Pavani Kalluri Ram


Pavani Kalluri Ram


Pavani Kalluri Ram


Director, Community for Global Health Equity
Associate Professor

Research Topics

Child survival; handwashing; global health; diarrheal diseases; acute respiratory infections; infectious disease epidemiology.

Contact Information

237 Farber Hall

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5380

Fax: (716) 829-2979


Pavani Ram, MD, joined the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in 2005 as a research assistant professor. She was appointed as an assistant professor in January 2008 and promoted to associate professor in 2012. An internist by training, she began her career in public health as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2001. Ram served as a medical epidemiologist at the CDC from 2003 to 2005. During her public health career, she has conducted numerous outbreak investigations, participated in the CDC response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as the anthrax bioterrorism events of that year. She has extensive international public health experience, primarily in child survival. Ram teaches Global Health (EEH 521) and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (EEH 573) and mentors master's and doctoral students in epidemiology, and community health and health behavior.


  • MD, Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1998
  • AB, Middle East Languages and Cultures, magna cum laude, Columbia College, Columbia University, 1993

Professional Training

  • Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001-2003
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, 1998-2001

Professional Affiliations

  • Scientific Program Committee, chair of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Section, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Steering Committee Member, Public Private Partnership for Handwashing
  • Peer Reviewer
    • American Journal of Public Health
    • American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    • Emerging Infectious Diseases
    • Epidemiology and Infection
    • Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition