Ramesh Poluru completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in population studies and demography along with a post-graduate diploma in computer applications from Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, India. His doctoral research focused on differentials of fertility and transition across social groups in Andhra Pradesh, South India and postdoctoral research on nutritional transition in India. His interests and expertise spans across demography, statistics, epidemiology, vaccine safety, impact assessment, public health and surveillance , especially of reproductive and child health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS. Poluru has more than two decades of experience in conceptualization, implementation and monitoring of large scale socioeconomic, demographic, behavioral, biological and operations research studies; as well as analysis and interpretation of data, both primary and secondary, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. He has also extensively involved in facility, community-based studies, action/operations research and phase-3 and 4 clinical trials to deliver intervention services among the general population of women and children as well as more vulnerable populations such as infants, minority populations, and high-risk groups including sex workers, men who have sex with men, injection drug users and truckers. Poluru has published about 40 chapters and research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and co-authored technical reports of national and international research projects. He has served and continues to serve as a scientific reviewer for over thirty journals and various international granting agencies for research proposals (grants and fellowships) and reports, and participates in panel meetings. He also serves as editorial board member of five journals. 

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