Dr B Unnikrishnan

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)










  • Tutor: 3 years (from Aug 1997 to Nov 2000) (KMC, Manipal)
  • Assistant Professor: 5 years (from Dec 2000 to Nov 2005)
  • Associate Professor: From Nov 2005 to 2010
  • Professor From 2010 to 2011
  • Professor & Head From 2011 to 2015
  • Professor and Associate Dean From 2105 till date 

Areas of interest in teaching

Epidemiology, Reproductive & Child Health, HIV/ AIDS.


Top 5 research publications/ projects

Research publications:

  • S.Vijairam, S.Hegde, B.Unnikrishnan, J Ramapuram – Quality of life in HIV Patients with depression. Europian Psychiatry Vol 23 (2) April 2008 p – S266 – S267.
  • Unnikrishnan B, Kulshrestha V – Pattern of Computer and Internet use among medical students in Coastal South India. South East Asian journal of Medical Education, Vol 2 (2) Dec 2008 p 18 – 25.
  • Unnikrishnan B, Anan Jaiswal, Reshmi B. Awareness and Treatment Seeking Behaviour of People Affected With Malaria in Coastal South India – Iranian J of Publ Health 2008, Vol 37, No.1: 119 – 123.
  • Kumar CJ, Unnikrishnan.B et al. The socioeconomic impact of the chikungunya viral epidemic in India. Open Med 2007; 1(2):e150–2.
  • Bhoopendra Singh,Unnikrishnan B, A profile of acute poisoning at Mangalore.
    (South India), J Clin Forensic Med. 2006 Apr; 13(3):112-6. Epub 2006 Mar 10.

Funded research projects:

  • The Mercury and Infant Neurological development study in India.
    Investigator Mangalore: Dr.B.Unnikrishnan
    Grant: US Dollars: 20,000
    Funding Agency: Sparkman centre for Global Health, University of Alabama & National Institutes of Health through ITROEH.
    2006 to 2009.
  • Mobile Monitoring Solutions to improve health outcomes in Non
    Communicable Diseases – a Systematic Review
    Investigator: Dr.B.Unnikrishnan
    Grant: Rs 3 lakh
    Funding Agency: Intel Corporation.
  • Samastha Team Training in the Comprehensive care of PLHIV
    Co-ordinator – Dr.B.Unnikrishnan
    Grant: Rs 3 Lakh / Training Session
    Funding Agency: Karnataka Health Promotion Trust & St Johns National
    Academy of Health Sciences – Bangalore
  • Tobacco Caessation Research Network
    Co-ordinator – Dr.B.Unnikrishnan
    Grant : US Dollars 4000 per year for four year
    Funding Agency: National Institute of Health, University of Arizona & Sree
    Chitra thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences & technology.
    2009 to 2012.
  • Study on Awareness of & Attitude towards health insurance among patients attending a territiary care hospital in Coastal Karnataka.
    PI: Dr.B.Unnikrishnan
    Funding Agency: ICMR – STS - 2009.