Dr. Deb graduated from NRS Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata in 1990 and served there as a resident house physician in the departments of internal medicine and hematology. He started his research career in 1993 as a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata, which is one of the premier institutes under Indian Council of Medical Research and is a WHO collaborative center for research and training on diarrheal diseases. In 1999, he received a fellowship from the NIH/Fogarty International Center, USA to pursue doctoral studies in Epidemiology in School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles and earned his PhD in 2006. Since 2002, he is serving NICED as a Senior Research Officer (Scientist 'C') in the Division of Epidemiology.
During his research career, he worked in various capacities in a number of research projects on different aspects diarrheal diseases, including drug trials and trials of different formulations of ORS (hypoosmolar and rice-based) in children and adults. He acted as co-investigator in large community-based vaccine trials for typhoid fever and cholera, and participated in advanced vaccinology courses in Korea and France. As the principal investigator, he worked and supervised in studies related to Haemophilus influenzae type b infections in children, HIV in migrant workers and cholera vaccination in infants. He also served as technical expert in various project development meetings including WHO/TDR meetings and as a consultant of diarrheal disease program of Institute for One World Health, USA. His special interest is in identifying data gaps in important public health areas and conducting methodologically sound studies that can potentially fill-in those gaps and improve the health of the community through planning and formulation of better health actions and policies.
Sen, B., S. Dutta, D. Sur, B. Manna, A. K. Deb, S.
K. Bhattacharya and S. K. Niyogi, 2007. Phage typing, biotyping
antimicrobial resistance profile of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi
from Kolkata. Indian J Med Res. 125: 685.
Manna, B., A. Deb and S. K. Bhattacharya,
2006. Diarrhoeal Diseases. In: Database for Diseases Burden
Estimation - Malaria, Filaria, Dengue Diarrhoeal Diseases. Indian
Council of Medical Research (in collaboration with WHO India Country
Office), New Delhi, pp. 71-91.
Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, B. Sen, A. K. Deb, J. L. Deen,
J. Wain, L. von Seidlein, L. Ochiai, J. D. Clemens and S. K.
Bhattacharya, 2006. Evaluation of new-generation serologic
tests for the diagnosis of typhoid fever: Data from a community-based
surveillance in Calcutta, India. Diagn. Microbiol. Infect Dis. 56:
Sur, D., B. L. Sarkar, B. Manna, J. L. Deen, S. Datta, S. K.
Niyogi, A. N. Ghosh, A. K. Deb, S. Kanungo, A. Palit and S. K. Bhattacharya,
2006. Epidemiological, microbiological electron microscopic
study of a cholera outbreak in a Kolkata slum community. Indian J. Med.
Res. 123: 31.
Sur, D., L. von Seidlein, B. Manna, S. Dutta,
A. K. Deb, B. L. Sarkar, S. Kanungo, J. L. Deen, M. Ali, D. R. Kim, V. K. Gupta, R. L.
Ochiai, A. Tsuzuki, C. J. Acosta, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya,
2006. The malaria and typhoid fever burden in the slums of Kolkata,
India: data from a prospective community-based study. Trans R Soc Trop
Med Hyg. 100: 725.
Sur, D., J. L. Deen, B. Manna, S. K. Niyogi,
A. K. Deb, S. Kanungo, B. L. Sarkar, D. R. Kim, M. C. Danovaro-Holliday, K. Holliday, V. K.
Gupta, M. Ali, L. von Seidlein, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya,
2005. The burden of cholera in the slums of Kolkata, India: data
from a prospective community-based study. Arch Dis Child. 90: 1175.
Sur, D., B. Manna, A. K. Deb, J. L. Deen, M. C. Danovaro-Holliday,
L. von Seidlein, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya, 2004. Factors
associated with reported diarrhoea episodes and treatment-seeking in an
urban slum of Kolkata, India. J. Health Popul. Nutr. 22: 130.
Dutta, D., M. K. Bhattacharya, A. K. Deb, D. Sarkar, A.
Chatterjee, A. B. Biswas, K. Chatterjee, G. B. Nair and S. K.
Bhattacharya, 2000. Evaluation of oral hypo-osmolar glucose-based
and rice-based oral rehydration solutions in the treatment of cholera in
children. Acta. Paediatr. 89: 787.
Bhattacharya, M. K., S. Ghosh, A. K. Mukhopadhyay,
Deb and S. K. Bhattacharya, 2000. Outbreak of cholera caused by
Vibrio cholerae O1 intermediately resistant to norfloxacin at Malda,
West Bengal. J. Indian Med. Assoc. 98: 389.
Bhattacharya, S. K., A. K.Deb and Nair Gopinath Balakrish, 1999. Enteric pathogens. [Review].
In: National Report 1994-1999. Indian National Committee for
International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). Indian National
Science Academy, New Delhi. pp. 227-246.
Bhattacharya, M. K., D. Dutta, A. K. Deb, P. Garg,
S. Chakraborty, A. K. Mukhopadhyay, S. K. Bhattacharya and A. Moitra.
1998. Acute secretary traveler's diarrhoea caused by Vibrio
cholerae which does not belong to the O1 or O139 serogroup. Natl.
Med. J. India.11: 248.
Dutta, D., M. K. Bhattacharya, A. K. Deb, A. Saha
Chowdhury, G. B. Nair, B. S. Ramakrishna and S. K. Bhattacharya. 1998:
Uncooked rice powder in oral rehydration solution: an alternative to
glucose or cooked rice powder. Indian J. Med. Res. 107: 257.
Bhattacharya, M. K., D. Dutta, S. K. Bhattacharya,
A. K. Deb, A. K. Mukhopadhyay, G. B. Nair, T. Shimada, Y. Takeda, A.
Chowdhury and D. Mahalanabis. 1998. Association of a disease
approximating cholera by Vibrio cholerae of serogroups other than O1 and
O139. Epidemiol. Infect. 120: 1.
Bhattacharya, M. K., S. K. Bhattacharya, D. Dutta,
A. K. Deb, M. Deb, A. Dutta, A. Saha Choudhury, G. B. Nair and D. Mahalanabis. 1998. Efficacy of oral hypoosmolar glucose-based and
rice-based oral rehydration salt solutions in the treatment of cholera
in adults. Scand. J. Gastroenterol. 33: 159.
Bhattacharya, S. K., M. K. Bhattacharya, D. Dutta, S.
Dutta, M. Deb, A. K. Deb, K. P. Das, H. Koley and G. B. Nair, 1997.
Double-blind, randomized clinical trial for safety and efficacy of
norfloxacin for shigellosis in children. Acta. Paediatr.86: 319.
Dutta, D., S. K. Bhattacharya, M. K. Bhattacharya, A. K.
Deb, M. Deb, B. Manna, A. Moitra, A. K. Mukhopadhyay and G. B. Nair.
1996. Efficacy of norfloxacin and doxycycline for treatment of
Vibrio cholerae O139 infection. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 37: 575.
Bhattacharya, S. K., M. K. Bhattacharya, B. Manna,
D. Dutta, A. K. Deb, P. Dutta, A. G. Goswami, S. Dutta, S. Sarkar, A.
Mukhopadhyay, T. Krishnan, T. N. Naik and G. B. Nair. 1995. Risk
factors for development of dehydration in young children with acute
watery diarrhoea: a case-control study. Acta. Paediatr. 84: 160.
Bhattacharya, S. K., A. G. Goswami, M. K. Bhattacharya, D.
Dutta, A. K. Deb, M. Deb, B. K. Sircar, A. Saha Chowdhury, K. P. Das and G. B.
Nair, 1994. Epidemic of Vibrio cholerae O139 in Calcutta.
J. Med. Res. 100: 213.
Bhattacharya, S. K., M. K. Bhattacharya, G. B. Nair, D.
Dutta, A. K. Deb, T. Ramamurthy, S. Garg, P. K. Saha, P. Dutta, A. Moitra,
B. K. Mandal, T. Shimada, Y. Takeda and B. C. Deb. 1993. Clinical
profile of acute diarrhoea cases infected with the new epidemic strain
of Vibrio cholerae O139: designation of the disease as cholera.J.
Infection. 27: 11.