1995- 2001: MBBS (Gold Medalist), SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Utkal University, Orissa, India
2003- 2006: M.D. (Community Medicine), Silver Medalist- Merit of First Order,
Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.
2010- 2012: MBA Hospital Management, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
2012- 2014: FAIMER Fellowship, PSG FAIMER Regional Institute, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2016- 2017: Graduate Certificate Program on Tobacco Control. Institute for Global Tobacco Control. Johns Hopkins University, The Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland, US
2016- 2017: Fulbright-Nehru Academic Professional Excellence Fellow (FN-APE) at USC Institute for Global Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
2018- 2019: 2018-2019 Scholars’ Leadership program on Tobacco Control. Institute for Global Tobacco Control. Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland, US
a. Guide for 2 PhD, 6 MD, 15 MPH and 5 MBBS trainees
b. Intramural Projects: 10
c. Extramural Projects: 10
(Funding Agency: MoHFW, ICMR, Union SEA, WHO-India, PHFI/ Emory PH Leadership Grant, DBT, DST, ISN etc)
a. Peer Reviewed Journal: 110
b. Book: 1
c. Chapters in Book: 12
d. Technical reports/ Guidelines: 10
Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Systems Strengthening, Medical Education, Epidemiology.
Awards & Recognitions:
a. Awarded Best Research Paper at the 1st World NCD Congress Organized by World NCD Forum at PGIMER, Chandigarh from 3rd to 7th Nov 2017.
b. Awarded Best Paper in the Non-communicable disease session at the 60th National Annual Conference of IPHA organized by Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, 4th to 6th March 2016.
c. Successfully completed the Training Programme for Young Leaders in Health Administration Course at the University of Miyazaki from 1st December 2013 to 13th December 2013 organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the International Cooperation Programme of the Government of Japan.
d. Was awarded the Best Research Paper in young scientist category (Kalu Ram Memorial Award) for the best community based research in 40th National IAPSM conference, Nagpur from 22nd to 24th Jan 2013.
e. Successfully completed EDX course PH207x: Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical Public Health Research, a course of study offered by HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University.
f. Awarded ‘Silver Medal’ of merit i.e., Merit of first order, in M.D. examination in PGIMER, Chandigarh. April 2006.
g. Second prize in poster presentation competition held at 8th South East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting of International Epidemiological Association held at Jhansi, December 2004.
h. Sanatan Pujari Gold Medal for securing first position in Anatomy in 1st MBBS (April 1997). Secured Honours (> 75% mark in the subject) in Anatomy and Physiology in 1st MBBS (April, 1997) and Honours in Pathology (> 75% mark in the subject) in 2nd MBBS. (April 1999).
i. 1st prize in a quiz program organized by SCB Medical college student’s union in August 2001.
j. 1st prize in Neonatal quiz competition organized by NNF-Orissa chapter & IAP – Orissa state branch, 20th Dec 2000.
k. Runners up in the 12th IAP Pediatric Quiz 1999, College round held at SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa. Sept 1999.
* 12 years Post MD Research/ Teaching Experience
* Additional Professor (July 2016 - till date)
* Associate Professor (July 2013 – June 2016)
* Assistant Professor (February 2010 – June 2013),
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (Community Medicine),
Organization: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
(An Institution of National Importance under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India)
4th Floor, Administrative Block, JIPMER, Puducherry