Co-Directors

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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

Prof. 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

Leads Infectious diseases

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-Community Based

Leads Community Medicine

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

Leads Research Laboratory

Prof. 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

Lead Administrative Staff (Duke)

Mrs. Sarah Cao

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

contact –      (919) 681-3135

email –cao@duke.edu

Statistician

Statistician (Duke)

Armstrong Mbi Obale (2023)

Research Analyst 1, Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health

email – mbi.obale@duke.edu

 

RDCID Staff Members

Administrative Staff (Ruhuna)

Ms. Ruvini Kurukulasooriya (From 2011)

Senior Research Scientist (Grade I)

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 Manager (Grade I )

BSc(Hons),Ruhuna

contact –     +94 (91) 223-4801/ 429

email – madurekadukedukerhu@gmail.com

Ms. Kavindya Wickramasekara (From 2018)

Data Manager (Grade I)

BA (reading), Open University- Sri Lanka

email – kaviw11@gmail.com 

Mr. Buddhika Dilshan (From 2020)

Laboratory Research Manager (Grade I)

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

email – dilshan.yaz@gmail.com 

Dr. Thilini Sithara Wickramatunge (From 2022)

Research Scientist (Grade I)

BSc (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), M.Phil (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Ph.D. Reading (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

email – thilini.wickradukeruhuna@gmail.co

Ms. S. A. Weerasinghe (From 2023)

Research Scientist (Grade II)

BSc (LPU – India), MSc (Colombo)

email – senalidukeruh@gmail.com

Ms. Jayani Gamage (From 2023)

Laboratory Research Manager (Grade II)

BSc, University of Bangalore, India

email – jayanigdukeruh@gmail.com

Dr. Bhagya Senadheera (From 2023)

Statistician

BIT, University of Colombo, Masters in Bioinformatics, University of Colombo, PhD in Computing (Bioinformatics), University of Colombo School of Computing

email – madhubhaniesenadheera@gmail.com

Ms. Senani Wasana (From 2023)

Office Assistant

BBM, University of Kalaniya

email – wasanaa.duke@gmail.com

Ms. R. S. Vasana (From 2024)

Statistician

BSc. (Hons) in Industrial Statistics

email – vasana.dukeruh@gmail.com

Current Research Assistants

Mrs. K. Liyanagunawardana (From 2022)

Research Assistant

Retired Nurse, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya

 

                                     

                                        Mr. S. L. P. Evin (From 2024)

                                        Research Assistant

                                       BSc (Hons) Nursing, University of Ruhuna