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Akansha Rathi

Akansha Rathi

Akansha Rathi
Assistant Professor
Department of Community Medicine
Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical College & Hospital
India 

 
 

Biography

Dr. Akanksha Rathi is a young preventive health expert and vaccinologist with an experience of over 6 years in the preventive healthcare field. Her primary areas are teaching, research and healthcare service provision. She has done her graduation (MBBS) and master's degree (MD - Community Medicine) from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. She is currently working as an assistant professor in a recently set up government medical college where she is laying the foundation of the newly formed department. Before her assistant professorship, she was doing senior residency in Maulana Azad Medical College. She headed regional health centers and was responsible for preserving and promoting the health of the community. She has trained hundreds of interns and postgraduate students in vaccination. Till now, she has vaccinated thousands of children and adults. She had done her thesis on immunization and writes regularly about the importance of introducing various vaccines for adolescents and adults. In a widely circulated health magazine - Double Helical, she has written 2 articles on cervical cancer vaccine & Importance of Adult Vaccinations. She also has 3 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her most recent publication in 2016 is ‘HPV vaccine in Indian settings- need of the hour', published in Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination. Her current research interests include diabetes and vaccination and she is a part of various on-going projects. To name a few: Knowledge, attitude and practices of parents about recently introduced IPV vaccine, Prevalence and pattern of Complementary and Alternative Medicine use among diabetic population & Prevalence of Autonomic neuropathy among diabetic patients. When not at work, she likes to spend her time listening to music, reading books and travelling to new places.

 

Research Interest

Diabetes and vaccination, IPV vaccine, Prevalence and pattern of Complementary and Alternative Medicine