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Division of Epidemiology

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Full Mailing Address:

Epidemiology Division,
National Centre for Disease Control,
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Telephone:
1123990205

 

Head of the Division:

 

 

Dr. Arti Bahl
MBBS, MD

Additional Director
Email ID -arti.bahl@gov.in

 

 

*Other Officers in the Division

 

 

Dr. Tanzin Dikid
MBBS, MD

Joint Director
Email ID -tanzin.dikid@gov.in

 

 

Dr. Anubhav Srivastava
MD

Deputy Director
Email ID- anubhav.srivastava@nic.in

 

 

Dr Suneet Kaur
MBBS, MD

Deputy Director
Email ID- suneet.kaur@nic.in

 

 

Dr Ramesh Chandra
MD

Deputy Director
Email ID- ramesh@ncdc.gov.in

 

 

 

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Dr Shailaja Humnabadkar
Assistant Director

Email ID: drshailaja2019@gmail.com

 

 

Mr. Mahesh Chandra
Assistant Research Officer

Email ID- maheshchandra15132@gmail.com

 

 

*Other Staff in the Division

 

 

 

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Mr. Bhagwan Sahai Meena
Laboratory Assistant

Email ID- Bhagwansahaimeena83@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Mr. Nilesh Krishnat Gondhali
Research Assistant

Email ID- Ngncdc121218@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Mr. Surendra Kumar Yadav
Lab. Attendant

Email ID- Surendrayadav.876@gmail.com

 

 

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Ms. P. Bhavna
Technician

Email ID- bhavna00489@gmail.com

 

 

MANDATE OF THE DIVISION:

  • Public Health Capacity building: Enhance and strengthen Field Epidemiology skills of Public Health Professionals and promote evidence based public health response. Capacity building of National/ SEARO and other WHO Regions
  • Outbreak investigations
  • Disaster Management
  • Technical Support to National Health Programmes: IDSP, INSACOG, AMR programme
  • Monitoring of International Health Regulations in India
  • Preparation of technical documents: Technical guidelines, NCDC Newsletter, CD Alert, Training material etc.

 

DIVISIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

  1. Unit for Surveillance of antibiotic consumption/use

Email ID of Programme: amcncdc2018@gmail.com

Officer In Charge: Dr. Arti Bahl and Dr Suneet Kaur

 

*Programme details:

  1. Point Prevalence Surveys of Antibiotic consumption at NAC-NET sites
  2. Monitoring of antimicrobial consumption trends at NAC-NET sites

 

  1. India Epidemic Intelligence Services (EIS)-Master’s in Applied Epidemiology Programme

Email ID of Programme: eiso.technical@gmail.com

Officer In Charge: Dr. Tanzin Dikid and Dr Ramesh Chandra

 

*Programme details:

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, launched the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Programme at National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi in October 2012 on the lines of the programme of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA. This two-year programme is designed to provide high quality training to public health professionals with skills in epidemiology necessary for public health actions including surveillance, effective and rapid response to any public health event or crisis. This training is offered to nominated candidates of state health departments and self-sponsored mid-level public health professionals.

This unique programme is being conducted by the NCDC, Delhi in technical collaboration with CDC, Atlanta. The programme is now linked to a Masters in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) degree from HN Bahuguna Uttarakhand Medical Education University.

 

  1. WHO Field Epidemiology Training programme (FETP)

Email ID of Programme: epidncdc@gmail.com

Officer In Charge: Dr. Anubhav Srivastava

 

*Programme details: Epidemiology Division of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology & training since 1996. Objective is to strengthen technical capabilities and skills of health professionals in field application of epidemiology in prevention & control of diseases.

Among the various Training Programmes conducted for Public Health Capacity building, Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) & Paramedical FETP are the two key WHO sponsored activities.

1) Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) (3 Month) – It is a tailor-made programme for medical personnel from countries of South East Asia Region to strengthen the epidemiological skills. The training covers modules on principles of epidemiology, introduction to biostatistics, disease surveillance, outbreak investigation and response, role of the laboratories in public health, emerging infectious diseases, communication and health promotion, international health regulation, basic computer applications, and field practice.

(2) Regional Training Programme on Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases or Paramed FETP (One month) – The division conducts one-month training programme every year for Paramedical workers from the countries of South East Asia Region in prevention and control of communicable diseases. This training programme aims at enhancing epidemiological skills of paramedical health workforce in the region for rapid response during communicable diseases outbreaks.

 


20th Regional FETP for Paramedics of SEAR

 

NAC-NET WORKSHOP 2022

 

Anthrax SSE by EISO, Koraput 2022

 

 

Research projects and Publication (With website link):

 

  1. Shrivastava A, Srikanth P, Kumar A, Bhushan G, Goel K, Kumar S, et al. Outbreaks of unexplained neurologic illness - Muzaffarpur, India, 2013-2014. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 2015;64(3):49–53. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25632950/
  2. Kumar T, Shrivastava A, Kumar A, Laserson K F, Narain J P, Venkatesh S, et al. (2015). Viral Hepatitis Surveillance India, 2011-2013. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 2015;64(28),758–762.

https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6428a3

  1. Dhanaraj B, Papanna M K, Adinarayanan S, Vedachalam C, Sundaram V, Shanmugam S, et al. Prevalence and risk factors for adult pulmonary tuberculosis in a metropolitan city of South India. PloS one. 2015;10(4): e0124260.

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0124260

  1. Yadav R, Garg R, Manoharan N, Swasticharan L, Julka P, Rath G. Evaluation of Delhi Population Based Cancer Registry and Trends of Tobacco Related Cancers. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention. 2016;17(6):2841–2846.
  2. Devi NP, Kumar AMV, Chinnakali P, Rajendran M, Valan AS, Rewari BB, et al. Loss to follow-up among children in pre-ART care under the National AIDS Programme, Tamil Nadu, South India. Public Health Action. 2017;7(2):90–94. https://doi.org/10.5588/pha.16.0112
  3. Goel K, Naithani S, Bhatt D, Khera A, Sharapov UM, Kriss JL, et al. The World Health Organization Measles Programmatic Risk Assessment Tool-Pilot Testing in India, 2014. Risk analysis: an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis. 2017;37(6):1063–1071.
 

https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.12615

  1. Shrivastava A, Kumar A, Thomas JD, Laserson KF, Bhushan G, Carter MD, et al. Association of acute toxic encephalopathy with litchi consumption in an outbreak in Muzaffarpur, India, 2014: a case-control study. The Lancet Global Health. 2017;5(4): e458– e466.

https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30035-9

  1. Yadav R, Swasticharan L, Garg R. (2017) Compliance of Specific Provisions of Tobacco Control Law Around Educational Institutions in Delhi, India. International journal of preventive medicine. 2017; 8:62. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_239_16
  2. Kumar T, Bhatia D, Kaur T, Vimal V, Aakash PS, Prakash NJ, et al. Vibrio Cholerae Outbreak in Batala Town, Punjab, India 2012. The Journal of communicable diseases. 2017; 49:35-40.

https://doi.org/10.24321/0019.5138.201705

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Kumar T, Bhatia D, MahaLakshmi PV, Laserson KF, Narain JP, Kumar R. (2017) Risk factors for death during a resurgence of influenza-A (H1N1) pdm09 in Punjab State in 2013. Indian journal of public health. 2017;61(1):9–13.

https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-557X.200246

  1. Padda P, Singla N, Sarin R. Surveillance, Evaluation of Programmatic

Management of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (PMDT) at DR-TB Centre, NITRD, New Delhi. Indian Journal of Community Health. 2018;30(1):76–81. https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/802

  1. Moghe CS, Goel P, Singh J, Nayak NR, Dhuria M, Jain R, et al. (2019) Mumps outbreak investigation in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India, June-September 2016. Journal of medical virology. 2019;91(3):347–350.

https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.25324

  1. Choudhary S, Sahu R, Sodha SV, Dikid T, Aggarwal CS, Saroha E, et al. Outbreak investigation of acute diarrheal disease (ADD) during a religious mass gathering associated with drinking contaminated pipeline water, Radhakund, Uttar Pradesh, India, October — November 2016. The Columbia University Journal of Global Health. 2019;9(2).

https://doi.org/10.7916/thejgh.v9i2.4962

  1. Yadav R, Somashekar D, Sodha SV, Laserson KF, Venkatesh S, Chauhan H. Post-Flood Rapid Needs Assessment in Srinagar City, Jammu and Kashmir State, India, September, 2014. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 2019; 13(2):133– 137.

https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2018.21

  1. Nayak P, Sodha SV, Laserson KF, Padhi AK, Swain BK, Hossain SS, et al. A cutaneous Anthrax outbreak in Koraput District of Odisha-India 2015. BMC public health. 2019;19(Suppl 3): 470.

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6787-0

  1. Kumar T, Shrivastava A, Bhatia D, Mitra Y, Kumar A, Hussain S, et al. Jaundice outbreak likely caused by HEV in Amritsar, Punjab, India, 2013. BMC public health. 2019;19(Suppl 3):464.

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6786-1

  1. Goel P, Dhuria M, Yadav R, Khasnobis P, Meena S, Venkatesh S. Public health surveillance during Simhastha Kumbh, a religious mass gathering in Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2016. Indian journal of public health. 2020;64(2):198–200. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_53_19
  2. Maramraj KK, Ml KL, Dikid T, Choudhary S, Reddy S, Jain S K, et al. An outbreak of acute skin and soft tissue infections including necrotizing fasciitis in Kalwala village, India, 2018: Public health implications for the lymphatic filariasis elimination program. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2020;114(10):742–750.

https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/traa046

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Aggrawal V, Dikid T, Jain SK, Pandey A, Khasnobis P, Choudhary S, et al. Disease surveillance during a large religious mass gathering in India: The Prayagraj Kumbh 2019 experience. International journal of infectious diseases. 2020; 101:167–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.1424
  2. Dikid T, Chaudhary S, Goel K, Padda P, Sahu R, Kumar T, et al. Responding to COVID- 19 pandemic: Why a strong health system is required. The Indian journal of medical research. 2020;151(2&3):140–145. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_761_20`
  3. Rastogi N, Goel K, Jain T, V Sodha S, Yadav R, Aggarwal S C, et al. Evaluation of National Injury Surveillance Centre, India, 2015-16. Indian Journal of Community Health. 2020;32(1):51–56.
 

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i01.011

  1. Maramraj KK, Subbalakshmi G, Ali MS, Dikid T, Yadav R, Sodha SV, et al. A community-wide acute diarrheal disease outbreak associated with drinking contaminated water from shallow bore-wells in a tribal village, India, 2017. BMC public health. 2020; 20(1), 231.

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-8263-2

  1. Singh A, Gupta R, Dikid T, Saroha E, Sharma N C, Sagar S, et al. Cholera outbreak investigation, Bhadola, Delhi, India, April-May 2018. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2020;114(10):762–769. https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/traa059
  2. Patel P, Athotra A, Vaisakh TP, Dikid T, Jain SK, NCDC COVID Incident Management Team, et al. Impact of nonpharmacological interventions on COVID-19 transmission dynamics in India. Indian journal of public health. 2020; 64(Supplement), S142-

S146

https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_510_20

  1. Pasi A, Gaikwad P, Aroskar K, Kumar T, Teddy R, Kundu M, et al. Early detection of suspected cases of COVID-19: role of thermal screening at international airports in India. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Healt.2020; 7(12):4817-4822. http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20204977
  2. Chandrasekar P, Kumar S, Dzeyie K, Vignesh M S, Sankara D, Raveendran I, et al. Outbreak of ceftriaxone-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi attributed to eating chicken at hotel X, Tiruchirappalli, India, 2018. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020; 101:59–60.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.186

  1. Lowang D, Dhuria M, Yadav R, Mylliem P, Sodha SV, Khasnobis P. Measles outbreak among children ≤15 years old, Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya, India, 2017. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65(Supplement): S5–S9.

https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_960_20

  1. Sheoran P, Rammayyan A, Shukla HK, Dikid T, Yadav R, Sodha V. An

outbreak investigation of acute Diarrheal Disease, Nagpur District, Maharashtra, India. Indian journal of public health. 2021;65(Supplement): S14–S17. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_962_20

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Sahu R, Ray AL, Yadav AK, Kunte R, Faujdar DS, et al. Acute gastroenteritis outbreak in a school associated with religious ceremony in Mirzapur District, Uttar Pradesh, India. Indian journal of public health. 2021;65(Supplement): S18–S22. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1045_20
  2. Dzeyie KA, Lowang D, Dikid T, Wangsu W, Tamir T, et al. Measles outbreak investigation at Indo-Myanmar border, Longding District, Arunachal Pradesh, India, 2017. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65 (Supplement): S23–S28. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1067_20
  3. Patil AA, Velayudhan A, Durairaj GK, Khasnobis P, Sodha SV, et al. Outbreak investigation of foodborne illness among political rally attendees, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65(Supplement): S55– S58. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1069_20
  4. Velayudhan A, Nayak J, Murhekar MV, Dikid T, Sodha SV, et al. Shellfish poisoning outbreaks in Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65(Supplement): S29–S33.
 
 

https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1070_20

  1. Vardhan V, Dikid T, Yadav R, Patil R, Awate P, et al. Foodborne Disease outbreak associated with eating Gaajar Halwa at a Wedding - Palghar District, Maharashtra, India, 2018. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65(Supplement): S10–S13.

https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1099_20

  1. Gupta G, Singh A, Dikid T, Saroha E, Sodha SV. Acute diarrheal disease outbreak in Muzaffarpur Village, Chandauli District, Uttar Pradesh, India. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65(Supplement): S34–S40. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1111_20
  2. Kumar A, Grover G S, Dikid T, Kaur S, Patil A, et al. Foodborne illness outbreak linked to a rural community kitchen in a rural area of Patiala District, Punjab, India, 2018. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65(Supplement): S41–S45.

https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1112_20

  1. Dutta BP, Kumar N, Meshram KC, Yadav R, Sodha SV, Gupta S. Cholera outbreak associated with contaminated water sources in paddy fields, Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh, India. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65(Supplement): S46– S50.

https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1118_20

  1. Sharma S, Goel K, Kurup KK, Grover GS, Bhaskar R. COVID-19 in Punjab,

India: Epidemiological patterns, laboratory surveillance and contact tracing of COVID-19 cases, March-May 2020. Clinical epidemiology and global health. 2021; 11: 100769.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2021.100769

  1. Azarudeen M J, Aroskar K, Kurup K K, Dikid T, Chauhan H, Jain S K, Singh S K. Comparing COVID-19 mortality across selected states in India: The role of age structure. Clinical epidemiology and global health. 2021; 12:100877.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2021.100877

 


  1. Dzeyie K A, Lowang D, Dikid T, Wangsu W, Tamir T. Measles Outbreak Investigation at Indo-Myanmar Border, Longding District, Arunachal Pradesh, India, 2017. Indian journal of public health. 2021; 65(Supplement): S23-S28-29.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33753588/

  1. Singh SK, Murhekar M, Gupta S, Minh NN, Sodha SV. Building public health capacity through India epidemic intelligence service and field epidemiology training programs in India. Indian J Public Health. 2021; 65(Suppl 1): S1-S4
  2. Moghe C S, Thomas T, Aggarwal C S, Sharma S, Sodha S V. Malaria outbreak investigation in a tribal area of Pratapgarh district, Rajasthan, India, 2016. BMC Proceedings. 2021; 15(Supplementary 11):17 https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12919-021-00223-6
  3. Azarudeen M, Naqvi S, Patil A, Dikid T, Kaushal K, Roy R, et al. Evaluation of National Leprosy Eradication Programme Surveillance System, Pandariya Block, Kawardha district, Chhattisgarh, April — June 2019. BMC Proceedings. 2021; 15(Supplementary 11):17
 

https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12919-021-00223-6

https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12919-021-00223-6

  1. Rastogi N, Goel K, Jain T, Sodha SV, Aggarwal CS, Venkatesh S. An Epidemiological Profile of Injury Patients Admitted in a Tertiary Care Hospital, New Delhi, India, 2015. BMC Proceedings. 2021; 15(Supplementary 11):17 https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12919-021-00223-6
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https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12919-021-00223-6

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https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12919-021-00223-6

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https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12919-021-00223-6

 



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https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12919-021-00223-6

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Branches Under Division:

 

  1. Coonoor
  2. Alwar
  3. Jagdalpur