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Dr. Rakesh Kakkar

Associate Professor
Community Medicine,HIMS

Brief Biography:

Dr Rakesh Kakkar, MD is an Associate professor, Department of community medicine, HIMS, Dehradun Co-author of adolescent facilitators guide & Handbook for counsellors for GOI ; First Aid manual for Drivers in Hilly Areas. He has presented several research papers in national & international conferences and published various research articles related to Adolescent health, geriatric health in indexed journals. Attended several training programme on Rehabilitation; AIDS; HSR (Nordic school of public health, Goteborg, Sweden and Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, Sweden). He has designed & implemented several innovative research projects in the community as Principal & co-investigator with Governmental (ICMR AIIMS, MOHFW-GOI) as well as NGOs viz. UNICEF, IIHMR ; FPAI ; CARE; W.H.O.; APCRI India & INCLEN related to adolescent health , Public-Private Partnership; gender aspects of tuberculosis; “National Health facility Survey”,; HIV/AIDS awareness etc.

Academic positions:

External Expert for ICMR, New Delhi for extramural projects evaluation. (2014) Iindian Public Health Association: Uttarakhand State & Dehradun Branch: Treasurer & Representative member of central Council. (2011-till date) Associate Editor of IJCH, official publication of UP-UK Chapter. (2011-till date) Member, Epidemiological Unit-HIMS, HIHT University, Jolly Grant, Swami Ram Nagar, Dehradun (2011-till date) Incharge, Rural Health Training Centre, Department of Community Medicine, HIMS, Swami ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun (2008-till date) Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, HIHT, Swami Ram Nagar, Dehradun, India (Recognized Postgraduate teacher under the faculty of Medicine.) (16/3/09- Till date) Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, HIHT, Swami Ram Nagar, Dehradun,India. (25/02/04-15/3/09)

Research interests:

Health System Innovations & Research - vital registration & communication by the use of mobile application - Geriatric friendly clinic: Primary Health Care - An age-friendly approach- Screening tool developed for screening of geriatric illnesses at community Level - A comparative study of various sputum collection Regimens- One day versus two day regimen for sputum collection -A Model Initiative to Ensure Quality Family Planning Services in Uttarakhand conducted study on the effectiveness of IEC activities in social clubs and youth clinic in imparting HIV/AIDS awareness among the adolescents of urban slums of Ujjain city as co-investigator - Developed Model of Public-Private Partnership for improved Management of ARI and Diarrhoel diseases in under 5 children in PHC Narwar of Ujjain District (MP) Engaged in research work related to Rural health & Training centre attached to Palwa Demographic surveillance site (DSS) catering 72,000 population under R. D. Gardi Medical College, Ujjain (2004-06)

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