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Dr. Pallavi Rahul Shidhaye
Name : Dr. Pallavi Rahul Shidhaye
Designation : Scientist C
Division : Clinical Sciences
Email ID : [email protected] ; [email protected]
Area Of Interest : Epidemiology, Operational Research, Antiretroviral therapy, HIV & Non communicable diseases
Completed and Ongoing Projects


Name of Research Study



1.    Metabolic syndrome among People Living with HIV (PLWH) attending ART centre at Pune, India: a cross-sectional study

Principal investigator


2.    Ocular manifestations among People Living with HIV (PLWH) attending ART centre at Pune, India: a cross-sectional study



3.    Cohorts for HIV resistance and Progression in HIV infected children and adults



4.    Average time for development of virological failure requiring treatment switch to second line ART



5.    Knowledge, Attitude and practices towards COVID-19 among People Living with HIV (PLHIV) attending ART centre at Pune, India: a cross-sectional study



6.    Detection of anti-SARS-COV-2 IgG antibodies, neutralizing antibodies and T cell immune response among HIV infected individuals attending ART Centre at ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute, Pune


2020 –ongoing

7.    Study of genital Human papillomavirus infection in men: type-specific distribution, risk determinants and natural history among HIV-positive men and HIV-negative men



8.    Project to introduce improved tests for monitoring of response to anti-tuberculosis treatment in HIV/TB co-infected patients



9.    Evaluation of plasma Galectin-9 levels as a surrogate marker of viremia in HIV infected patients on anti-retroviral therapy.



10. Profiling the Anti-SARS CoV-2 antibody responses in HIV/COVID-19 co-infected individuals



11. A case control study to determine factors influencing epigenetic aging in HIV infection



12. Depression and Anxiety before and after initiation of Dolutegravir based ART regimen among people living with HIV under the national AIDS control programme in Pune

Principal investigator


13. Factors associated with diabetes control and adherence to anti-diabetic medications among people living with HIV and diabetes attending ART centres in Pune, India - a mixed methods study

Principal investigator


14. HIV Drug Resistance among people living with HIV (PLHIV) failing on Dolutegravir based regimen at ARTC in Pune.

Co-Principal investigator


15. COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among parents of 6-12 years old children in India:                                           A mixed method study 

Co-Principal investigator


16. Feasibility of GeneXpert platform and dried blood spots for HIV viral load testing among people living with HIV (PLH) attending ART centres in India

Co-Principal investigator


17.      Activities related to Disease Elimination Sciences:

a.    Involved in organizing regional consultation workshop for prioritizing diseases for elimination

b.    Involved in DESK review for identifying diseases for elimination in India

c.     Involved in Report writing on Disease Elimination Sciences

Team member

2022- ongoing

Awards and Honours
  1. Won Saroj Jha Best Paper Award for “Study of Knowledge , Attitude and Awareness regarding Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act among the pregnant women” III Annual Conference of Mumbai Branch of MCIAPSM, Mumbai, April 2008.
  2. Received ICMR MD/MS Financial Assistance for Dissertation in April 2012 for “Study of antenatal depression and its correlates among rural women in the field practice area of RMC, Loni.
  3. Received Wiley Researcher Academy trophy for Learning Program in 2018.
  4. Faculty for HIV / AIDS course, M.Sc. Virology, Pune University
  5. Reviewer for ICMR Short Term Studentship (STS) programme
  6. Reviewer for manuscripts in National and International Journals
Work Experience


Post Held



Scientist C

Sep 2020 – till date

ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India

Scientist B

Dec 2016 - Aug 2020

ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine

Aug 2013 - Sept 2016

LN Medical College and JK Hospital, Bhopal, India

Post Graduate Resident / Tutor,  Department of Community Medicine

May 2011 - Apr 2013

Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, India.

Senior Research Fellow

Oct  2009 - Aug 2010

ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad, India

Resident Medical officer & Postgraduate Resident, Department of Community Medicine

May 2007 - Jun 2009

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India

Assistant Lecturer,   Department of Pharmacology

Jun 2006 - Apr 2007

Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences , Loni, India

List of Grant Recieved
Conference/Training/Workshop Attended

Conferences Attended and Presentations

  1. Presented Implementing government guidelines at antiretroviral therapy centre during COVID-19 pandemic: Pune experience in Implementation Research India Summit (IRIS-2022) at ICMR- National Institute for Implementation Research on Non communicable diseases (ICMR-NIIRNCD) at Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 30-31 May 2022.
  2. Attended 8th Asia Pacific Region Conference of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease on 27-28 May 2022. 
  3. Presented Prevalence of diabetes and hypertension among women accessing antiretroviral therapy in Pune, India' in the 7th World Congress on Women – 2022 on 22 May 2022.
  4. Participated in the International Symposium on Health Technology Assessment on the theme ‘Translating Knowledge and Best Practices into Policy for Evidence Informed Decision making in Healthcare Sector for Universal Health Coverage’, HTAIn, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India held on 10th December 2021.
  5. Attended 22nd Annual Maharashtra State Joint Conference of IAPSM & IPHA-2021. Theme: COVID-19 Pandemic: An Eye Opener for Strengthening of Public Health on 3-4 April 2021.
  6. Attended 45th National IAPSM Conference & 19thMaharashtra State Joint Conference of IAPSM & IPHA-2018. Organized by Department of Community Medicine, Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra 9-11 March 2018.
  7. Presented Retrospective Study of various bites at District Hospital in Maharashtra at 56th National Conference of IPHA, Kochi, February 2012.
  8. Presented Prevalence of Anemia within the Framework of National Nutritional Anemia Prophylaxis Programme in the Postnatal Women at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Mumbai at “Joint Annual Conference of IAPSM-IPHA Maharashtra State 2011” Karad, Maharashtra, January2012
  9. Presented Study of Knowledge, Attitude and Awareness regarding Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act among the pregnant women & their Spouse” 53rd National Conference of IPHA, Bangalore, January 2009.
  10. Presented Study of Knowledge, Attitude and Awareness regarding Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act among the pregnant women. III Annual Conference of Mumbai Branch of MCIAPSM, Mumbai, April 2008.
  11. Presented Study of Rural Morbidity and Health Seeking Behaviour in pregnant women of an urban teaching hospital in 11th Asian Congress of Agricultural Medicine & Rural Health, Aurangabad, India in February 2008.


Workshops/ trainings attended


  1. Attended Regional Consultation for Prioritizing Diseases for Elimination in India held at ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition on 7-8 February 2023.
  2. Attended Webinar on Implementation Research by Dr.Rajiv Bahl , DG ICMR on 28 January 2023.
  3. Attended workshop organized by ‘ICMR- Scientific Proposal development and quality enhancement workshop' for the project investigators between 18-19 January 2023.
  4. Attended and participated in the WHO Workshop on Benchmarking Ethics Oversight of Health-Related Research with Human Participants scheduled for December 6-7, 2022. 
  5. Attended Online "Stakeholder Engagement Training" as a part of Basic Training Workshop Series by the Health Technology Assessment in India Secretariat (HTAIn Sec.), Department of Health Research (DHR) on 4 August 2022
  6. Participated in the workshop on “Enhancing Capacities: Communication, Advocacy & Modelling for Pandemic Preparedness (CAMPP)” on 15-17 June 2022 at ICMR-NARI, Pune
  7. Attended Health technology Assessment Workshop organized by ICMR-RMRC, Gorakhpur in collaboration with NIE Chennai, NIV Pune, and HTA India 17-18 May 2022
  8. BMJ Attended BMJ Webinar on Anxiety & Depression in Primary care n Anxiety & Depression in Primary care on 29 April 2022.
  9. Attended BMJ Webinar on Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus with focus on oral hypoglycemic agents on 25 March 2022.
  10. Attended Biosafety Training at ICMR-NARI on 22 March 2022.
  11. Attended PM-ABHIM Scheme, World Bank Meeting held at ICMR, New Delhi on 07 March 2022.
  12. Attended Workshop on “Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials” organized by ICMR-NIMS on 7th to 8th March 2022
  13. Attended National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme Webinar on 19 February 2022, organized by PCMC Smart Sarathi
  14. Attended ICMR-Elsevier open Science webinar series: webinar on “Vaccinology” 20th December 2021.
  15.  Participated in the Webinar ‘Regulatory Pathway Workshop Series’ organized by the Innovation – Technology Transfer Office (i-TTO) at Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), a regional technology transfer office supported by National Biopharma Mission, BIRAC and Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA), Translational Health Science & Technology Institute (THSTI), Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science Technology, Government of India on 7, 14, 21 December 2021.
  16. Attended CME on Pediatric HIV on the occasion of World AIDS day on 3 December 2021 arranged by PCoE, LTMMC &GH, Mumbai.
  17. Attended Updates from the WHO guidelines on clinical management of HIV (2021) Webinar for the WHO South-East Asia Region 22 November 2021
  18.  Attended Biosafety Training  on 17 November 2021 at ICMR-NARI, Pune
  19. ICMR-Elsevier open Science webinar series “Trends in Global Virology" 19 Nov 2021
  20. Attended 5th Prof. P.P. Talwar Oration delivered by Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, PSA to the Govt of India on 27.9.2021
  21. Completed Training on GCLP by Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) on 27 July 2021.
  22. Attended Webinar “Training-cum-awareness” program of ERMED resources Access / Download articles from NML-ERMED consortium 2021 organised by Cambridge University Press on 23 July 2021. End-User Awareness Session - 'Accessing Medicine Journals on Cambridge Core'.
  23. Attended training session: ERMED: Journals from OVID organized by Host: WoltersKluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice on 15 July 2021
  24. Completed Training on Protection of Human Subjects in Clinical Trials organized by IAVI on 23 June 2021.
  25. Completed Training on GCP/ICH Obligations of Sponsors, Monitors, and Investigators organized by IAVI on 22 June 2021.
  26. Attended the Scientific Manuscript Writing Workshop, scheduled on 16th – 17th June, 2021 organized by ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai.
  27. Attended the webinar on MMC COVID SUMMIT - A Comprehensive Webinar on Covid by Experts: The Current Scenario & Future Preparedness conducted on 29th & 30th May 2021
  28. Attended Online ‘One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance Webinar’ on 27 May 2021.
  29. Attended Online International Symposium & Workshop One Health in India: Research informing biosafety, preparedness and response on 12 April 2021
  30. As a part of World Health Day 2021, attended webinar on ‘Mental Health Issues in COVID Pandemic’ on 7 April 2021.
  31. Attended webinar on Communicable Diseases & Innovative Public Health Interventions organized by ICMR-NARI on 12th December 2020.  (As a part of India International Science Festival Curtain Raiser Webinar.  ICMR- Health Research Conclave 2020).
  32. Completed the 'Medical officer-ART Specialist Induction Course' online course organized by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), New Delhi under its Blended Clinical Training Project in December 2020.
Number of Publications : 32
List of Publications
  1. Raja SriswanMamidi, Pallavi Shidhaye, KV Radhakrishna, JJ Babu, P Sudhershan Reddy. Pattern of Growth Faltering and Recovery in Under-5 Children in India using WHO Growth Standards— a Study on First and Third National Family Health Surveys. Indian Pediatrics.2011;48:855-60.
  2. Shidhaye PR, Giri PA, Nagaonkar SN, Shidhaye RR. Prevalence of anemia in the postnatal women at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Mumbai. J Med NutrNutraceut 2012;1:54-7.
  3. Shidhaye PR, Giri PA, Nagaonkar SN, Shidhaye RR. Study of knowledge and attitude regarding Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act among the pregnant women at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Mumbai. J Edu Health Promot 2012;1:36.
  4. Shidhaye PR, Shidhaye RR. Regression Analysis in Mental Health Research: Concept and Interpretation. Archives of Indian Psychiatry 2012;14(1):51-59.
  5. Phalke DB, Phalke VD, Giri PA, Shidhaye PR. Retrospective Study of Various Animal’s Bites at District Hospital in Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2012; 5(3):127-130.
  6. Shidhaye PR, Nagaonkar SN, Shidhaye RR. Study of Utilization of maternal health care services by rural women in tertiary care teaching hospital at Mumbai. Indian Medical Gazette 2014; CXLVIII (2):74-8.
  7. Shidhaye PR, Giri PA. Maternal depression: A hidden burden in developing countries. Ann Med Health Sci Res 2014;4:463-5.
  8. Shidhaye PR & Giri PA.Domestic violence during pregnancy. Int J Community Med Public Health2014; 1(1): 1-3.
  9. Palve NN, Shidhaye PR, Chaturvedi RM, Pandit DD, Giri PA. Study of morbidity pattern and occupational hazards in sweepers working at a Municipal teaching hospital in Mumbai. Int J Community Med Public Health2014; 1(1): 24-30.
  10. ShashwatiNema, Ms.Akansha Singh, Dr.KiranTripathi, Dr.PallaviShidhaye, Dr. Ashok Kumar Dhanvijay. Biomedical Waste Management: A Study of Knowledge, Practices and Attitude among Health Care Personnel at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Bhopal, Central India. JMSCR May 2015;3(5): 5844-5855.
  11. Shidhaye PR, Giri PA, Shidhaye RR. HIV/ Tuberculosis Co-Infection: Indian Perspective. Int J Educ Res Health Sci 2015;1(1): 64-8.
  12. Raghuwanshi S, Agarwal R, Raghuwansh SK, Shidhaye PR. Correlation between ocular-surface disease index questionnaire, tear film break-up time and schirmer tests for evaluation of the tear film in patients of dry eye syndrome.Int J Med Res Rev 2016;4(3):309-313.
  13. Shidhaye PR, Giri PA, Shidhaye RR. Determinants and Prevention of Gender Preference among Pregnant Women in India: An Updated Review. Int J Educ Res Health Sci 2016;2(1): 3-10.
  14. Ahirwar RK, Shidhaye PR, Ekka IJ, Saxena DM. Study of knowledge and willingness regarding eye donation among medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of Central India.Int J Community Med Public Health2016; 3(9):2363-2368.
  15. Jain M, Vijayvargiya M, Shidhaye PR. Sexual dimorphism in ratio of second and fourth phalanges and metacarpals: A retrospective study. Int J Med Res Rev2016;4(8):1298-1301.
  16. EkkaIJ, ShidhayePR, SaxenaDM, Bankwar V. Treatment seeking behaviour and factors associated with its delay among newly-diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Epidemiology International 2016;1(2).
  17. Shidhaye PShidhaye RPhalke V. Association of gender disadvantage factors and gender preference with antenatal depression in women: a cross-sectional study from rural Maharashtra. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol.2017 Jun;52(6):737-748.
  18. Patil A, Jaiprakash H, Kale S, Shidhaye P. Perception and knowledge of medical students with different teaching learning activities in pharmacology in a Malaysian University: A comparative study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development 2018; 9(10):1002.
  19. 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 Opting Out from Antiretroviral Treatment under National Programme. J Krishna Inst Med Science Univ. 2019 Jul-Sep; 8(3):19-26.
  20. Jaiprakash H, Patil A, Kale S, Shidhaye P. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Antimicrobial Resistance and Usage Among Medical Students in A Malaysian Medical University. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering.2020 Jan;16 (1):116-122.
  21. Ghate M, Shidhaye P, Deoraj P. Mitigating Risk of COVID-19 Transmission at Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Centres in India. J Krishna Inst Med Sci Univ 2020; 9(3):107-110.
  22. Shidhaye R, Madhivanan P, Shidhaye P, Krupp K. An Integrated Approach to Improve Maternal Mental Health and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis. Front Psychiatry. 2020 Nov 24;11:598746. 
  23. Ghate MV, Shidhaye PR, Ghadhe KR, Gurav SG, Deoraj P. Knowledge, attitude and practices towards COVID-19 among people living with HIV in Pune, India: a crosssectional study. Int J Res Med Sci 2021;9:1458-65.
  24. Ghate M, Gogate P, Phadke S, Shaikh G, Shidhaye P, Gurav S, Gadhe K, Bhusnawar M, Mane A, Panda S. Ocular manifestations and refractive errors among people living with HIV in Pune, India: a cross-sectional study. J Int Med Res. 2021 Jul;49(7):3000605211026814.
  25. Shidhaye P, Lokhande N, Kulkarni S, Gurav S, Deoraj P, Ghate M. Virological failure among HIV infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy in Pune, India: a cross-sectional study. Int J Adv Med 2021;8:1193-200.
  26. Ghate M, Shidhaye P, Gurav S, Gadhe K, Kale V, Jain P, Thakar M. Seroprevalence of Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibodies among HIV Infected Individuals Attending ART Centre at Pune: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2022 Jan-Dec;21:23259582221077943. doi: 10.1177/23259582221077943. PMID: 35128977; PMCID: PMC8832581.
  27. Shidhaye P. Metabolic syndrome in HIV/ART era. ISSRF Newslett. 2022 February.
  28. Akbarialiabad H, Shidhaye R, Shidhaye P, Cuijpers P, Weaver MR, Bahrololoom M, Kiburi S, Njuguna IN, Taghrir MH, Kumar M. Impact of major disease outbreaks in the third millennium on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in low and/or middle-income countries: a systematic scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2022 Mar 11;12(3):e051216. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051216. PMID: 35277399.
  29. Manisha Ghate, Pallavi Shidhaye, Shraddha Gurav, Keshav Gadhe, Madhuri Thakar. Short term virological outcome among anti SARS COV-2 antibodies positive HIV infected individuals. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India October 2022.
  30. Kumar M, Akbarialiabad H, Kouhanjani MF, Kiburi S, Shidhaye P, Taghrir MH, Shidhaye R. Association of Major Disease Outbreaks with Adolescent and Youth Mental Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Scoping Review. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Dec 1;79(12):1232-1240. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.3109. PMID: 36223094.
  31. Rahul Shidhaye, Vibha Bhide, Vidyadhar Bangal, Neelam Behere, Pallavi Shidhaye, Vandana Pulate, Sonali Tambe, Chitra Thanage. Culturally sensitive translation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale into Marathi language to assess perinatal depression in rural Maharashtra, India. Journal of Affective Disorders ReportsVolume 11, January 2023, 100458.
  32. Shidhaye P, Ghate M, Gurav S, Gupte MD, Panda S. Metabolic syndrome in people living with antiretroviral therapy: A cross-sectional investigation from Pune, India. Indian J Public Health 2023;67:84-91.



Report Writing

Prioritization of infectious diseases for elimination in India (A Regional Consultative Process) (Under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission): A Report (2022-2023)