I am a dentist with a postgraduate degree in public health. I have keen interest in inter-disciplinary research, with a thematic inclination towards non-communicable diseases, mental health and disability. I have an experience of both qualitative and quantitative research but I do better in terms of qualitative research.
I have basic knowledge of Stata, SPSS, Epi Info and Excel. I previously work in the Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. As a part of my thesis, I carried out a mixed method study to assess the healthcare access of migrants in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. I looked at the relationship social capital and healthcare access in my thesis.
Highest Education: MPH - Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad
Date of Joining: May 18, 2020
Date Of Completion: June 17, 2020
In coming one year, I see myself as a part of a dynamic research team in the organization that I am currently working for. I look forward to hone my research skills as a part of that process. I wish to advance my career in community-based research with specialization in non-communicable diseases, mental health and disability. I want to strengthen my quantitative and qualitative research skills; however, I would like to focus more on qualitative research. The aim is to get better at qualitative research methods, software used to analyze qualitative data and simultaneously learn quantitative methods/data analysis and data visualization. Currently, I am working on two academic manuscripts based on my master’s thesis. I would like to publish those manuscripts in a reputed journal within a year.
I plan to start applying for public health PhD. programs in Global Health/Gender and Health/Disability and Inclusion in three years down the line. I will begin with preparing for entrance examinations for national and international universities, language proficiency tests and writing Statement of Purpose (SOPs). More importantly, I hope to begin working on my research proposal for the PhD program in a year or two. For me, a PhD. program is not merely an academic exercise but an opportunity to inform local/national healthcare policy. My objective is to develop a proposal which is grounded in evidence in order to answer one or more pertinent public health question(s).In the long run, I seek to evolve into a culturally competent public health researcher with managerial and leadership qualities.
I learnt how to condense information appropriately when writing a blog which is different than how academic writing is done.
I learnt the specifics of the health system of Bangladesh and its comparison with India and other LMICs. I also learnt about the strategies they had adopted to address COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Key features of any data tracker/dashboard/informatics platform
2. Basic concepts of data visualization
3. Data interpretation
4. Basics of policy analysis
5. Presentation skills
Learnt how to gather policy information in a systematic manner.
INSPIRE Virtual Experiential Learning Program - EVALUATION MATRIX
Experience with INSPIRE Program
I am a dentist with a master's degree in public health. I was given the wonderful opportunity to work as a virtual intern as a part of the INSPIRE program. I was guided by Dr. Ashish Joshi, Swati and Srishti ma'am. I learnt data management and visualization skills in 1 month. I also got an opportunity to write a blog with other two members. It was a great learning experience.