Dr. Aleena Sebastian selected for the Young Investigator Award
Dr. Aleena Sebastian, an alumnus of University of Hyderabad is selected for the Young Investigator Award for a project titled, ‘Influence of Minority and COVID-19 Stressors on HIV Risk and Access to Services among MSM and Transgender Women: A Longitudinal Observational Cohort (S3-Plus) Study in Chennai’. The award is granted by ICMR-International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Joint Call for Proposal under the category of Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) 2021. The project will be carried out under the mentorship of Dr. Venkatesan Chakrapani (MD, PhD), Chairperson at Centre for Sexuality and Health Research and Policy (C-SHaRP), Chennai.
Dr. Aleena is currently Assistant Professor at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. She completed her PhD in 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Pushpesh Kumar, Department of Sociology, UoH. She was also Postdoctoral Fellow in a DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance research project at The Humsafar Trust, Mumbai.