Area of Focus
Management consulting
Office Location
Washington, D.C.

Rohit Chitale

Director
Area of Focus
Management consulting
Office Location
Washington, D.C.

About Rohit

Rohit Chitale serves on the RSM national public sector team as an infectious disease epidemiologist, bringing extensive experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. In addition to his insight on infectious diseases, he provides system design, business analysis and consultation services to a variety of public sector entities. He focuses on state and local public health, supporting the design of disease surveillance, outbreak management and reporting systems.


Experience

Over the last 25 years, Rohit has been integral in preventing, detecting and responding to emerging infectious diseases globally via his varied experience in planning, strategy and policy. He has participated in designing and implementing clinical research and international trials; conducting outbreak investigations; designing disease surveillance systems; and conducting monitoring and evaluation and risk analyses. He has extensive experience combating pediatric infectious diseases, including malaria, HIV, and polio, and has supported programs in over 25 countries across Africa and Asia. 

Rohit co-designed the first event-based, all-hazards surveillance system at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving as the interface between CDC subject matter experts and IT developers. He wrote software road maps and use cases and was part of the testing and evaluation team from development to production.

At the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Rohit established and led a novel unit within the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division—the Integrated Biosurveillance division—to meet capability gaps with respect to DOD biosurveillance and global health security. There, he co-developed systems to integrate syndromic, case-based and event-based surveillance data, leading to earlier warning of health events affecting DOD staff and their beneficiaries.

Most recently, Rohit completed one tour at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he managed U.S. government programs to stop spillover of zoonotic pathogens; develop minimally invasive diagnostic technologies; and develop third-wave artificial intelligence related to biological and disease processes.

Rohit has consulted for numerous organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, the World Health Organization (WHO), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Thomson Reuters Inc. He has participated in multiple U.S. and international working groups, including most recently the Mars Sample Return program for NASA. 


Professional affiliations and designations

  • Visiting faculty, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland, College Park
Area of Focus
Management consulting
Office Location
Washington, D.C.