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अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, नई दिल्ली
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Dr. Sonali Jhanjee

Curriculum vitae


Dr.SonaliJhanjee (nee Arora)

Professor

 MD, DNB(Psychiatry)

Certificate in Global tobacco Control from Institute of Global tobacco control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, USA.

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Field of Interest

Interventional (both pharmacological and psychosocial) research in tobacco cessation, Teaching/Training/Capacity building for treatment of nicotine dependence and substance abuse treatment,Yoga and meditation in stress reduction and treatment of drug abuse, Opioid substitution treatment, community based treatment of drug use

Total number of publications till date                                                        65

Details of publications since 2004 onwards (the full citation)- these should be divided into journal  articles (peer reviewed publications) and books/monographs/project reports/ proceedings from workshops (non-peer reviewed publications)

Journals

  1. Jhanjee S, Lal R, Mishra A, Yadav D. A Randomized Pilot Study of Brief Intervention versus Simple Advice for Women Tobacco Users in an Urban Community in India. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine(Accepted for publication).
  2. Jhanjee S. Putting tobacco harm reduction in perspective: is it a viable alternative? Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2016; 143(1): 25-9
  3. Rao R, Mandal P, Gupta R, Ramshankar P, Mishra A, Ambekar A, Jhanjee S, Dhawan A. Factors Affecting Drug Use During Incarceration: A Cross-Sectional Study of Opioid-Dependent Persons from India. Journal of substance abuse treatment. 2016; 61:13-7
  4. Jhanjee S. Sethi H. Characteristics of opioid drug users in an urban community clinic. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2016;32(2): 154-57
  5. Jhanjee S, SuruchiP ,Girdhar N,  Gunasekhar R, Jain R,  Sethi H, Sarangi J. Opioid Substitution Treatment in Tihar prisons, India: Process of implementation. International Journal on Drug Policy 2015; 26: 890–891
  6. Jhanjee S, Lal R, Mishra A, Yadav D. Tobacco use and dental myths In India: need for specific intervention Gerodontology 2015; doi: 10.1111/ger.12200
  7. Jhanjee S, Jain R, Jain V, Gupta T, Mittal S, Goelz P, Schnoll RA. Evaluating the effects of varenicline on craving, withdrawal and affect in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of varenicline for smokeless tobacco dependence in India. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 2015 ;47(4):331-5.
  8. Jain R, Jhanjee S, Jain V, Gupta T, Mittal S, Chauhan, P, Raghav R, Goelz P, Schnoll RA. Biochemical Validation of Self-Reported Smokeless Tobacco Abstinence among Smokeless Tobacco Users: Results from A Clinical Trial of Varenicline in India Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 2015;47(4):331-5.
  9. Jhanjee S. Sethi H. Characteristics of opioid drug users in an urban community clinic. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2016;32(2): 154-57
  10. Jhanjee S. Dyslexia and Substance abuse: the under-recognized link. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. 2015;37 3 374-5
  11. Piyali M, Jain R, Jhanjee S, Sreenivas V. Psychological barriers to tobacco cessation in Indian buprenorphine-naloxone maintained patients -A pilot study. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. 2015; 37(3):299-304
  12. Sethi H, Jhanjee S. Use of Alcohol among treatment seeking illicit drug users in India. Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour 19(1): 2014: 19(1). 29-31
  13. Jhanjee S. Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions in Substance Use. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. 2014;36:112-8
  14. Jain R, Jhanjee S, Jain V, Gupta T, Mittal S, Goelz P, Wileyto EP, Schnoll RA (2014). A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial of Varenicline for Smokeless Tobacco Dependence in India. Nicotine and Tobacco Research.16(1):50-7.
  15. Jhanjee S, Kumar R (2013). Mobile clinic services for opioid users: a feasible treatment modality. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 6(6):626.
  16. Jhanjee S (2012). Providing Drug abuse Treatment in prison: A call for action. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 5 : 114-115
  17. Arora S, Gupta S, Jhanjee S (2012): A descriptive study to assess dysthymia and select variables associated with tobacco use among adolescents. Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Volume 3(1): 13-15
  18. Jain R, Balhara Y P, Jhanjee S &Sethi HM(2012): Concordance Between Urinary Cotinine Levels and Self-Reported Tobacco Use Among Drug-Dependent Persons: A Pilot Study, Substance Abuse, 33:2, 99-102
  19. Goyal S, Jhanjee S (2011): Opioid use in prison population and its relationship to crime: A review . Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour, 16(2).
  20. Jhanjee S. Sethi H (2011): Tobacco use in drug dependent patients- an even greater dilemma. Indian journal of Medical Specialities, 2(2):165-166
  21. Jhanjee S, Lal T, Mondal A, Jain K (2011):  Heroin dependent family: A biopsychosocial context. Substance Abuse, 32:157–158
  22. Jhanjee S (2011):   Tobacco control in India- Where are we now? Delhi Psychiatry journal. 14(1), 26-32.
  23. Jhanjee S, Sethi H (2010): The Fagerström Test For Nicotine Dependence in An Indian Sample of Daily smokers With Poly Drug Use. Nicotine and  Tobacco  Research.12(11):1162-6.
  24. Jhanjee S, Prakash B (2010):BuprenorphineMaintainence in pregnancy. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 3(3), 157
  25. Basu A, Jhanjee S (2010). Review of current pharmacotherapy for nicotine dependence. Delhi Psychiatry journal 13(2): 240-246
  26. Jhanjee S, Balhara Y P, Sethi H (2009) Tobacco use among drug dependent patients in treatment setting Delhi Psychiatry journal. 12(2), 247-251.
  27. Jhanjee S (2007) Substance use among women: Indian Scenario.In Drug Abuse: News-n-Views; 3-5
  28. Varghese S. Sagar R, Jhanjee S. (2006) Chronic renal failure and Electroconvulsive Therapy Indian Journal of Medical Science 60 : 114-115
  29. Jhanjee S, Goyal P, Kattimani S. (2006) Recent pharmacological Term treatment of Alcohol dependence: a review. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin Vol.9 No.2 pg 111-118

 

Principal author

  1. Principal Author: Scientific report- Rolling out OST in Tihar prisons India(2013)
  2. Principal Author:  Monograph Scientific. Community based brief Intervention vs simple advice for women tobacco users.

 

Book Co-editor

  1. Dhawan A, JhanjeeS(eds)(Revised 2013). Manual for long term pharmacotherapy. Sponsored by WHO (India) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

 

  1. Kochupillai V, Dhawan A, Jhanjee S, Pattanayak R (eds). Book of Abstracts. Conference on Stress reduction skills. Scientific update, 30th and 31st august, 2014

 

Chapter in Books

  1. Jhanjee S (2015). Behavioural and Psychological Approaches for Cessation. In Tobacco cessation for primary care providers in India. Public Health Foundation of India (under publication)

 

  1. Jhanjee S (2013). Nicotine dependence. In Lal R, PattanayakR(eds). Substance use disorders: Handbook for physicians, NDDTC, AIIMS. pp 88-97.

 

  1. Jhanjee S, Mohan I (2007) Long term use of naltrexone for opiate dependence. In Dhawan A, Jhanjee  S(eds)   Manual for long term pharmacotherapy pp.38-50.

 

 

  1. Jhanjee S,  Agrawal A (2005) Opioid intoxication and management of withdrawal state. In Hemraj Pal (ed) Case Book on Substance Use Disorder –Manual for Physicians, pp.41-44

 

Abstracts published

  1. Jhanjee S, Bhad R,  Sethi H, Rao R. Tobacco use in Opioid Dependent Patients on Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2016; 58(Suppl): S48-49
  2. Jhanjee S, Lal R, Mishra A, Yadav D. Tobacco use characteristics amongst women in an urban community.Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2015 Jan; 57(Suppl 1): S11–S112.
  3. Jhanjee S, SuruchiP ,Girdhar N,  Gunasekhar R, Jain R,  Sethi H. In-prison outcomes of Buprenorphine maintenance for prisoners: results from a pilot intervention in Tihar prisons, India. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2014 vol 49, supp1 i64
  4. Mandal P, Jain R, Jhanjee S,  Sreenivas V. Barriers of tobacco cessation among Indian Buprenorphine- naloxone maintained patients. Alcohol and Alcoholism  2014 vol 49, supp1i6
  5. Jhanjee S, Lal R, Mishra A, Yadav D. Tobacco use characteristics amongst women in an urban Community. Indian J Psychiatry 2015 57 (Supplement) S60-61
  6. Jhanjee S, Mandal P, Singh D. Tobacco use in opioid dependent patients maintained on Buprenorphine naloxone treatment. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2014; 56 Suppl, S55
  7. Jhanjee S. Prevalence and correlates of tobacco use among youth: In Symposium “Opportunities and challenges for youth Tobacco cessation” Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry,  2014, 30 (3-4):  A10
  8. Jhanjee S. Putting tobacco harm reduction in perspective: Is  there any evidence?: SonaliJhanjee Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2013, 29 (3-4), A9-A16
  9. Jhanjee S. Efficacy of psychosocial  interventions in substance  use. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry.2012; 28(3-4),  A-19
  10. Jhanjee S, Sethi H. Differential characteristics of injectable drug users in community setting. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011;53:S 38
  11. Jhanjee S, Sethi H. Oral substitution with buprenorphine in a community mobile clinic for opioid dependent patients. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2010; 52: S 19
  12. Jhanjee S, Balhara Y.P, Sethi H. Tobacco use pattern and severity of dependence in drug dependent patients. Relation of Opioid use and the use of Tobacco products Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2009;51: S135
  13. Jhanjee S, Sethi H. Demographic and clinical characteristics of Opiod Drug Users In A Community Mobile Clinic Canadian Journal of Addiction Medicine. 2009;1(1):P 23
  14. Balhara Y.P, Jhanjee S, Majumdar P. Relation of Opioid use and the use of Tobacco products Indian Journal of Psychiatry.2008; 50 Suppl, P14
  15. Balhara Y.P, Jhanjee S, VermaR : Factors associated with Initiation, Maintenance and Decision to quit in Tobacco Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2008; 50 Suppl, P14
  16. Jhanjee S , Goyal P, Chopra A(2007); One year profile of patients attending tobacco cessation clinic in a National level de-addiction center. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2007; 49 Suppl, P27
  17. Kushwaha V, Verma R, Jhanjee S, Ambekar A. Amphetamine type stimulants: Forewarned is forearmed  Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2007; 49 Suppl, P27

 

8Presentations made at scientific meetings/ conferences/ workshops 50

Investigator in funded projects along with year completed

1.Rolling out of Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) in Tihar prisons, India-A collaborative project of AIIMS,UNODC-ROSA & TIHAR PRISONS.(PI)                          Funded by UNODC ROSA)(2008-12)

2.Community based brief intervention vs simple advice for women tobacco users.(PI)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Funded by ICMR 2013-14

Investigator in non-funded projects along with year and completed

  • Demographic, clinical characteristics and treatment outcome of opioid drug users on OST with buprenorphine in a community mobile clinic (2011-14)
  • Tobacco use in opioid dependent patients on maintenance treatment.(2014-15)
  • A retrospective chart review of tobacco use parameters and  outcome of tobacco cessation treatment in polydrug users (2010-12)

Investigator in funded projects along with year and title ongoing

Investigator in non-funded projects along with year and title ongoing

  • Patterns of use and psychosocial consequences of cannabis use in a community setting(2015-ongoing)
  • Risk behaviors of young Injection drug users (IDU) in community setting(ongoing)

 

Co-investigator in funded projects along with year and title completed

 

1. Efficacy of Varenicline for smokeless tobacco use.Funded by  National Institute of Health(NIH), U.S.A  2011- 13

2.Cognitive Behavioural based Intervention in Group Setting for Tobacco Cessation in tertiary de-addiction center in Northern India. Funded by ICMR,2015-2016

3.Impact of a package of intensive smoking-cessation interventions versus basic smoking-cessation advice on outcomes in smear-positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Funded by  EU FP7 Programme & ICMR (2009- 16)

4. Oral substitution with buprenorphine Co-I Funded by UNODC- ROSA(2007-2008)

5. Developing a network of De-addiction services from the government, NGO and private sector. (funded by WHO,2011)

Co- investigator in non-funded projects along with year and completed

  • A study of experience related to crime and imprisonment among service recipients in community drug treatment clinic(2013-15)
  • Comparison of Self-Report of Tobacco Use And Urinary Cotinine Levels Among Drug Dependents: A Pilot Study.(2009-10)

 

Co- investigator in funded projects along with year  and title ongoing

Co- investigator in non-funded projects along with year and title ongoing

  • Effect of smoking on Platelets Monoamine Oxidase B activity levels  in Opioid Dependent  Patients on maintenance treatment: An exploratory study (2016-till date)

 

Thesis supervised for MD/ PhD/DM

- as guide (number only)  4

 

-as co-guide (number only) 10

Significant events

1. Part of the SRNT Global Curriculum Review Board

2. Resource person for WHO-ERS “Train the trainer” tobacco cessation  workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 8th-9th January,2017

3.Part of an Roundtable discussion in 2014 held under National Tobacco Control Programme to discuss the current evidence around the existing and potential impact Of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on public health and discuss regulation of e-cigarettes under existing legislative framework

4. Expert Groups

◦       Finalizing course modules on “Tobacco Quit Line Services” under MOH&FW,2016

◦       Finalizing modules of the project “mHealth for Tobacco Cessation” under MOH&FW, 2015

◦       Meeting dealing with  ‘Development of Training module / Strategy’ under NTCP, MOH&FW

5.Part of ICMR task force on proposal for ICMR-funded task force project on epidemiology of substance abuse in the state of Punjab (esasp)(2013-14)

6. Part of an expert team convened by UNODC (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for South Asia, New Delhi)  to evaluate oral substitution(with buprenorphine) sites in India in 2007.

7. As desired by Standing Parliamentary committee on demand for grants, was part of AIIMS team to carry out site visits to Ministry Of Health funded drug deaddiction centres for evaluation of number of cases in treatment and outcome following treatment in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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