Dr. Pracheth R

Associate Professor

Department of Community Medicine


    Teaching and Training of Undergraduate & Post graduates


    Patient care in Health Centres


Subject Semester / Year
Community Medicine


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
DNB Community Medicine NBE 2016
MD Community Medicine SDM Medical College RGUHS 2014
MBBS K S Hegde Medical College RGUHS 2010


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Associate Professor 06-09-2021 - till date
Yenepoya Medical College Associate Professor 09/07/2020 - 04/09/2021
Yenepoya Medical College Assistant Professor 09/07/2014 - 08/07/2020
SDM Medical College PG Tutor 23/05/2011 to 23/06/2014

1. Raghuveer P, Anand T, Tripathy JP, Nirgude AS, Reddy MM, Nandy S, Shaira H and Naik PR. Opportunistic screening for diabetes mellitus and hypertension in primary care settings in Karnataka, India: a few steps forward but still some way to go. F1000 Research 

2. Ransing R, Kukreti P, Raghuveer P, Mahadevaiah M, Puri M, Pemde H, Karkal R, Patil S, Nirgude A, Kataria D, Sagvekar S, Deshpande SN. Development of a brief psychological intervention for perinatal depression (BIND-P). Asia Pac Psychiatry. 2020 13(1):e12436.  

 3. Raghuveer P, Ransing R, Kukreti P, Mahadevaiah M, WA Elbahaey, Iyengar S, Pemade H, Deshpande SN.  Assessment of effectiveness of brief psychological intervention delivered by nurse for depression in pregnancy: Study protocol for a multi-centric randomized controlled trial from India. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 2020; 42(6) suppl: S23-S30.

4. Naik PR, Moonan PK, Nirgude AS,Shewade HD, Satyanarayana S, Raghuveer P, Parmar M, Chinnappareddy R, Singarajipura A. Use of Verbal Autopsy to Determine Underlying Cause of Death during Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, India .Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Mar; 24(3): 478–484.

5. Ransing R, Deshpande S, Shete S, Patil I, Kukreti P, Raghuveer P et al. Assessing antenatal depression in primary care with the PHQ-2 and PHQ-9: Can It Be carried Out by auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM)?. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2020;53:102109.


Area of Interest

Mental Health, Non - Comminicable Diseases

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Member of

1.       Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (Membership No. 4665)

2.      Indian Association of Public Health (Membership No.I_/2018/UP/7930)

3.      Karnataka Association of Community Health (Membership No. 620)

4.      Indian Medical Association (Life Membership No. KAR/18855/73/1004/224174/2017-18/CL)

5.      INEBRIA (International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs)

6.      The Union (International Union Against TB and Lung Diseases)

7.      Indian Academy of Geriatrics

8.      The Epidemiological Foundation of India

1. Prevalence and factors associated with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease among rural elderly population (ICMR-STS) 2. Is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea prevalent among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus? A Cross-Sectional Study in an Urban Area (ICMR-STS) 3. Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among pregnant women in a Tertiary Care Hospital 4. A study of health status and health seeking behaviour among migrant workers at construction sites of Mangaluru City. 5. Medication adherence among hypertensive residents of a rural area in Dakshina Kannada District. 6. Are patients satisfied with the health care services provided in urban primary care settings of Mangalore? 7. Comprehensive geriatric assessment among patients attending a Geriatric Clinic in a Tertiary Care Hospital 8. Prevalence and predictors of aggression among undergraduate students of a Private Medical College 9. Patten and predictors of sleep among undergraduate students of a private Medical College 10. Prevalence and predictors of Computer Vision Syndrome among students in a Health Sciences University 11. Sexual harassment among health science students: findings from an online survey 12. Knowledge, attitude and practices of anti-tobacco measures in a rural adult population 13. Nutritional status and its factors associated in a rural elderly population 14. Effectiveness of first aid training in school-going adolescents of Mangalore 15. Assessment of life-skills among adolescents in a secondary school of Mangalore 16. Perceptions and pattern of caffeine and high energy drinks consumption among undergraduate students of a Health Science University 17. Assessment of knowledge, training needs and perceptions of disaster medicine among Undergraduate Medical Students of Private Medical College 18. Predictors of medication adherence among diabetes and/or hypertension patients in selected urban and rural areas of Mangalore: A community based analytical cross sectional study 19. Is depression prevalent among pregnant women? A study in a Tertiary Care Hospital of India 20. Microbiological and chemical assessment of drinking water in urban and rural settlements of Dakshina Kannada District, India 21. Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding water handling and water quality among urban and rural adult population of South India 22. Perceived social support among pregnant women attending the Antenatal Clinic of a Tertiary Care Hospital 23. Awareness and perceptions regarding prenatal sex determination, Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Technique Act and gender preferences among pregnant women attending a medical college hospital in Mangaluru 24. Epidemiological profile and geographical distribution using QGIS of road traffic accidents reported to a tertiary care hospital of Mangaluru 25. Phantom mobile activity and its association with smartphone use among undergraduate students in a South Indian medical college 26. Bibliometric analysis of published research studies conducted among Indian medical undergraduate students 27. Body image perception among medical students, is it really a concern? 28. A cross sectional study on assessment of spiritual health and its associated factors among undergraduate students in a medical college in Mangalore, Karnataka 29. Stress among medical students and its association with the involvement in online classes – A cross sectional study during COVID-19 pandemic