|Name||Dr. Kamalesh Sarkar|
|Educational Qualification||MBBS (Cal), MD (AIIMS, New Delhi), MAMS (India)|
|Designation||Scientist F & Head, Division of Epidemiology, Officer-in-charge, National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB), West Bengal Unit|
|Specialization||Public Health Specialist|
|Date of joining ICMR||18th September 1989|
Worked as Research Officer (Epidemiology) in the field of enteric Diseases at National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, since September 1989 till April 1992.
Worked as Research Officer (Epidemiology) in the field of HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse, since May, 1992 till August 1994.
Worked as Senior Research Officer (Epidemiology) in the field of HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse since September 1994 till June 1999.
Worked as Regional Epidemiologist under Ministry of Health, Govt. of Sultanate of OMAN and looked after entire ranges of locally prevalent communicable as well as non-communicable diseases since July 1999 till 10th April 2002.
Worked as Senior Research Officer in the Division of Epidemiology, at National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases and worked in the field of epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases of public health importance since 11 April 2002 till September 2002.
Worked as Assistant Director at the Division of Epidemiology, at National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases and worked in the field of epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases of public health importance since September 2002 till September 2007.
Presently working as Deputy Director (Scientist-E) at National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, and working in the field of epidemiology HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases of public health importance since Sept. 2002 till date..
Community-based studies on HIV/AIDS among different risk groups like sex workers, injecting drug users, transport workers and migrant workers to understand their socio-demography, risk behaviour and risk perception that are likely to be associated with HIV infection.
Understanding sex-trafficking, sexual violence, negotiating skill and HIV infection among trafficked victims and in vulnerable population.
Sexual abuse, substance abuse, STIs and HIV infection among street children of West Bengal.
Developing suitable behavioural intervention strategy based on identified factor/s from the above-said studies for prevention & control of HIV/AIDS.
Risk of developing tuberculosis among HIV infected population particularly in paediatric population and various factor/s that make them vulnerable to acquire the disease in presence of HIV infection.
Epidemiology of adherence/non-adherence of anti-retroviral therapy in HIV infected paediatric population and factor/s that are likely to be associated with non-adherence.
Community based studies on sexually transmitted infections like Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, LymphogranulomaVenerium (LGV), Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) etc. to understand their magnitude of problem and other socio-demographic and behavioural factors, drug resistance profile.
Exploration of epidemic caused by HIV or STIs among injecting drug users or other risk groups.
Community based studies on Diarrhoeal diseases, Hepatitis, Typhoid fever etc. to understand their causal factors and their relationship.
Epidemic investigation of disease of public health importance like unknown fever, Hepatitis, Diarrhoeal diseases etc.
Implementing & supervising Integrated Diseases Surveillance System in a community or at a wider geographical area to forecast an early epidemic of diseases of public health importance.
Epidemiology of Respiratory Syncitial Virus, Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis and other viruses of public health importance.
Understanding the relationship between development of malignancies as a result of acquiring certain infections like cervical cancer and HPV infection.
Epidemiology of substance use, sexual abuse, HIV & STIs in street children of Kolkata.
Community-based malaria surveillance at a high falciparum malaria prevalent area having a population of 17,000 (Turturikhanda GP) bordering Bhutan.
Investigation of a diarrhoeal outbreak caused by V. fluvialis following post-cyclone `Aila' at Sundarban area, eastern India.
Epidemiology of oncogenic HPV infection among HIV infected female population of West Bengal.
Estimated the size of Injecting Drug Users in Kolkata City during December 2010 - January 2011
Evaluated an USAID-funded comprehensive HIV/AIDS intervention project as public health analyst at Karnataka andCoastal Andhra Pradesh in 2011
Managed a community-based malaria surveillance project at two remote districts in West Bengal (one at Jalpaigiri district near India-Bhutan border & other at Purulia district near Jharkhnad border). Both the areas are adjacent to forest area with high burden of P. falciparum malaria.
Supervised the `Clinical Anthropometry & Bio-chemical components' of `District Level Household Survey-4' asthe state nodal person in West Bengal, an eastern-Indian state. This was a nation-wide survey covering all districts of India to assess the prevalence of malnutrition, hypertension, Diabetes etc. in India
Designed &Implemented an exploratory health research study as Principal Investigator to assess the perceived health needs and available health care facilities of a backward district (Malda) along with studying the problem of Diabetes, Hypertension & malnutrition.
Designed and implementing a nutritional project as Principal Investigator to assess the prevalence & determinants of malnutrition among school children in all districts of West Bengal along with capacity building of the school health authority to improve the nutritional status & academic performance of school students.
Completed PhD in Epidemiology under me: One
Life member of National Academy of Medical Sciences
Written a book titled 'Public Health and Control of Diseases' published by Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany