Dr Prakash Narayanan Vasudevan Potty

Associate Professor

Department of Health Policy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Conducting funded research studies
    • Mentoring postgraduate and undergraduate students
    • Developing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, abstracts for conferences and workshops
    • Research methodology
    • Building data analysis capacity for students and faculty members
    • Involved in Teaching, Lesson Planning and Curriculum revisions
    • Organizing conferences and workshops on relevant topics
    • Conducting Practical Classes, Case Studies and Field visits
    • Developing Soft skills for students - MsExcel, Statistical analysis using SPSS, STATA, EpiInfo, R (Jamovi), Literature reviews (Mendeley, Endnote) 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Basic and Applied Epidemiology MPH 601 Year I
Survey Data & Management MPH 605 Year I
Social & Behavioral Sciences MPH 609 Year I
Infectious Disease and Surveillance MPH 614 Year I
Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH 654 Year I
Demography and Population Sciences MCH 616 Year I
One-health: Animal-human interface GH 660 Year I
Public Health Interventions, Programme Monitoring and Evaluation MPH 621 Year I
Clinical Research and Ethics MPH 613 Year I
Global Issues in Maternal & Child Health MCH 633 Year I

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Post-Doctorate Population Studies North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa 2007
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Population Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 2003
MPhil (Master of Philosophy) Population Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 1998
MSc (Master of Science) Demography University of Kerala, Kerala, India 1995
BSc (Bachelor of Science) Mathematics University of Kerala, Kerala, India 1993

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi Senior Research Scientist March 2013 to August 2014
Family Health International (FHI 360), Mumbai, New Delhi Senior Technical Officer (Research) Oct 2007 to Feb 2013
Futures Group (ITAP-project, funded by USAID), Ranchi, Jharkhand State Operations Research Advisor Feb to Aug 2006
MODE Services Private Limited, New Delhi. Research Manager Nov 2004 to Jan 2006
Synovate India Private Limited, New Delhi Associate Research Coordinator May 2003 to Sep 2004
Institute for Human Development, New Delhi Research Fellow Jan 2002 to Feb 2003

Prevention and risk management of antibiotic resistance.

2019-2022 onwards

European Commission funded Erasmus+ project, 2019-2022 onwards.

Evaluation of Hepatitis programming in India.

2019

WHO, 2019.

Situation analysis and capacity building for risk communication at district level in Karnataka.

2017

UNICEF and Department of Health, Karnataka, 2017.

Behaviour Tracking Survey among HRGs in Thane district, Maharashtra.

2016

Public Health Foundation of India, 2016.

Polling booth survey among migrants in Thane and Surat districts.

2016

Public Health Foundation of India, 2016.

Integrated Biological and Behavioural Survey among high-risk population group in India.

2014-15

NACO, Public Health Foundation of India, 2014-15.

Feasibility of Integrated Biological and Behavioural Survey among high-risk population group in India.

2013

Public Health Foundation of India, 2013.

 

Situation needs assessment of high-risk population groups in India.

2013

Public Health Foundation of India, 2013.

 

Evaluating essential STI service package for FSW and MSM in India: Operations research study, 2007-2011.

2007-2011

National AIDS Research Institute & FHI360, New Delhi, India.

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Socio-behavioural and biological aspects of health, Vulnerable population groups, Nutrition, Mental health

Area of Expertise

Community & clinical research, Epidemiological and demographic analysis, Statistical modelling, Monitoring and Evaluation

Area of Research

Communicable and non-communicable diseases, Occupational health, Reproductive health, Nutrition, Mental health, Digital health, Zoonoses, Drug resistance

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

o    Part of National Working Group member in National Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance Survey covering a sample size of 152,000 from all states in India (MoHFW/NACO)

o    Conducted more than 25 National level research studies in HIV, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Education and Child Labour

o    More than 40 presentations at National and International Conferences

o    Board of Study member and Adjunct Faculty in School of Public Health, SRM University, Chennai

o    Examiner & evaluator of PhD and MPH research projects in SRM, Nitte, and Yenapoya Universities

o    Member of Asia Population Association, Indian Association for the Study of Population

o    Received formal training on :

  • Implementation research (WHO-TDR, Indonesia) 
  • M&E of health programs (Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • Randomized controlled clinical trials (NIH/US and PGIMER/India)
  • Biostatistics (NIH/US and PGIMER/India)
  • Clinical data management (NIH/US and PGIMER/India)
  • Qualitative methodologies (FHI 360/US)
  • Research ethics (FHI 360/US)

PhD GUIDANCE:

·         Dr Navya Vyas - Biosecurity and biosafety preparedness

·         Mr Priyobrat Rajkhowa – Introduction of HPV vaccine

·         Ms Rashmi Bhat – Biodiversity & disease transmission

·         Dr Anupam Mehrotra – Double burden Maternal malnutrition

Barriers to postpartum follow-up of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus and its implications: a mixed method study.

2021 Mathew NP Rao PA Narayanan P

International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. 2021;41(1):127-35.

Living environment and health of under-five children in urban slums of a coastal region in South India.

2020 Roja VR Narayanan P Chandra Sekaran V Kumar MGA

Ghana Medical Journal. 2020; 54(4): 238-244.

Does fear for infection affect condom use and HIV testing? A study of female sex workers in Pune city.

2020 Gore M Narayanan P Juvekar S

Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2020;8(2):562-6.

 

Indoor air quality and sick building syndrome: Are green buildings better than conventional buildings?

2020 Gawande S Tiwari R Narayanan P Bhadri A

Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2020;24(1):30-2. 

Awareness & utilization of NIKSHAY and perceived barriers for tuberculosis case notification among the private practitioners in Udupi district, Karnataka.

2020 Dey S Rao AP Kumar A Narayanan P

Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. 2020;67(1):15-9.

Contraceptive choices following first childbirth among working women in Udupi taluk.

2019 Kamath P Rao PA Narayanan P

Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2019;7(1):1-5.

Prevalence and predictors of postpartum depression among mothers in the rural areas of Udupi Taluk, Karnataka, India: A cross-sectional study.

2019 Agarwala A Rao PA Narayanan P

Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2019;7(3):342-5.

Factors influencing the reproductive health of women in rural areas of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

2018 Srivastava N Vyas N Narayanan P Rao PA

International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018;7(9):7.

Dengue Scourge in Delhi – What the Stakeholders Think, a Search for Perspective.

2018 Rajvanshi H Narayanan P Hossain SS Dhariwal AC

Journal of Communicable Diseases. 2018;49(4):19-24.

Factors influencing utilization of reproductive health services among mothers in Meghalaya, India.

2018 Nongdhar J Vyas N Rao PA Narayanan P Pala S

Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2018;7(3):557-60.

A qualitative study on experiences and needs of breast cancer survivors in Karnataka, India.

2018 Dsouza S Vyas N Narayanan P Parsekar S Gore M Sharan K

Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2018;6(2):69-74.

Knowledge, Attitude and Perception About Tobacco Warning Labels Among College Students in Coastal Karnataka, India.

2018 Chauhan A Narayanan P D’souza JP

International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. 2018;9(1):4.

Vaccine wastage at the level of service delivery: a cross-sectional study.

2017 Duttagupta C Bhattacharyya D Narayanan P Pattanshetty SM

Public Health. 2017;148:63-5.

Improving maternal health quality: reviewing the context and consequences.

2017 Chauhan A Narayanan P D'souza JP

Indian Journal of Community Health. 2017;29(2):134-41.

Prevalence of Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption among Fishermen in Udupi Taluk' Karnataka, India: a Cross-Sectional Study.

2016 Rane PP Narayanan P Binu V Unnikrishnan B

Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP. 2016;17(4):1733-7.

Social support influencing diabetes self-management behaviors: A cross-sectional study in Udupi Taluk.

2016 Khymdeit E Rao PA Narayanan P Mayya S

Indian Journal of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research (KLEU). 2016;9(2):153-7.

Medical relief in Nepal earthquake: Observations and lessons to learn.

2015 Kamath R Fernandes E Narayanan P

South East Asia Journal of Public Health. 2015;5(2):77-8.

Detection of N gonorrhoeae and C trachomatis infection using urine sample from symptomatic high-risk women by APTIMA Combo2 assay.

2013 Risbud A Rao G Das A Narayanan P Prabhakar P

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2013;31(1):96-7.

Integrating syphilis screening in a large-scale HIV prevention program for key populations: the Avahan experience from India.

2013 Parthasarathy MR Narayanan P Das A Gurung A Prabhakar P Wi T

Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. 2013;7(6):484-8.

An exploration of elevated HIV and STI risk among male sex workers from India.

2013 Narayanan P Das A Morineau G Prabhakar P Deshpande G Gangakhedkar R et al

BMC Public Health. 2013;13(1):1059.

High rates of reinfection and incidence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections in a cohort of female sex workers from two Indian cities: Need for different STI control strategies?

2013 Das A Pathni AK Narayanan P George B Morineau G Saidel T et al

Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2013;89(1):5-10.

 

Genital ulcer disease in India: etiologies and performance of current syndrome guidelines.

2012 Prabhakar P Narayanan P Deshpande GR Das A Neilsen G Mehendale S et al

Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2012;39(11):906-10.

Self-Identity, sexual practices and sexually transmitted infections among high-risk men who have sex with men attending clinics in urban India.

2012 Narayanan P Das A Prabhakar P Gurung A Morineau G Rao G et al

Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research. 2012;011(S1):1-11.

Large-scale STI services in Avahan improve utilization and treatment seeking behaviour amongst high-risk groups in India: an analysis of clinical records from six states.

2011 Gurung A Narayanan P Prabhakar P Das A Ranebennur V Tucker S et al

BMC Public Health. 2011;11 Suppl 6:S10.

Prevalence and assessment of clinical management of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in two cities of India.

2011 Das A Prabhakar P Narayanan P Neilsen G Wi T Kumta S et al

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011;2011:494769.

 

Substance use and sexual behaviour among African adolescents in the North-West Province of South Africa.

2007 AY Amoateng IK Sabiti P Narayanan

African J Alcohol & Drug Studies, 2007, 6(1): 27-33. 

Interactions with family planning workers and dynamics of method selection in rural India.

2006 AJF Zavier Dilip TR P Narayanan

Journal of Family Welfare, 2006 52(2).

 

Technical note on the Estimation of District Life Expectancy, in Uttar Pradesh Human Development Report (Tables and technical note).

2003 MD Vemuri P Narayanan

UNDP and Planning Commission, India, 2003 pp.137-8.

 

Adolescent fertility in India: a study based on NFHS data 1992-’93.

P Narayanan A Sharma MD Vemuri

United Nations Population Fund, Technical Paper, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

Health problems of the aged in the next millennium.

Oct-Dec 1999 P Narayanan

Christian Medical Journal of India, Oct-Dec 1999, New Delhi, India.

Evaluating essential STI service package for FSW and MSM in India: Operations research study, 2007-2011.

National AIDS Research Institute & FHI360, New Delhi, India.

A cross-sectional study on lifestyle and the use of fitness tracking devices amongst the university students, including medicos of Manipal, India.

2020 Adeeba Khan

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Assessment of knowledge regarding HIV, HBV and HCV and infection control practices among the tattooists in Dehradun District, India.

2020 Swati Ahluwalia

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Occupational health hazards among cement factory workers in Palakkad district, Kerala.

2020 Hima T

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Waste disposal methods practised at household level in Udupi taluk.

2020 Shruthi Sreenivasan

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A study assessing the stigma in Leprosy colonies of Khammam district, Telangana.

2020 Medikonda Divyanjali

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A study on assessment of occupational health hazards among the Pourakarmikas in Udupi district.

2020 Rajesh Byndoor

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Nutritional Assessment of Under Five Children Living in Tribal Habitats of Udupi District, Karnataka.

2020 Mariam Sophia

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Case Management Practices of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Public and Private Practitioners in Udupi district- A comparative study.

2020 Shruti Kapre

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A study on occupational health hazards among beedi workers in Kannur district, Kerala.

2020 Muhammed Rameez S

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Factors influencing undernutrition among women of age 15-24 years in Ramgarh and Dhari block, Nainital District, Uttarakhand.

2020 Himadri Bisht

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A cross-sectional study on family planning practices among eligible couples in Pynursla, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

2020 Bashisha Marwein

MPH Research Project Guidance.

To assess the oral health status among elderly people living in the slums of Udupi Taluk.

2020 Mohammad Abdullah

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Assessment of factors contributing to household air pollution and respiratory illness from combustion of solid biomass fuel in urban slums of Udupi Taluk.

2020 Steppingstone Lyngdoh Mawlot

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A cross-sectional study on weaning practices among infants in Udupi taluk.

2020 Rashmi Shekhar

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Understanding the usability of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) module under the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) in Shimoga district.

2020 Nachiket Gudi

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A Cross-Sectional Study on Home Deliveries among Mothers in Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya.

2020 Redolen Rose Dhar

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A cross-sectional study on DOTS adherence and awareness regarding treatment completion for TB patients at DOTS centre Ajmer district (Rajasthan).

2019 Kritika Mathur

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Reproductive health Care Seeking Behaviour in Tribal Women of Rural Areas in Betul, Madhya Pradesh.

2019 Shubhangi Pandagre

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Quality of certification of Cause of Death certificates, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra: A cross-sectional study.

2019 Nabar Chaitrali Shantaram

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A community-based study on stigmatization faced by the leprosy patients in a Tahirpur leprosy rehabilitation colony in Delhi.

2019 Juhi Singh

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A cross-sectional study on personal preventive practices adopted by Malaria patients residing in urban, Mangaluru.

2019 Rahul Raj

MPH Research Project Guidance.

HIV Related risk behaviour among migrant construction workers in Udupi.

2019 Atul Chaudhari

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Ergonomic assessment of cashew factory workers in Thrissur: a cross-sectional study.

2019 Anjana Unni

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Evaluation of Mortality Control Program for Economically Productive Age Group by MAHAN Trust among Melghat Tribals of Maharashtra.

2019 Mythri Shree N

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Awareness and practice of Breast cancer screening among women in Udupi district.

2019 Kunjaru Sneha

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Unmet need for contraception among eligible couples of urban slums in Chennai.

2019 Jayashree K

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A study on knowledge and practice of menstrual hygiene among tribal young girls in Pune.

2019 Dhurat Shradha Avinash

MPH Research Project Guidance.

The study on utilization of antenatal care services by Tribals in Jawhar Block of Palghar, Maharashtra.

2019 Saurabh Sanjaykumar Gurav

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Prevalence of occupational health problems among sawmill workers in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh – a cross-sectional study.

2019 Priyanka Agarwal

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A cross-sectional study to assess practices involving dental amalgam among dental clinics in Kannur.

2019 Raihana Abdul Jabbar

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Evaluation and implementation of malaria control activities in Jharsuguda district, Odisha.

2019 Jyoti Shandilya

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Assessment on the effect of Stigma and Discrimination among TB patients in Samba district, Jammu: A Cross-Sectional Study.

2019 Riya Sharma

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Practices of Exclusive Breast Feeding among mothers of rural areas of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

2019 Shivangi Pandey

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Cold chain monitoring practices in Public Sector health centres of Satna district, (Madhya Pradesh) – A cross-sectional study.

2019 Sakshi Gautam

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A cross-sectional study to assess the occupational risk factors of musculoskeletal conditions in fishermen.

2019 Aravind Gopinath

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A study on Prevalence and Patterns of Smokeless Tobacco Consumption among Construction Workers of Mysuru City In Karnataka State.

2018 Kaushik S

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Reproductive Health Profile of Women in Rural Areas of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

2018 Nikita Srivastava

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Barriers and challenges to postpartum follow up of mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and its implications: A qualitative study.

2018 Ninu P Mathew

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Effect of Parent-Adolescent Communication on Health-related risk Behavior among 13 to 16-year-old School going Adolescents in Mumbai- A Cross-Sectional Study.

2018 Valencia D'Souza

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A study on assessment of patient satisfaction at a secondary health care level in public and private settings of Udupi taluk, Udupi district.

2018 B. Pradeep Reddy

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A Secondary Analysis on Coverage and Quality of Antenatal Care in the High Focus States of India.

2018 Aditi Patnaik

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A cross-sectional study on the utilization of antenatal care services among pregnant women in West Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya.

2018 Nidawanbiang Ymbon

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Stakeholder analysis of risk communication in disaster mitigation in Udupi district.

2017 Kerkar Prachi Prakash

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Burden estimation of Acute Infections in Boat Clinics and its contribution to Surveillance in Assam.

2017 Siddharth Maurya

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Knowledge and Awareness about Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) amongst Public Healthcare Providers in Barmer District: A Cross-Sectional Study.

2017 Ravi Raj Singh Chouhan

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Prevalence of tobacco consumption and its pattern among higher secondary school children in E-ward, South-Mumbai.

2017 Nikhil Patil

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Husband’s knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding wife’s reproductive health care in rural areas of Udupi district.

2017 Shreeraj Ramesh Manampadi

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Study on development of self-esteem and its relation with academic stress among college students in Udupi Taluk- A cross-sectional study.

2017 Shashank Singh

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Factors influencing utilization of reproductive health services among mothers in Mawkyrwat block, South West Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya.

2017 Jurysha Nongdhar

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Quality of family planning services in selected areas of Mumbai from the perspective of service providers.

2017 Rithika Sangameshwaran

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Perspectives and coping strategies among parents of children with autistic spectrum of disorders.

2017 Sruthi Jayakumar

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Public health perspectives of events occurring during the golden hour of Road Traffic Accidents.

2017 Mohit Dulaji Lad

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Trends and factors associated with Infant mortality rate in India and major states: a study based on Sample Registration System 2009-2014 data.

2017 Pradeep Shankar Chiluka

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Contraceptive choices following first childbirth among working women in Udupi taluk.

2017 Prashanthi

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Reproductive and Sexual health communication between female young adults and parents in Udupi Taluk.

2017 Priya Prabhu

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A qualitative study on experiences and needs of breast cancer survivors in the South Canara region of Karnataka.

2017 Sushma Marita Dsouza

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Trend-analysis of Dengue Cases and its relation to Vector Density in selected areas of Delhi state with stakeholders' perspectives – A mixed-methods study.

2017 Harsh Rajvanshi

MPH Research Project Guidance.

A comparison of Indoor Air Quality between Commercial Green Buildings and Commercial Conventional Buildings in Mumbai and a prevalence study on Sick Building Syndrome.

2017 Sonal Shamsunder Gawande

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Awareness and Willingness to Pay for Health Insurance: A Study in Udupi District, Karnataka.

2016 Subhajit Acharyya

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders among People living with HIV(PLHIV): A study in Udupi, Karnataka.

2016 Zohlupuii

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Self-medication practice among urban slum dwellers in Udupi taluk.

2016 Pranav V

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Health status of under-five children living in urban slums, Udupi.

2016 Roja VR

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Relation between the parental feeding practices and weight of children aged 3-5 years in Udupi taluk, Karnataka: a cross-sectional study.

2016 Saleha Firoz

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Prevalence of tobacco and alcohol consumption among fishermen in Udupi taluk, Karnataka.

2015 Rane Prasad Pramod

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Social determinants influencing management in patients with diabetics.

2015 Edison Khymdeit

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Assessment of vaccine wastage at the level of service delivery in Udupi taluk, Karnataka: a cross-sectional study.

2015 Chandreyee Duttagupta

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Burden of Caregivers of post-stroke survivors: a qualitative study.

2015 Kauma Kurian C

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Assessment of Quality of Life in radically treated Head and Neck Cancer patients: A Cross-Sectional study in a Tertiary care Setting in Manipal, Udupi.

2015 Krupa H Palan

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Study on morbidity pattern and coping mechanism among geriatric population in Udupi Taluk.

2015 Amrut Ravindra Hondappagol

MPH Research Project Guidance.

Knowledge and practices related to HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections among private practitioners in Udupi Taluk.

2015 Kolhe Mahendra Janardan

MPH Research Project Guidance.