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Dr. Megha S Mamulwar
Name : Dr. Megha S Mamulwar
Designation : Scientist D
Division : Disease Elimination Sciences
Email ID : [email protected]
Area Of Interest : Epidemiology, HIV, Lactation Medicine, Tuberculosis and Nutrition.
Completed and Ongoing Projects

Education Qualifications: Completed MBBS (in 2003) and MD Community Medicine (in 2008) from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion Mumbai.

Received an international certification as Lactation Consultant from International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant in 2013 

Professional Membership:

Life member of Indian Association of Preventive Social Medicine

Life member of Indian Public Health Association

Life member of Human Milk Banking Association, India

Awards and Honours
Work Experience

Research Experience:

  1. As Scientist C Since Sep 2018 – till date involved in various research activities as follows
    1. Ongoing research projects as Principal-investigators
      1. Facilitators & Barriers for uptake of COVID-19 vaccine precaution dose among Indian population
      2. Sentinel survey of the high-risk population through community based organizations for the detection of Human Mpox virus infection in India
    2. Activities related to Disease Elimination Sciences:
      1. Involved in organizing regional consultation workshop for prioritizing diseases for elimination in India for south, north, north east, east , western and central region.
      2. Involved in DESK review for identifying diseases for elimination in India
      3. Development of online survey questionnaire
    3. Ongoing research projects as co-investigators in reporting period (Extramural)
      1. A Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of VPM1002 and Mw (MIP) vaccines in preventing Tuberculosis (TB) in healthy household contacts of new pulmonary TB (PTB) patients (TB vaccine Trial)
      2. Solidarity Trial: An international randomized trial of additional treatments for COVID-19 in hospitalized patients who are all receiving the local standard of care
    4. Completed Research Projects as Site PI
      1. Estimating Incremental Cost of treating Antimicrobial Resistant infections in India (Extramural)
      2. A phase IIB Open Label Randomized Controlled Clinical trial to evaluate the Anti-bacterial activity, Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability of Metformin when given along with rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol in adults with newly diagnosed sputum positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis: an 8-week study (METRIF STUDY)
      3. Sustained & timely AIDS response (STAR) - community engagement in Mizoram, India. (Extramural)


  1. As Scientist ‘B’ at National AIDS Research Institute from Nov 2014- Aug 2018
    1. Involved in HIV Sentinel Surveillance [HSS] 2014- 15 for HIV infection in regional and zonal training and monitoring activity.
    2. Completed Research Projects as Principal Investigator
      1. Feasibility and efficacy of community based rapid HIV testing and linkages in Pune (Extramural)
      2. 'Assessing willingness for sharing Aadhaar number with health care delivery system as an identifier' (Intramural)
      3. A study to assess the prevalence of co-infection of HIV, Hepatitis 'B', Hepatitis 'C', and Tuberculosis among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and their spouses in Pune (Intramural)


  1. As Assistant Professor at Dept of Community Medicine, D Y Patil Medical College Pimpri Pune from Feb 2012 to Oct 2014 ( 2yrs , 8 m ) . Conducted following research studies in the department during this period
    1. Nutritional status of under five children in Urban slums of Pune
    2. Awareness about ‘Ten steps to successful breastfeeding’ among medical and nursing students
  2. As Research Scientist-I Clinician at Clinical Trial Unit, National AIDS research Institute Pune from July 2010 to Feb 2012. ( 1yr 8 m )  in HPTN 052) trial
  3. As Program Manager (Urban Health) at Institute of Health Management Pachod Pune from Aug 2008 to Jan 2010. (18 months, 1 yr 6 m ) in RCH HIV integration Project
  4. As Resident Medical Officer at Dept of Com Med, LTMMC Sion Mumbai from May 2005 to April 2008.(3yrs)
List of Grant Recieved
Conference/Training/Workshop Attended

Conferences and Symposium attended

  1. Rajasthan Conclave 2016 , at Dessert Medicine Research Center Jodhpur on 12 – 14 Dec 2016, presented abstract titled ‘Linking Aadhar number with health care delivery services as an identifier in Pune Maharashtra’
  2. Pre-XL ISSC Symposium on “People’s Health and Quality of Life in Maharashtra at D Y Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune on 22 Nov 2016
  3. Gold Lactation Conference 2018
  4. Lactacon , Pune , Maharashtra India 2019
  5. Gold lactation conference 2020
  6. Gold lactation conference 2021

    Online Workshops/ trainings  attended


    Online meeting/ Training/ workshop



    PWID Study Orientation Workshop for "Study of Network Dynamics among People who inject drugs (PWID) in context of
    HIV transmission and access to services in India: a multi-centric study."



    Introductory meeting for the first batch of mentees of ICMR Capacity Building Project

     20th December 2021


    ‘Progress towards HIV cure’

    3rd Dec 2021


    Moderated the Question and Answer session on World AIDS Day on virtual platform

    1st Dec 2021


    Solidarity Plus Protocol Training

    6 and 7 Dec 2021


    Solidarity Plus Protocol Training

    29 and 30 Sep 2021


    Participant Retention strategies in TB vaccine trial - zoom VC meeting/training 

    21st Oct 2021


    Solidarity Plus Protocol Training

    2 - 3 Sep 2021


    ICMR-NARI SAC meeting

    24th and 25th September 2021


    Webinar “Training-cum-awareness” program of ERMED resources Access / Download articles from NML-ERMED consortium 2021



    Communicating Science workshop- Session III- synthesising science for parliamentarians



    Training on developing social media posts via CANVA (the design software).



    ERMED: Journals from OVID



    Qualitative data analysis using Nvivo




    22 to 24 Mar 2021





    Communicating Science Workshop Series, Leveraging Twitter for Public Health



    Communicating Science Workshop - Session II - Writing Opinion Editorial



    Training on data presentation in the TB vaccine trial weekly meeting



    Communicating Science Workshop - Session I-training on Press Release Development



    Communicating Science Workshop - Session IV-Handling Twitter



    Communicating Science Workshop - Session V-Handling Facebook



    Communicating Science Workshop - Session VI-Creating engaging content



    Scientific Manuscript Writing Workshop conducted by ICMR-NIRT

    16th – 17th June, 2021


    National Data Quality Forum: Innovations for improvements in data quality in Census 2021



    World health day seminar organised by ICMR-NARI



    Vaccine awareness day organised by ICMR-NARI



    ‘Rajayoga for emotional stability in COVID 19 pandemic’ by BK Shivani organised by ICMR



    Progress towards an HIV Cure organised by ICMR-NARI



Number of Publications : 18
List of Publications



  1. Rao, Amrita#,1; Mamulwar, Megha#,2; Shahabuddin, Sheikh Mohammed3; Roy, Tarun4; Lalnuntlangi, Nunui4; Panda, Samiran5. HIV epidemic in Mizoram, India: A rapid review to inform future responses. Indian Journal of Medical Research 156(2):p 203-217, August 2022. | DOI: 10.4103/ijmr.ijmr_1453_22
  2. Mamulwar MS ; Prasad, V. Sam; Nirmalkar A, Goli S; Jadhav S; Kumbhar  S, Kale V; Michael E; Ford T M; Nazarov D; Honig L; Gangakhedkar R; Thakar M . Community-based point-of-care testing to identify new HIV infections, Medicine: November 19, 2021 - Volume 100 - Issue 46 - p e27817 doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000027817
  3. C Padmapriydarsini, M Mamulwar, A Mohan, P Shanmugam, N S Gomathy, A Mane, U B Singh, N Pavankumar, A Kadam, H kumar, C Suresh, D Reddy, P Devi, P M Ramesh, L Sekar, S Jawahar, R K Shandil, M Singh, J Menon, R Guleria, METRIF Team. Randomized trial of Metformin with Anti-tuberculosis drugs For Early Sputum Conversion in Adults with Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Clinical Infectious Diseases , 2021;, ciab964, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab964
  4. S Godbole, S Chidrawar, S Sane, Y Bansal, A Hegde, S Bembalkar, S Kamble, M Mamulwar, S Acharya, V Bawiskar, L Ramakrishnan, Y Raj, R Gangakhedkar, A Kumar, DCS Reddy, A Pandey, T Saidel, N Rani, N Seguy, KS Sachdeva. 980 Quantifying inadvertent data-duplication-findings from validation of antenatal-registration and HIV-testing data-sets from an Indian state. International Journal of Epidemiology 2021/9 , 50 (Supplement_1), dyab168. 229
  5. Talathi SP, Shaikh NN, Pandey SS, Saxena VA, Mamulwar MS, Thakar MR. FcγRIIIa receptor polymorphism influences NK cell mediated ADCC activity against HIV. BMC Infect Dis. 2019;19(1):1053. Published 2019 Dec 16. doi:10.1186/s12879-019-4674-z
  1. Kadam AV, Bembalkar SC, Panchal NU, Mamulwar MS, Shete AV, Godbole SV. Persons living with HIV continue to present late for care: A trend analysis from 2011 to 2015. Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2019;40:133-8
  2. Differing HIV vulnerability among female sex workers in a high HIV burden Indian state. Mamulwar M S, Godbole S V, Bembalkar S C, Kamble P, Dulhani N, Yadav R, Kadu C, Kumar P, Lalikar S N, Acharya S, Gangakhedkar R R, Risbud A R, Venkatesh S . PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192130. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192130
  3. V A. Kakrani, H K. Waghela, M S. Mammulwar, J S. Bhawalkar. Awareness about “Ten steps for successful breastfeeding” among medical and nursing students. International Journal of Preventive Medicine (19 Feb 2015)
  4. G Vaidya, M. S Mamulwar, S. B. Ray, R. Beena, P.V. Bhathlawande , S. Ubale. Occupational Health Hazards of Women Working in Brick Kiln and Construction Industry, JKIMSU, Vol. 4, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2015
  5. Kalkute JR, Chitnis UB, Mamulwar MS, Bhawalkar JS, Dhone AB, Pandage AC. A study to assess the knowledge about sexual health among male students of junior colleges of an urban area. Med J DY Patil Univ 2015; 8:5-11.
  6. Mamulwar M S, Rathod H K, Jethani S, Dhone A, Bakshi T, Lanjewar B , Jadhav S L , Bhawalkar J S.  Nutritional status of underfive children in Urban slums of Pune. Int J of Med Public Health 2014;4: 247-52.
  7. Mamulwar M S, Gurjar R, Chidrawar S, Pawar J, Gaikwad S, Panchal N , Kale V,Thakar M, Risbud A, Tripathy S* Clinical profile of HIV infected patients attending a HIV referral clinic in Pune, India in 2010. Indian J Of Med Res 140, Aug 2014, pp 56-62.
  8. Khedkar DT, Chitnis UB, Bhawalkar JS, Mamulwar MS. Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program: Evolution, Achievements, and Challenges. Med J DY Patil Univ 2014;7:5-12
  9. Mamulwar MS, Hadaye RS, Pandit DD. A study of feeding practices among infants born to HIV-infected mothers and its association with morbidity in infants. Med J DY Patil Univ 2013;6:170-4.

Publications as a study team member

  1. Repurposed Antiviral Drugs for Covid-19 — Interim WHO Solidarity Trial Results WHO Solidarity Trial Consortium. WHO Solidarity Trial Consortium , N Engl J Med, Dec 2 , 2020
  2. Myron S. Cohen , M.D., Ying Q. Chen, Ph.D., Marybeth McCauley, M.P.H.,Theresa Gamble, Ph.D., Mina C. Hosseinipour, M.D., Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, M.B., B.S., James G. Hakim, M.D.,Johnstone Kumwenda, F.R.C.P., Beatriz Grinsztejn, M.D., Jose H.S. Pilotto, M.D.,Sheela V. Godbole, M.D., Sanjay Mehendale, M.D.,., for the HPTN 052 Study Team* Prevention of HIV-1 Infection with Early Antiretroviral Therapy, the New England journal of medicine, 2011, *Study team Pune, India: Ramesh Paranjape, Arun Risbud, Srikanth Tripathy, Raman Gangakhedkar, Seema Sahay, Smita Kulkarni, Manisha Ghate, Madhuri Thakar, Sampada Dhayarkar, Arati Mane, Jyoti Pawar, Sunil Gaikwad, Megha Mamulwar et al.
  1. Effects of early versus delayed initiation of antiretroviral treatment on clinical outcomes of HIV-1 infection: results from the phase 3 HPTN 052 randomised controlled trial. Grinsztejn B, Hosseinipour MC, Ribaudo H J, Swindells S, Eron J, Y Q, et al, and the HPTN 052-ACTG Study Team* Lancet Infect Dis 2014; 14: 281–90
  1. Antiretroviral therapy for the prevention of HIV-1 transmission. Cohen MS, Chen YQ, McCauley M, et al and the HPTN 052-ACTG Study Team*. N Engl J Med 2016; 375:830-9.