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Joanna Valson
PhD in Public Health , Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Trivandrum, Kerala
PhD in Public Health, skilled in technologies in public health research, quantitative data analysis, GIS technologies, R and SPSS.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Professional Experience:
This doctoral program was granted Institute Fellowship from SCTIMST for five years. Undertook research on built environment and non-communicable diseases in Kerala using dataset of 12000 participants. Distribution of built environment characteristics among districts and sub-districts of Kerala were attempted using QGIS. Spatial clusters of diabetes and physical inactivity were identified using SaTScan. Underwent training in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Quantitative and Qualitative research methods. Software handled included R program, IBM SPSS, QGIS, SaTScan, Zotero and Mendeley.

My Master's program was funded and granted fellowship from SCTIMST for two years. Courses included Basic Biostatistics, introduction to Epidemiology, Health and Development, Public Health Technology, Database management, Health Policy, Health systems, Health Economics, Social determinants of health, Gender Issues in health, Chronic disease epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and Ethics in Health Research. Dissertation for this program involved geocoding of 8279 cases of dengue fever in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. Spatial clusters were identified and relationship to climatic variables were identified. Temperature, humidity and rainfall were accessed from the Indian Meteorological Department. Association to breteau indices were also analyzed.
Education:
My doctoral program was granted Institute Fellowship from SCTIMST for five years. Undertook research on built environment and non-communicable diseases in Kerala using dataset of 12000 participants. Distribution of built environment characteristics among districts and sub-districts of Kerala were attempted using QGIS. Spatial clusters of diabetes and physical inactivity were identified using SaTScan. Underwent training in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Quantitative and Qualitative research methods. Software handled included R program, IBM SPSS, QGIS, SaTScan, Zotero and Mendeley.
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    0-2 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: http://in.linkedin.com/pub/joanna-sara-valson/97/a26/274
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