TARUN BHATNAGAR
SCIENTIST E

  TARUN BHATNAGAR

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2016

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
R-127,3RD AVENUE TAMIL NADU HOUSING BOARD AYAPAKKAM
CHENNAI - 600077 .
Telephone (off): +91-44-261364211
Fax : 044-26136426
Email : drtarunb@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • PhD candidate - Epidemiology, Sep 2004 – Till Date University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • MD - Preventive and Social Medicine, Jun 2003 Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India
  • MBBS, Mar 1998 Gandhi Medical College, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, MP, India

Discipline:
EPIDEMIOLOGY



Research Experience:
  • Scientist C, National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai (Jul 2008 – till date)
  • Project Manager, Integrated Behavioral and Biological Assessment (IBBA) of HIV, National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai, India (Nov 2007 – Jun 2008)
  • PhD candidate, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (2007-till date)
    • Prevalence of HIV/STI and associated risk factors among wives of truck drivers in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India (PhD dissertation)
  • Demonstrator, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India (Oct 2003 – Aug 2004)
  • Junior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India (Jul 2000-Jun 2003)
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • International AIDS Society
  • Indian Public Health Association
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

  • XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), Vienna, Austria; Jul 17-23, 2010
  • Review meeting of collaborative project with Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA; May 17-23, 2010
  • Workshop on Ethics in Biomedical Research at National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai; Jan 22, 2010.
  • Teaching the Teacher to Teach - T5 Lite course, Boston University Global Health Initiative-BU School of Public Health, at National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai; Jan 9-13, 2010.
  • 5th TEPHINET Southeast Asia/Western Pacific Bi-regional Scientific Conference, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Nov 1-7, 2009
  • Regional Training on Methods for Size Estimation of Populations at Risk of HIV Infection in Asia and the Pacific, UNAIDS and WHO at Bangkok, Thailand; Jul 14-17, 2009.
  • Cultural Epidemiology Workshop, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland at National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai. Mar 24-27, 2009.
  • Cost-effectiveness Analysis Workshop, Public Health Foundation of India at National AIDS Research Institute (ICMR), Pune. Mar 21-22, 2009.
  • National symposium on Teaching Technology in Public Health, Boston University, USA and NIE, Chennai at National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai. Jan 23, 2009.
  • Workshop on Teaching Philosophy and Teaching Portfolio, Boston University, USA at National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai. Jan 22, 2009.
  • Training of Trainers Workshop for MPH-FE, CDC, Atlanta and National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi. Sep 23-26, 2008.
  • Capacity Building Workshop on Application of Multivariate Mixed Effects Models, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. Dec 10 – 12, 2007.
  • Capacity Building Workshop for National AIDS Control Organization State Epidemiologists, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India. Nov 26 – Dec 1, 2007.
  • 13th Annual Principles of STD/HIV research Course, University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD, Seattle, Washington, USA. Jul 18 – 28, 2005.
  • Training on HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control, Govt. Medical College & State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, India. Jan 30 – 31, 2004.
  • Workshop on Advanced Methods in Bioinformatics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Nov 23 – 25, 2003.
  • CME on Rational Drug Therapy, Medical Education Unit, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Mar 2, 2003.
  • Workshop on Meta-Analysis, 47th National Conference of Indian Public Health Association, Nagpur, India. Jan 16, 2003.
  • Basic Course in Statistics for Medical Doctors, National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai, India. Oct 21 – 25, 2002.
  • Workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Management, National Teacher Training Centre, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India. Jan 3 – 5, 2002.
  • Geriatric Training Program, WHO-Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Dec 14 – 15, 2001.
  • Training program on Sensitization of Public Health Personnel in Reproductive & Child Health, WHO- Ministry of Health (MCH division), Govt. of India, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Oct 19 – 20, 2001.
  • Workshop on Scientific Writing and Communication, National Teacher Training Center, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Oct 21 – 22, 2000.

Awards:
  • Teaching Assistant of The Year 2006-2007, Public Health Students Association, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Fogarty Fellowship (National Institutes of Health, USA), 2004, AIDS International Training and Research Program, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA

Consultation:

  • Member, Technical expert group on mapping and size estimation of high risk groups for HIV, National AIDS Control Organization, New Delhi, India

Teaching/training Experience:

  • Core faculty, Two-year Field Epidemiology Training Programme leading to Master of Applied Epidemiology, and Master of Public Health Programme, ICMR School of Public Health, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai
  • Visiting faculty, ITECH HIV Clinical Fellowship, International Training and Education Centre on HIV/AIDS, CDC-India, Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai, India
  • Faculty, Operations Research in HIV/AIDS: Focusing Research Methodology, National AIDS Control Organization and WHO, NIE, Chennai (Nov 16-20, 2009)
  • Faculty, Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research, American Thoracic Society, NIE, Chennai (Jun 1-6, 2009)
  • Faculty, Forensic Epidemiology Workshop, FBI, CDC, ICMR, Chennai, India (Sep 16-19, 2008)
  • Faculty, Capacity Building Workshop for National AIDS Control Organization State Epidemiologists, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India (Nov 26 – Dec 1, 2007)
  • Lecturer (part-time), IDS 191 course (HIV in the Developing World), International Development Studies, Interdepartmental Programs, UCLA International Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA (Apr - Jun 2007)
  • Special Reader, Epid 200A and 200B course (Epidemiology Methods I and II), Epid 227 course (AIDS-A Major Public Health Challenge ), Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (Apr - Jun 2006, Sep 2006 – Mar 2007)
  • Remedial Tutor, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (Sep–Dec 2005, Jan–Jun 2006)
  • Demonstrator, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India (Oct 2003 – Aug 2004)
  • Junior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India (Jul 2000-Jun 2003)
Foreign Visits:
  1. PARTICIPATION IN THE "TEPHINET PROGRAM DIRECTORS' MEETING. TO SPAIN
    FROM 2016-06-27 TO 2016-06-29

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE "TEPHINET 8TH GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE". TO MEXICO
    FROM 2015-09-06 TO 2015-09-11

  3. PARTICIPATION IN THE "INDO-SWEDISH PUBLIC HEALTH INITIAVE FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (INSPIRE). TO SWEDEN
    FROM 2012-01-24 TO 2012-01-28

  4. PERMISSION OF EXTENSION OF ONE MONTH FOR COMPLETING THE PROCESS OF SUBMITTING HIS PHD THESIS.. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2011-06-16 TO 2011-07-15

  5. PERMISSION TO VISIT SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2011-04-01 TO 2011-06-15

  6. PARTICIPATION IN THE XVIIITH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE (AIDS 2010). TO AUSTRIA
    FROM 2010-07-17 TO 2010-07-23

  7. TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REVIEW MEETING OF THE COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITH TUFTS UNIVERSITY, BOSTON. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2010-05-09 TO 2010-05-24

  8. PARTICIPATION IN THE 5TH TEPHINET SOUTH EAST ASIA WESTERN PACIFIC BI-REGIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE. TO SOUTH KOREA (REPULIC OF KOREA)
    FROM 2009-11-02 TO 2009-11-06

  9. THE REGIONAL TRAINING ON METHODS FOR SITE ESTIMATION OF MOST -AT-RISK POPULATIONS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION. TO BANGKOK
    FROM 2009-07-14 TO 2009-07-17


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