Krupali Patel

Research themes
  • Health and sanitation
Research countries
  • India
Research projects

Doctoral Project " Epidemiological Determinants of MRSA among Urban Livestock Keepers, Ahmedabad, India" under the One Health and Urban Transformation project

Working groups

One Health

Professional experience

Broadly worked on WASH in HCFs, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Nutrition, Nutrition, Zoonotic Disease, AMR, One Health 


Master in Public Health

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing

General Nursing and Midwife


One Health, AMR, WASH, Public Health, Epidemiology

Research affiliation

Center for Development Research, University of Bonn

Institute for Hygiene and Public Health-GeoHealth Center, University of Bonn

Geography Dept., Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Bonn

Thesis title

AMR in Urban Ahmedabad: A Comparative study between Animal Handlers & Non-animal Handlers

Thesis abstract

Globally around 700,000 annual deaths are attributable to infections caused by drug-resistant pathogens. Misuse or over usage of antibiotics not only in human but also in animal and agriculture is the major contributor for Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). The complexity of AMR increased as antibiotics used in human and animal largely have similar molecules tat could drive the transmission of resistance pathogens between animals and humans, either directly or via the environment. One Health approach is used by developed nations to slow down the rates of AMR and to address its complexity. However, a country like India having the major burden of emerging and reemerging diseases requiring enough evidence form One Health perspective to fight against AMR. Hence, the study aims to investigate the epidemiological determinants and transmission pathways of AMR focusing on MRSA among urban livestock keeper’s community by using One Health approach in Ahmedabad city of India.

The study will use longitudinal study design with microbiological surveillance. Livestock keepers and bib-livestock keepers living in the same community will be recruited from two different areas (one urban and one peri-urban) of Ahmedabad municipal areas. Data will be collected in three phases on human health, animal health and environmental health from livestock keepers and non-livestock keepers, their animals and surrounded indoor environments of households. For microbiological surveillance nasal swabs, milk samples and surface samples will e collected and tested for MRSA. Further data will be analysed using different statistical tools and models. The expected outcome of the study is mainly to provide evidence on MRSA prevalence among human-animal-envionrment and the relative effect of MRSA among animal and environment on human health.


Supervisors of
doctoral work

Thomas Kistemann, Prof. Dr. med

Institute for Hygiene and Public Health-GeoHealth Center, University of Bonn


Advisor at ZEF

Dr Timo Falkenberg



Gupta D.D., A. Patel, D. Saxena, N. Koizumi, P. Trivedi, K. Patel, D. Raval, A. King and K. Chandler.  2020.  Choice‐Based Reminder Cues: Findings From an mHealth Study to Improve Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Adherence Among the Urban Poor in India.  World Medical and Health Policy, 2 (12)   . Review
Pachillu Kalpana, Poonam Trivedi, Krupali Patel, Sandul Yasobant, Deepak Saxena.  2020.  Impending scope of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the post COVID19 pandemic era: An opportunity call.  Indian Journal of Community Health, 32 (2)   : 244-247   . (Open Access)   Review
Poonam Trivedi, Krupali Patel, Sandul Yasobant, Pachillu Kalpana, Priya Bhavsar, Devang Raval, and Deepak Saxena.  2020.  Visually clean is not necessarily microbiologically safe: Learnings from WASH assessment of maternity units of Gujarat, India.  Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care , 9 (2)   : 788-792   . (Open Access)   Review
Yasobant S., K. Patel, D. Saxena and T. Falkenberg.  2020.  COVID-19 in India: Making a Case for the One Health Surveillance System.  Indian Journal of Public Health, 2 (64)   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Krupali B. Patel, Deepak Saxena.  2019.  Self-reported selected zoonotic diseases among animal handlers in Urban Ahmedabad, India.  Veterinary World, 1 (12)   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Krupali Patel , Pachillu Kalpana , Poonam Trivedi , Sandul Yasobant and Deepak Saxena.  2019.  Assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene in HCFs: which tool to follow?.  Reviews on Environmental Health, 4 (34)   . Further Information
Sandul Yasobant, Krupali B. Patel, Deepak Saxena.  2019.  Hastening One health collaboration in Gujarat, India: A SWOT analysis.  Journal of Public Health Policy and Planning, 2 (3)   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Pallavi Patel, Tapasvi Puwar, Neeta Shah, Deepak Saxena, Poonam Trivedi, Krupali Patel, Sandul Yasobant, Manish Fancy, Hema Matela, Shital Savaliya, Pachillu Kalpana, Ritu Rana.  2018.  Click here to view optimized website for mobile devices Journal is indexed with PubMed Table of Contents ORIGINAL ARTICLE Year : 20Improving adolescent health: Learnings from an interventional study in Gujarat, India.  Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 5 (43)   . (Open Access)   Review

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Krupali Patel

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