Working as a Professor Paediatrics and Neonatolgy at Manipal Academy of Higher Education(MAHE). Main research interest in 'Neonatal sepsis' and burden of the disease in developing countries. Involved in INCLEN and Gates Funded project on 'Determinants of neonatal Pneumonia and factors associated with its mortality in India: a systematic review combined with qualitative research approach'. Site PI for following projects 'Global Vaccine Safety Multi Country Collaboration (GVS MCC) project measuring risks of early childhood morbid conditions and assessing standardized methods'(WHO funded) and 'Multicenter Active AEFI Sentinel Surveillance in India (MAASS-India)'.
Specialisation and expertise
Two decades of teaching and research experience in the field of Neonatolgy and Pediatrics. Received funding from ICMR/DBT/SERB/INCLEN organisation from India and WHO/Gates Foundation/Xerox -research USA (International)for projects on 'Preterm birth,Methylxanthines use for apnea of prematurity, Childhood pneumonia,maternal immunization and adverse neonatal outcome etc. Presently concentrating on sepsis burden in neonates,preterm gut microbiome and antibiotics stewardship.