Dr. Prakash Narayanan Vasudevan Potty

Associate Professor

Department of Health Policy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Conducting funded research studies.
    • Mentoring postgraduate and under graduate students.
    • Developing manuscripts for peer reviewed journals, abstracts for conferences and workshops.
    • Research methodology.
    • Statistical analysis support to students and faculty members to develop abstracts, manuscripts and reports.
    • Teaching, Lesson Planning and Syllabus revision.
    • Conducting conferences and workshops on relevant topics.
    • Practical, and Field visits.
    • Soft skill development - MsExcel, Use of statistical softwares (SPSS and STATA), Literature reviews, etc.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Basic and Applied epidemiology MPH 601 First semester
Introductory Biostatistics for Public Health MPH 603 First semester
Survey Data & Management MPH 605 First semester
Social & Behavioral Sciences MPH 609 First Semester
Public Health Interventions, Programme Monitoring and Evaluation MPH 621
Clinical Research and Ethics MPH 613 Third Semester
Global Issues in Maternal & Child Health MCH 633 Third Semester
Infectious Disease and Surveillance MPH 614 Second Semester
Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics Second Semester
Demography and Population Sciences MCH 616 Second Semester

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

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), New Delhi Senior Technical Officer (Research) Oct 2007 to Feb 2013
Futures Group (Innovations in family planning services Technical Assistance Project – ITAP, funded by USAID), Jharkhand State Operations Research Advisor Feb to Aug 2006
MODE Services Private Limited, New Delhi. Research Manager Nov 2004 to Jan 2006

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

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

Area of Expertise

Health surveys, Demographic analysis, Statistical modelling, Evaluation frameworks

Area of Research

Epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, Operational & implementation research, Evaluation of health programs

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • 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)
  • Conducted more than 25 National level research studies in HIV, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Education and Child Labour
  • More than 40 presentations at National and International Conferences
  • Board of study member and Adjuct Faculty in School of Public Health, SRM University, Chennai
  • Examiner & evaluator of Ph.D and MPH research projects in Nitte and SRM Universities
  • Member of Asia Population Association, Indian Association for the study of population

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Gfk MODE India, Delhi Research Manager

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

2013-01-06

BMC Public Health, 2013 Vol. 13, No.1:1059 Anjana Das, Guy Morineau, Parimi Prabhakar, Gururaj Rao Deshpande, Raman Gangakhedkar, Arun Risbud

Prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in two cities in India: implications for STI control strategies

A Das P Prabhakar P Narayanan G Neilsen G Morineau S Mehendale A Risbud

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

2016-01-05 Dr. Arathi P Rao Edison Khymdeit Dr. Prakash Narayanan Vasudevan Potty

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

2016-01-06 Subhajit Acharyya

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

2016-01-05 Dr. Arathi P Rao Edison Khymdeit Dr. Prakash Narayanan Vasudevan Potty

Contraceptive choices following first childbirth among working women in Udupi taluk

Dr. Arathi P Rao Prashanthi Kamath Dr. Prakash Narayanan Vasudevan Potty

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

2015-01-06 CHANDREYEE DUTTAGUPTA

Burden of Care Givers of post stroke survivors: a qualitative study

2015-01-06 DR KAUMA KURIAN C

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

2015-01-06 KRUPA H PALAN

Stduy on morbidity pattern and coping mechanism among geriatric population in Updipi Taluk

AMRUT RAVINDRA HONDAPPAGOL

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

KOLHE MAHENDRA JANARDAN