• Portrait of Reynold Washington
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2

    Phone: +91 9341948345
    reynold.washington@umanitoba.ca

Cross-appointments

Division of Infectious Diseases, St John’s Research Institute, St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India

Accepting graduate students

Research themes

Research affiliations

Reviewer for journals

Research summary

Reynold Washington designs and provides leadership for program monitoring, evaluation, research and learning activities pertaining to HIV, tuberculosis and maternal, neonatal and child health

His research is focused on identifying and working with most vulnerable and hard to reach populations, in the design and delivery of a standard package of services that address critical gaps, and in ensuring equity in health outcomes.

Developing knowledge products and platforms to ensure dissemination of program learning and research findings that influence policy and refine programs is his core principle.

Biography

Dr. Reynold Washington is an associate professor in community health sciences at Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He is an Indian national, a medical doctor and community health specialist who completed his studies from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India.

He has more than three decades of public health experience, serving in the capacity as a technical advisor and in leading program implementation.

He has served as a technical advisor with WHO Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO); the India-Canada Collaborative HIV/AIDS Project (ICHAP); the AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC), Voluntary Health Services (VHS); the Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society (KSAPS); National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), the Indian Council of Medical Research, Karnataka State TB Operations Research group, Indian Institute of Health Management and Research and M S Ramaiah Institute of Applied Sciences.

He has demonstrated leadership for systems development for HIV prevention, care, treatment and support, and built a strong coordinated network of non-government organizations, government departments and academic institutions.

He has led multi-disciplinary teams of specialists in HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support, monitoring and evaluation.

His significant technical assistance activities include implementation of decentralized training, web-based learning and strategic communication.

He has been instrumental in initiating and scaling up sustainable innovations including HIV sentinel surveillance in Karnataka; colour-coded drug packs for syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections; design, implementation and scale up of the link worker scheme for rural HIV programming, integration of the PPTCT program with the national rural health mission (NRHM); and child care with the department of women and child development.

He has worked with large international donors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Clinton Foundation, Global Fund and the WHO.

He led participatory evaluation teams for HIV, tuberculosis, MNCH and Adolescent Health projects, was a co-principal investigator for the impact monitoring and evaluation of the Avahan program and a member in NACO led evaluations of HIV care and support centres.

Currently, Dr. Washington provides technical guidance for the Regional Resource Training Centre network and First Referral Unit services for the Gates funded RMNCH project in Uttar Pradesh, coordinates the University’s partnership with the NITI Aayog, provides technical leadership for infectious disease and surveillance initiatives across multiple sites and for the University of Manitoba’s Innovation hubs in India.

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, Community Health, St John’s Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore University (1994)
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Exams: Social and Preventive Medicine, New Delhi (1994)

Awards

  • V R Bhat Oration on “Timely Action to End TB” at Indian Medical Association, Mangalore (August 2018)
  • Award from St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences for more than a decade of Community Health services (2017)
  • Medallion and citation from the Governor General of Canada for promotion of bilateral research and programs that translated into national policy (February 2014)
  • B. M. Patil Oration award from the Karnataka Association of Community Health for significant contributions in Community Health in Karnataka and India (December 2013)

ORCID profile

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