Dr Agampodi is serving as an Assistant Professor, Adjunct at the Department of Internal Medicine since 2021. Before this appointment, he served as a Visiting Research Scientist at Yale School of Medicine (2019-2021). He earned his medical degree from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and completed his internship at Sri Jayawardanapura General Hospital, Sri Lanka before he was appointed as a primary care physician. He went on to complete training in community medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, the University of Colombo where he received his MSc and MD in Community Medicine and was appointed as a board-certified consultant in community medicine. Based on his academic interest in zoonotic diseases and epidemiology, Dr Agampodi completed a master's of public health at Massey University, New Zealand where his focus was on biosecurity.
He was a pioneer member of the new department of community medicine at the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka and was appointed as the Founding Professor and Chair of the department. While at Rajarata, he was the chair of the ethics review committee, director of the maternal and child health research unit and the lead epidemiologist of the tropical disease research unit. Dr Agampodi has made an enduring commitment to the development of research capacity in Rajarata through competitive international grants since 2010. He served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego in 2011. His primary academic interest involves infectious disease epidemiology, population health and preventive medicine.
|International Leptospirosis Association||Executive Board Member||2017 - Present|
|NSF Working Committee Meeting on Bioethics, National Science Foundation||Committee Member||2017 - 2019|
|Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka||Chairperson||2017 - 2019|
|Sri Lanka Medical Association||Council Member||2015 - 2016|
|BMC Public Health||Associate Editor||2015 - 2016|
|WHO Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR)||Development of "Guidance on reporting of Implementation / Operational Research"||2015|
|Anuradhapura Clinical Society||Editor||2014 - 2019|
|Post Graduate Institute of Medicine||Board Member||2014 - 2019|
|National Health Development Commitee, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka||Committee Member||2014 - 2015|
|National Health Research Council, Ministry of Health||Council Member||2014 - 2015|