Bhumika T Venkatesh

Bhumika T Venkatesh

Director General
Campbell South Asia

Bhumika, a public health researcher specialist, is committed to driving positive development in South Asia. With over nine years of research experience, she specializes in evidence synthesis, focusing on interdisciplinary topics within the health system, pandemics, and social programs impacting the well-being of women and children.

In her role as the Director General at Campbell South Asia (a regional center for Campbell Collaboration), Bhumika leads and coordinates activities while collaborating closely with local partners and stakeholders across South Asia. Her mission is to harness evidence for regional development.

Bhumika holds a medical background and a postgraduate degree in public health, and she is currently pursuing her PhD. She is trained by prestigious organizations such as Cochrane, Campbell, and the EPPI-Centre in evidence synthesis and policy translation. Her expertise spans systematic reviews, rapid reviews, scoping reviews, and evidence and gap maps, as well as qualitative and mixed methods research.

Throughout her career, Bhumika has successfully secured grants and funding, totalling more than 35 peer-reviewed publications in her field. Her work extends to collaborations with organizations like the Department for International Development (DFID), World Health Organization (WHO), Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Swedish Research Council (SRC), Centre for Disease Control India (CDC India), Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), EPPI-Centre (UK), and SPARC.

Prior to her current role, she served as an Assistant Professor at a public health school and headed Public Health Evidence South Asia, the South Asian Satellite of Cochrane Public Health. Additionally, she serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Public Health, is a member of Cochrane Public Health and Cochrane Knowledge Translation Group, and a Global Burden of Disease (GBD) collaborator.