Dr. P. Arathi Rao

Assistant Professor - Senior Scale & Coordinator for MPH Program

Department of Health Policy


    She is an Assistant Professor - Senior Scale & Coordinator for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 

    Her roles and responsibilites in the department include:

    • Teaching concepts of community and public health to undergraduate medical students (MMMC) & Master's degree in Public Health (Manipal Academy of Higher Education)
    • Facilitating and teaching students from international universities under the ‘Study Abroad Program’
    • Planning and coordinating weekly and monthly schedules
    • Coordinating and conducting community-based diagnosis, student research and field exposure trips to various public health organizations both governmental and non-governmental in order to broaden the students’ understanding of practical Public Health
    • Being an internal examiner of students of the postgraduate program
    • Mentoring postgraduate research and undergraduate research
    • Conducting original research.



Subject Subject code Semester
Community Medicine (MMMC) 5th semester (MMMC)
Recent Advances in MCH (MPH) MCH - 629 3rd Semester MPH (MCH stream)
Adolescent Health and Global Challenges in MCH (SAP) MCH-627 Study Abroad Program and 3rd Semester MPH (MCH stream)
Policies and Legislations in MCH MCH - 625 3rd Semester MPH (MCH stream)


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Master of Public Health Department of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2011
DGO Mysore Medical College, Mysore 1999
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Government Medical College, Bangalore University, India 1995


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMCIC, Manipal Assistant Professor September 2011 - December 2013
KMCIC, Manipal Specialty medical officer August 2008 - September 2009
Lombard Memorial hospital, Udupi Lady Medical officer in OBG June 2005 - May 2006
Saraswathi hospital, Bangalore Senior resident in OBG January 2004 - April 2005
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore DNB resident in OBG July 2001 - June 2003
Republic Hospital, Bangalore Assistant Gynecologist August 1999 - January 2001
Mallya Hospital, Bangalore Senior resident in OBG April 1999 - August 1999

Perinatal outcome in pregnancy with Diabetes

Conducted at Manipal Hospital Bangalore

A study on Clinico-epidemiological profile of seropositive pregnant women registered at the ART Centre at District Hospital, Udupi

November 9 - June 10

A survey on prevalence of FP practices amongst ECs in Karkala district

A team of public health students of MU, Maastricht University(Netherlands) and MacMaster University, (Canada)

Study on the causes of infant mortality in Udupi district between April 2010- March 2011


Area of Interest

Maternal Health, Adolescent Girls’ Health and Practices, Neonatal Health