Amirthammal Guna Grace has joined NCAER as Programmer with effect from March 1, 2022. She will be working with the National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC).
Amirthammal joins us from the National Institute of Epidemiology under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), where she was employed as Project Scientist-Data Analyst. She has hands-on experience in overseeing the design, development, and maintenance of various databases for data collection, management, and processing, and statistical data analysis, working in collaboration with Principal Investigators, health research professionals, App developers, and statisticians. She has also been involved in the training of trainers and field enumerators, and monitoring and supervising field and data teams.
Earlier she has worked on a range of health projects in national- and international-level institutes like National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Christian Medical College in collaboration with Penn State University, and World Health Organization. She is well-versed in the use of multiple programming and statistical software packages and tools including STATA, SPSS, SQL, SAS, Tableau, and Epi Info.
She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Anna University and a Master of Social Work degree from Periyar University.