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Dr. Amrita Prajwal Rao
Name : Dr. Amrita Prajwal Rao
Designation : Scientist C
Division : Clinical Sciences
DOB : 19-08-1982
Email ID : [email protected]
Area Of Interest : Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health and Adolescent Health
Awards and Honours
  • Dr M.V. Kulkarni prize for the paper entitled “Stress level among mothers and their effect on child rearing practices” at the 36th National conference of IAPSM on 23/01/2009.
  • Received ICMR-Short Term Scholarships in 2002 and 2003
Work Experience

Work Experience

Post Held





7-04-2017 till date

Associate Professor

DYP Medical College, Pimpri


Assistant Professor

DYP Medical College, Pimpri

1year and 2 months

Assistant Professor

Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College & General Hospital ,Pune


1 year 2 months

Assistant Professor

T.N.Medical College & BY L Nair Ch Hospital , Mumbai


2 year 9 months

Research Scientist I



10 months


List of Grant Recieved

List of grants received


Title of Project


Funding Agency



A systematic review on risk perception, attitude, barriers and facilitators with the focus on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among adolescents in India.


1.5 year






Conference/Training/Workshop Attended

Conferences/Trainings/Workshops Attended

  • Induction training for newly joined Scientists which was an initiative by ICMR was held at ICMR- National Institute of Epidemiology , Chennai  from  10-14th July 2017
  • Workshop attended on Systematic Review & Meta-analysis , ICMR –National Institute of Cholera And Enteric Diseases, Kolkatta 7-9th March 2017
  • Attended 2 days workshop ‘Evaluation of Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy under National AIDS Control Programme in India”[The ART Impact Evaluation- India Study (ARTIE-India)]’ 3-4th April 2018
  • Coordinator for the workshop on ‘Infectious Disease Epidemiology –Laboratory and Public Health’ ICMR NARI in collaboration with Moving Academy of Medicine and Biomedicine from 16th to 20th April 2018
  • Attended the Workshop on Good Participatory Practices at Chennai from 26th to 27th June 2018. Organized by International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
  • Attended ‘Ethical Guidance for Biomedical Research’ at ICMR-NARI to be held during 17th-18thJanuary, 2019 in collaboration with National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru
  • A review committee meeting organized with stakeholders and experts, those who have experience in working with mapping, size estimation and risk behaviour survey among key population in virtual space. This was held for finalizing the preliminary guidelines pertaining to the project on 21st and 22nd November 2019 at ICMR-NARI


Number of Publications : 9
List of Publications

List of Publications

  1. Kamble T, Dandekar A, Velhal GD. Study of practices related to home deliveries in rural area. Study of practices related to home deliveries in rural area. PRESM Journal of Community Medicine. 2008Dec;10(1-2):16–21.
  2. Rao AP, Chavan MK. The effect of health education on knowledge about anemia and on compliance to oral iron therapy among anaemic pregnant women in an urban slum of Mumbai. Bombay Hospital Journal . 2012Jul;54(3):396–400.
  3. Solat S, Velhal GD, Mahajan H, Rao A, Sharma B. Assessment of Awareness about HIV/AIDS and operationalisation of interventions in rural population of Raigad district ,India. International Journal of Scientific Research &Publication. 2012Nov;2(11):1–14.
  4. Velhal GD, Sawant S, Mahajan H, Rao A. Work related perceptions among nursing staff about roles and responsibilities in a tertiary level health care institute. Journal of Nursing and Health Science . 2013;1(4):48–55.
  5. Velhal GD, Sawant S, Rao A, Mahajan H. Awareness among nursing staff about roles and responsibilities in a tertiary level health care institute, india” . International journal of general medicine and pharmacy . 2013May;2(2):75–80.
  6. Rao A, Chavan MK. Does Health education increase the compliance to oral iron therapy among pregnant women? Indian Journal of Forensic & Community Medicine . 2015Jan-Mar;2(1):50–55
  7. Rao A, Velhal GD, Khismatrao DS. Patient’s Comprehension of Prescriptions at Municipal Urban Health Centre, Mumbai . JCDR. 2016Mar;10(3):LC15–LC17.
  8. Rao A, Banerjee A Janani Suraksha Yojana -Implementation in Maharashtra state of India. Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Humanities and Social Medicine Jul- Dec 2016 3(2);47-49
  9. Ghate M, Zirpe S, Shidhaye P, Gurav S, Rao A, Verma V, Bamrotiya M, Sachdeva KS, Gupta RS, Gangakhedkar R. A Retrospective Study of Characteristics of HIV Infected Individuals OptingOut from Antiretroviral Treatment under National Programme. J Krishna Inst Med Science Univ. 2019 Jul-Sep; 8(3):19-26.

Report :

  • Epidemiological Perspectives of Common Communicable Diseases in Mumbai –An analysis of Disease Surveillance Data of Epidemiological Cell ,Public Health Department , MCGM in collaboration with UNICEF and T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L Nair Ch hospital .Dr GajananVelhal , Dr PrasadWaigankar , DrSudamSuryawanshi, Dr Amrita Rao