Pavani K Ram

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Affiliation: University at Buffalo
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of three rapid diagnostic tests for cholera: does the skill level of the technician matter?
    Pavani Kalluri
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:49-55. 2006
  2. pmc The Integrated Behavioural Model for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: a systematic review of behavioural models and a framework for designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions in infrastructure-restricted settings
    Robert Dreibelbis
    Social and Behavioural Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:1015. 2013
  3. pmc Designing a handwashing station for infrastructure-restricted communities in Bangladesh using the integrated behavioural model for water, sanitation and hygiene interventions (IBM-WASH)
    Kristyna R S Hulland
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:877. 2013
  4. pmc Impact of duration of structured observations on measurement of handwashing behavior at critical times
    Amal K Halder
    International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    BMC Public Health 13:705. 2013
  5. pmc Perceptions of and willingness to engage in public health precautions to prevent 2009 H1N1 influenza transmission
    Marc T Kiviniemi
    School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:152. 2011
  6. pmc Variability in hand contamination based on serial measurements: implications for assessment of hand-cleansing behavior and disease risk
    Pavani K Ram
    University at Buffalo, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14221, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:510-6. 2011
  7. pmc Is structured observation a valid technique to measure handwashing behavior? Use of acceleration sensors embedded in soap to assess reactivity to structured observation
    Pavani K Ram
    University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14221, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:1070-6. 2010
  8. pmc Part II. Analysis of data gaps pertaining to Shigella infections in low and medium human development index countries, 1984-2005
    P K Ram
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:577-603. 2008
  9. pmc Household water disinfection in hurricane-affected communities of Louisiana: implications for disaster preparedness for the general public
    Pavani K Ram
    Diarrheal Diseases Epidemiology Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:S130-5. 2007
  10. pmc Bringing safe water to remote populations: an evaluation of a portable point-of-use intervention in rural Madagascar
    Pavani Kalluri Ram
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:398-400. 2007

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of three rapid diagnostic tests for cholera: does the skill level of the technician matter?
    Pavani Kalluri
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:49-55. 2006
    ..To evaluate SMART, Medicos Dip Stick and an Institut Pasteur (IP) cholera dipstick tests for accuracy and ease of use...
  2. pmc The Integrated Behavioural Model for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: a systematic review of behavioural models and a framework for designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions in infrastructure-restricted settings
    Robert Dreibelbis
    Social and Behavioural Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:1015. 2013
    ..The design and evaluation of such interventions would benefit from a synthesis of this body of theory informing WASH behaviour change and maintenance...
  3. pmc Designing a handwashing station for infrastructure-restricted communities in Bangladesh using the integrated behavioural model for water, sanitation and hygiene interventions (IBM-WASH)
    Kristyna R S Hulland
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:877. 2013
    ..Our aim was to identify a locally feasible and acceptable handwashing station that enabled frequent handwashing for two subsequent randomized trials testing the health effects of this behaviour...
  4. pmc Impact of duration of structured observations on measurement of handwashing behavior at critical times
    Amal K Halder
    International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    BMC Public Health 13:705. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess the impact of reducing the duration of structured observation on the number and type of critical events observed...
  5. pmc Perceptions of and willingness to engage in public health precautions to prevent 2009 H1N1 influenza transmission
    Marc T Kiviniemi
    School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:152. 2011
    ..Individuals' interpretation of recommendations, willingness to comply, and factors predicting willingness were examined...
  6. pmc Variability in hand contamination based on serial measurements: implications for assessment of hand-cleansing behavior and disease risk
    Pavani K Ram
    University at Buffalo, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14221, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:510-6. 2011
    ..Because hand contamination measured at random cannot reliably predict hand contamination at times of potential pathogen transmission, single random hand rinses are not valid proxy measures for handwashing behavior...
  7. pmc Is structured observation a valid technique to measure handwashing behavior? Use of acceleration sensors embedded in soap to assess reactivity to structured observation
    Pavani K Ram
    University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14221, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:1070-6. 2010
    ..These findings call into question the validity of structured observation for measurement of handwashing behavior...
  8. pmc Part II. Analysis of data gaps pertaining to Shigella infections in low and medium human development index countries, 1984-2005
    P K Ram
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:577-603. 2008
    ..This review highlights the large gaps in data on the burden of Shigella infections for low human development index countries and, more specifically, for sub-Saharan Africa...
  9. pmc Household water disinfection in hurricane-affected communities of Louisiana: implications for disaster preparedness for the general public
    Pavani K Ram
    Diarrheal Diseases Epidemiology Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:S130-5. 2007
    ..We sought to assess awareness of boil water orders and familiarity with household water disinfection techniques other than boiling...
  10. pmc Bringing safe water to remote populations: an evaluation of a portable point-of-use intervention in rural Madagascar
    Pavani Kalluri Ram
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:398-400. 2007
    ..Future work should focus on strategies for sustaining SWS use, factors that motivate community-based sales agents to promote SWS, and the feasibility of scaling up this approach...
  11. pmc Risk factors for typhoid fever in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    P K Ram
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 135:458-65. 2007
    ..The protective effect of using latrines, particularly among young children, should be investigated further...
  12. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli associated with sushi restaurants in Nevada, 2004
    Seema Jain
    Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS A 38, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1-7. 2008
    ..In August 2004, a stool sample from 1 ill sushi restaurant A patron yielded enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). In December 2004, we investigated a third cluster of diarrhea cases among sushi restaurant B patrons...
  13. pmc Part I. Analysis of data gaps pertaining to Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi infections in low and medium human development index countries, 1984-2005
    J A Crump
    Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:436-48. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of the hydrogen sulfide test for assessment of water quality in Bangladesh
    S K Gupta
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Appl Microbiol 104:388-95. 2008
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of the hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) test for assessing water quality in Bangladesh...
  15. pmc Microbiological evaluation of the efficacy of soapy water to clean hands: a randomized, non-inferiority field trial
    Nuhu Amin
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh Stanford University, Stanford, California University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 91:415-23. 2014
    ..3 CFU, P = 0.046) but was less efficacious than scrubbing hands with soapy water. Soapy water is an inexpensive and microbiologically effective cleansing agent to improve handwashing among households with vulnerable children. ..
  16. pmc Part III. Analysis of data gaps pertaining to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli infections in low and medium human development index countries, 1984-2005
    S K Gupta
    Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:721-38. 2008
    ..Moreover, a standard molecular definition of ETEC infection is needed to be able to compare results across study sites...
  17. ncbi request reprint International foodborne outbreak of Shigella sonnei infection in airline passengers
    K Gaynor
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 137:335-41. 2009
    ..This outbreak illustrates the risk of rapid, global spread of illness from a point-source at a major airline hub...