As associate director of epidemiology for the CAPT, Sandeep will oversee all analytical aspects of the Substance Abuse Prevention Planning and Epidemiology Tool (SAPPET). He will also work with the Core to conceptualize and develop epidemiology-related products and to review and develop T/TA materials, particularly related to behavioral health indicators. In addition, he will provide consultation and support to the resource teams, as needed.
Before joining the CAPT, Sandeep was a principal investigator for the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) support contract at PIRE’s Calverton Center. He has been involved in delivering T/TA to SAMHSA-funded epidemiological workgroups in all states, jurisdictions and several tribes, providing epidemiological, analytical and research support designed to help them use data to create informative products and build data monitoring systems. Sandeep has more than 10 years of experience working in the field of substance abuse, especially in bringing research and epidemiological data to prevention of substance abuse and associated behavioral/mental disorders.
Sandeep received an MPH with concentration in biostatistics from department of epidemiology and biostatistics, University of South Florida (USF) at Tampa. Sandeep has also completed his bachelor’s in surgery and medicine (MBBS), from government medical college (GMC), Nagpur, India and was a practicing physician doing residency before moving to United States.