Dr S P Rao, Professor in Preventive & Social Medicine received training in Epidemiology and Bio-statistics after owning professional degrees in Community Medicine and Hospital Administration. His alma mater is Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam. He has served for Government of Maharashtra for nearly 25 years in various faculty positions at Government Medical Colleges in Maharashtra. He has served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Mumbai for the establishment and upgradation of new Government Medical Colleges.

He was also in-charge of Medical Research Council of Maharashtra, a Govt of Maharashtra venture. He is qualified in Epidemiology, Computer technology and Infectious diseases. He had rich experience as Principal Investigator for several research projects funded by WHO, ICMR, SIDA, DANIDA, Aga Khan Foundation, NRHM and Government of Maharashtra. He was also involved in field epidemiological surveys in Karnataka, Kerala, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra. He is a recipient of WHO fellowship in Hospital Administration.

He was awarded by Government of Maharashtra for his exemplary contribution to rural health. He is instrumental in introduction of compulsory Research Methodology and Biostatistics training for postgraduate teachers and residents in Maharashtra. He is an invited faculty for research methodology course at various medical and Dental Colleges in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Dr S P Rao also offered his services as consultant epidemiologist to WHO regional centre on Social Aspects of Leprosy and Jamnalal Bajaj Tropical Research Centre.

He has vast field experience in Epidemiology and has authored 8 books for graduates and postgraduates. He is one of the key trainers for National Programs such as Integrated Disease Surveillance Program, NRHM, RNTCP, CSSM, IMNCI. He is actively involved in teaching and training medical graduates and postgraduates since last 35 years.

Contact Details

Dr S . P. Rao, MD ,

Narayana Medical College,

Nellore – 524003

Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

Phone : 0861-2317963, Extn. : 2306

Direct Phone : 0861-2317965

Fax: 0861-2317962

Mobile No. +91 73311 70089

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