Research Advisory Committee


Dr S K Wangnoo


Chairman, CCF Research and Ethical Committee

MD (Medicine), DM(Endocrinology)
Senior Consultant, Apollo Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology(ACODE), ND
Dr. Wangnoo completed his Graduated and Post graduated from Institute of Medical Science, BHU, Varanasi. He started his career as Registrar at BHU, Varanasi in October 1981 and joined as Lecturer (Endocrinology), SKIMS, Srinagar in July 1984. He left SKIMS, Srinagar as Associate Professor and HOD (Endocrinology) in March 1990. Dr. Wangnoo worked as Sr. Consultant (Endocrinology) at NMH, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad from 1990 to 1992 and at KKH, Hail, Saudi Arabia from 1992 to Dec 1994 . In November 1995 he joined Apollo Hospital, New Delhi as Sr. Consultant (Endocrinology).
Dr. Wangnoo is a professional member of Endocrine Society of India (ESI), American Diabetic Association (ADA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF) & EASD; Indian Menopause Society (IMS), Delhi Diabetic forum (DDF), Research Society for study of diabetes in India (RSSDI) and ISBMR
He is an invited faculty for major Orations, National and International conferences and was a WHO fellow in 1988. Dr. Wangnoo is President of Delhi Diabetic forum and Panel member for IDC – WHO global consensus guidelines for SMBG. He is also an external examiner for DM & faculty for DNB (Endo) training programme.


Dr Sandhya Bhalla


Director Operations,Sharan – Society for Service to Urban Poverty

Dr. Sandhya completed her Ph.D from TISS and has over 25 years of experience. In her 15 years of work experience with the management and the NGO sector, she has worked on many aspects and issues related to corporate social responsibility, addressing needs and issues which are diverse across all populations – health needs; education needs; skill development; basic infrastructure needs; agriculture inputs etc – all leading towards empowerment of the people and impacting their quality of life.
Dr. Bhalla started her career as Consultant (Psychology) in 1983. She was consultant for WHO [GPA], WHO [SEARO] & National AIDS Control Programme in 1994-96. She joined Confederation of Indian Industry as a Consultant in 1995 and was closely associated with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in its Programme on Social Marketing of Condoms, establishment of the Indian Business Trust for HIV/AIDS, NACO and Documentation of Best Practices in Industry for NACO.
During her assignment with CII, she designed, developed, implemented and monitored a “Prevention, Care & Control Programme for STD/HIV/AIDS at the Workplace in Indian Industry”. This included Baseline research, developing Advocacy and IEC Packages, National Consultation with all stakeholders, Workplace Policy Development, Training of Trainers, Advocacy for a workplace programme on HIV/AIDS, Standardization of workplace protocols – ISO 9002, Condom Programming, Importance of Nutrition and Monitoring & Evaluation.
Among her other activities at CII, she was Member Technical Resource Group of NACO & UNAIDS, and was involved in developing guidelines for Industry: “Population Management, A People’s Movement”; Model for STD/HIV/AIDS education; and was Trainer for Life skill education, Counselling, HIV/AIDS education, Population management, psycho – social stress and basic education & literacy etc. for Central Police Organizations- CISF, CRPF etc.
In 2003-04, Dr. Bhalla was Director – External Affairs, with Population Health Services [India], an NGO in field of women’s reproductive health care and condom social marketing She joined Sharan – Society for Service to Urban Poverty as Director Operations, in 2005. Dr. Sandhya is responsible for Programme Management, New projects development, design, implementation, M&E and reporting, Research, Networking & advocacy with donors, Documentation, IEC development and Advocacy with Ministry of Health & Donor Agencies.
She has successfully undertaken many projects for Sharan some of which are: Evaluation for the Railway Children, UK, program with Butterflies, New Delhi and with Prayas, Samastipur, Bihar; Targeted Intervention Programs for Injecting drug Users with State AIDS Control Society of Delhi, Punjab, UP and Haryana; Oral Substitution Therapy program for IDUs with National AIDS Control Society across 6 states; Mapping for High Risk Populations in the states of Punjab & Nagaland, NACO & World Bank Global Fund round – 7.
Some of her publications are UNAIDS, Best Practices; CII Workplace programme, UNDP; Corporate Social Responsibility – a point of view, Green Business Opportunities; Population Management- A People’s Movement, CII; Workplace Protocols for Industry, CII; Workplace Outreach Programme, Malaysia; CII – HIV/AIDS at the Workplace – A Pilot study, Role of Corporate sector and health, NIHFW and Role of corporate, their experience with HIV/AIDS & condom programming, IPPF.


Dr Deepak Kumar


M.B.B.S, M.D.(Anaesthesiology)

Sr. Consultant, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Anaesthesiology)
Max Devki Devi Heart & Vascular Institute, Saket

Dr Deepak has over 18 years of experience in the Medical Consultancy Field. He also possess a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Data Management From ICRI, New Delhi, 2007. He started his career as an Intern at RMCH, Ranchi in 1988 and completed his M.D. in Anaesthesia from DMCH, Bihar.
Dr. Deepak joined Batra Hospital & Medical Research Center, New Delhi in December 1994 as Senior Resident (Cardiac Anaesthesia) and became Chief Cardiac Anaesthesiologist, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Center, in Jan 2005. Since April 2009 he is working as Sr. Consultant (Anaesthesiology), Max Devki Devi Heart & Vascular Institute, Saket.
Dr. Deepak’s has exposure in diagnosing illnesses and prescribing and administrating appropriate treatment / medication for various ailments or diseases of the Heart. His areas of interest include all types of Closed & Open-Heart Operations in adults & children, Thoracic Surgery, as well as intensive Cardiological care. He has the distinction of successfully handling all kinds of open and closed heart surgeries, including complex, ex congenital cardiac surgeries, pioneered and established protocol for beating heart CABG [MIDCAB and THORACAB] at Batra Cardiac Center.
Dr. Deepak Contributed in planning, implementation and establishment of cardiac surgical set up at, Regency hospital Kanpur and Heart Centre, Magadh hospital, Patna. He is Inspector for DNB to recommend recognition for DNB training in Anaesthesiology. He has played a pivotal role in managing approx 500 cases/year; dealing mainly with Adult Cardiac Surgery; doing CABG exclusively on beating heart.
Some of his main paper presented are: “Total arterial revascularisation on Beating heart-our experience in 822.cases,Chennai,2002,IACTS”; “ Beating Heart CABG in Redo cases,Calcutta,2001,IACTS; “ Beating Heart CABG in renal failure patients,Calcutta,2001,IACTS and “Bilateral Aortoarteritic coronary osteal lesoion presented with unstable angina,Bombay,2000, IACTS
He is a regular attendant of Annual Conferences of IACTS, IACTA, ISA and is part of the Demonstrating Faculty of Workshop on Beating Heart at KGMC, Lucknow, 29Jan, 2002. He has also attended Conference on clinical research and Drug development In India.(14-15, March,07’) and the Symposium on Biosimilar Regulatory Pathway and Public Health (June 23,07)


Ms Aruna Madhok


Aruna Madhok is a Psychologist, presently working as Programme Manager with Sharan – REACH project. She is B.Sc (Hons) Home Science (Specialised in Child Developmental Psychology) from Lady Irwin College, New Delhi and completed her PG Diploma in Health Psychology and Behaviour Modification. Aruna specialises in Application of classical and operant conditioning in educational, clinical and social settings from all strata of society, Critical ethical and legal issues in any Research Methodology and Health Psychology – including Techniques in chronic and life threatening illnesses, Health Cognitions, Disease Prevention and Palliative Care.

Mrs. Madhok has worked with Department of Psychiatry at Apollo Hospital, Delhi, Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi and Army Base Hospital, Delhi. Her experience also includes teaching, administering a school as a Principal, for approximately two years and over 20 years of experience in planning, organising and implementation of programmes for social awareness, reorientation communication skills, grooming, team-forming and leadership activities, in a regimental ambience. It included counselling and conceptualising programmes on: – Hygiene and Sanitation, Adult education, Income Generation projects for War Widows, Vocational Training and Medi-care.


Mr Krishnanand Pandey


Advocate –on- Record, Supreme Court of India

Mr. Krishnand Pandey completed his graduation, post graduation and LLB from University of Delhi and was enrolled with Delhi Bar Council in 1985. He qualified the Advocate –on Record exam in 1993.
With more than 20 years of professional experience in the Legal practice of law in Supreme Court of India and other Courts of Delhi, he is on panel of various Government & Private Organizations. Mr. Pandey was also the State Counsel for the State of Jharkhand from 2001 – 2006 and has represented Government of India in Delhi High Court in 1994-1997.
He is a member of Delhi Bar Council, Supreme Court Bar Association of India and a Life Member of Supreme Court Advocate on Record Association, New Delhi.
At present, Mr. Pandey is on the panel of PSUs and Several local Authorities, Municipal Corporations and Universities. His other clients are in Public and Private sector Companies.


Dr Sanjiv Saxena


Senior Consultant & Head, Department of Nephrology, Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute for Liver, Renal & Digestive Diseases, Press Enclave Marg, New Delhi.

Dr. Sanjiv Saxena passed his MBBS in 1983 and MD (Medicine) in 1987 from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He was awarded his Super specialization – DNB in Nephrology in first attempt in May 1990 from AIIMS. He worked as a Senior Resident in the Department of Medicine and Department of Nephrology at AIIMS, New Delhi from 1988 to 1991 and as Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, AIIMS, till November 1996. He joined as a Senior Consultant Nephrologist in Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, Sheikh Sarai – II, New Delhi since November 1996 and presently is the Head of the Department, Nephrology since 1st March 2007.
Dr. Saxena has been awarded by many awards and fellowships, few of which are: Sir Dorabjee Tata Award for Biochemistry 1979-80; Institute Book Prize for Pharmacology 1981; Institute Scholarship 1982; Fellowship of the Geriatric Society of India 2003; Fellow of the Indian Society of Nephrology at the 35th Annual Conference of ISN at Varanasi: Nov 18-20, 2004.
He is member of Indian Society of Nephrology; Delhi Nephrology Society; Editorial Board “Drug Alert”; Association of Physicians of India; Indian Society of Organ Transplantation; Inspection Committee for Organ transplantation, Department of Health, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Saxena is a guest speaker in various events, few of which are: Delhi Nephrology Society Every year since 1992; Diabetic Forum 1992, 1999, 2001 and Continuing Medical Education Programme 1995, Dept. of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi . ctober 7-8, October 1995.
Dr. Saxena has authored many publication, few of which are titled: Cadaveric Kidney Transplant Programme – its feasibility and outcome in India. DMA Bulletin 25 November, 1993, page 27-28; Non-glomerular Renal Complications of Diabetes Mellitus: Current Trends in Nephrology 1994; 21-25; Drug dose modification in renal failure. Drug Alert 1994;3(2):12-14; Urine analysis in clinical practice. Natl. Med J Ind, 1996;9:80-83; Nutritional Problem in Renal Disease. Proceedings of Nephrology Update 1993, page 69-77; Post Transplant Diabetes Melletus. Paper presented at 6th Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplant 1993; Prevention of diabetic nephropathy. CAPE News No.1, January, 1977; Kidney Stones: Health Update Vol 3, No.5, 1999; Dialytic Support in Acute Renal Failure. JIMA Vol. 99, No. 7, July 2001; Diet and Nutrition Guide for Patients with Renal Diseases and Related Disorders. Book Review in NMJI Vol. 15, No. 1, P.50, 2002; Hepato Renal Syndrome. Review article – Indian Journal of Nephrology, 13; 108-112, 2003.
His active areas of interest are: Primary & secondary Glomerular diseases; Hemodialysis and Pression.


Dr Padam Singh


Dr. Padam Singh is a Doctorate in Statistics from Delhi University and has received 2 months’ training on Socio-Economic Indicators at US Bureau of Economics, Washington. He is a distinguished survey statistician of international repute with rich experience in research, in particular health related research. He has steered many Operational Research studies of national relevance involving interventions. He has a thorough understanding of Indian health systems as he has undertaken several evaluation projects at national level, including studies on the accessibility and utilization of health services. He has undertaken post-survey checks of National Family Health Survey Phase-I which was the basis for quality assurance.
Dr. Singh served as a professor for a period of 5 years, and has in-depth experience in teaching Bio-statistics and Research Methodology at reputed institutes in the country. He has made original contributions in Survey Sampling, which are a part of Post Graduate-Text books. His specialization also includes National Planning and Development.
Dr Singh has held important positions such as Additional Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Director of the Institute for Research in Medical Statistics, and Joint Advisor Planning Commission and Senior Professor at Pusa Institute. He has authored more than 300 research articles and reports on issues related to health, which have been published in international and national journals of repute. He has been a member of high level committees of various ministries of GoI, including the Planning Commission. He has been leader of the Indian delegation to the UN Commission on Population and Development. He represented India in many international forums. Dr Singh is also a Member in-charge Health of the National Statistical Commission, GoI.
Dr. Singh’s Areas of Specialisation include Evaluation of National Health Programs, Surveys and Evaluation Studies, Research Methodology, Biostatistics, Teaching and Training and HMIS.


Dr Usha Srivastava


M.B.B.S., Ph.D (AIIMS)

Practising General Physician, & Consultant, Epidemiology and Public Health, AHEAD (Association for Health Environment and Development)

Dr. Usha Shrivastava completed her MBBS and PhD from Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS in 1992. She Is trained in Clinical Epidemiology through INCLEN and Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS and is Fellow of the Asian-Pacific Teaching Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, at Japan, 1993. She has participated in the International Conference on “Primordial Prevention of Coronary Risk Factors organised by International Society of Preventive Cardiology in Minnesota, USA , 1996.
Dr. Usha has been WHO National Consultant on Cardio-Vascular Disease Control, SEARO, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (1996), where she was involved in preparation of proposal for surveillance of cardio-vascular disease and risk factors like diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, tobacco use etc. Apart from this she has been Consultant to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Diabetes (2005), Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd. on Health and Wellness Policy (2005-2006) and Consultant, Preparation of “Health Workers Manual for Priority Communicable Diseases” conducted by AHEAD in collaboration with SEARO, WHO (2001-2002).
Dr. Usha has been the organiser of many programmes, few of which are: Roundtable on “HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Surveillance in India” in August, 1996 in collaboration with FHI/AIDSCAP, USAID, UNAIDS, NACO and AHEAD and National seminar on “Rights of Children” held in New Delhi in May, 1990. Some of the projects formulated and reports written by Dr. Usha include: Report on Development of Appropriate Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Non-Communicable Nutritional Related Disorders among Women in Post-Reproductive Period for Dept. of Science and Technology and AIIMS; Trends in Childhood Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors in India for Diabetes Foundation (India) and Cardio-Vascular Health of Young People in collaboration with University of Minnesota, USA.
Dr. Usha has to her credit many published papers and abstracts in Journals few of which are: High prevalence of modifiable coronary risk factors in an urban population sample (abstract), Reddy KS, Pandit K, Pajnu A, Shrivastava U, Nagtilak SB, Karmarkar MG, Wasir HS. Ind Heart J. 1992; 44:310. Prevalence and treatment status of Hypertension in an Indian Urban Adult Population sample(abstract p329). Wasir HS Reddy KS,Pandit K, Shrivastava U, Bahl VK. 3rd International Conference on Preventive Cardiology, Oslo, Norway, 27 June – 1 July, 1993 and Knowledge of Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease and Correlation with modifiable risk factors (Abs.) IID/7. Shrivastava U, Nath LM, Reddy KS. Chowdhury S, Lobo J, paper presented in Silver Jubilee conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, New Delhi March 11-13, 1995.


Dr A. Shahin Sultana


Dr. A. Shahin Sultana is Associate Professor in Department of Social Work, University of Delhi. She is M.A. (Social Work), M.Phil (Social Work) from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore; M.A. (Human Rights and Duties Education) from University of Madras, Chennai and Ph.D (Social Work) from University of Madras, Chennai. She is University Rank Holder in both Graduation (1995) and Post Graduation (1997) and won the UGC (JRF and SRF Fellowship) for Doctoral Studies, (2002 -2005).
Dr. Shahin Research studies are titled ‘Dalit Girl Child’ for National Entity for Social Action (NESA – CHOLAI), Chennai, for the Dept. of Social Work, Loyola College, Chennai and ‘Assessing the Quality of Institutional Child Care Providers in Delhi’ for the SOS Children’s Villages of India, 2007 for the Dept. of Social Work, University of Delhi in 2004 and 2007 and respectively.

Dr. Shahin is associated with TN-FORCES (Tamil Nadu Forum for Creche and Child Care Services), Chennai; Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children, Delhi; Indian Sociological Society, Delhi and is on the Editorial Board of Women’s Link (Journal), Delhi and Journal of School Social Work, Chennai.
Her areas of interest are Family and Child Welfare, Early Childhood Care and Development (Nutrition, Health, Education, Protection), Case Work, Counselling, Youth Welfare and Disaster Management.
Some of her major publications are: Maternal Mortality: A Gross Violation of Women’s Right to Health, Women’s Link, Vol. 13, No. 4, October – December 2007; Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education – Are we really concerned, Social Welfare, Vol. No 53, No.6, September 2006; ‘To compare is to destroy’, Journal of School Social Work, June 2005, Volume II, Issue 01; The Role of the Social Worker in rehabilitating women and children in the ‘Tsunami’ tragedy, Social Welfare, Vol.51, No.12, March 2005.; Commercialisation of Early Childhood Education, Journal of School Social Work, January, 2005, Volume II, Issue 01; Enhancing knowledge about AIDS among college students, Social Welfare, Vol. 52, No.8, November, 2004; Earlier the better – Nurturing Human Values in children, Journal of School Social Work, October, 2004; Burgeoning Fitness centers, Metro Plus, The Hindu, 6th August, 2003; CHEN NUTRICON 2003 – Men in Child Nutrition and Care, 13th July, 2003 and Father’s role in Child Care, Area News, 20th June, 2003; Talking Heads.