Akhil Kshirsagar



Country of Origin: Mumbai, India

Degree Program: PhD

Entered Program: Fall 2017

Expected Graduation: Spring 2021

Areas of interest: Vector-Borne Diseases and Zoonotic Diseases, with a special interest in the Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs).

Research Statement: I am interested in the relationship between climate-change and disease distribution patterns; the human and ecological drivers of zoonotic diseases; using modeling techniques to predict disease risk and disease outbreaks.

Adviser: Dr. Sadie Ryan

Educational Background

  • Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPHTM), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S), Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals


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