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.

Savita Kanade, MSc

Community Coordinator
Pune, India
Savita Kanade is working as Community and Outreach Coordinator for NIH funded clinical trials at BJGMC-CRS, Pune, India. At present she is serving as Field Representative on A5300B/I2003B/PHOENIx study. As part of NIH funded HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis clinical trials, since 2007, she was involved in recruitment and retention of participants in clinical trials and in identifying issues related to understanding barriers to participation and retention, addressing stigma and discrimination, administering informed consent, managing socio-cultural issues during the study participation, addressing...

Saltanat Khajenoori, MBBS, DCH

Study Clinician & Study Coordinator
Pune, India
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Dr. Saltanat Khajenoori is a Pediatrician with experience of more than 25 years in the field of pediatric health and clinical management. Having worked in apex institute and tertiary referral center and as a private practitioner, they have gained experience in pediatric case management. They are currently working as a study clinician at the BJMC-CRS in Pune, India.

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 20 years of experience in clinical data management and has been working in computer science projects for the last 30 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...

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...

Prashant Kulkarni

Behavioral Scientist
Pune, India
Prashant Kulkarni
Mr. Prashant is the Behavioral Scientist at Johns Hopkins Centre for Infectious Diseases in India (CIDI) Pune. He has completed a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics, a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Anthropology from Pune University, and a Master in Population Sciences (M.P.S.) from the International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS). He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Anthropology from Pune University on the Pneumonia management of under-five children in tribal areas. He has been working in Health Policy Research and Community Based Research for the past 18 years with...

Spruha Kurlekar

Sr. Research Assistant
Baltimore, Maryland
Spruha Kurlekar
Spruha Kurlekar, CIDI's Sr. Research Assistant, provides research and knowledge management support. She manages the Indo-US student exchange program and supports technical tasks, data visualization, and productivity monitoring. A trained physician, Spruha received her Master of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, concentrating in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control. She has helped conduct research on HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases in collaboration with local and international partners for more than three years.

Rupali Mahapure, BCom

Finance Coordinator
Pune, India
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Ms. Rupali Mahapure has a bachelor’s degree in commerce majoring in accounting and has 8 years of experience in budgeting and monitoring all financial and administrative aspects of the JHIPL subcontracts. She is currently the Finance Coordinator for the Johns Hopkins India Pvt. Ltd. (JHIPL) in India. She is responsible for preparing all budgets for the JHIPL, ensuring compliance with the sponsor procurement requirements; overseeing HR with regards to staff contracts, payroll, taxation; accounting, reconciliation, monthly invoicing, travel, office administration, and ensuring that all expenses...

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...

Padum Narayan

Data Manager/Analyst
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New Delhi, India Current Position Padum Narayan is Data Manager/Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India. He is a member of the team in New Delhi, India, and has worked with the Johns Hopkins-India infectious diseases partnership for more than two and a half years. He is responsible for data management and analysis activities under ACCELERATE project in India. He is providing technical assistance to NACO on various SI related activities including development of technical briefs, research and secondary data analysis plans. He is also responsible for coordinating the...

Neetal Nevrekar, MBBS

Research Clinician
Pune, India
Neetal Nevrekar, MBBS
Dr. Neetal Nevrekar is a Clinical Coordinator at the John Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India (CIDI) and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-CRS), based in Pune, India. She is a gynecologist by training with over 20 years of clinical experience. Her research interests are women’s health, pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV, and treatment and prevention of HIV-TB co-infection. Dr. Nevrekar joined the BJGMC-JHU CRS in June 2010 and is currently the clinical coordinator in the NIH-funded ACTG and IMPAACT network clinical trials...

Aparna Nijampurkar, B.Sc

Data Manager
Pune, India
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Aparna Nijampurkar is working as a Data Manager at the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site, Pune, India for the Network as well as Non-Network Clinical studies and is responsible for the day-to-day data management activities at the site. She works closely with the study coordinators, clinicians, all clinic staff, and data staff to ensure the accuracy and quality of the data. She has done B.Sc. in Physics and has overall 20 years of work experience with BJGMC CTU and 6 years of experience in her current position as Data Manager with BJGMC CTU. She is trained in HSP-GCP and HIPPA guidelines. She...

Smita Nimkar, MSc

Study Coordinator & Regulatory Coordinator
Pune, India
Smita Nimkar is Study Coordinator for TREATAsia studies, and Regulatory Coordinator & 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 JHU Baltimore- India Clinical Trials Unit (JHUBI-CTU), which conducts clinical trials under the NIH ACTG and IMPAACT Trial Networks—along with the Johns Hopkins CRS (Baltimore, MD). She works with the India research team to ensure training on and compliance with scientific regulatory standards at all levels. She is a Director of the Training and Education Committee of...

Mandar Paradkar, MBBS, DCH, MPH

Senior TB Research Manager
Pune, India
Mandar Paradkar, MBBS, DCH, MPH
Dr. Paradkar is Senior TB Research Manager and Study Coordinator for Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India (JH-CIDI), and is based at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College-Johns Hopkins University Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-JHU-CRS) in Pune, India. He coordinates the Regional, Prospective, Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT India) studies at the site including: Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (CTRIUMPh) and its several ongoing biomarker substudies, the phase 1 and 2 Common protocol, RICC Pediatric Transcriptomic study (Co-PI...

MR Parthasarathy, MD, MBBS

Deputy Director, State Program Management Unit
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Hyderabad, Telangana, India Current Position Dr. M.R. Parthasarathy is Deputy Director 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 years. Dr. Parthasarathy is responsible for leadership and strategic direction to the ACCELERATE project and for implementing the prevention-to-care continuum cascade in Telangana, a high HIV burden Indian state, providing technical assistance and support to Telangana State AIDS Control Society (TSACS), under the...

Sandesh Patil, MBBS, DGO, MPH

Clinical Coordinator
Pune, India
Sandesh Patil, MBBS, DGO
Dr. Sandesh Patil holds position of “Senior Manager-HIV” with the John Hopkins Centre for Infectious Diseases in India (CIDI), India and serves at BJMC-CRS, in Pune, India. He has more than 18 years of experience in clinical research and has worked in different capacities including as Research Officer and Study Clinician, Clinical Coordinator, Study coordinator and Senior manager, in NIH-funded ACTG and IMPAACT network clinical trials. In addition to his Masters in Public Health degree, he has a postgraduate degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has a track record of leading and managing...

Akhil PM

Statistician & Junior Data Manager
Pune, India
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Akhil is a Statistician at the BJGMC-JHU clinical research site, Pune, India. He is responsible for the data management and analysis of the HATHI (Hybrid Trial for Alcohol reduction among people with TB and HV in India) study. His academic career includes post-graduation in Biostatistics and Demography from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India and Statistics from Pondicherry Central University, India. Prior joining BJGMC-JHU, he worked with INCLEN Trust International as Biostatistician in assessing the Active After Effects Following Immunization (AEFI) among 1-24m...

Neeta Pradhan

Tuberculosis Laboratory Coordinator
Pune, India
Neeta Pradhan
Neeta Pradhan is a Medical Microbiologist holding a post graduate degree in Medical Microbiology (MSc- Medical Microbiology) and working in the laboratory field for more than 25 years with a total experience of more than 15 years in the Clinical Research field. She has worked as a Laboratory Coordinator at NARI (National AIDS Research Institute) Clinical Trial Unit for various NIH projects like-- HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), - AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG), - Microbicide Trial Network (MTN). She has also handled Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) projects. She is currently...

Priyanka Raichur, MBBS, MPH

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
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Dr. Priyanka Raichur, MBBS, MPH is a Study Coordinator/Clinician at the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site, Pune, India. She is currently working on the PREEMPT study, which aims to evaluate the predictors of emergence of resistance among adult MDR TB patients. She is also handling the BEAT TB Asia study which is an interrupted time series mixed-methods aiming to identify a behavioral economics approach to overcome barriers to TPT delivery in public clinics in the Philippines, Indonesia and India, and the A5407 study, which is a Phase 3 multicenter randomized trial among adult COVID positive...

Bharat Randive, PhD

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Bharat Randive, PhD
Bharat Randive is a public health researcher having more than 15 years of experience in conducting clinical and health systems research in India. He is currently coordinating the implementation of short-course TB preventing therapy (3HP) for high-risk population in collaboration with Aurum Institute, South Africa, JHU and B J Govt Medical College, Pune, India. This is first large-scale demonstration project in India involving use of short course Rifapentine and Isoniazid (3HP) as alternative to six months of IPT for TB prevention. He is also managing Centre for Disease Control and Prevention...

Swapnil Suresh Raskar, PGDCR, MBA

Data Manager
Pune, India
Swapnil Raskar
Swapnil Raskar is a Data Manager for Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases in India (JH-CIDI) and is based at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College-Johns Hopkins University Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-JHU-CRS) in Pune, India. for TB Studies. He has 11 years of experience in clinical data management. He joined BJGMC-CRS in June 2013. Before joining BJGMC-JHU-CRS, he worked with a couple of CROs and has good experience in all phases of data management, like setting up studies on different database platforms, study conduct, and closeout activities. Mr. Raskar is trained in...

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