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Designation : Scientist B
Division : Disease Elimination Sciences
Email ID : [email protected], [email protected]
Area Of Interest : Epidemiology, Disease Modelling, Digital technology in healthcare and research, Mental health
Completed and Ongoing Projects
  1. Ongoing research projects as Co-Principal-Investigator:
    1. A systematic review on qualitative evidence for barriers and facilitators of HIV self-test uptake in the South East Asia Region
    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 for identifying diseases for elimination in India
    4. Involved in organizing Enhancing Capacities: Communication, Advocacy & Modelling for Pandemic Preparedness Workshop at ICMR-NARI from 15th to 17th June 2022
  3. Completed research projects:
    1. Gender variability of perceived stress and negative inferential feedback in depression. (Research project as undergraduate MBBS student)
Awards and Honours
  • Received Elite + Gold certificate by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning for ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology Health Research Fundamentals course. (Top 5% of candidates)


Work Experience

Work Experience

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Scientist B


ICMR- National AIDS Research Institute, Pune

 13 September 2021 till date

House Officer

(Department of Psychiatry)

KEM Hospital, Mumbai

1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020


List of Grant Recieved

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Conference/Training/Workshop Attended

1. National Training of Trainers (ToT) Cum Consultation Meeting on Integrated Bio-Behavioural
Surveillance Among People Living With HIV/AIDS (IBBS-PLHIV) organized By ICMR – National
Institute of Epidemiology at Chennai on 19 & 20, October 2023
2. Introduction to Mathematical Models of the Epidemiology & Control of Infectious Diseases
course conducted by the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College
London from 11 th to 22 nd September 2023
3. National Capacity Building Workshop on AIDS Epidemic Model conducted by National AIDS
Control Organization (NACO) at New Delhi from August 21 to 23, 2023
4. National Training of Trainers (ToT) for Programmatic Mapping and Population Size
Estimation pilot projects for (i) Clients of Sex Workers, and (ii) MSM & H/TG People
Operating Through Virtual Applications-2023 conducted by NACO from 12 to 15 July 2023 at
New Delhi
5. National Consultation Meeting and ToT for Integrated Biological and Behavioural
Surveillance (IBBS) organized by AIIMS, New Delhi in collaboration with NACO and ICMR-
NICED, Kolkata from 22 to 24 June 2023 at New Delhi
6. SANGAM 2023: Summit of Academia Networking with Government, Allied Health Workers
and Medical Professionals: Conference on Health Systems Research & Innovation at IIT
Bombay on 2-3 June, 2023.
7. Health Economics Modelling Workshop at Department of Health Research, New Delhi on 24-
25 May, 2023
8. Cancer Management Course for Primary Care Physician: Basic Course in Cancer Management
conducted by Ruby Hall Clinic, Kamalnayan Bajaj Cancer Center, Pune on 6-7 May 2023
9. Qualitative data analysis method: Thematic analysis workshop (online) conducted by IÉSEG
School of Management on 6 May 2023
10. Code of Conduct for Government Employees (online) conducted by Institute of Secretariat
Training and Management on 27 March 2023
11. Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (online) conducted by Institute of
Secretariat Training and Management on 20 March 2023
12. Regional Consultations for Prioritizing Diseases for Elimination in India at ICMR-NIN,
Hyderabad (7-8 Feb 2023), ICMR New Delhi (21-22 Feb 2023) and ICMR-NIV, Pune (9-10
March 2023) - organized and participated
13. Regional Training of Trainers under HIV Sentinel Surveillance conducted by ICMR-NARI on
23rd and 24th November 2022
14. Induction Training on Research Methodology, Biostatistical Techniques, Health Data
Management, and its analysis using Statistical Software for newly appointed scientists of
ICMR and its institutes conducted by ICMR-NIMS, New Delhi from October 10 to 14, 2022
15. COVID-19 Vaccine Access Program in India: COVASIM capacity building (online) conducted by
ICMR in collaboration with IAVI, JNU, Imperial College, London and The Institute of Disease
Modelling, Seattle on 4, 5 August 2022
16. Basic Training Workshop Series : Stakeholder engagement -Training Session 1: Introduction
to Priority Setting and HTA to achieve UHC (online) conducted by HTAIn Sec., DHR on 4
August 2022
17. Workshop on Qualitative Research (online) from June 21 - 23, 2022 conducted by
Department of Continuing Nursing Education & Research, College of Nursing, Christian
Medical College, Vellore

18. Enhancing Capacities: Communication, Advocacy & Modelling for Pandemic Preparedness
Workshop at ICMR-NARI on 15- 17 June 2022 - organized and participated
19. Qualitative research methods - online courses conducted by BMJ Learning on 9 May 2022
20. BMJ India webinar on Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care on 29 April 2022
21. Workshop on Sample Size Estimation in Health Research (online) conducted by JIPMER,
Pondicherry on 6 and 7 April 2022
22. Biosafety Training conducted by ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute on 22 March 2022
23. Expert Consultation Webinar on Spreadsheet Data Management: Simple, Convenient Yet
Powerful conducted by ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health on 9 March, 2022
24. Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Dental Health Professionals - online course
conducted by ICMR-NIE from 1 February 2022 to 30 April 2022
25. Health Research Fundamentals - online course conducted by ICMR-NIE from 24 January 2022
to 18 March 2022
26. Research Ethics and Plagiarism (online) conducted by IGNOU from January 2022 to May
27. Scientific Writing in Health Research - online course conducted by ICMR-NIE from 13
December 2021 to 10 Mar 2022
28. Regulatory Pathway Workshop Series – Medical devices & Diagnostics (two sessions) (online)
conducted by CDSA, THSTI and i-TTO, FITT, IIT Delhi on 7 and 21 December 2021
29. Regulatory Pathway Workshop Series – New Drugs and Biopharmaceuticals (online)
conducted by CDSA, THSTI and i-TTO, FITT, IIT Delhi on 14 December 2021
30. ICMR- Elsevier Publishing Series webinars from 29 October 2021 to 20th Dec 2021
31. Ethics Review of Health Research - online course conducted by ICMR-NIE from October 2021
to January 2022
32. Prescribing Skills Course for Indian Medical Graduates conducted by ICMR-National Virtual
Centre Clinical Pharmacology from 7 June 2021 to 8 October 2021
33. Good Clinical Practice (online) by NIDA Clinical Trials Network on 30 September 2021
34. PH557: Lessons From Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic - online course by HarvardX in
February 2016
35. Basic Training in Clinical Research Methodology conducted by Department of Clinical
Pharmacology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai from March 2015 to August 2015
36. Good Clinical Practice (online) by NIDA Clinical Trials Network in December 2014

Number of Publications : 1
List of Publications
  1. Nayak AS, Parkar SR, Nachane HB, Sangoi BA, Shinde RG. Gender variability of perceived stress and negative inferential feedback in depression. Indian J Psychol Med. 2019 Jul-Aug;41(4):331-337.