CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
o Overall coordination of MPH Programme
o Conducting funded research studies
o Mentoring postgraduate and under graduate students
o Developing manuscripts for peer reviewed journals, abstracts for conferences and workshops
o Research methodology
o Support to students and faculty members to develop abstracts, manuscripts and reports
o Teaching, Lesson Planning and Syllabus revision
o Conducting conferences and workshops on relevant topics
o Practical, and Field visits
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Basic and Applied Epidemiology||MPH 651, MPH 654||Year I|
|Basics of MCH||MPH 658||Year I|
|Policies & Legislations in MCH||MPH 675||Year I|
|Global Issues in MCH||MPH 677||Year I|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)||Epidemiology||MAHE, Manipal||2020|
|DGO||OBG||Mysore Medical College||1999|
|MBBS||Medicine||Bangalore Medical College||1995|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Dept of Health Policy, Prasanna School of Public Health||Associate Professor||Coordinator – MPH Programme||Jan 2020 till date|
|Dept of Health Policy, Prasanna School of Public Health||Assistant Professor||Coordinator – MPH Programme||Aug 2018-Jan 2020|
|Dept of Public Health||Assistant Professor||April 2013- August 2018|
|KMC International Centre||Course Coordinator||Sep 2011-March 2013|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Maternal health, adolescent health, IEC activities, BCC activities, socio-economic issues in population, stakeholder analysis
Area of Expertise
Quantitaive research, disability studies, mother and child nutrition
Area of Research
Epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases among women and children, Operational & implementation research
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
Manipal Health Literacy Unit, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
2018 till date
Global health and Humanitarian Medicine, Manipal Academy of Higher Education in collaboration with Medecins Sans Frontieres
2018 till date
· SC1-BHC-17-2020 - DBT-H2020 on PRESCRIP-TEC, Prevention and Screening Innovation Project Towards Elimination of Cervical cancer project as a Co-Principal Investigator from MAHE, - approved for funding by European Commission - Grant agreement in progress
· External Monitor for WHO for Pulse Polio National Immunisation evaluation, January 2015
· External Monitor for Special Newborn Care Unit Evaluation for Southern districts of Karnataka – National Health Mission, Govt of India, March 2015
· Recipient of Erasmus ICM faculty exchange travel grant as a visiting faculty to Department of Public Health, Tampere University, Finland – June 2019
· Recipient of Erasmus ICM faculty exchange travel grant to Global health Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands – December 2019
A cross sectional study to assess the stigma associated with tuberculosis among tuberculosis patients in Udupi district, Karnataka.
October 2017 R Shivpujimath A P Rao P Narayanan
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, Oct 2017: 64(4): 323-326. doi: 10.1016/j.ijtb.2016.10.002.
Contraceptive choices following first childbirth among working women in Udupi taluk.
2019 P Kamath A P Rao P Narayanan
Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2019,7(1):1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2017.10.008
Prevalence and predictors of postpartum depression among mothers in rural areas of Udupi taluk – A cross sectional study.
2019 A Agarwal A P Rao P Narayanan
Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2019,7(3):342-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2018.08.009
Awareness & utilization of NIKSHAY and perceived barriers for tuberculosis case notification among the private practitioners in Udupi district, Karnataka.
2020 S Dey A P Rao A Kumar P Narayanan
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. 2020, 67(1):15-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijtb.2020.01.004
Growth, sexual development and menstrual issues among girls with cerebral Palsy – A cross sectional study in a tertiary care centre.
Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2019,7(3):367-371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2018.08.003
Qualitative analysis of impact of congenital hand differences among children visiting a tertiary care hospital.
Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2019,7(3):413-417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2018.11.006
Factors affecting exclusive breast feeding among working mothers in Udupi Taluk.
July 2018 S Chhetri A P Rao V Guddattu
Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. July 2018. Vol 6(4): 216-219. https://www.researchgate.net/cegh.2018.06.008
Reproductive health education intervention to impact awareness and decision making among parents and caregivers of adolescent girls with cerebral palsy: a systematic review.
May 2019 A P Rao H Shah N Vyas R Vijayamma N Ravishankar
Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. May 2019. Vol 10 (5): 120-124. Doi: 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.00981.1
Body fluids, body contacts and behaviors in focus: A post COVID scenario for evolving a sustainable health behaviour package.
April 2020 K R Nayar S Chowdhury A P Rao
SSRN April 23, 2020. https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3583322
Assessing health literacy among health health sciences students in a coastal town of South India – A cross sectional study.
June 2020 A P Rao K Sumit S Mahalingam M Sophia S K Sikaria K Lobo Y Shireesha
Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. June 2020: 11(6): 85-89. ( In Press)