About Me

Hello & welcome to my blog!

Sir William Osler said “Medicine is a jealous mistress; she will be satisfied with nothing less.” My career has been a journey in pursuit of this flighty mistress! I have been blogging for over 10 years on Scepticemia, but as I started on this new journey in life, I decided to share snippets from the new travels on this blog.

I obtained my MBBS from Medical College Kolkata, Asia’s oldest and still one of the finest medical school. I went on to complete my MD Residency in Preventive/Community Medicine from the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. I am currently in the International Health PhD program at the Johns Hopkins University, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

PS: Yes, that is a real, live, wild cheetah!


Phd Student, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
(2020 – 2024)
I am working towards obtaining a PhD in International Health. My focus concentration is in the program area of “Global Disease Epidemiology and Control”, better known as GDEC.

Scientist, Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases
Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases
(2017 – 2020)
I worked as a Scientist in the Division of Epidemiology at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases till 2019, when I moved to New Delhi to work in the Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell at the ICMR HQ.

Senior Research Associate
Public Health Foundation of India
(2015 – 2017)
I worked with the Roadmap to Combat Zoonoses Initiative in India on Zoonoses, Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance.