CGHR Bangalore



REHANA BEGUM, MBBS, DLO, MBA (HR) – Director of Operations

Dr. Rehana Begum is a health professional and an effectual leader with more than 12 years of experience in planning, implementation and management of Public Health programs. Her health expertise is wide-ranging and varied to include Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A), Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV (PPTCT), STI, Quality assurance of public health facilities and Tuberculosis control.

Her experiences include working for UNICEF-India for PPTCT program, RMNCH+A and Quality Assurance program; World Health Organization for a TB-HIV program; Bangalore Burhat Mahanagar palike (BBMP) to implement RNTCP program in government and private medical colleges; UNICEF Lao-PDR to implement Linked Response to SRH and HIV and conducting cost effective analysis based PPTCT Costing Tool for Elimination Initiative; UNICEF- Timor-Leste to implement PPTCT program; UNICEF- Kiribati to conduct an individual comprehensive assessment of PPTCT and syphilis management services with support from UNICEF, Fiji office; and John Snow Inc. to conduct Data Quality Auditing of TB program in India.

She has joined CGHR, Bangalore office as Director of Operations and will oversee various research projects, including blood-based epidemiology, field based multi assay testing, physician decision- making support systems for verbal autopsies, and provides technical input on the Million Death Study (MDS)- one of the world’s largest prospective studies on premature mortality. She is the senior liaison for CGHR’s international partners and MDS collaborators. Rehana’s areas of interest include maternal and child health, TB-HIV, evidence informed medicine, bio statistics and program management.



Trained in Java, Angular JS, J2EE Architecture, MYSQL database and object oriented programming experience for product development. Versatile experience in software development in both front and back-end development, training and quality process. Identifying areas for modification in existing programs and subsequently developing these modifications to support various technology systems and projects for a company. Balakrishna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering. He is a former Software Engineer with United Health Group and has 2+ years of experience in the Web Development and other technology. 



Chandamita has joined CGHR as a Training Coordinator. She earned a Masters degree in clinical psychology, completed a fellowship in clinical research, and has 8 years of work experience as a researcher and clinical psychologist. She has been associated with institutes like The INCLEN Trust International, New Delhi; All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi; and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). At CGHR, she assists in the physician coder training program, by coordinating meetings and training sessions for physicians.



Srinivasa joined CGHR as a Trainee Surveyor, and is now working as a Health Surveyor. His tasks include data collection, physical measurements in the field, and data entry and other project specific activities. He has experience and interest in piloting and collecting verbal autopsy data, especially aspects of narrative collection.


Mohammed Maaz – Software Developer

Trained in Java, Angular JS, J2EE Architecture and Object oriented programming experience for Product development. Versatile Experience in Software Development in both front and back-end development, Training and Quality Process. He is very passionate about Web Development, and strives to better himself as a developer, and the development community as a whole. Maaz holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering. He is a former Senior Software Engineer with NTT DATA and has 2+ years of experience in the Web Development and other technology arenas.His interests include Photography and fond of Travelling to new places and an Active Volunteer in Social Causes and a supporting hand in volunteering for NGO’s for human welfare.