CRS, Pune. I am B. Pharm and well qualified with 21 years of experience in clinical Research and have an expertise in my field. I have been managing IND and non-IND DAIDS sponsored clinical trials and providing pharmaceutical support within a highly regulated research environment. My experience includes Study Product Management, Supervision and training of the pharmacy staff, Establishment and implementation of internal policies and procedures, Confidentiality, Informed Consent...

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