Sandul Yasobant

Sandul Yasobant

Assistant Professor

IIPH Gandhinagar

Dr. Yasobant is working as an Assistant Professor at IIPHG & is Co-Leading the Centre for One Health Education, Research & Development (COHERD) at the IIPHG. He is a Global One health scientist and has completed his public health doctoral degree and post-doctoral training at the Global Health Institute for Hygiene & Public Health (IHPH), University of Bonn, Germany. He has been serving as an Editor-in-Chief at the Dialogues in Health (Elsevier, ScienceDirect) since 2022. Additionally, he is enriching the scientific community by serving as the Steering Committee Member (Asia Pacific Region) at the Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade, One Health Mentor at the ECHO Network, Global Assessor at the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. His research areas of expertise are One Health and Disease Prevention, Health Policy and Systems Research and Operational Research, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Dr. Yasobant has conducted extensive research in Southeast Asia and is currently engaged in research activities in India and Ghana.

At IIPHG, Dr. Yasobant is Co-Leading the Centre for One Health Education, Research & Development (COHERD), jointly established by IIPHG, India and IHPH, Bonn, Germany. In the larger domain of One Health, he works on understanding the impact of environmental determinants on human and animal health. One of his major works on climate-sensitive disease surveillance and investigation, including climatic factors into the current disease surveillance systems for establishing a comprehensive One Health Surveillance System in India, is well recognised. His contribution to the One Health System strengthening in India is noteworthy. Most of his work on Water, Sanitation, and hygiene is well-recognized through research publications and patents. Additionally, he is skilled in designing large-scale sanitation and hygiene trials and conducting large data analyses. He has been engaged in multiple Green and climate resilience endeavours by conducting research, policy drafts, action plans, and advocacy. He is involved in large-scale community intervention trials to understand the impact of heat on different populations and is also involved in developing various heat, cold, and disaster action plans. He has significantly researched the Occupational Health of different occupants, especially in the domain of Work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

  • One Health
  • Climate Sensitive diseases & Surveillance
  • Water Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Occupational Health
  1. Yasobant S, Lekha KS, Saxena D. Risk Assessment Tools from the One Health Perspective: A Narrative Review. Risk Manag Health Policy. 2024;17:955-972.(DOI:10.2147/RMHP.S436385)
  2. Yasobant S, Patil S, Bhavsar P, and Saxena D (2024) Risk Prioritization tools for emerging and epidemicprone: A One Health scoping review, Int. J. One Health, 10(1): 74–81. (DOI:10.14202/IJOH.2024.74-81)
  3. Yasobant S, Ali S, Saxena D, Figueroa DP, Khan MMT. Editorial: The One Health approach in the context of public health. Front Public Health. 2024, 25;12:1353709. (DOI:10.3389/fpubh.2024.1353709)
  4. Yasobant S, Memon F, Kalpana P, Saxena D. One Medicine vs One Health: Policy disconnect in India. CABI One Health 2024;3:1. (DOI:10.1079/cabionehealth.2024.0001)
  5. Yasobant S, Saxena D, Bhardwaj P, Quazi ZS.One Health System Strengthening in India: Cocreating one health workforce to combat future pandemics. Indian J Community Med. 2023;48:8146. (DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.ijcm_100_23)
  6. Kalpana P, Falkenberg T, Yasobant S, Saxena D, Schreiber C. Vegetables as a vehicle for antimicrobial resistance (vAMR): An agroecosystem exploration from the One Health perspective in India. F1000Research 2023; 12:316. (DOI:10.12688/f1000research.131679.1)
  7. Yasobant S, Saxena D, Tadvi R, Syed ZQ. One Health Surveillance System in Gujarat, India: A Health Policy and Systems Research Protocol for Exploring the Cross-Sectoral Collaborations to Detect Emerging Threats at the Human-Animal–Environment Interface. Trop Med & Infect Dis. 2023; 8(9):428.  (DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed8090428)
  8. Yasobant S, Daptardar M, Krupa KK, Panwar D, Bongcac M, Santos MY, Guinto RR, Saxena D, Tiwari S. One (vis-à-vis Planetary, Eco) health: A landscape analysis of educational programs. Public Health Challenge, 2022; 1:e24. (DOI: 10.1002/puh2.24)
  9. Yasobant S, Bruchhausen W, Saxena D, Memon F, Falkenberg T. Health system contact and awareness of zoonotic diseases: Can it serve as One Health entry point in the Urban community of Ahmedabad, India?. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 2021; 94(2):259-269. (PMID: 34211346)
  10. Perez A, Yasobant S, Bruchhausen W, Bender K, Falkenberg T. Intersectoral collaboration shaping One Health in the policy agenda: A comparative analysis of Ghana and India. One Health, 2021; 13: 100272. (DOI:10.101 6/j.onehlt.2021.100272)
  11. Yasobant S, Bruchhausen W, Saxena D, Falkenberg T. Systemic factors for enhancing intersectoral collaboration for the operationalization of One Health: a case study in India. Health Research Policy and Systems, 2021; 19: 75. (DOI:10.1186/s12961-021-00727-9)
  12. Yasobant S, Bruchhausen W, Saxena D, Memon F, Falkenberg T. Who could be One Health Activist at the community level?: A case for India. Human Resources for Health, 2021; 19 (1): 13. (DOI:10.1186/ s12960-021-00558-3)
  13. Yasobant S, Bruchhausen W, Saxena D, Falkenberg T. ‘One Health’ actors in multifaceted health systems: An operational case for India. Healthcare, 2020; 8(4): E387. (DOI:10.3390/healthcare8040387)
  14. Yasobant S, Patel K, Saxena D, Falkenberg T. COVID-19 in India: Making a case for the one health surveillance system. Indian Journal of Public Health, 2020; 64 (S2): 135-138. (DOI:10.4103/ijph.IJPH_488_20)
  15. Schmiege D, Perez A, Ntajal J, Paris J, Savi K, Patel K, Yasobant S, Falkenberg T. One Health in the context of coronavirus outbreaks: A systematic literature review. One Health, 2020; 10: 100170. (DOI: 10.1016/j.onehlt. 2020.100170)
  16. Yasobant S, Saxena D, Bruchhausen W, Memon F, Falkenberg T. Multi-sectoral prioritization of zoonotic diseases: One health perspective from Ahmedabad, India. PLoS ONE, 2019; 14(7):e0220152. (DOI: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0220152 )
  17. Yasobant S, Bruchhausen W, Saxena D, Falkenberg T. One health collaboration for a resilient health system in India: Learnings from global initiatives. One Health, 2019; 8:100096. (DOI: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2019.100096)
  18. Yasobant S, Bruchhausen W, Saxena D, Falkenberg T. Convergence model for effectual prevention and control of zoonotic diseases: A health system study on ‘One Health’ approach in Ahmedabad, India. Health Research Policy and Systems, 2018; 16 (1): 124. (DOI:10.1186/s12961-018-0398-6)
  19. Trivedi P, Bhavsar P, Kalpana P, Patel K, Das T, Yasobant S, Saxena D. Dissecting WASH Assessment Tools and Recommending a Comprehensive Tool for Indian Healthcare Facilities. Risk Management & Healthcare Policy. 2023; 16. (DOI:10.2147/RMHP.S376866)
  20. George PE, Thakkar N, Yasobant S, Saxena D, Shah J. Impact of ambient air pollution and socioenvironmental factors on the health of children younger than 5 years in India: a population-based analysis. Lancet Reg Health Southeast Asia. 2023 Dec 2;20:100328. (DOI: 10.1016/j.lansea.2023.100328)
  21. Yasobant S, Tadvi R, Patel K, Saxena D. Water, sanitation and hygiene from One Health Perspective. One Health Bull, 2022; 2; 10. (DOI: 10.4103/2773-0344.350691)
  22. Kalpana P, Trivedi P, Bhavsar P, Patel K, Yasobant S, Saxena D. Evidence of Antimicrobial Resistance from maternity units and labor rooms: A Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) study from Gujarat, India. Healt hcare, 2022; 10 (4): 648. (DOI: 10.3390/healthcare10040648)
  23. Kalpana P, Patel K, Yasobant S, Saxena D. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) during COVID19 pandemic in India: Practicability in poor settings! Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 2021; 4(1): 100195. (DOI: 10.1016/ j.ssaho.2021.100195)
  24. Yasobant S, Saha S, Puwar T, Saxena D. Toward the Development of an Integrated Climate-Sensitive Disease Surveillance in Southeast Asian Countries: A Situational Analysis. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 202 0; 45(3):270-273. (DOI:10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_285_19)
  25. Trivedi P, Patel K, Yasobant S, Kalpana P, Bhavsar P, Raval D, Saxena D. Visually clean is not necessarily microbiologically safe: Learnings from WASH assessment of maternity units of Gujarat, India. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 2020; 9:788-92. (DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1066_19)
  26. Patel K, Kalpana P, Trivedi P, Yasobant S, Saxena D. Assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene in HCFs: which tool to follow?. Reviews on Environmental Health, 2019; 34 (4): 435-440. (DOI:10.1515/reveh-2019-0001)
  27. Zolnikov TR, Clark T, Furio F, Yasobant S, Martins ACS, Cruvinel VRN, Obara MT. “Look, It’s a Dengue Mosquito”: A Qualitative Study on Living Near Open-Air Dumpsites and Vector-Borne Diseases. Adv Environ Eng Res 2023; 4(3). (DOI:10.21926/aeer.2303045)
  28. Thacker H, Yasobant S, Viramgami A, Saha S. Prevalence and determinants of (workrelated) musculoskeletal disorders among dentists – A cross-sectional evaluative study. Indian J Dent Res 2023;34:24-9. (DOI: 10.4103/ ijdr.ijdr_376_22)
  29. Patel K, Kalpana P, Trivedi P, Yasobant S, Saxena D. Assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene in HCFs: which tool to follow?. Reviews on Environmental Health, 2019; 34 (4): 435-440. (DOI:10.1515/ reveh-2019-0001)
  30. Batham C, Yasobant S. A risk assessment study on work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dentists in Bhopal, Indian Journal of Dental Research, 2016; 27(3): 236-41. (DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.186243)
  31. Reddy EM, Yasobant S. Musculoskeletal disorders among municipal solid waste workers in India: A crosssectional risk assessment. Journal of Family Medicine & Primary Care, 2015; 4(4): 519-24. (DOI: 10.4103/2249- 4863.174270)
  32. Yasobant S, Rajkumar P. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among health care professionals: A crosssectional assessment of risk factors in a tertiary hospital, India. Indian Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 2014; 18(2), 75-81. (DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.146896)