Dr. Harish Shukla
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, India EIS Programme
National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
M.G.M. Medical College, Indore, Directorate of Medical Education, Madhya Pradesh
Education : M.B.B.S., MPH
Fellowship provided by : CDC USA, NCDC India and Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
Duration : October 2014 to September 2016
• As Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer handling following projects of CDC in Mumbai :
1) Cause of Death Project, to improve the quality of cause of death writing on death certificates under Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
2) Assessment of mortality data of MCGM, Mumbai.
3) Time trend analysis of Colorectal Cancers in India and USA.
4) Retrospective review of Enteric Fever Cases and Enteric Fever isolates in Urban, Periurban and Rural settings, India.
5) Case control study to find association between indoor air pollution and breast cancer.
6) Developing quality assessment tool for population based survival studies.
7) Develop Monitoring and Evaluation protocol for improving cause of death data project in Mumbai.
8) Developed pocket reference card & manual for physicians on proper writing of cause of death on death certificate.
• As Public Health Specialist attending public health emergencies like conducting following outbreak investigations:
1) Acute Gastroenteritis Outbreak, Pali District, Rajasthan, March 2015;
2) Acute Encephalitis Syndrome Response, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, June 2015;
3) KFD Outbreak Investigation, District Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, Feb.-March 2016
• Member of Rapid Response Team (RRT) of Government of India against Ebola virus infection.
• Member of Rapid Response Team (RRT) of Government of India against chemical, biological, radio nuclear and environmental warfare to handle mass casualties and management of public mass gatherings.
• Participated in Joint Monitoring Mission (JMM) IDSP review activity of WHO in Madhya Pradesh.
Dr. Stephanie Vachirasudlekha
CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellow, Office of International Cancer Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Education : MD, MPH, MSW
Fellowship : Provided by the CDC Foundation
Duration : 12 weeks, (01/02/2016 – 22/04/2016)
The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for selected medical and veterinary students to learn more about public health and gain valuable international experience via a global experiential learning opportunity.
During my time in India, I:
1) Examined the accessibility of cancer diagnosis and staging information in the TMH electronic medical record.
2) Further developed CDC’s Global Cancer Curriculum for low- to middle-income countries.
3) Extracted data from medical records to determine cancer specific mortality at TMH.
4) Learned more about TMH’s role in India’s National Cancer Registry Programme and the Center for Global Health Research’s Million Death Study with site visits to Chandigarh and Sangrul
5) Expanded my understanding and views of Indian culture and health perspectives by attending TMH’s Platinum Jubilee conference and the first conference of the World Non-Communicable Disease Federation, as well as through meetings with directors of India’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, Research Triangle International, Bloomberg Foundation, and the Asian Center for Entertainment Education.
Dr. Hilda Razzaghi
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Office of International Cancer Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Education : PhD, MSPH
Fellowship : Provided by the EIS program/CDC
Duration : 2 weeks, (01/02/2016 to 14/02/2016)
The main purpose of my trip to India was to help the EIS officer in TATA Memorial Hospital (TMH) with data analysis including :
1) Examining trends of colorectal cancer in India and compare the findings to the trends in the US.
2) Examine the association between indoor air pollution and breast cancer.
3) Extract data from death certificates and Electronic Medical Records to determine cancer specific mortality at TMH (this was to also fulfill one of my CALs for the EIS program).
4) Developing a quality of life questionnaire for cancer patients. In addition to these projects, I were to meet with colleagues in India and plan future collaborations including those with the EIS program and the Asian Center for Entertainment Education.