Dr Somasundari (Somla) Gopalakrishnan

Clinical Research Associate

Clinical Medicine experience; Public Health experience at Primary care trust (Walsall tpct) involved in data mapping to estimate teenage pregnancy rates in Walsall, West Midlands and other  pct related activities; Behavioural epidemiology experience (project to measure child hood obesity in South Asian primary school children in Birmingham, UK); Genetic Epidemiology (twin studies in the East Flanders cohort data, Belgium);

Line management for 5 staff members (data clerks and Research Assistants)

Teaching:Teaching both undergraduate medical students (epidemiology, basic statistics) and post graduate students (diploma and masters) in sexual and reproductive health topics

Research: Quantitative and qualitative research in health care facility data; implementation and operational research; evaluation studies

Current Projects: MiH2 facility data from 8 African and 2 Asian countries; cross-sectional and cohort data to assess the impact of ebola virus on the uptake of maternal and newborn health services in Sierra Leone; scale up studies in the existing MiH2 and new countries; quantitative data after the EOC training in the skills labs from India.

 

 

Current Projects

  • Making it Happen- to improve maternal health in Africa and Asia; in making health accessible to women;

  • Assessing the impact of Ebola virus on maternal health in Sierra Leone

  • Maternal health assessments in Malawi, Kenya

Publications

  • J Pak Med Assoc. 2015 May;65(5):480-5. Status of emergency obstetric care in four districts of Punjab, Pakistan - results of a baseline assessment.
    Utz B1, Zafar S2, Arshad N3, Kana T1, Gopalakrishnan S1; Nynke van den Broek.

    Midwifery 2015 Sep 30. Epub 2015 Sep 30. Midwifery. Susan Jones, Charles A Ameh, Somasundari Gopalakrishnan, Betty Sam, Florence Bull, Roderick R Labicane, Fatmata Dabo, Nynke van den Broek