Tarun Bhatnagar, MBBS, MD, PhD, PGDBE has worked as Scientist E at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)–National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE) in Chennai, India since 2008. He provides leadership and oversight as the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Coordinator and serves as faculty for the Master of Public Health program offered by the ICMR School of Public Health at ICMR-NIE. His research interests include epidemiological and behavioral studies among HIV high-risk populations, emerging infectious disease epidemiology and interventions, cohort studies, operations research, and evaluation of public health control strategies and programs.
Dr. Bhatnagar completed his medical training at Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal, India in 1999. In 2003, he received his MD in Preventive and Social Medicine from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. He was the recipient of an NIH Fogarty fellowship for his PhD in epidemiology under the AIDS International Training and Research Program at the University of California Los Angeles from 2004-2011. He trained in bioethics at Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi, India. Dr. Bhatnagar has published 33 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and four book chapters.