Assistant Director- Research
Satyanarayana Ramanaik is a social scientist and has been working with KHPT for about 15+ years with the proven track record of delivering results consistently with the highest standards of ethical values and Governance. He began his professional journey from the grass root, got expertise in program implementation and evolved as a qualitative researcher through unfolding the complex community issues. He worked extensively with the marginalized community on HIV/AIDS, Migration, Gender-based Violence, Adolescent Education and partnered with national and international researchers on HIV prevention research including Phase III clinical trial on Microbicides, the acceptability of HIV vaccine and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. His qualitative research experience was in conducting and analyzing Longitudinal Case Studies, Community Based Research, Ethnographic Studies, and Formative Research. Has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in an international journal with high-impact factor and co-authored more than 25 abstracts which are presented in national/international conferences.
He holds a Ph.D. in Social Work and received a fellowship from HIV Research Trust, UK for his doctoral dissertation. He audited two graduate-level courses: Advanced Qualitative Research Methods and Qualitative Data Analysis Software in Research from the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. He was also a doctoral trainee for the CIHR International Infectious Disease and Global Health Training Program (IID&GHTP), offered by the University of Manitoba.
In his current role as Asst. Director-Research, he is leading the qualitative research component for two cluster randomized control trials under the Research Program Consortium (STRIVE) lead by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Also, head a team of qualitative researchers to support formative research and qualitative evaluation of about seven other projects at KHPT.