Research Projects Community Medicine

SN Title of the Project PI & Co-PI Funding Agency Status
1. Assessment of comparative performance (efficacy and safety) of C-Tb with QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus and 2 T.U. Tuberculin PPD RT23 SSI for detection of TB infection in general and key population PI: Dr Faheem Ahmed Co-PI:, Dr Farzana Islam, Dr Yasir, Dr Richa ICMR,

5 lakhs

Ongoing,

6 month

2021

2. An interventional study to assess impact of behavior modification therapy versus brief advise for tobacco cessation among adult tobacco users residing in a resettlement colony of Delhi PI: Dr Farzana Islam

Co-PI: Dr Aqsa Shaikh, Dr Yasir Alvi, Dr Richa

ICMR

9 Lakhs

Ongoing

2021-2022

18 months

3. A cross-sectional study to assess perception and proportion of sexual harassment among working women in health sector of India – An exploration of facts PI: Dr Farzana Islam,

Co-PI: Dr Yasir Alvi, Dr Archana

ICMR

5 Lakhs

Ongoing

2021-2022

18 months

4. Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Multi-Centre Phase II/III Adaptive Clinical Trial to Assess the Safety and Immunogenicity of Gam-COVID-Vac Combined Vector Vaccine for SARS-Сov-2 Infection in Indian Healthy Subjects Co-PI: Dr Aqsa Shaikh JSS Medical Research

Rs 30 lakhs

Completed

Jan- July 2021

6 months

5. Effectiveness of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines against severe COVID-19 in India, 2021: Multi-centric hospital-based case control study PI: Dr Faheem Ahmed Co-PI:, Dr Farzana Islam, Dr Yasir ICMR,

8 lakhs

Completed

2021,

3 month

6. Assessment of Potential Risk Factors for COVID-19 among Health Care Workers in a Health Care Setting in Delhi, India Co-PI: Dr Farzana Islam, Dr Aqsa Sheik, Dr Yasir Alvi WHO 4 Lakhs Completed

2020- 2021

1 year

7. An epidemiological study to assess household transmission and associated risk factors for COVID-19 disease amongst residents of Delhi, India PI: Dr Farzana Islam,

Co-PI: Dr Yasir Alvi, Dr Faheem Ahmad, Dr Sushovan Roy

WHO

52 Lakhs

Completed

2020- 2021

1 year

8. Community Based Sero-surveillance and incidence of Dengue among residents of South Delhi, India PI: Dr Farzana Islam

Co-PI: Dr Faheem Ahmed, Dr Richa, Dr Yasir

THSTI

2.5 lakhs

Approved

1 year

(2022-23)

9. Evaluating the influence of interferon responses and pre-existing antibodies on dengue virus evolution and antibody response in a cohort of dengue patients Co-PI: Dr Farzana Islam THSTI

4 crore 24 lakhs

Approved
10. A quantitative and qualitative assessment of adherence to Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Children Living with Tuberculosis Patients from Delhi, India. PI: Dr Faheem Ahmed

Co-PI: Dr Farzana Islam

Zonal Task Force, NTEP

5 Lakhs

Approved

2 years

11. Integration of Maternal Infant & Young Child Nutrition in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum Co-PI: Dr Farzana Islam, Dr Aqsa Sheikh Alive and thrive

7 lakhs

Completed

2018

6 month

12. Improving Tuberculosis notification and adherence to RNTCP treatment regime by private practitioners PI: Dr Faheem Ahmed

Co-PI: Dr Farzana Islam

State Task Force, NTEP

2 Lakhs

Completed

2018-2019

1 year

13. n assessment of adherence to Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among household contacts of Pulmonary Tuberculosis patients, Delhi Mentor – Dr. Faheem Ahmed ICMR-STS Complete

2019

2 month

14. Quality of life, treatment seeking pathways and out of pocket expenditure of parents with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD] in South Delhi Mentor – Dr. Farzana Islam ICMR-STS Complete

2020

2 month