Dept. of Health Research Govt. of India
World Health Organization
A. Elangovan
Name : A. Elangovan M.Sc., PGDOR, M.Tech.
Designation/Post : Scientist G & Division Head
Bio-data :

Obtained a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from the Bharadidasan University and Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Research from Anna University. Started his career in ICMR as Research Officer in 1989. The job functions are mainly to provide assistance to various research projects in the area of data processing as follows:

1. Co-ordinating the data preparation, operation and maintenance of data bases on various ongoing ����projects of this institute.
2. Attending to the operative functions that arise in the computer department.
3. Assitance to the staff in computer operations and software.

In addition to the above routine work, he has been involved in Geographical Information system (GIS) related activities. By using the GIS techniques some maps were printed out to study the geographical variation in general marital fertility rates among the villages of Villupuram Health Unit District. Leprosy Vaccine Trial area maps were created and these maps have been used to study the distribution of leprosy with respect to other variables. Extending this GIS technique to other studies/project is in progress.
He has been involved in the development of an epidemiological simulation model for leprosy transmission and control. Further modification to extend the model to some other diseases is in progress.