Epidemiology & Operational Research
Head of the Division: Dr Dinesh Raja J, Scientist B (Medical)
The Unit of Epidemiology and Operational Research was conceptualised in October 2021 to emphasize on carrying out operational research, developing advanced epidemiological strategies and application of analytical methods to facilitate policy decisions and optimal resource allocation by the national programme in the control and elimination of vector borne diseases.
To conduct robust epidemiological studies (quantitative, qualitative & mixed method studies) on vector borne diseases.
To carry out operational research studies to address specific problems in ongoing national vector borne diseases control programme that will aid in its better implementation.
To apply operational research to the prevention, detection, and treatment of VBDs.
To scale-up existing public health interventions through innovative approaches like m-Health and artificial intelligence in the management of vector borne diseases.
To conduct studies on social determinants of vector borne diseases, develop community engagement and behaviour change communication strategies, and carry-out necessary interventions for the prevention and control of vector borne diseases.
Epidemiology of Vector Borne Diseases, Operational Research, Implementation Research, Outbreak Investigation, Socio Behavioural Research, Application of m-Health and Artificial Intelligence in Prevention, Control & Management of Vector Borne Diseases, Migration and Health, Social and Behaviour Change Communication