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Dr. Sumeet Goel

Research Officer – Ayurveda : Officer on Special Duty – Technical to Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, to Government of India (On Deputation)

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My aim is to continue to endeavor for making healthcare system affordable and within reach of common men across the globe through simple safe and time-tested wisdom of Traditional medicine through evidence-based solutions. Working in Policy and Research initiatives in Traditional Medicine, evolving innovative solutions and integrating latest technological advancements for better and sustainable utilization of Traditional Medicine for achieving Universal Health Coverage.
Areas/Applications


Working on framing of Policy documents, Collaboration and Liaison with different line Ministries of Government of India and International Universities, Industries for R&D initiatives, teaching in Traditional medicine (Ayurveda), Research in Ayurveda in specialized areas for e.g., Developing Research protocols, Clinical Research in Child health, nutritional disorders, Local Health Traditions, Systematic reviews, Public Health initiatives etc.


Professional experience

Techno- Administrative Working as Officer on Special Duty – Technical to Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, to Government of India, assisting as well as advising the Secretary Ministry of Ayush Government of India in the performance of his duties in the field of Research and Policy initiatives in Ayush sector in the country, contributed as member of committees in the formation of Policies of Govt. of India relating to Ayush sector and various regulations being notified thereunder. As a part of Ministry of Ayush’s efforts to deal with the challenge of COVID 19 pandemic, working actively as a team member of the Ministry of Ayush which has been responsible for visualizing, implementing and publication of COVID-19 research studies of Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India.
Research Worked as Research Officer (Ayurveda) at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Nutritional Disorders, Mandi India CCRAS Ministry of Ayush working in Public Health, Local Health Traditions and Nutritional Disorders (2017)
Worked as Research Officer (Ayurveda) CCRAS Ministry of Ayush working in managing Research Journal, visualizing and initiating Research Studies, developing study protocols, working on Policy documents, Systematic reviews and Public Health research, contributed in more than 20 Intra Mural research projects (2018-2020)
Teaching Worked as Assistant Professor, Department of Kaumarbhritya Ayurveda, Himalayan Ayurvedic Medical PG College and Hospital, Dehradun from 2015 to 2017.

Educational Qualifications

2012-15 M.D. Kaumarbhritya (Ayurveda) National Institute of Ayurveda (DSRRAU Jodhpur)
2006-12 Rishikul State Ayurveda PG College, Haridwar (HNB Garhwal University)
76% (aggregate, with the first rank in college in all three years)

2005-06 Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mussoorie (Uttarakhand)
CBSE; 12th class Board
83% (aggregate)
2001 Swift Jyoti computer course from NIIT (6-month Course)
2014 Completed 8-day workshop short course on Research Methodology and Biostatistics from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) New Delhi at ICPO, Noida
2017 Online certificate course of NPTEL research methodology by ICMR- NisCair
2019 Course in “Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” offered by John Hopkins University, through Coursera, (Online)
5 days course on Systematic Review and Meta-analysis at PHFI Gurugram

Thesis Degree University Title of Research
M.D. Dissertation Dr S.R. Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur Clinical evaluation of an Ayurvedic drug and Panchakarma therapy for efficacy on improving quality of life in children with cerebral palsy
(Supervisor Dr Nisha Kumari Ojha)

International exposure

• Coordination and Technical overview of International Cooperation related activities of Ministry of Ayush
• Technical assistance and support in collaborative initiatives of Ministry of Ayush and WHO including Research Initiatives with WHO, establishment of WHO-GCTM and development of technical documents
• Co-Investigator in WHO Collaborative Study with Ministry of Ayush and Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi Public Health Foundation of India ‘Assessment of Integration of Ayush into the public health system for combating COVID 19’
• Identification and convergence with official counterparts from different countries
• Represented Ministry of Ayush as a part of Official Delegation from Govt. of India to Dubai for Dubai Expo 2020 in January 2022, chaired a panel discussion on Role of traditional medicine in Medical Value Travel and telemedicine at the India Pavilion, Dubai Expo and another session on R&D initiatives Ayush system of healthcare
Work done during COVID 19

• Assisting as member of COVID project Management unit (PMU) of Ministry of Ayush to coordinate various studies and to support Secretary, Ministry of Ayush and Working Group vide Office memorandum, F.N. L. 140309/2020-EP-1 dated 21st May 2020
• Reviewing and planning of COVID 19 related research initiatives and collaborative works in Ayush Ministry with DBT, DST, CSIR, ICRM and other reputed research organizations
• Published five Research papers in Reputed Journals
• Co-Investigator in Mobile App–Reported Use of Traditional Medicine for Maintenance of Health in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Questionnaire Study.
• Co-Investigator in WHO Collaborative Study with Ministry of Ayush and Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi Public Health Foundation of India ‘Assessment of Integration of Ayush into the public health system for combating COVID 19’
• Developed Questionnaire and Coordinated for CSC for successful completion of survey study in Health seeking trends toward Ayush in Amethi District Uttar Pradesh during COVID 19 and in general
• Member of Interdisciplinary Technical Review Committee (ITRC) for COVID-19 for the examination of the applications/claims on patent & proprietary ASU&H medicines/ classical ASU&H medicines with new indication or Re-purposing of licensed P&P, ASU&H medicines for COVID-19
• Member of subcommittee for drafting of Home-based child-care guidelines and Practitioners guidelines for COVID 19
• Visualized and assisted in drafting of various guidelines and its propagation in COVID 19
• Convergence with NGOs and states for effective distribution of Ayush prophylactic medicines across India for COVID 19 with regular meetings and developing simple format to scientifically document the outcomes and acceptance of Ayush medicines in COVID 19
• Coordination with NITI Aayog and MoHFW for various initiatives of Ministry of Ayush in COVID 19 and preparation of action plan for mitigation of COVID 19
• Contributed in collaborating with various stakeholders and C-DAC for planning and successful initiation of Ayush based Teleconsultation for COVID 19 and in onboarding in e-sanjeevani tele medicine platform of Government of India


Member of various Committees of Govt of India

  1. Member of Executive Board for Ayurveda Training and Accreditation Board (ATAB), Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, Ministry of Ayush (F.N. 75/2020-21/RAV – Accred dated 22nd Dec 2021) (Education – Accreditation)
  2. Member of committee for consideration of comments received on draft notification GSR No. 473 (E) dated 2nd July 2021 for amendment in Drug and Cosmetic Rules, 1945. (Ref. F.N. T-11011/5/2019-DCC-Part 2 dated 26th August 2021 MoA (Policy)
  3. Member of committee for framing chapter pertaining to Ayush drugs for “proposed New Drug, Cosmetic and Medical Devises Act” (Ref. F. N. T- 11011/13/2021-DCC(AYUSH) Govt. of India, MoA dated 14th Dec 2021) (Policy)
  4. Joint working Group for Ayurveda Biology Program, implemented through Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (OM vide L.11012/1/2019-RD (Tech) Ministry of AYUSH dated 2/5/19) (High Impact Research)
  5. Expert member of Ayush Interdisciplinary Task Force on high impact Research in Yoga (ref. CCRYN/Taskforce-01/2021 dated 9/12/2021) (High Impact Research)
  6. Working group for identification of Research Areas for collaboration with Integrative Health Institute, University of Alberta, Canada (F.N. 10-6/2016-CCRAS/IC/Hqrs./Part II/97 dated 8/4/19) (International Collaborative research)
  7. Member of Forum on Indian Traditional Medicine (FITM), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) (autonomous policy research institute that specializes in issues related to international economic development, trade, investment and technology), post-Doc fellow ship and Doctoral fellowship selection committee for Policy related study in Traditional medicine. (Policy Research)
  8. Member of committee to develop a concept note on integration of Ayush interventions on Poshan Abhiyan for the Cabinet Note of Ministry of Women and Child Development (ref. F.N. L.11012/03/2020-AS Govt. of India, dated 10th Dec 2020) (Nutrition – Public Health)
  9. Contributed as member of technical team in preparation of protocols for Take Home Ration guidelines etc. (Nutrition – Public Health)
  10. Member of committee for addressing misleading advertisements during COVID 19 pandemic in Ayush sector
  11. Member of Interdisciplinary Technical Review Committee (ITRC) for COVID-19 for the examination of the applications/claims on patent & proprietary ASU&H medicines/ classical ASU&H medicines with new indication or Re-purposing of licensed P&P, ASU&H medicines for COVID-19. F. No. 3-9S/2020/CCRAS/Admn/3754 dated (Drug, Policy and Research)
  12. Expert Member for Ministry of Ayush’s Media Working Group (F.N. W-13030/6/2022-IEC) (Media)
  13. Member of pre-screening committee for Extra Mural Research under Sutra Pic initiatives with Department of Science and technology
  14. Providing support to the Committee for Enabling Intellectual Property Rights (IPRS) protection to Traditional Systems of Indian Medicine (TSIM) chaired by Secretary DPIIT.

Publications

More than 35 Research Publications in Reputed Peer Reviewed Journals (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sumeet-Goel/publications), and chapter in a book.
Details of recent publications

• Convergence of Ayush in National Nutrition Policy oof India: Situational analysis and Way forward. Traditional Medicine Review. Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2023

• Systematic documentation and Drug Development from Local Health Traditions (LHTs) and Ethno-Medical Practices (EMPs): Challenges and Way forward. Chapter in a book: Ethno medicine and Tribal Healing Practices in India: Challenges and Possibilities of Recognition and Integration. edited by: Sunita Reddy, Nemthianngai Guite and Bamdev Subedi. Springer Nature

• Local Health Traditions and Preservation of National Heritage: Emphasis on Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Benefit-sharing and Mainstreaming. Chapter in a book: Ethno medicine and Tribal Healing Practices in India: Challenges and Possibilities of Recognition and Integration. edited by: Sunita Reddy, Nemthianngai Guite and Bamdev Subedi. Springer Nature

• Coauthored a book, Local Health Traditions (LHTs), Oral Health Traditions (OHTs) and Ethno-Medicinal Practices (EMPs): Methodical approach and Critical appraisal to establish novelty and uniqueness, CCRAS

• Ayurveda Rasayana as antivirals and immunomodulators: potential applications in COVID-19. Environ Sci Pollut Res 28, 55925–55951 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-16280-5

• In silico evaluation of the compounds of the Ayurvedic drug, AYUSH-64, for the action against the SARS-CoV-2 main protease, Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine; February 2021.

• Ayurvedic paradigm for COVID-19 prophylaxis and management strategies. December 2020. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 19(4):25-36.

• Mobile App–Reported Use of Traditional Medicine for Maintenance of Health in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Questionnaire Study. MIRx Med 2021, vol. 2, iss. 2, e25703, p. 1. ttps://xmed.jmir.org/2021/2/e25703

• Ayurveda Research Studies on COVID-19 Registered in Clinical Trials Registry of India: A Critical Appraisal. September 2020Journal of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences Vol 4(3):128-133; DOI: 10.5005/jras-10064-0113

• Trillium govanianum Wall. ex D. Don (Nagchatri): An important Ethno medicinal Plant of Himalayan region (Himachal Pradesh) Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2018; 6(1): 11-13

• Medico-Ethno Botanical Practices among Bhotia Tribe of Kumaon Himalaya: A Case Study from Bageshwar District, Uttarakhand, India. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;3(1):43-47.

• Effect of Ayurveda intervention in the integrated management of essential hypertension- a retrospective observational study. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Volume 12, Issue 3. 2021, Pages 521-528, ISSN 0975-9476. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaim.2021.04.012.

• Generation of Evidence on Clinical Safety and Efficacy of Classical Ayurveda Formulations: A Short Appraisal of CCRAS Initiatives. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018; 2(2):140-143.

• Clinical evaluation for improvement in Hamilton depression rating scale with Brahmi Rasayana in the management of mano Daurbalya: A case series; JRAS (1-4) 9-14, July 2017

• Book Review: Evidence-based Safety of Ayurvedic Herbo-mineral Formulations, JRAS, 1 (3), 2018, 221

• Book review: Ayurvedic Management of Common Disease Conditions. JRAS Volume 2, Issue 1, January-March 2018

• Book review: Evidence-based Ayurvedic Practice. JRAS, Volume 1, Number 4, October-December 2017.

• Book review: Research Publications in Ayurvedic Sciences. JDRAS, Volume 2, Issue 4, October-December 2017.

• Clinical study on the efficacy of an Ayurvedic compound and Panchakarma procedure in the management of spasticity among children suffering from spastic Cerebral palsy. Journal of Ayurveda. XII (2): 2018

• Drug Development Select Diseases: A Short Appraisal of Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences Contributions and R and D Initiatives. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;3(2):128-132

• Clinical Observation of Panchamrit Lauha Guggulu and Panchguna Taila in the Management of Greevastambha (Cervical Spondylosis): Retrospective Analysis. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;2(3):176-179.

• CCRAS Policy for Commercialization of Technologies: A Short Appraisal. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;3(4):254-257, published in 2019

• Quality and Safety Studies of Metal and Mineral-based Ayurveda Formulations under Golden Triangle Project (GTP) Initiative: A Short Appraisal. Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;3(4):252-253, published in 2019

• Efficacy of Ayurvedic Interventions in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Protocol for Systematic Review. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2019; 3 (1):12-16.

Contributed in drafting of official Publications of Govt of India and other important technical documents

• As a co-author for topics on ‘Selection of outcome measures’ and ‘Statistical considerations in clinical Research’ (‘Research Methodologies for traditional Medicine of WHO South East Asia Region’) Likely to be published by the WHO-SEARO

• Glimpse of CCRAS R&D contributions and research-oriented health care programmes in North East India (6 Feb 2018)

• Glimpses of CCRAS contributions (50 Glorious Years): Clinical research and Drug Development, Vol. 1 (3 April 2018)

• Glimpses of CCRAS contributions (50 Glorious Years): Research Publications, Vol. 2 (3 April 2018)

• Development of NIPAH virus management and prevention advocacy (F.N. 5-9/2018/Tech./Hq dated 23/5/18)

• Content development for Ayurveda Guidelines for prevention & management of selected neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): Dengue (F. N. 25-10/2017-CCRAS/Tech./Hq/ 1117 dated 27/7/18)

• Development of IEC Guidelines on AYUSH systems strength for prevention and management of Substance abuse under Implementation of SDGs (D.O. 25-10/2017-CCRAS/Tech./Hq/494 dated 14/5/18)

• Assisted in content development of book of CCRAS contributions and working for Research book for Under Graduation student as per CCIM syllabus

• Coordinated and anthology and content development of the Coffee Table Book – AYURVEDA: A Focus on Research and Development (Fifty Years of Transforming research and Development in Ayurveda)

• Contributed in Anthology and Content development for the book Ayurveda Based Dietary and Lifestyle Advocacy for Mental Health & Psychiatric Disorders. CCRAS

• Contributed in Anthology and Content development for Ayurveda in Public Health: Compendium of Select Research Papers and Related information. CCRAS 2018

• Ayurveda- Fifty years of Transforming Research & Development in India (Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences), Yojana, June 2019

• Contributed as Editorial assistance in the publication of book entitled ‘Quality and Safety of Select Rasakalpa –Vol I and Vol II published in August 2019

• Contributed as Editorial assistance in publication of book entitled Health Related Demography of the Schedule Caste Population in Patiala District-Punjab published in August 2019

Reference Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India
email: [email protected]

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