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Fogarty Fellows

NIH/Fogarty global health fellows and early stage investigators are supported by the Center for Global Cardiovascular Health. Learn more about their work below.

 Amisha Patel

2014-2015 - Pre-hospital systems of acute coronary syndrome care in India

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Amisha Patel at the Fogarty global health fellows’ orientation at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Site

Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Public Health Foundation of India

Mentors

Dorairaj Prabhakaran, PP Mohanan, Mark Huffman

Funding

Fogarty Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke consortium and US Fulbright scholar program

Fellowship-related papers

  1. Kishore SP, Blank E, Heller DJ, Patel A, Peters A, Price M, Vidula M, Fuster V, Onuma O, Huffman MD, Vedanthan R. Modernizing the World Health Organization List of Essential Medicines for Preventing and Controlling Cardiovascular Diseases. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Feb 6;71(5):564-574.
  2. Patel A, Prabhakaran D, Berendsen M, Mohanan PP, Huffman MD. Pre-hospital policies for the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes in India: A policy document analysis. Indian Heart J. 2017 Apr;69 Suppl 1:S12-S19.
  3. Patel A, Mohanan PP, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD. Pre-hospital acute coronary syndrome care in Kerala, India: A qualitative analysis. Indian Heart J. 2017 Jan- Feb;69(1):93-100.
  4. Patel A, Vishwanathan S, Nair T, Bahuleyan CG, Jayaprakash VL, Baldridge A, Huffman MD, Prabhakaran D, Mohanan PP. Sex Differences in the Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes: Findings From the Kerala-India ACS Registry. Glob Heart. 2015 Dec;10(4):273-80.
  5. Patel A, Vidula M, Kishore SP, Vedanthan R, Huffman MD. Building the Case for Clopidogrel as a World Health Organization Essential Medicine. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Jul;8(4):447-51.

 Ehete Bahiru

2016-2017 - Acute coronary syndrome management in Kenyatta National Hospital

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Ehete Bahiru presenting her Fogarty-funded research at the Africa STEMI Live conference.

Site

University of Nairobi; Kenyatta National Hospital

Mentors

Fred Buckachi, Mark Huffman, Carey Farquar

Consortium

Fogarty Northern Pacific Global Health Training Program consortium; additional funding as Stamler fellow)

Fellowship-related papers

  1. Bahiru E, Agarwal A, Berendsen MA, Baldridge AS, Temu T, Rogers A, Farquar C, Bukachi F, Huffman MD. Hospital-based quality improvement interventions for patients with acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019; accepted.
  2. Agarwal A, Bahiru E, Yoo SGK, Berendsen MA, Harikrishnan S, Hernandez AF, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD. Hospital-based quality improvement interventions for patients with heart failure: a systematic review. Heart. 2019 Mar;105(6):431-438.
  3. Bahiru E, Temu T, Gitura B, Farquhar C, Huffman MD, Bukachi F. Presentation, management and outcomes of acute coronary syndrome: a registry study from Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2018 Jul/Aug 23;29(4):225-230.
  4. Bahiru E, Temu T, Mwanga J, Ndede K, Vusha S, Gitura B, Farquhar C, Bukachi F, Huffman MD. Facilitators, context of and barriers to acute coronary syndrome care at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya: a qualitative analysis. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2018 May/Jun 23;29(3):177-182.
  5. Bahiru E, de Cates AN, Farr MR, Jarvis MC, Palla M, Rees K, Ebrahim S, Huffman. Fixed-dose combination therapy for the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Mar 6;3:CD009868.

 Smitha Bhaumik

2016-2017 - Tobacco cessation pharmacoepidemiology in Kerala

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Smitha Bhaumik, Shifalika Goenka

Site

Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

Mentors

Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Shifalika Goenka, S Harikrishnan, Mark Huffman, Mohammed Ali

Funding

Fogarty Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke consortium

Fellowship-related papers

  1. Bhaumik SS, Placek C, Kochumoni R, Lekha TR, Prabhakaran D, Hitsman B, Huffman MD, Harikrishnan S, Goenka S. Tobacco Cessation Among Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in Kerala, India: Patient and Provider Perspectives. Qual Health Res. 2019 Jul;29(8):1145-1160.
  2. Harikrishnan S, Sarma S, Sanjay G, Jeemon P, Krishnan MN, Venugopal K, Mohanan PP, Jeyaseelan L, Thankappan KR, Zachariah G. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its risk factors in Kerala, South India: Analysis of a community based cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 27;13(3):e0192372.
  3. Sarma S, Harikrishnan S, Baldridge AS, Devarajan R, Mehta A, Selvaraj S, Ali MK, Mohanan PP, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD. Availability, Sales, and Affordability of Tobacco Cessation Medicines in Kerala, India. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Nov;10(11). pii: e004108.

 Anubha Agarwal

2017-2018 - Heart failure quality improvement in Kerala

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Kyle Yoo, Dorairaj Prabhkaran, Anubha Agarwal, Mark Huffman at the Cardiological Society of India annual meeting in Kolkata, India.

Site

Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Public Health Foundation of India

Mentors

Dorairaj Prabhakaran, PP Mohanan, Mark Huffman

Funding

Fogarty Harvard-Boston-Northwestern-University of New Mexico consortia, Duke Global Health Institute and Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health

Fellowship-related papers

  1. Bahiru E, Agarwal A, Berendsen MA, Baldridge AS, Temu T, Rogers A, Farquar C, Bukachi F, Huffman MD. Hospital-based quality improvement interventions for patients with acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019; accepted.
  2. Agarwal A, Davies D, Goenka S, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD, Mohanan PP. Facilitators and Barriers of Heart Failure Care in Kerala, India: A Qualitative Analysis of Healthcare Providers and Administrators. Indian Heart Journal. Available online 8 May 2019 (ahead of print).
  3. Agarwal A, Jindal D, Ajay VS, Kondal D, Mandal S, Ghosh S, Ali M, Singh K, Huffman MD, Tandon N, Prabhakaran D. Association between socioeconomic position and cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural north India: The Solan Surveillance Study. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 8;14(7):e0217834.
  4. Agarwal A, Bahiru E, Yoo SGK, Berendsen MA, Harikrishnan S, Hernandez AF, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD. Hospital-based quality improvement interventions for patients with heart failure: a systematic review. Heart. 2019 Mar;105(6):431-438.
  5. Sanjay G, Jeemon P, Agarwal A, Viswanathan S, Sreedharan M, Vijayaraghavan G, Bahuleyan CG, Biju R, Nair T, Prathapkumar N, Krishnakumar G, Rajalekshmi N, Suresh K, Park LP, Huffman MD, Harikrishnan S. In-Hospital and Three-Year Outcomes of Heart Failure Patients in South India: The Trivandrum Heart Failure Registry. J Card Fail. 2018 Dec;24(12):842-848.
  6. Agarwal A, Huffman MD, Reddy KS, Prabhakaran D. The 2017 American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association Clinical Practice Guideline for Blood Pressure: Implications for India. Natl Med J India. 2018 May-Jun;31(3):129-132.
  7. Harikrishnan S, Sanjay G, Agarwal A, Prapkumar N, Krishnakumar K, Bahuleyan CG, Vijayraghavan G, Viswanathan S, Shreedharan M, Biju R, Rajalekshmi N, Nair T, Suresh K, Jeemon P. One-Year Mortality Outcomes and Hospital Readmissions of Patients Admitted with Acute Heart Failure: Data from the Trivandrum Heart Failure Registry in Kerala, India. American Heart Journal. 2017 Jul;18:193-199.

 Sang Gune Kyle Yoo

2017-2018 - Evaluating management practices in acute cardiovascular quality improvement

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Anubha Agarwal, Kyle Yoo, Mark Huffman in Gurgaon, India.

Site

Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Public Health Foundation of India

Mentors

Dorairaj Prabhakaran, PP Mohanan, Mark Huffman, Lisa Hirschhorn

Funding

Fogarty Harvard-Boston-Northwestern-University of New Mexico consortium; additional funding as Stamler fellow, Northwestern Global Health Initiative, and Northwestern Medicine)

Fellowship-related papers

  1. Yoo SGK, Davies D, Mohanan PP, Baldridge AS, Charles PM, Schumacher M, Bhalla S, Devarajan R, Hirschhorn LR, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD. Hospital-Level Cardiovascular Management Practices in Kerala, India. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 May;12(5):e005251.
  2. Agarwal A, Bahiru E, Yoo SGK, Berendsen MA, Harikrishnan S, Hernandez AF, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD. Hospital-based quality improvement interventions for patients with heart failure: a systematic review. Heart. 2019 Mar;105(6):431-438.
  3. Yoo SGK, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD. Evaluating and Improving Cardiovascular Health System Management in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Nov;10(11). pii: e004292.

 Nikhil Venkateshmurthy

2019-2020 - Implementation research and policy for hypertension control

Site

Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Public Health Foundation of India

Mentors

Sailesh Mohan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Mark Huffman

Funding

Fogarty Harvard-Boston-Northwestern-University of New Mexico consortium; additional funding as a Stamler fellow and from the Northwestern Center for Global Cardiovascular Health

 Kavita Singh

2019-2020 - Developing and testing Collaborative Quality ImProvement initiative (C-QIP) for prevention of cardiovascular disease in India

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Kavita Singh (L) with primary mentor in India Professor Dorairaj Prabhakaran (R), Vice President, Research and Policy, Public Health Foundation of India.

Site

Public Health Foundation of India, Centre for Chronic Disease Control

Mentors

Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Mark Huffman

Funding

Fogarty K43 award

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