Rutuja Chhajed
Scientific Coordinator
Research Theme
Visceral leishmaniasis

Rutuja is a Biomedical Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology and has recently finished her MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford.

Rutuja has worked at the intersection of engineering, data science and public health on projects ranging from developing health monitoring systems for neonates in rural settings to tools like fortification simulation dashboards for the Indian government.

She is currently working with the Infectious Disease Data Observatory (IDDO), University of Oxford, as a Scientific Coordinator based in New Delhi, on its research activities on visceral leishmaniasis (VL), lymphatic filariasis and malaria. She is also working with the science team supporting research activities in VL, in statistical analysis of the clinical trials data to address knowledge gaps in VL diagnosis and treatment.