INTERNSHIP


The internship programme is an initiative of PHESA designed for undergraduates, postgraduates, and doctoral students of diverse backgrounds for the duration of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year who are interested in working on public health issues of South Asia.

Under this programme, students get involved in ongoing projects of PHESA and get an exposure to public health research. They are educated on health disparities, health issues, professional development and community health promotion activities. Students receive certificate on successful completion of internship.


Activities

Interns are involved in various activities of the ongoing projects;

  • Developing protocol for systematic review under Cochrane methodology.
  • Trained on search strategies to conduct a systematic review.
  • Secondary data extraction from the literatures.
  • Involved in writing review articles on public health issues of South Asia.

If you are interested in internship with PHESA, please send an email with your details to: ph.cochrane@manipal.edu



INTERNS-2014 to 2020



IN THE YEAR 2014


July 2014

Dr. Ashritha Saharan
BDS, MPH

Ms. Ashwiniy Shenoy
M.Sc. Biostatistics

Dr. Kumar Sumit
BDS, MPH

Dr. Megha Thakur
BDS, MPH

Ms.Miti Judith
B.Sc. MPH

Dr. Richa Jaswal
BDS, MPH

Dr. Tanvi Bansal
BDS, MPH

Mr. UN Yadav
BPS, MPH


August 2014

Dr. Mannat Sigh
BDS, MPH

Aleksandra Krawczyk
B.Sc in Nutrition

Dr.Shradha Parsekar
BHMS,PGDHIM,MPH

Dr.Arun Simon
BDS, MDS

IN THE YEAR 2015


Ms.Hanna Nelson

Ms.Dayeshwari Devi

Ms.Maria Mathews

Mr.Vasanthan

  • Number of students completed internship: 13

  • Completed systematic reviews: 2

  • Papers submitted: 4

  • Accepted papers: 4

IN THE YEAR 2016


Mr. Kiran Bhandary

Dr. Sirjana Dahal, Dr. Santosh Agrawal & Ms. Valeria Bevilacqua (left to right)


  • “Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and current Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) strategies in South Asia: A review paper” :Ms. Valeria Bevilacqua

  • Evaluating sanitization of toothbrush using various Decontamination methods: Dr. Sirjana Dahal, Dr. Santosh Agrawal

  • “Application of Bayesian Meta-analysis in Public Health Systematic Reviews”: Mr. Kiran Bhandary

  • “Completeness of reporting in Indian qualitative Public Health Research: A systematic review of 20 years of literature” : Nachiketh Gudi

This year we had ten interns who worked at PHESA on Secondary data analysis


Ms. Amy John, M.Sc. Statistics,
MAHE, Manipal.

 “Factors influencing institutional deliveries in India using district level household survey 4”.

Ms. Devaki B. Kotian, M.Sc. Statistics,
MAHE, Manipal

 “Determinants of “feeling worthless” among elderly, using data from Building knowledge base on Population Ageing in India (BKPAI) Data”.

Ms. Merisin Joseph, M.Sc. Statistics,
MAHE, Manipal.

“Factors Influencing Exclusive breast feeding in Uttar Pradesh”.

Ms. Shradha Shetty, M.Sc. Statistics,
MAHE, Manipal

“Environmental factors associated with tuberculosis in India using NFHS 3 data”.

Ms. Vrindha Pari, MPH
MAHE, Manipal.

worked on the DFID funded project –“Gender Responsive Policing”

Ms.Anna Baby, MPH MG University, Kottayam, Kerala

“Environmental and house hold risk factors affecting tuberculosis”.

Mr.Joyel Jofred, MPH
MG University, Kottayam, Kerala

“Association between intimate partner violence and contraceptive utilization”.

Mr. Syam Sekhar, MPH
MG University, Kottayam, Kerala

“Factors associated with exclusive breast feeding among 0-6 month’s infants in Uttar Pradesh”.

Mr. Sarath T.S, MPH
MG University, Kottayam, Kerala

“Factors influencing institutional delivery in India using district house hold survey -4”.


Ms. Aishwarya Ambat, Dr. Sabah Sharafs, Dr. Neha Prasad and Dr. Praveen Mangad, second year MPH students from Prassana School Of Public Health, MAHE were in PHESA as part of their research internship and conducted a review on the topic " Nipah virus: A review on epidemiological characteristics andoutbreaks to inform public health decision making”. The manuscript is published in Journal of Infection and Public Health. During the training period they also learned the basics of systematic review.

Ms Zinnia Sharma, MPH

Ms. Zinnia Sharma worked with PHESA as an intern for more than a year. She is a team member in the review ‘Effect of food fortification and supplementation on nutritional status of women: an evidence summary’. She was involved in various other PHESA activities.

Ms Zinnia Sharma, MPH

Ms. Zinnia Sharma worked with PHESA as an intern for more than a year. She is a team member in the review ‘Effect of food fortification and supplementation on nutritional status of women: an evidence summary’. She was involved in various other PHESA activities.

Dr. Priyanka Prasad
BDS

Dr. Priyanka Prasad, BDS, joined as an intern in December 2019 and will be working with PHESA for a period of six months. She is working on a systematic review on ‘Oral health related quality of life in individuals with HIV’

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