Dr. Veena Ganesh Kamath


Department of Community Medicine


    Dr Veena Ganesh Kamath is Head of the Department of Community Medicine.


    • Trains students of Community Medicine and interns during their rural postings.
    • Motivates department faculty for research on subjects of common relevance and interest.
    • Administers outreach programs and their logistics.


Subject Semester / Year
Community Medicine 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th semester
Community Medicine


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Community Medicine Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1999
MBBS Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 1990


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor 2010 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2004 to 2010
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 1999 to 2004

A double blind randomized Phase IV clinical trial to assess the immunogenicity and reactogenecity of 3 commercially available recombinant Hepatitis B vaccines


Down staging of cervical cancer: A community based study


Prevalence of hypertension among school children


Prevalence of obesity among rural school children in Udupi district


Effect of maternal anaemia on foetal outcomes and maternal health in Udupi District


A double blind randomized Phase IV clinical trial to assess the immunogenicity and reactogenecity of 3 commercially available recombinant Hepatitis B vaccines


Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of Live Attenuated Bovine-Human Rotavirus Reassortant Pentavalent Vaccine (BRV-PV) Against Severe Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in Healthy Indian Infants

2015-01-08 Shetty R Kulkarni M Rao C

To evaluate the efficacy of a 3-dose series of BRV-PV administered orally to prevent severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in healthy Indian infants when concurrently administered with standard UIP vaccines

Prevalence of Iodine Deficiency disorders in Udupi District

2015-01-08 Jacob G

Prevalence of goitre and its associated factors in a coastal district of Karnataka

Evaluation of the public health facilities of 12 districts in Karnataka

2011-01-09 Shetty R

Evaluation of the health infrastructure and facilities at the PHC and subcentres in 12 districts in Karnataka

Epidemiological Survey at Kaiga

2015-01-08 Jacob G Kulkarni M

To study the health status of the Kaiga employees and their families and identify

Study of drug resistance in pulmonary tuberculosis cases with and without HIV-coinfection in Udupi district, coastal Karnataka

2015-01-08 Prasad V Mukhopadhyay C Kamath A Vishwanath B Kumar A Mahapatra A

Study the profile of drug resistant tuberculosis cases in Udupi district and identify the risk factors for resistance

Retrospective Surveillance for Intussusception in Children Aged Less than five years in India

2015-01-08 Shetty R

To study the profile of intussusception cases admitted to Kasturba Hospital and TMA Pai Hospital Udupi to identify the risk factors for intussusception.

Assessment of risk factors and predictors for spontaneous preterm births in a South Indian antenatal cohort

2015-01-08 Rao C Kamath A

Identify the risk factors for preterm births

The lost focus on males in Adolescent friendly health care services - A qualitative analysis

2015-01-08 Kamath A Rao CR Lena A Hegde A

a. To assess the perceived health problems, the unmet need for reproductive health and the pattern of health seeking behavior among the adolescent boys. b. To evaluate the health provider’s perspective regarding the adolescent health programme for boys. c. To assess the role of various stake holders in improving adolescent health services.

The screening and early evaluation of kidney disease prospective renal diabetes cohort trial

2007-01-01 Ballal S

Study the prevalence of chronic kidney diseases in the rural population of Udupi district

Research associate in a community based study 'To assess the smear quality of cervical smears using 3 different sampling devices'

2000-01-01 Valiathan M

'To assess the smear quality of cervical smears using 3 different sampling devices Ayre spatula, cytobrush, modified spatula with extended tip.

'To compare the immunogenicity and reactogenecity of 3 recombinant Hepatitis B vaccines'

2002-01-03 Bhat V

'To compare the immunogenicity and reactogenecity of 3 recombinant Hepatitis B vaccines Genevac, Shanvac and Engerix B'


Area of Interest

Non communicable disease Epidemiology

Area of Expertise

Research Methodology

Area of Research

Non communicable disease Epidemiology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Received the Technical Transfer Award by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
  • Active Member of IMA.
  • Active Member of IAPSM.


Pap smear quality parameters of 3 different sampling devices used by Auxiliary Nurse Midwives on symptomatic rural Indian women

2005-01-06 Lakshmi Rao Kamath VG Mathilde E Boon Manna Valiathan

Acta Cytologica, May-June 2005.

Acceptability and effectiveness of a breast health awareness programme for rural women in India

2005-01-01 Rao RSP Nair S Nair NS Kamath VG

Ind J Med Sci, 2005.

Down staging of cervical cancer: A community based study in the rural areas of Udupi district, Karnataka, India

2014-01-01 Rao RSP Kamath VG Chandrashekhar S Rao L

Tropical Doctor.

Effectiveness of reproductive health education among rural adolescent girls- A school based intervention study in Udupi Taluk

2008-01-01 RSP Rao A Lena NS Nair Kamath VG

Karnataka, IJMS, 2008, 62(11):439-444.

Health and social problems of the elderly: a cross-sectional study in Udupi Taluk

2009-01-01 Lena A Ashok K Padma M Kamath VG

Karnataka. Indian J Community Medicine; 2009.

Awareness on antenatal and postnatal care among women attending ANC clinics

2010-01-01 Kamath VG Leena A Sebestin KV

Health Action, 2010.

A study on the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in coastal Karnataka

2010-01-01 Chythra R Rao Kamath VG Avinash Shetty

Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries, 2010.

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among the rural school children in Udupi taluk

2010-01-01 Kamath VG Prasanna Mithra Sanjay Pattanshetty Lena A

South India, AMJ, 2010.

Prevalence of Hypertension in the Paediatric Population in coastal South India

2010-01-01 Kamath VG Prasanna Mithra Parthaje Sanjay Pattanshetty Anuja Balakrishnan

AMJ, 2010.

HIV/AIDS education for adolescents – An experiment in a rural setting in Udupi Taluk of Karnataka

2010-01-01 Lena A Rao RSP Nair NS Kamath VG

India, AMJ 2010.

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Concerning Human Papilloma Virus Infection and its Health Effects among Rural Women, Karnataka, South India.

2015-14-03 Sabeena S Bhat PV Kamath V Sushama A Govindakarnavar A

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention . 2015; 16: 5053-8.

Estimating the effect of childhood socioeconomic disadvantage on oral cancer in India using marginal structural models.

2015-01-07 Rao SK Gloria CM Thomson KR Logan RM Kamath V Kulkarni M Mittinty MN

Epidemiology. 2015 July ; 26 (4) : 1-4.

Work related musculoskeletal disorders among medical laboratory professionals: a narrative review.

Agrawal PR Maiya AG Kamath V Kamath A

Int J Res Med Sci. 2014 Nov;2(4):1262-1266.

A Case-Control Study on Risk Factors for Preterm Deliveries in a Secondary Care Hospital, Southern India.

2014-01-01 Rao CR de Ruiter LEE Bhat P Kamath V Kamath A Bhat V

ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology. Volume 2014 (2014).

Musculoskeletal Disorders among Medical Laboratory Professionals-A Prevalence Study.

2014-11-08 Agrawal P Maiya A Veena K Kamath A

Journal of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, Vol. 10, No. 2: 77-81, 2014.

A multicenter prospective hospital-based surveillance to estimate the burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children less than five years of age in India.

2014-01-01 Sharma SD Gupta M Kundu R Kar S Dutta A Silveira M Singh JV Kamath VG Chaudhary A Rao JV

Vaccine 32S (2014) A13–A19.

Knowledge and Attitude about HIV/AIDS among medical students in a private medical college in coastal Karnataka.

2014-01-01 Kini S Mallya SD Kamath VG Kamath A Coondoo A Iyer KV Sujayendra DM

Global Journal of Medicine and Public health. 2014; Vol.3 (2).

Acute kidney injury in scrub typhus.

2013-05-01 Prabhu RA Kuppasamy S Bairy M Nagaraju SP Reddy NP Kamath V Kamath A Rao L Bairy I

Clin Exp Nephrol . 2012, DOI 10.1007/s10157-012-0753-9

Prevalence of Hypertension in the Paediatric Population in coastal South India.

2013-01-05 Kamath GV Parthaje PM Pattanshetty S Kamath A Balakrishnan A Mishra T Sinha N Lena A

AMJ 2010, 3, 11, 695-698

Estimation of annual cost incurred in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its co-morbidities in coastal Karnataka-A community

2014-01-01 Dr Eshwari

Prevalence of hypertension in young adults in the field practice area of the department

2014-01-01 Dr Sanjay Kini

Determinants of and level of adherence to anti-retroviral therapy in patients attending ART Centre

2014-01-01 Dr Sneha Kamath

Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Coastal Karnataka- A cross sectional study

2014-01-01 Dr Nithin Kumar

A cross sectional study of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in coastal Karnataka

2014-01-01 Dr Chythra R Raj