Vijay Kumar Chattu
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Vijay Kumar Chattu, MD, MPH, MPhil, FRSPH, FIMSA, FIAMS, (PhD)
Faculty – Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Vijay joined Faculty of Medical Sciences at University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago in 2014. He did his MBBS & MD in Community Medicine from MGIMS (Nagpur University). In 2006 he graduated MPH (International Health Development) from Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium and later did his MPhil in HIV/AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has a diverse international work experience and taught Public Health and Epidemiology in Oman, Saudi Arabia & few Medical Colleges in India. He was also a visiting faculty at UAE University, Paracelsus Medical University, (Austria), Visiting Scholar at UCLA and Univ. of Washington (Seattle), USA. Currently he is also a consultant for HIV/AIDS at UNAIDS-TSF, Johannesburg and doing doctoral research (PhD) at Institute of International Relations, UWI where his main research areas include Global Health Governance, Diplomacy and Human Security.
He has vast program experience which includes working with various government institutions namely Ministry of Health (India, Saudi Arabia & Oman), Ministries of Higher Education & INGOs. He worked as State Epidemiologist under National AIDS Control Organization, India and has gained rich experience working in the area of STIs/HIV/AIDS, SRH & MCH. Later he joined at FHI 360 as Senior Technical Officer: STI Capacity Building at National level where he was responsible in training all Medical officers, STI program/Technical Officers, Nurses and coordinating with all the “Avahan” program partners in all the 8 high prevalent states in India (funded by the BMGF grant). Prior to that, he worked as Technical Officer, at International HIV/AIDS Alliance and as National Health Coordinator for Village Reconstruction Organization. During his professional career, he gained experience with diverse donor organizations like BMGF, Global Fund, USAID, DFID and World Bank.
Dr. Vijay has authored two monographs and more than 25 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals on global health issues like Global Health Governance, Health Diplomacy, Ebola, MCH/ SRH, TB/MDR-TB, HIV/AIDS, Breast Cancer and Global Mental Health. He has presented numerous research papers and findings in national & international conferences and was a resource person for many trainings, workshops and seminars at national & international level. Being an active member of various professional bodies with rich experience and contribution to the profession, he was awarded Outstanding Asian Faculty in Global Health Development & Young Achiever Award by Asian Leadership (Dubai 2013). He is currently the National contact for Globethics.net, Geneva.
- Vijay Kumar C, Soosanna K (2015) ‘Global Health Governance & the END TB Strategy: An optimistic post 2015 development agenda’ Global J of Med and Public Health 4 (1), 1-3.
- Vijay Kumar C, Soosanna K (2015) ‘TB-HIV co-infection and MDR-TB: major concerns for post 2015 global agenda’ International Journal of Current microbiology and applied sciences 4 (3), 1-4.
- VK Chattu (2015) ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in Public Health: A case-study on HIV/AIDS epidemic by Johnson & Johnson company in Africa’ Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine 6 (1) 219-223. DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.149193
- Vijay Kumar Chattu (2014) ‘Role of biomedical and behavioural interventions and their evidence in prevention of HIV infection: A literature review’ International Journal of Medicine and Public Health 4 (4), 324-330. DOI: 10.4103/2230-8598.144057
- Vijay Kumar Chattu (2014) ‘Health & HIV/AIDS”- Issue of mandatory HIV testing & need for effective global health governance mechanisms to safeguard Human Rights & to fight against Stigma & Discrimination’. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2 (2), 100-106.
- Vijay Kumar Chattu, Paula Mahon (2014) ‘Management of Pseudo-seizures among refugee population- A Case Study’. International Journal of Contemporary Medicine 2 (2), 37-40.
- Vijay Kumar C, Kumary S (2014) ‘Addressing HIV transmission through Combination prevention strategies’. International Journal of Healthcare & Biomedical Research 3 (1), 209-220.
- Chattu VK (2014) Global Health & HIV/AIDS - A Critical Debate on Mandatory HIV Testing Policy. J Hum Virol Retrovirol 1(2) 1-4: 00011. DOI: 10.15406/jhvrv.2014.01.00011
- Chattu V Kumar (2014) ‘HIV/AIDS & Mandatory HIV Testing - Urgent need to Fight against Violation of Human Rights, Stigma & Discrimination as an Effective Prevention Strategy’. Asian Jour. of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities 4 (7), 68-74.
- Chattu, V. K. (2014) How best can we plan & implement HIV prevention? A review of successful evidence based practices & research. IJMRHS, 3 (3), 700-709. doi:10.5958/2319-5886.2014.00420.2
- Chattu VK, Kumary S (2014) ‘Ethical & Medico-Legal aspects of Mandatory HIV Testing: A debate on pros & cons of mandatory prenatal & premarital testing’ - A literature review. Medico-Legal update 14 (2), 39-43. DOI : 10.5958/0974-1283.2014.00746.4
- Paula M, VK Chattu (2014) ‘Refugee Health & importance of Pseudoseizures: A case study to emphasize & advocate the need for non- medical interventions for a successful recovery’. Intrnl. J. of Healthcare & Biomed. Research 2 (3)12-16.
- VK Chattu, M Zohairy et al. (2013) ‘Global Health & Tuberculosis: A Retrospective Study’ SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS 10 (2), 21-26. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v10i2.9709
- Chattu, V. K. & A., M. (2013) Importance of Tuberculosis in Global Health agenda- An epidemiological study of Tuberculosis among migrant population from South East Asia, Middle East and African regions treated with WHO-DOTS regimen. IJCRR, 5 (22), 94-99.
- Chattu VK, Mohammad A (2013) Tuberculosis an Important Global Health Issue in This Era-a Cross Sectional Study of Epidemiology of TB among South Asian workers in Saudi Arabia. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development 4 (2), 284-287 DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-5506.4.2.060
- Kumar, C. V. & D., Y. (2013) ‘Importance of compliance in contact lens wear- A study to assess the knowledge and practices among contact lens users for a healthy vision’. IJCRR, 5 (8), 104-109.
- Kumar Vijay, Garg BS (2013) ‘Improving Cause of Death information for Infant Deaths by application of Verbal Autopsy Tool in India’ Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development 4(2), 272-277. DOI : 10.5958/j.0976-5506.4.2.059
- Kumar, V. & Garg, B. (2013) ‘Global Health and Infant Mortality: Application of verbal autopsy tool to categorize infant deaths, ascertain their causes & identify the gaps in Health Management Information System in India’. IJCRR 5 (15), 87-94.
- Faculty of Medical Sciences at St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
- Institute of International Relations - UWI St. Augustine