By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 04th December:- Dr. Venkatesan Chakrapani, M.D., a PGI Research Fellow registered in the PhD programme under Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Professor and Head of the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, has received a highly competitive and prestigious Senior Public Health Research Fellowship of the Welcome Trust/DBT India Alliance. He is awarded this fellowship in support of his five-year public health research program on sexual and gender minorities that aims to identify how health inequalities are produced, and what can be done to reduce such health inequalities. The fellowship support for this five-year research program in three cities (Chandigarh, Mumbai and Chennai) will be about 4.7 crores.
Dr. Chakrapani’s research program will use new theoretical frameworks such as syndemics theory and intersectionality perspective to understand the health inequalities, especially HIV risk. The research program will result in better understanding of health inequalities and contribute to reduction of health inequalities and HIV risk, key areas in public health field.