Jyoshma Preema D Souza is a PhD student at Psychological Sciences Research Institute of the Université Catholique de Louvain working on Public Health- ‘Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening participation in India’. She pursued her Bachelors in Nursing and Masters in Public Health from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India and has worked collaboratively with the Indian Government as an Epidemiologist, assisting in Disease Surveillance under the National Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). She has been a member of the District Rapid Response Team and was actively involved in the outbreak investigation and control.
Her contribution to the Non-Communicable Disease Prevention Project (NCD), an initiative of the District Health and Family Welfare Department of the State Government as The Project Coordinator enhanced her experience in Planning, supervision and monitoring of the project that aimed at screening and management of Diabetes, Hypertension and Cervical Cancer of individuals in a large scale. She has provided assistance to District Nodal officer for District Health Action Plan- 2017 and was actively involved in the supervision of Pulse Polio Immunization and Measles campaign initiated by the Government of India in the District of Dakshina Kannada.
Apart from the practical experiences in Public Health, she has worked extensively on Health Literacy. She has a passion for music and art. She uses her Public health field exposure and research experience as an asset to address Public Health issues.
Areas of Interest: Health Literacy, Cervical cancer screening, Implementation Research, Health promotion
Few of her research publications are:
- Chauhan, A., Narayanan, P., & D'souza, J. (2017). Improving maternal health quality: reviewing the context and consequences. Indian Journal of Community Health, 29(2), 134-141.
- Rao, R., Vittaldas, R., & Dsouza, J. P. (2017). Incidence of Dogbite in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka: An Epidemiological assessment from 2009 to 2016. Indian Journal of Community Health, 29(3), 282-286.
- Dsouza, Jyoshma P., Sherpa, Mingma., Nayak, Mamtha., Chauhan Anshul (2017) Prevalence of congenital anomaly in a tertiary care hospital in coastal Karnataka: a three year Retrospective study. Int J Recent Sci Res.8(12), 22289-22291