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Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi
Dr Sutapa B Neogi is a public health specialist actively engaged in research and teaching at Indian Institute of Public Health- Delhi (IIPHD), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as a Professor. An MBBS from Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College, Calcutta and MD in Community Medicine from Post Graduate Institute of Medical education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, and Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Maternal and Child Health, she has excellent academic credentials. She received the ‘Kataria Memorial Gold Medal’ for being the best outgoing student of PGIMER, Chandigarh. She has a rich experience in public health, starting a career as a resident followed by consultancy for UNICEF and currently a faculty at IIPHD. She is coordinating two academic programs at PHFI- Integrated MSc and PhD in Clinical Research and Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Reproductive and Child Health Programmes.
She is a part of the research team for projects supported by Government of India and developmental partners. She is a reviewer of many national and international journals. Her goal is to promote implementation and translational research, bridge the link between disciplines (eg engineering and medicine, social science and medicine), generate synergy between research and programs and promote interdisciplinary research in the country by leading and being a part of an able team.
Adjunct Faculty, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
Research Summary and Interests
Sutapa’s interests lie in the domain of maternal and child health, with specific focus on the topics that relate to trans disciplinary fields. One such area that she is passionate about is the practice sex selection in parts of India by consumption of indigenous medicines during pregnancy. She has spearheaded two large population based studies that that have generated robust evidence on the harms that these can cause. Taking it further she has explored its effects through animal models and is now exploring the mechanistic effects of such preparations. Government of Haryana has taken measures to curb the menace in the state by taking strict administrative actions.
Her contribution has been towards successful implementation of a clinical trial on the use of iron sucrose for management of anemia in pregnancy. The findings have been considered by the Ministry for developing guidelines for management of anemia. Besides, she has been instrumental in conducting evaluation of devices for screening and diagnosis of anemia in field settings in India.
Areas of Expertise
- Maternal Health/Women’s Health
- Neonatal Health and Child Health
- Implementation Research