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Dr. Ramankutty V.

Professor Senior Grade & Head
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Academic Qualifications

MPH (Master of Public Health); Harvard University, USA; 1988

M Phil (Master of Philosophy, Applied Economics); Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; 1987

M D (Doctor of Medicine-Pediatrics); Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram; 1983

DCH (Diploma in Child Health); Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram; 1980

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery); Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram ; 1976

Professional Record

Professor; Achutha Menon Centre, SCTIMST; From July 2007

Independent Consultant; SOMA; 2006-2007

Domain Expert and consultant; Modernising Government Programme (Project of Government of Kerala); 2004-2006

Professor; St Johns Institute of Population Health, Bengaluru; 2003-4

Domain Expert, Health; Fiscal Reforms Project, Government of Kerala; 2002-3

Executive Director; Health Action by People, Thiruvananthapuram; 1997-2002

Associate Professor; SCTIMST; 1994-1997

Scientist D; SCTIMST; 1993-1994

Research Scientist; SCTIMST; 1988-1993

Tutor in Pediatrics; Government Medical College, Thrisur; 1983-1985

Consultant Pediatrician; Archana Hospital, Thodupuzha, Idukki, Kerala; 1983


Fellowship to Harvard School of Public Health; Ford Foundation; 1987

Gold Medal; Tuberculosis Association of India, Kerala Chapter; 1976

Monsignor Kureethadom Gold Medal; University of Kerala ; 1971

Area of Interest

Epidemiological methods, Epidemiology of diabetes, Health Systems and Policy, Teaching of 'R' (Statistical Programming Language on the free platform)

Current Activities

Teaching: Introduction to Epidemiology (MPH) - 2 credits Intermediate Epidemiology (MPH) - 2 credits Health Policy Analysis (MPH) - 2 credits Public Health Ethics (MPH)- Partial- 1 credit (One credit = 15 hours of class room lecture) Analysing medical and health data using R (2 day workshop) Guiding 6 Ph D scholars currently

Research:- Projects, Guiding Ph D students

On-going Projects

PI, 'Strengthening Ecosystems for Sustainable and Inclusive Health Financing in India'- project funded by USAID (Collaborative project with Public Health Foundation of India) (Rs 35 lakhs for 2015)

Co-PI (with Dr Sundari Ravindran of AMCHSS) of the project 'Closing the Gaps- Health Equity Research in India' funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada

One of the collaborators in AROGYAM, a consortium for social science research in health with Achutha Menon Centre, University of Edinburgh, and Jawaharlal Nehru University supported by European Commission and Indian Council of Social Science Research

Gender differences in living with diabetes- project supported by the Women's Component Plan, Government of India


Ford Foundation Fellowship to pursue MPH at Harvard University, 1987-88


International Epidemiological Association

Bhandari TR,, Womena??s Autonomy and Its Correlates inWestern Nepal: A Demographic Study, PLoS ONE , 2016, 11(1), 1.
Vinitha A,, . PPIA rs6850: A>G single nucleotide polymorphism is associated with raised plasma cyclophylin A levels in patients with coronary artery disease, Mol Cell Biochem, 2016, 412(1,2):259-68
Dagenais GR, Gerstein HC, Zhang X et al (including, Variations in Diabetes prevalence in Low-,Middle- and High-Income Countries: Results from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology Study, Diabetes Care , 2016, 39,5:780-7
James T, V Raman Kutty, Jennifer Boyd, Patrick Brzoska, Validation of the Malayalam version of the Internalised Stigma of Mental Illness inventory, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 2016, 20:22-9
Joseph M Pappachan, Diana Raskauskiene,, Excess mortality associated with hypopituitarism in adults: a meta-analysis of observational studies, J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2015, 100(4):1405a??1411
A Rosengren, K Theo, S Rangarajan et al (including, Psychosocial factors and obesity in 17 high-, middle-, and low-income countries: The Prospective Urban Epidemiological (PURE) study, International Journal of Obesity , 2015, , doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.48
Anand TN,, Development and testing of a scale to measure trust in public health care system, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics , 2015, 12,3:149-57
PR Sreelakshmi,Sanjeev Nair, Biju Soman,Rani Alex, K Vijayakumar,, Maternal and neonatal outcomes of gestational diabetes: a retrospective cohort study from Southern India, Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care , 2015, 4,3:395-8
Bhandari TR, Sarma PS,, Utilization of maternal health care services in post conflict Nepal, International Journal of Womena??s Health , 2015, 7:783-90
James T T, Kutty V R. Assessment of internalised stigma among patients with mental disorders in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala, India, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2015, 27,4:439-49