Contact Details

Phone: 08826367063
Ayushi Sharma
Junior Research Fellow

I have done masters in Anthropology from Miranda House, Delhi University. Currently working on project entitled- “Relationship between Enteric Fever cases and climate factors from 1985-2017 in the city of Ahemdabad in IIPH, Gandhinagar, PHFI.
Projects Handled:
 Intensified Malaria Control Program (IMCP- 3), NVBDCP, under ministry of health affairs being part of Vimarsh Development Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
 Socio economic survey of Denotified and Notified Tribes of India, project of National Commission of Denotified and Nomadic Tribe (NCDNT), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment being part of Vimarsh Development Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
 Endline KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice) survey on Tuberculosis under the Project AXSHYA of The Union, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the survey was conducted by EHI International.
 Maternal Health survey of Rabari Tribe of Udaipur, Rajasthan under the supervision of Dr. M.B. Murray as part of masters Dissertation.
Professional skills:
 Data analysis and interpretation using SPSS and excel
 Data sampling, Field visits, imparting training to trainees
 Data sampling, Field visits, imparting training to trainees
 Survey tool development and report writting
 Developing and curating content using multiple platforms, Restructuring content and approach with changing product architect
 Evaluating requirements of the product as per the client

Center Affiliations
  • PHFI
Research Summary and Interests

Research Summary- Currently we are examining Relationship between Enteric Fever incidence and Climate in the city of Ahmedabad between 1990-2014 through secondary data from public and large private hospitals in Ahmedabad. We are exploring any association between the hydro-climatological factors and Enteric Fever cases by analyzing Government Hospital records for Enteric Fever for the last 30 years, water levels of surface and ground reservoirs, and hydro-climatological data for the same period. By mapping the data of the hospital cases, we are investigating correlation between the climate variables and Enteric fever incidence rates in the city.
Specific objectives:
· To explore the relationship between incidence of Enteric Fever and climate factors like temperature, Relative Humidity and rainfall in the city of Ahmedabad.
· Also to establish relationship between incidence of Enteric fever and proximity to water bodies in the city of Ahmedabad.
· To establish Anti-microbial resistance patterns in typhoidal salmonella in the city of Ahmedabad.
· To estimate the number of suspected and laboratory confirmed cases of Enteric Fever (Slide Widal with or without Tube Widal, and culture) in the city of Ahmedabad from 1990 to 2014.
Research Interest- To explore and improve maternal and women health issues in marginalised and vulnerable community.

Areas of Expertise
  • Maternal Health/Women’s Health
  • TB
  • Environmental Health
  • Climate Change
  • Community Health
  • Implementation Research
  • Research Methods
  • Database Management
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
Other Areas of Expertise
  • General Management
  • Project/Programme Management/Implementation