CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Teaching Research methodology and Biostatistics to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students
· Providing statistical consultancy to clinicians and researchers
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|M.Phil.||Population studies||IIPS Mumbai||2012|
|M.A.||Statistics||Banaras Hindu University||2009|
|B.A(Hons.)||Statistics||Banaras Hindu University||2007|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Dept. of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, MAHE, Karnataka, India||Assistant Professor||Teaching||07/2021-Present|
|Dept. of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, MAHE, Karnataka, India||Lecturer/Statistician||Teaching||01/2018-06/2021|
|International Institute for Population Science (IIPS), Mumbai and Population Foundation of India (PFI), New Delhi, India||Project officer||Research||02/2012-12/2012|
|TNS Global, New Delhi, India||Summer internship in data management||Research||04/2008-06/2008|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Methodological work: Development of methods in missing data problem in a longitudinal study, nested case-control, case-cohort study and related prediction, development of mixed effect model for hierarchical structure data, survival model & multi-state model for time-to-event outcome, Multi-level model, SEM, Bootstrap, Simulation. Applied and collaborative interest: Studies related to reproductive & child health, renal diseases, cancer epidemiology, CVD, nutrition, systematic review, and meta-analysis.
Area of Expertise
Teaching in Biostatistics & Research Methodology (Type of Data, Probability and Distribution, Sampling design & sample size, Descriptive Statistics, Theory of estimation and Testing of Hypothesis, Various parametric and Non-parametric Statistical tests), Statistical method in Clinical Research, Introduction to multivariate regression method, Analysis of time to event data, structural equation modeling, Analysis for clustering, Random coefficient model, Various types of epidemiological observational studies, Methods of Randomized Controlled Trial and Meta-Analysis, Session on R programming etc.
Area of Research
Demography, child and maternal health, reproductive health, diagnostic accuracy, survey research-validity and reliability testing etc.
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
· Statistics section editor of the Manipal Journal of Medical Sciences, 2019 present
· Lifetime member of the Epidemiology Foundation of India since 2019
· Lifetime member of the Indian Society of Medical Statistics since 2012
Evaluation of early scoring predictors for expedited care in a large prospective patient cohort with emphysematous pyelonephritis.
2022 Bhaskara S Chawla A Taori R de la Rosette J Laguna P Pandey AK Mummalaneni S Hegde P Rao S Prakashini K
Therapeutic Advances in Urology Journal. 2022, Vol. 14: 1–8
Screening for palliative care needs in the community using SPICT
Medical Journal Armed Forces India, 2021.
Utility of age-adjusted charlson comorbidity index as a predictor of need for invasive mechanical ventilation, length of hospital stay, and survival in covid-19 patients.
Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 2021;25(9):987-91.
The aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic on the diagnosis of TB at a tertiary care hospital in India.
Journal of Infection and Public Health. 2021;14(8):1095-8.
Acute kidney injury post-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL): prospective outcomes from a university teaching hospital.
Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021;10(7):1373.
Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding epilepsy among nurses in a tertiary care hospital in South India
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. 2020;14(4):4172-9.
Determinants of metabolic syndrome and 5-year cardiovascular risk estimates among HIV-positive individuals from an Indian tertiary care hospital.
AIDS Research and Treatment. 2020;2020,5019025
. Diagnostic performance of C-reactive protein level and its role as a potential biomarker of severe dengue in adults
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2020;13(8):358.
Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Towards Household Solid Waste Management among Semi-Urban Residents-A Community based Cross Sectional Study from Southern Part of Coastal Karnataka, India.
Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2019;10(9).
Clinical, demographic and radiological profile of smoker COPD versus nonsmoker COPD patients at a tertiary care center in North India
Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2019;8(7):2364.
Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding generic medicines and its usage: a community-based study.
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. 2019; 6:2182-8.
Ref: IEC 209-Effect of vision therapy on Oculomotor function and vision related quality of life in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, Department of Optometry, MCHP, KMC, Manipal
Ref: IEC 132-Determinants of substance use among college students of Udupi taluk, Karnataka, India A mixed-method study, Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Ref: IEC 786-Nomograms for Global Sphericity Index and Myocardial Deformation in term Fetal Heart using Speckle Tracking Echocardiography, Department of OBG,KH,Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Ref: IEC 728-Role of foetal cardiac functional studies in the prediction of perinatal outcome and compare the same with that of fetal growth centiles and multivessel dopplers parameters, Sonia Hostel, KMC, Manipal
Ref: IEC 621-Assessment of foetal cardiac function at term pregnancy, and its role in prediction of perinatal outcome, Department of OBG, KMC, Manipal
Ref: IEC 201-Morbidity trends among residents in the coastal region of Southern Karnataka, India , Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Ref: IEC 200-Validation of Neck circumference as a screening tool to predict Obesity: A community based study in a coastal taluk of Udupi district, Karnataka, Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
Ref: IEC 584-Assessment of Health related quality of life in treated drug resistant tuberculosis patients and symptomatic screening for pulmonary Tuberculosis infection among patients and their household contacts in Udupi District, Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Ref: 174-“Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Menstrual Health Among Women of Reproductive Age Group in Slums of Udupi taluk.”, Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
Knowledge Attitude and Practices towards COVID vaccination amongst health students in a South Indian town.
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