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I’m an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi, and currently, leading vertical- Epi Analysis and modelling for COVID19 SEAR, for the WHO SEARO’s COVID 19 project at the Public Health Foundation of India. I was a member of the COVID 19 Modelling and Estimates team (April-May 2020), NITI Aayog and have provided technical support (data analysis and modelling) to the State Govts. on COVID 19.
I’m PhD in Maths with a specialization in Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases. I did my Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research – Center for Applicable Mathematics, Bengaluru, Karnataka, with Dr Seema Nanda.
My research, teaching and administrative experience span nearly over 12 years. I have been the recipient of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship of National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM), Department of Atomic Energy, GOI in 2012, World Wide Style (WWS) Program Fellowship at the Department of Mathematics, University of Turin, Turin, Italy in 2015 among other awards. I have secured research grant funds as PI and Co-PI and travel grants from national and international funding agencies.
I’m also supervising PhD and MPH scholars in the area of Infectious Disease Modelling, Data Analysis and Public Health.
Note: Scholars interested in working with me on Data Analysis and Infectious Disease Modelling may write to me with their CV and SOP.
Research Summary and Interests
I apply mathematical tools to study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, with equal interest in basic science and policy-focused analysis. My interdisciplinary research lies at the nexus of infectious disease modelling, health systems, and classical epidemiology, particularly in the context of human Tuberculosis, Malaria and Leprosy.
Research Interest: Mathematical and Computational Modeling (Infectious Diseases, particular interest in TB,
COVID19, Malaria and Leprosy modelling), Data Science, Population Dynamics, Public Health and Policy-focused
Areas of Expertise
- Infectious Diseases
- Vector-Borne Diseases
- Zoonotic Diseases
- Health Policy and Planning
- Global Health
- Disease Control/Disease Burden
- Impact Evaluation
- Systematic Reviews
- Complex interventions
- Neglected Tropical Diseases
Other Areas of Expertise
- Project/Programme Management/Implementation