28/03/2022

Administration

Co-Directors

 Prof.Champica Bodinayake

Professor in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

Honorary Consultant Physician, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya

Adjunct Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

contact –     +94 (091) 223-2321

email- bodinayake@gmail.com 

Prof. Ajith Nagahawatte

Professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

Adjunct Professor of Global Health, Duke University

Contact – +94(091) 224-6880

 email – ajithnagahawatte@yahoo.co.uk

Dr.Gayani Tillekeratne

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Assistant Research Professor, Global Health

Adjunct Professor in Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

contact –    (919) 681-7516

email– gayani.tillekeratne@duke.edu

Prof. Truls Ostbye

Vice-Chair (Research), Community and Family Medicine, DGHI

Professor, Community and Family Medicine, Nursing and Global Health, DGHI

Contact –     (919) 660-0331

email – truls.ostbye@duke.edu

Lead-Clinical Research

Prof. Christopher Woods

Executive Director, Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global HealthProfessor, Medicine and Global HealthChief, Infectious Diseases Division, Durham VA Medical Center

contact-     (919) 668-7174 

email-woods@duke.edu  

Lead-Pediatric Research

Prof.Vasantha Devasiri

Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

Professor in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatric, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

contact –  +94 (91) 223-4801-3/ 100

email – vdevasiri@gmail.com 

Lead-Community Based

Prof.Vijitha de Silva

Professor in Community Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

Adjunct Professor of Global Health Institute, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

contact –  +94 (91) 223-4801-3/ 231

email – pvijithadesilva123@yahoo.com

Lead-Laboratory Research

Dr.Gaya Wijayaratne

Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

contact –     +94 (091) 223-4801/263

email – gayabw@yahoo.co.uk

Dr. Bradly Nicholson

Director, Molecular Epidemiology Research Laboratory, VA Medical Center, Duke University

contact –     (919)286-0411 x 173106           (919) 286-0411 x 173105

email – brad.nicholson@duke.edu 

Lead-Administration

Mrs. Sarah Cao

Assistant Director, International Operations, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

contact –      (919) 681-3135

email –cao@duke.edu

Mrs. Cynthia Binanay

Director of Operations, Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health, Duke University

contact –     (919) 668-8249

email – Binanay@Duke.edu

Data Analyst

Ms. Tianchen Sheng

Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine

contact –    (919) 564-5188

email- tianchen.sheng@duke.edu

RDCID Staff Members

Mrs.Ruvini Kurukulasooriya (From 2011)

Senior Project Coordinator

BSc (Hons-Ruhuna), MSc (Peradeniya), PhD (reading-Ruhuna)

contact –      +94 (91) 223-4801/ 429

email – ruhunasearch@gmail.com           duke.ruhuna@gmail.com

Ms.Madureka Premamali (From 2018)

Project Coordinator

BSc(Hons),Ruhuna

contact –     +94 (91) 223-4801/ 429

email – madurekadukedukerhu@gmail.com

Mrs.Dinithi Mahaliyanage (From 2020)

Laboratory Research Coordinator

BSc (Mysore, India), MSc (Colombo)

email – dinithidukeruh@gmail.com

Mr.Buddhika Dilshan (From 2020)

Research Coordinator

BSc (Hons)- Wayamba, MSc (reading)- Colombo 

email – dilshan.yaz@gmail.com 

Mrs.Kavindya Wickramasekara (From 2018)

Data Manager

BA (reading), Open University- Sri Lanka

email – kaviw11@gmail.com 

Current Research Assistants

Dr. Nelunika Harshanee De Silva (From 2022)

Research Assistant

Medical Undergraduate (Final MBBs results pending), University of Ruhuna

email – gwharshanie@gmail.com

Mrs. M. K. Anula (From 2018) 

Research Assistant

Retired Nurse, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya

email – anulamk56@gmail.com