Teaching and Training

1 Teaching Experience

1.1 Module: Introduction to the Principles of One Health

Course Work Details This module was delivered as a part of the didactic course work for the Masters of Public Health (MPH) students enrolled with the ICMR – National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai. This coursework involved interactive teaching sessions.
Duration Four hours
Course Period September 2018
Number of Trainees 12

 

1.2 Modules: One Health and Outbreak Communications

Course Work Details A workshop was organized collaboratively by ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute (ICMR-NARI) and the Moving Academy of Medicine and Biomedicine (MAMB), Pune, titled “Infectious Diseases – Laboratory Investigations and Public Health Perspective”, for healthcare professionals associated with medical colleges running Model Rural Health Research Units (MRHRU)
Duration Four days’ face-to-face training program; eight hours.
Course Period April 2018
Number of Trainees 15

 

1.3 Training on Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Course Work Details A cohort of health researchers was selected to attend a workshop on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis. Following the workshop, the trainees continued to work on developing systematic review protocols for which I provided them support and helped to troubleshoot their queries.
Duration Four days’ face-to-face training program; followed by ongoing support through online interactions. Subsequently one systematic review has been completed by the trainees.
Course Period July 2018
Number of Trainees 22

 

1.4 Environmental and Occupational Health Module

Course Work Details This module was delivered as a part of the didactic course work for the Masters of Public Health (MPH) students enrolled with the Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi (IIPHD). This coursework involved interactive teaching sessions.
Duration Contact time for teaching-learning activities: 20 hours

–          Sub-module: Urbanization and infectious disease risks

–          Sub-module: Role of the environment in transmission of antimicrobial resistance

Course Period January – February 2017

January – February 2016

Number of Trainees 2016 session: 30

2017 session: 25

 

2 Research Mentorship/Training

2.1 Ms. Sarah Durry, MDP candidate, Emory University

My Role I acted as the local mentor when Ms. Durry visited India on an exchange studentship to undertake her research practicum assignment. I guided her through the process of data collection and reviewed her work periodically. She had developed her study protocol with support from faculty members at Emory University, as it was part of a larger, ongoing study.
Duration June 2018 – August 2018
Research topic Sanipath Typhoid: Animal Interaction Sub-study
Project Brief ·         Objectives

o   To assess the relationship between household livestock ownership and increased exposure to environmental contamination to animal fecal material in urban slums

o   To assess household WASH behaviors as they relate to animal husbandry and biosecurity practices (including manure and slaughter management)

o   To gain an understanding of the gender roles associated to animal husbandry

·         Methods

o     Survey, in-depth interviews of key informants, participant observations

 

2.2 Mr. Vishnu Ravi Kumar, MPH Candidate, Emory University

My Role I acted as the local mentor when Mr. Kumar visited India on an exchange studentship to undertake his research practicum assignment. His project involved collection of spatial data, which was a practically challenging task. I helped him acquire the data by ensuring that there was an awareness campaign in the area prior to commencement of the study. Further, I involved some community “gatekeepers” to help him with his task so that he did not face undue challenges in accessing the study site.
Duration June 2018 – August 2018
Research topic Characterization and Spatial Analysis of Drains in Urban Slums of Kolkata
Project Brief ·         Objectives

o    To conduct a spatial mapping exercise to understand the flow of fecal waste throughout urban slums of Kolkata

o    To identify the associated factors that may lead to increased exposure to fecal contamination

·         Methods

o    Spatial mapping using a GPS device and data entry using ODK

o    Builds on exposure surveys of other students’ project work to assess exposure risks

 

 

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