Rakesh Ghosh

Title(s)Specialist, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #1200
San Francisco CA 94158
Emailrakesh.ghosh@ucsf.edu
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7839-4148 Additional info
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    Newcastle University, United KingdomPhD2008Epidemiology
    University of California, Davis, Davis, CaliforniaPostdoc2012Environmental epidemiology
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    International Meeting on Simulation in HealthCare, San Antonio2019Third place winner, Research paper
    Environment and Health conference Basel ISEE, ISES and IAIAQ 2013Research paper selected as hot topic presentation
    University of Burdwan, India1999Gold medal

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    Fellowship Faculty of Public Health, RCP, UK
    Sykes Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
    International Postgraduate Bursary, UK
    Overseas Research Scholarship, UK
    Is the association between ambient air pollution and perinatal outcomes causal? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. SARS-CoV-2 infection by trimester of pregnancy and adverse perinatal outcomes: a Mexican retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2024 Apr 11; 14(4):e075928. Ghosh R, Gutierrez JP, de Jesús Ascencio-Montiel I, Juárez-Flores A, Bertozzi SM. PMID: 38604636; PMCID: PMC11015228.
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    2. Factors influencing pregnancy care and institutional delivery in rural Mali: a secondary baseline analysis of a cluster-randomised trial. BMJ Open. 2024 Apr 09; 14(4):e084315. Ghosh R, Konipo AN, Treleaven E, Rozenshteyn S, Beckerman J, Whidden C, Johnson A, Kayentao K, Liu J. PMID: 38594181; PMCID: PMC11015193.
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    3. Estimating the effect of realistic improvements of metformin adherence on COVID-19 mortality using targeted machine learning. Glob Epidemiol. 2024 Jun; 7:100142. Qiu S, Hubbard AE, Gutiérrez JP, Pimpale G, Juárez-Flores A, Ghosh R, de Jesús Ascencio-Montiel I, Bertozzi SM. PMID: 38590914; PMCID: PMC10999684.
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    4. A comic based interactive digital intervention to enhance facilitation skills of nurse mentors in public facilities - results of a pilot intervention in Bihar, India. Glob Health Action. 2023 12 31; 16(1):2185365. Ghosh R, Cohen SR, Subramaniam N, Handu S, Vincent D, Lloyd M, Thorn K, Harris HB, Jenny A, Walker D. PMID: 36940106; PMCID: PMC10035940.
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    5. Adverse effects of temperature on perinatal and pregnancy outcomes: methodological challenges and knowledge gaps. Front Public Health. 2023; 11:1185836. Mehta M, Basu R, Ghosh R. PMID: 38026314; PMCID: PMC10646498.
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    6. Heat stable carbetocin or oxytocin for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage among women at risk: A secondary analysis of the CHAMPION trial. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2024 Jan; 164(1):124-130. Ghosh R, Owa O, Santos N, Butrick E, Piaggio G, Widmer M, Althabe F, Qureshi Z, Lumbiganon P, Katageri G, Walker D. PMID: 37357606.
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    7. Defining and estimating effects in cluster randomized trials: A methods comparison. Stat Med. 2023 08 30; 42(19):3443-3466. Benitez A, Petersen ML, van der Laan MJ, Santos N, Butrick E, Walker D, Ghosh R, Otieno P, Waiswa P, Balzer LB. PMID: 37308115; PMCID: PMC10898620.
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    8. Air pollution and child health impacts of decarbonization in 16 global cities: Modelling study. Environ Int. 2023 05; 175:107972. Milner J, Hughes R, Chowdhury S, Picetti R, Ghosh R, Yeung S, Lelieveld J, Dangour AD, Wilkinson P. PMID: 37192572.
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    9. Effect of community health worker home visits on antenatal care and institutional delivery: an analysis of secondary outcomes from a cluster randomised trial in Mali. BMJ Glob Health. 2023 03; 8(3). Kayentao K, Ghosh R, Guindo L, Whidden C, Treleaven E, Chiu C, Lassala D, Traoré MB, Beckerman J, Diakité D, Tembely A, Idriss BM, Berthé M, Liu JX, Johnson A. PMID: 36948531; PMCID: PMC10040070.
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    10. Effect of a quality improvement intervention for management of preterm births on outcomes of all births in Kenya and Uganda: A secondary analysis from a facility-based cluster randomized trial. J Glob Health. 2022 Dec 29; 12:04073. Ghosh R, Otieno P, Butrick E, Santos N, Waiswa P, Walker D, Preterm Birth Initiative Kenya and Uganda Implementation Research Collaborative. PMID: 36580073.
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    11. Training nurse simulation educators at scale to improve maternal and newborn health: a case study from Bihar, India. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Dec 15; 22(1):869. Madriz S, Afulani P, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Subramaniam N, Mahapatra T, Das A, Sonthalia S, Gore A, Cohen SR, Handu S, Walker D. PMID: 36522624.
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    12. Simulation and nurse-mentoring in a statewide nurse mentoring program in Bihar, India: diagnosis of postpartum hemorrhage and intrapartum asphyxia. Gates Open Res. 2022; 6:70. Ghosh R, Cohen S, Spindler H, Vincent D, Sterling M, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker D. PMID: 37915730; PMCID: PMC10616110.
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    13. Stillbirth, neonatal and maternal mortality among caesarean births in Kenya and Uganda: a register-based prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2022 04 06; 12(4):e055904. Ghosh R, Santos N, Butrick E, Wanyoro A, Waiswa P, Kim E, Walker D. PMID: 35387820; PMCID: PMC8987792.
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    14. Super Divya to the rescue! Exploring Nurse Mentor Supervisor perceptions on a digital tool to support learning and engagement for simulation educators in Bihar, India. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Mar 26; 22(1):206. Kalra A, Siju M, Jenny A, Spindler H, Madriz S, Baayd J, Handu S, Ghosh R, Cohen S, Walker D. PMID: 35346172; PMCID: PMC8959557.
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    15. Super Divya, an Interactive Digital Storytelling Instructional Comic Series to Sustain Facilitation Skills of Labor and Delivery Nurse Mentors in Bihar, India-A Pilot Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 02 25; 19(5). Kalra A, Subramaniam N, Longkumer O, Siju M, Jose LS, Srivastava R, Lin S, Handu S, Murugesan S, Lloyd M, Madriz S, Jenny A, Thorn K, Calkins K, Breeze-Harris H, Cohen SR, Ghosh R, Walker D. PMID: 35270366; PMCID: PMC8910046.
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    16. Simulation and nurse-mentoring in a statewide nurse mentoring program in Bihar, India: diagnosis of postpartum hemorrhage and intrapartum asphyxia. Gates Open Research. 2022; 6(70). Ghosh R, Cohen SR, Spindler H, Vincent D, Sterling M, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker D. View Publication.
    17. Correction: Ambient and household PM2.5 pollution and adverse perinatal outcomes: A meta-regression and analysis of attributable global burden for 204 countries and territories. PLoS Med. 2021 Nov; 18(11):e1003852. Ghosh R, Causey K, Burkart K, Wozniak S, Cohen A, Brauer M. PMID: 34727114; PMCID: PMC8562796.
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    18. Ambient and household PM2.5 pollution and adverse perinatal outcomes: A meta-regression and analysis of attributable global burden for 204 countries and territories. PLoS Med. 2021 09; 18(9):e1003718. Ghosh R, Causey K, Burkart K, Wozniak S, Cohen A, Brauer M. PMID: 34582444; PMCID: PMC8478226.
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    19. Increases in diagnosis and management of obstetric and neonatal complications in district hospitals during a high intensity nurse-mentoring program in Bihar, India. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0247260. Joudeh A, Ghosh R, Spindler H, Handu S, Sonthalia S, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker D. PMID: 33735280; PMCID: PMC7971704.
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    20. Assessing the impact of group antenatal care on gestational length in Rwanda: A cluster-randomized trial. PLoS One. 2021; 16(2):e0246442. Sayinzoga F, Lundeen T, Musange SF, Butrick E, Nzeyimana D, Murindahabi N, Azman-Firdaus H, Sloan NL, Benitez A, Phillips B, Ghosh R, Walker D. PMID: 33529256; PMCID: PMC7853466.
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    21. Simulation and team training embedded nurse mentoring programme and improvement in intrapartum and newborn care in a low-resource setting in Bihar, India. J Glob Health. 2020 Dec; 10(2):021010. Ghosh R, Spindler H, Dyer J, Christmas A, Cohen SR, Das A, Sonthalia S, Mahapatra T, Gore A, Shah H, Walker DM. PMID: 33425334; PMCID: PMC7759018.
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    22. Effect of a quality improvement package for intrapartum and immediate newborn care on fresh stillbirth and neonatal mortality among preterm and low-birthweight babies in Kenya and Uganda: a cluster-randomised facility-based trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 08; 8(8):e1061-e1070. Walker D, Otieno P, Butrick E, Namazzi G, Achola K, Merai R, Otare C, Mubiri P, Ghosh R, Santos N, Miller L, Sloan NL, Waiswa P, Preterm Birth Initiative Kenya and Uganda Implementation Research Collaborative. PMID: 32710862; PMCID: PMC7388203.
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    23. Cohort study of neonatal resuscitation skill retention in frontline healthcare facilities in Bihar, India, after PRONTO simulation training. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2020; 4(1):e000628. Higgins BV, Medvedev MM, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Longkumer O, Cohen SR, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. PMID: 32399505; PMCID: PMC7204812.
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    24. Training and evaluating simulation debriefers in low-resource settings: lessons learned from Bihar, India. BMC Med Educ. 2020 Jan 08; 20(1):9. Raney JH, Medvedev MM, Cohen SR, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Christmas A, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker D. PMID: 31914989; PMCID: PMC6951007.
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    25. Diagnosis and management of postpartum hemorrhage and intrapartum asphyxia in a quality improvement initiative using nurse-mentoring and simulation in Bihar, India. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0216654. Ghosh R, Spindler H, Morgan MC, Cohen SR, Begum N, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. PMID: 31276503; PMCID: PMC6611567.
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    26. Simulation-enhanced nurse mentoring to improve preeclampsia and eclampsia care: an education intervention study in Bihar, India. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Jan 23; 19(1):41. Raney JH, Morgan MC, Christmas A, Sterling M, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. PMID: 30674286; PMCID: PMC6344989.
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    27. Simulation and team training embedded nurse mentoring program and improvement in intrapartum and newborn care in a low-resource setting in India. Journal of Global Health. 2019; (in press). Ghosh, R., Spindler, H., Dyer, J., Christmas, A., Cohen, SR., Das, A., Sonthalia, S.; Mahapatra, T., Gore, A.; Shah, H., Walker, DM.
    28. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017. Lancet. 2018; (392):1923–94. GBD 2017 Risk Factor Collaborators.
    29. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet. 2018. GBD 2017 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators.
    30. Costs of coronary heart disease and mortality associated with near-roadway air pollution. Sci Total Environ. 2017 Dec 01; 601-602:391-396. Brandt S, Dickinson B, Ghosh R, Lurmann F, Perez L, Penfold B, Wilson J, Künzli N, McConnell R. PMID: 28570973; PMCID: PMC5769477.
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    31. Air pollution, weight loss and metabolic benefits of bariatric surgery: a potential model for study of metabolic effects of environmental exposures. Pediatr Obes. 2018 05; 13(5):312-320. Ghosh R, Gauderman WJ, Minor H, Youn HA, Lurmann F, Cromar KR, Chatzi L, Belcher B, Fielding CR, McConnell R. PMID: 28429404; PMCID: PMC5654694.
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    32. Air pollution and childhood bronchitis: Interaction with xenobiotic, immune regulatory and DNA repair genes. Environ Int. 2016 Feb; 87:94-100. Ghosh R, Rossner P, Honkova K, Dostal M, Sram RJ, Hertz-Picciotto I. PMID: 26655675.
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    33. Near-Roadway Air Pollution and Coronary Heart Disease: Burden of Disease and Potential Impact of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy in Southern California. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Feb; 124(2):193-200. Ghosh R, Lurmann F, Perez L, Penfold B, Brandt S, Wilson J, Milet M, Künzli N, McConnell R. PMID: 26149207; PMCID: PMC4749075.
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    34. In Harding R., Pinkerton, KE. (Editors), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment (2nd Edition). 2015 London, UK: Elsevier. The epidemiology of air pollution and childhood lung diseases. 2015. Ghosh, R. and Hertz-Picciotto, I.
    35. Indoor smoke and prenatal and childhood growth: The role of (gestational) age. World J Clin Pediatr. 2013 Nov 08; 2(4):31-5. Ghosh R. PMID: 25254172; PMCID: PMC4145655.
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    36. Air pollutants, genes and early childhood acute bronchitis. Mutat Res. 2013 Sep; 749(1-2):80-6. Ghosh R, Topinka J, Joad JP, Dostal M, Sram RJ, Hertz-Picciotto I. PMID: 23648357.
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    37. No improvement in socioeconomic inequalities in birthweight and preterm birth over four decades: a population-based cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Apr 15; 13:345. Glinianaia SV, Ghosh R, Rankin J, Pearce MS, Parker L, Pless-Mulloli T. PMID: 23587186; PMCID: PMC3651338.
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    38. Particulate matter exposure during pregnancy is associated with birth weight, but not gestational age, 1962-1992: a cohort study. Environ Health. 2012 Mar 09; 11:13. Pearce MS, Glinianaia SV, Ghosh R, Rankin J, Rushton S, Charlton M, Parker L, Pless-Mulloli T. PMID: 22404858; PMCID: PMC3324390.
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    39. Ambient nitrogen oxides exposure and early childhood respiratory illnesses. Environ Int. 2012 Feb; 39(1):96-102. Ghosh R, Joad J, Benes I, Dostal M, Sram RJ, Hertz-Picciotto I. PMID: 22208747.
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    40. Indoor coal use and early childhood growth. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Jun; 165(6):492-7. Ghosh R, Amirian E, Dostal M, Sram RJ, Hertz-Picciotto I. PMID: 21300646.
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    41. Exposure to air pollution in critical prenatal time windows and IgE levels in newborns. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2011 Feb; 22(1 Pt 1):75-84. Herr CE, Ghosh R, Dostal M, Skokanova V, Ashwood P, Lipsett M, Joad JP, Pinkerton KE, Yap PS, Frost JD, Sram R, Hertz-Picciotto I. PMID: 20609135.
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    42. Air pollution exposure during critical time periods in gestation and alterations in cord blood lymphocyte distribution: a cohort of livebirths. Environ Health. 2010 Aug 02; 9:46. Herr CE, Dostal M, Ghosh R, Ashwood P, Lipsett M, Pinkerton KE, Sram R, Hertz-Picciotto I. PMID: 20678227; PMCID: PMC2927516.
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    43. Does the effect of air pollution on pregnancy outcomes differ by gender? A systematic review. Environ Res. 2007 Nov; 105(3):400-8. Ghosh R, Rankin J, Pless-Mulloli T, Glinianaia S. PMID: 17493608.
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