Nilesh Bhatt is a project investigator on TB Sequel and oversees implementation of project related activities in Mozambique. He is also a lead on the Research Task related to Cohort. Since 2011, he is the Director General of the Polana Caniço Health Research and Training Center (CISPOC), a research of Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS), at Mozambique’s Ministry of Health. Dr. Bhatt has been a researcher at the INS since 2007, where he also served as the Head of the Department of Immunology from 2009 to 2011.
Nilesh Bhatt qualified as a medical doctor at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique. He received a Master in Medicine (STD-HIV/AIDS) from the University of Sydney in the Australia and a Ph.D. in Health Science from the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ) in the Brazil. During his career Dr. Bhatt has lead efforts in the area of clinical research with the objective of understanding the critical public health concerns in area of infectious diseases in Mozambique. His research interests include HIV and tuberculosis therapeutics and diagnostics, including the deployment of these health technologies in resource-limited health systems. Dr. Bhatt has authored over 10 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr. Bhatt is currently a member of the Institutional Bioethical Committee of INS and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine of Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique.