Dr. Eshwari K

Associate Professor

Department of Community Medicine


      • Involved in implementation of various community health programs in coordination with the District Health and Family welfare, Udupi district.
      • Is in charge of Udyavara Rural Maternity and Child Welfare (RMCW) Home.
      • Trains postgraduates in Research methodology and PG dissertation
      • Trains Undergraduates in academic and research (ICMR STS and KMC STS) projects
      • Organizes various health camps for screening disease specifically non-communicable diseases
      • Provides health education programs in the community.
      • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) for student research
      • Member, Board of Studies from 2018 till date
      • Coordinator for CBME, quality work at department
      • College coordinator for UG publication committee



Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore 2011
MD Community Medicine Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2015


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Urban Health Training Centre Udupi & Manipal District Health and Family Welfare, Udupi district Medical Officer 2015 to 2017
KMC, Manipal Tutor 2017 to 2018
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2018 to 2022
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2022 till date

Feasibility of “1-3-7” surveillance and response approach for malaria elimination in urban Udupi: a mixed method study (MACID seed grant 2022-2023)

Exposure to indoor air pollution and health effects among households in a coastal province of Karnataka, India (Faculty seed grant 2018-2020)

Screening and evaluation of children for goitre and cognitive impairment- A school based survey from a coastal district of Karnataka (Funded by National Health Mission 2019-2022)

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Practices and factors determining the ban on sale of loose cigarettes and related legal actions among vendors and smokers from Udupi district, Karnataka (Funded by District Tobacco Control Cell, Udupi 2018-2019)

Assessment of health status of workers at Yashaswi Fish meal factory, Udyavara, Udupi. (Funded by Fish meal factory, Udyavara, Udupi 2018-2019)

A prospective study to identify and evaluate the adverse drug reactions among patients on anti-tubercular medications. 2019- 2021 (Co-I funded by State TB cell)

Assessment of awareness of recent RNTCP updates among the private medical practitioners and awareness intervention with prospective evaluation of impact of intervention in managing presumptive tuberculosis cases in Udupi Municipality area. 2019- 2021 (Co-I funded by State TB cell)

A Comparative Study to determine the Online Sales and availability of ENDS in a South Indian District before and after the National legislation on ENDS ban. (As Co-I- funded by District Tobacco Cell)

Implementation of Tobacco Free Educational Institution Guidelines in Urban area of Karnataka. (As Co-I funded by State Tobacco Cell)

A Seamless Phase II/III, Double-blind, Multi-centre, Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate Immunogenicity and safety of BBV87, an Inactivated Chikungunya Virus vaccine by Bharath Biotech. (As Co-I)

Evaluation of occupational ocular hazards and preventive strategies among farmers in India. (As CO-I funded by Indian Optometry Association)


Area of Interest

Non communicable diseases, occupational health and school health

Area of Expertise

Epidemiology, Research methodology

Area of Research

Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension and other non –communicable diseases. Malaria, COVID-19, Tuberculosis. School health and occupational health.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Life Member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine 2022.


Udayavani newspaper articles:

1. Prevention and control of mosquito borne diseases (18 July 2021).

2. Self-care practices in diabetes mellitus (14 Nov 2021).

3. Phases in Vaccine development (31 October 2021).

4. Reproductive and sexual health awareness (14 Feb 2021).



KAP regarding Bio-medical waste management among staff of a tertiary health care centre in coastal Karnataka.

2014 J Pub Health Med Res.2014; 2(1):20-24 Kini BS, Kumar A Kumar S Reddy M Nabar AS Kamath VG Kamath A Eshwari.

Health status of school children in rural area of coastal Karnataka.

2016 Kulkarni MM Varun N Rathi P Eshwari K Ashok K Kamath VG

Med J DY Patil Univ 2016;9:31-5.

Annual cost incurred for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus-a community based study from coastal Karnataka. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries 2018.

2018 K Eshwari, Kamath VG, Rao CR, Kamath A

DOI: 10.1007/s13410-018-0691-5

Attitude and Practices Towards Household Solid Waste Management among Semi-Urban esidents- A Community based Cross Sectional Study from Southern Part of Coastal Karnataka, India.

2019 Eshwari K, Shetty RS, Akhila D, James BS Pandey AK

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development September 2019;10(9):385-90.

Clinical outcome of internal fixation of middle third clavicle fractures using locking compression plate: Comparison between open plating and MIPO

2019 Kundangar RS, Singh KA, Mohanty SP, K. Eshwari.

J Orthop 2019 May 3;16(5):414-418.

Ban on Sale of Loose Cigarettes: Awareness, Perceptions and Practices among Vendors and Smokers in Karnataka, India.

2020 Eshwari K, Kulkarni MM Bhagawath R Mullapudi S, Selvarajan T Kamath VG.

Indian J Comm Health. 2020;32(2):394-398.

Health care workers and Hepatitis B prevention: Perceptions and practices in a tertiary care hospital in coastal Karnataka. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health 2022

2022 Eshwari K Shenoy S Nair S


Economic burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus management: Epidemiological determinants from a coastal community of Southern India

2022 Eshwari K, Kamath VG, Rao CR, Kamath A

WHO South-East Asia J Public Health 2022;10:84-9

Funding from State TB cell towards the project titled “Assessment of Health Related Quality of life in drug resistant tuberculosis patients and the challenges to drug adherence with symptomatic screening for active pulmonary tuberculosis infection among these patients and their household residents.

2019-2021 (Co-guide: PG thesis)

Burden of malaria and its determinants with geo-spatial mapping among general and vulnerable populations of an endemic area of southern Karnataka, India – A mixed methods approach.

2020-2023 (Co-guide: PG thesis)

Funding from ICMR-STS for the project titled “Knowledge, attitude and practices about transmission and prevention of Hepatitis B infection among healthcare workers”.

2018-19 (Guide)

Knowledge Attitude and Practices towards COVID vaccination amongst health students in a South Indian town

2020 (Guide)

A study to evaluate the glycemic control and the factors associated among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus attending a tertiary care hospital using a mixed method design.

2022 (Ongoing-Guide)

Factors associated with anxiety and depression among cancer patients-results from a tertiary care hospital