Sachin Atre

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Sachin Atre is a medical anthropologist and has 20 years of experience in public health research. Since November 2015, he serves as the Research Coordinator for the study “Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes”, funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. The study is in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University USA, BJ Medical College Pune and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, India. He played a key role in setting up a new clinical study site at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre and currently coordinates activities there.

Dr. Atre has received his PhD from the University of Pune and his doctoral research work was focused on understanding biosocial determinants of drug-resistant TB among patients in urban and rural areas of Maharashtra. During Sept. 2013-Sept. 2014, he was awarded with Fulbright-Nehru Post doc Fellowship at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston USA. The work at Harvard was focused on addressing policy needs for multidrug-resistant TB management and control in India. The policy paper based on this work has been listed among the most influential articles recommended by Springer-Nature group journal editors. After returning from Harvard, Dr. Atre served as an independent technical consultant for the Global TB Program of the World Health Organization, Geneva during 2014-15. The work involved a literature review and documentation of mandatory TB notification policies and practices among high, medium and low TB incidence countries especially to point out challenges in high TB incidence countries and to provide a guidance on how those can be tackled. This work was published in the European Respiratory Journal in December 2016. Dr. Atre also serves as an academic collaborator for Global Burden of Disease (GBD) initiative led by Prof. Chris Murray.

Before moving to Harvard on Fulbright fellowship, Dr. Atre had worked with the Foundation for Research in Community Health (FRCH) in Pune for 12 years. His work encompassed a wide range of areas such as tuberculosis, diabetes, access to medicines, leprosy, family planning etc. which have cross-cutting interests of social sciences and public health. He also served for a short duration for two consulting firms one at New Delhi and other in Pune.

Dr. Atre had presented his work at international conferences and/meetings in 15 countries for most of which he received Travel grants. He serves as an invited reviewer for reputed journals such as WHO Bulletin, The Lancet Global Health, PLoS One, International Journal of TB and Lung Disease and BMC Public Health etc. Till date he has over 60 peer-reviewed publications (many as a lead author) in international journals with over 9000 citations.

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