National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

Indian Council of Medical Research
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

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Dr. Pranab Chatterjee

Dr. Pranab Chatterjee

General Information
Name Dr. Pranab Chatterjee
Educational Qualification MBBS, MD
Designation Scientist B
Division Epidemiology
Specialization Preventive Medicine
Date of joining ICMR 27th January, 2017
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Professional Experience

Even as a medical student, the oft-touted quote, that the book on infectious diseases had been closed, fascinated me. On one hand I grew up reading about the fantastic conquests against the microbial marauders all around us, while on the other, as an overworked medic, I toiled to attend to patients suffering from outbreaks of infectious diseases. Gastroenteritis, dengue, malaria and tuberculosis continued their pillaging, oblivious of the arsenal we thought we had built up against them. This budding interest in infectious diseases, especially, in understanding how infectious disease epidemiology was affected by biological as well as social forces, pushed me towards a career in public health.

Following my residency, I joined as a researcher with a team working on zoonoses, emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. In the time I spent there, my interest in One Health started to grow. I worked closely with researchers from seven countries - Belgium, Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India - to develop a protocol, and then implement a study, to identify the research priorities for the prevention and control of zoonoses in the respective settings. I also supported the team tasked by the WHO to develop a background document to inform the process of the development of the National Action Plan for the containment of antimicrobial resistance in India. I also collaborated closely on developing a framework for the situation analysis of existing systems for the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in South East Asian countries, created at the behest of SEARO WHO. Further, in addition to scientific work, I was also tasked with the development of a media strategy and for framing advocacy strategies for targeting stakeholders at various levels. The research work I undertook encompasses a wide array of methods, including surveys and field studies; scoping and systematic reviews; stakeholder mapping and analysis; and qualitative research.

The work conducted here has resulted in several publications in reputed, peer-reviewed international journals, like Human Resources for Health, British Medical Journal, and Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology, and the Public Library of Science, to name a few.

After joining the Indian Council of Medical Research, at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, I intend to continue working on these areas, with a more incisive focus. I hope to expand on my horizons in working on antimicrobial resistance, while bringing a stronger focus on the One Health approach, not only for the containment of antimicrobial resistance, but also for addressing other infectious diseases challenges and health issues which the institute intends to address.

Research Interests

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Health Policy
  • Medical Education
  • One Health and Zoonoses


Member, International Society of Infectious Diseases



  1. Chatterjee P, Chauhan AS, Joseph J, Kakkar M. One Health/EcoHealth capacity building programs in South and South East Asia: a mixed method rapid systematic review. Human Resources for Health. 2017 Sep 29;15(1):72.
  2. Kakkar M, Walia K, Vong S, Chatterjee P, Sharma A. Antibiotic resistance and its containment in India. BMJ. 2017 Sep 5;358:j2687.
  3. Kakkar M, Chaturvedi S, Saxena VK, Dhole TN, Kumar A, Rogawski ET, Abbas S, Venkataramanan VV, Chatterjee P. Identifying sources, pathways and risk drivers in ecosystems of Japanese Encephalitis in an epidemic-prone north Indian district. PloS one. 2017 May 2;12(5):e0175745.


  1. Chauhan AS, George S, Chatterjee P, Kakkar M. Addressing bovine tuberculosis in smallholder periurban dairy farms of India: A qualitative study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 Dec 1;53:57-8.
  2. Chauhan AS, George S, Chatterjee P, Kakkar M. Veterinary antibiotic use in smallholder periurban dairy farms of India: A qualitative study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 Dec 1;53:39.
  3. Rogawski ET, Chatterjee P, Kakkar M. Developing a transdisciplinary database for operationalization of One Health surveillance for Japanese Encephalitis in India. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 Dec 1;53:33.
  4. Kakkar M, Chatterjee P. Setting research priorities to control zoonoses in smallholder dairy farms of periurban India. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 Dec 1;53:126.
  5. Chatterjee P, Kakkar M. Market and policy drivers of antibiotic use in smallholder periurban dairy farms: A scoping literature review. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 Dec 1;53:38.
  6. Chatterjee P, Kakkar M, Biswas T. Cities: new fringes to act as safety nets. Nature. 2016 Dec 1;540(7631):39.
  7. Chatterjee P, Kakkar M, Chaturvedi S. Integrating one health in national health policies of developing countries: India's lost opportunities. Infectious diseases of poverty. 2016 Oct 3;5(1):87.
  8. Chatterjee P. Tracking Outbreaks of Febrile Infectious Diseases in India Using Google Trends. Matters Archive. 2016 Apr 27;2(4):e201602000012.
  9. McKenzie JS, Dahal R, Kakkar M, Debnath N, Rahman M, Dorjee S, Naeem K, Wijayathilaka T, Sharma BK, Maidanwal N, Halimi A, Kim E, Chatterjee P, Devleesshauwer B. One Health research and training and government support for One Health in South Asia. Infection ecology & epidemiology. 2016 Jan 1;6(1):33842.


  1. Price AI, Djulbegovic B, Biswas R, Chatterjee P. Evidence‐based medicine meets person‐centred care: a collaborative perspective on the relationship. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015 Dec 1;21(6):1047-51.
  2. Chatterjee P, Chandra S, Biswas T. Daniel Alcides Carrion (1857-1885) and a history of medical martyrdom. Journal of Medical Biography. 2015 Nov;23(4):224-7.
  3. Price A, Chatterjee P, Biswas R. Comparative effectiveness research collaboration and precision medicine. Annals of Neurosciences. 2015 Jul;22(3):127.
  4. Chatterjee S, Datta A, Chatterjee P. Mountford Joseph Bramley: A pioneering thyroidologist and the first principal of Asia's oldest medical college. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 Jan;19(1):165.


  1. Chatterjee P, Bera K, Seth B, Price A, Sengupta R, Biswas R. Thematic Analysis of a Collaborative, Patient-Centred Model of Care Bringing Personalized Medicine to Resource Restricted Settings. Indian Journal of Medical Informatics. 2014 Nov 2;8(2):85-90.
  2. Khan AM, Shah D, Chatterjee P. Data entry skills in a computer-based spread sheet amongst postgraduate medical students: A simulation based descriptive assessment. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2014 Jul;3(3):216.
  3. Price A, Chatterjee P, Biswas R. Time for person centered research in neuroscience: users driving the change. Annals of neurosciences. 2014 Apr;21(2):37.
  4. Chatterjee P, Das AK, Martin C, Basu A, Biswas R. The Vascular System: Unblocking Conduits to Our Rivers Within. International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare. 2014 Apr 1;4(2):34-42.
  5. Kumar R, Khan AM, Chatterjee P. Types of observational studies in medical research. Astrocyte. 2014 Jul 1;1(2):154.
  6. Khan AM, Kumar R, Chatterjee P. Understanding the basic statistical questions that disturb a medical researcher. Astrocyte. 2014 Apr 1;1(1):62.


  1. Bhaumik S, Pakenham-Walsh N, Chatterjee P, Biswas T. Health-care information: access or implementation?-Authors' reply. The Lancet Global Health. 2013 Nov 1;1(5):e257.
  2. Thawani R, Kaur G, Chatterjee P, Biswas T. From the editors of a student journal. Education for Health. 2013 May 1;26(2):115.
  3. Chatterjee P, Biswas T, Mishra V. Open access: the changing face of scientific publishing. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2013 Apr;2(2):128.


  1. Sen P, Chatterjee P, Mukhopadhyay AK, Biswas T. Association of sleep disorders with essential hypertension in subcontinental population. Indian Medical Gazette. 2012 Dec;146(12):463-466.
  2. Chatterjee P, Datta TB, Sriganesh V. Healthcare information and the rural primary care doctor. South African Medical Journal. 2012 Mar;102(3):138-9.
  3. Chatterjee P. On Being a Patient. International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare. 2012 Oct 1;2(4):57-9.


  1. Chatterjee P, Biswas T. Blogs and Twitter in medical publications: too unreliable to quote, or a change waiting to happen? South African Medical Journal. 2011 Oct;101(10):712-4.
  2. Chatterjee P, Biswas T, Sen P. Organized terrorism: an emerging barrier for public health. Australasian Medical Journal. 2011 Apr;563. 35.
  3. Chandra S, Chatterjee P. Digital indiscretions: New horizons in medical ethics. The Australasian medical journal. 2011;4(8):453.


  1. Martin CM, Chatterjee P. A metanarrative of academic life. Annals of Neuroscience. 2009;16(1):40.

Books / Book-Chapters / Published Reports

  1. Chaturvedi S, Chatterjee P. Communicating for health. In: Gupta P, Khan AM (Eds). Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine. Jaypee Publication, New Delhi (2016).
  2. Chaturvedi S, Chatterjee P. Health Planning and Expenditure in India. In: Gupta P, Khan AM (Eds). Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine. Jaypee Publication, New Delhi (2016). USA.
  3. Chatterjee, P. and Chaturvedi, S. Street Children. In: P Gupta, P S N Menon, S Ramji and R Lodha. PG Textbook of Pediatrics 2nd Ed., Jaypee Publications, New Delhi (2015).
  4. Price A, Chandra S, Bera K, Biswas T, Chatterjee P, Wittenberg R, Mehta N, Biswas, R. Understanding clinical complexity through conversational learning in medical social networks: Implementing user-driven health care. In: J P Sturmberg and M Martin (eds). Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health. Ist ed. New York: Springer (2013) 767-793.

Training Module / Implementation Package

  1. Kakkar M, Chauhan AS, Chatterjee P, Joseph J, on behalf of the Roadmap to Combat Zoonoses in India Initiative. Training manual for the Intervention Phase: Addressing zoonotic disease transmission and veterinary antibiotic use in peri-urban smallholder dairy farms of India. Supported by the International Development Research Centre, Canada. New Delhi, October 2016.
  2. Kakkar M, Chatterjee P. Training manual for the Zoonoses Research Workshop. Supported by the Strategic Network for Neglected Diseases and Zoonoses. South Africa, August 2016.
  3. Kakkar M, Chatterjee P. Training manual for identifying research priorities for zoonoses prevention and control in Odisha. Supported by the International Development Research Centre, Canada. Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, September 2015.

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