Director's Profile

A physician turned laboratory scientist and public health researcher, Dr. Sanghamitra Pati completed her MBBS (1992) & MD (1998) both from MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha, India. In 2000, she received Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship (JJ/WBGS) to pursue Master of Public Health (MPH) from University of Maastricht, The Netherlands and subsequently, earned PhD from the same University. Since August 2016, Dr. Pati is working as the Director ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar and took over Additional Charge of Additional Director General, ICMR, New Delhi from 2nd February 2024.

Needless to mention the crucial role played by Dr.Pati, during the critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic, in leading serosurvelience studies not only in Odisha but also in adjoining states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. She was also instrumental in co-developing the first Make in Odisha rapid Antigen kit for COVID-19 diagnosis.

A Distinguished Lown Scholar at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston with research experience of 21 years, She has co-authored 300+ scientific publications in the peer-reviewed journals and co-authored two books on health care and a few book chapters. She has an h-index of 42 and i10-index of 136.

In appreciation of her extraordinary contribution to public health and research, she has been conferred with prestigious awards like Samanta Chandrasekhara Award-2018 by Odisha Bigyan Academy, Devi Award-2020 by the honourable Chief Minister, the President’s Appreciation Award by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Times Power Women Award-2021, Madhubabu Odisha Gourav Samman Award -2023, Cuttack, Biswamukti Rashtriya Swasthyasewa Samman-2023, Odisha Women Award-2023 by Ever Green Forum and  Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in Healthcare Services, Govt. of Odisha -2024. She is a fellow of  National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), India & Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH) , UK and UICC (Union for International Cancer Control).

Recently, she earned the  exemplary  distinction of being among the top 2 percentile researchers globally.

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