Dr. Jissa V. T.
Scientist 'D'
Phone : 0471-2-524-270

PhD Epidemiology; Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland; 2017; International Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology (IPPE), School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland; 2009-2010

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA), IHRD, Kerala; 2004

MSc Statistics; University of Kerala; 2003

BSc Mathematics; University of Kerala; 2001

Scientist D, AMCHSS, SCTIMST, from 1st January, 2024

Scientist C,AMCHSS,SCTIMST, from 17th November 2017

Scientist B, AMCHSS, SCTIMST, 17th November 2011 to 17th November 2017

Bio-Statistician, HPV - Vaccine trial, IARC/WHO Collaborative project, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, 1st January 2009 to 21st October 2011.

Statistician, Cancer screening trials in Dindigul District, IARC/WHO Collaborative Project, Christian Fellowship Community Health Centre, Ambillikai, Dindigul, Tamilnadu, 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2008

Statistician, Trivandrum Oral and Breast cancer screening trials, IARC/WHO collaborative project, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum. 4th February 2004 to 30th December 2007

I am selected as a mentor in the HRP(Human Reproduction Programme) allianze mentorship programme (World health organization),2022-2023. The one-year programme enhances mentorship relationships through training and capacity-building activities by developing a cadre of mentors from across the globe to support the professional development of early-career researchers.

Women's Health, Cancer Epidemiology, Applications of Statistics in Epidemiological Studies, Teaching Biostatistics

Involved with public health Research activities at AMCHSS. Teaching Biostatistics for the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Diploma in Public Health (DPH) and PhD programme at AMCHSS. Guiding MPH Dissertations. Taking short courses in statistics for the students of Diploma in cardiac and neuro nursing programme, and Medical records science. Conducting workshops in Biostatistics and Epidemiology for researchers in and outside of SCTIMST. Providing statistical consultation for researchers of the Institute.

CIMO Fellowship to attend the International Post graduate Programme in Epidemiology (IPPE), School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland. 2009-2010

UICC (Union for International Cancer Control)-ICRETT Fellowship (Technology transfer in the analysis and Interpretation of cluster-randomized Intervention trials, one month training at the International agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO), Lyon, France.) 2008.

IARC/WHO Student fellowship to attend the summer school of Epidemiology, International agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO), Lyon, France. 2006.

Indian Society for Medical Statistics

Association of UICC fellows ( The Union for International Cancer Control)

Documenting cause of death among Tribal population through automated verbal autopsy using Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

A study on reproductive rights and choices among young women (18-28 Years) in Trivandrum District, Kerala".

I have a teaching experience for more than ten years at AMCHSS, and I guided 12 MPH dissertations and co-guided four. I was part of the doctoral advisory committees of eight PhD students in the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, SCTIMST, five of whom completed their PhD and degree awarded.

My research experience begins with the position of a statistician in population-based cluster-randomized cancer screening trials in different institutions in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO). My PhD work was based on a cancer screening trial in Dindigul District with IARC/WHO support. The PhD study title is "Evaluation of socio-demographic, reproductive and screening-related factors on risk of and survival from cervical cancer in rural South India". I conducted one study titled "A study on reproductive rights and choices among young women (18-28 Years) in Trivandrum District, Kerala", with the support of the Ford Foundation. Another major study in which I was part of the investigators was the "Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Kerala (co-investigator), conducted by AMCHSS and Kerala State health Services department. I have a first-author publication from this research. Presently I am conducting a project titled "Documenting cause of death among the tribal population through automated verbal autopsy using Information and communication technology (ICT), supported by DST- Grant in aid- "Tribal component plan".

In addition, as a statistician, I am involved with several studies as a co-investigator and data analyst and provide statistical consultancy to researchers in the health science discipline. I reviewed articles for more than 15 national and international journals.

Sayan Roy, MPH2020. Assessing home care knowledge and management among family caregivers of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Reshmy Mohan, MPH 2020. Breast cancer screening awareness and practices among women, a cross sectional study in Alapuzha, Kerala.

Anjali, MPH 2019. Musculoskelatal symptoms and ergonomic risk assessment among plantation workers, a cross sectional Study in Kottayam and Idukki districts of Kerala

Bharathi Vaishnav, MPH 2019. Perceived stress during COVID-19 pandemic, A cross-sectional study among women working in Information Technology (IT) sector Trivandrum

Rohit, MPH 2018. Assessing the prevalence of hypertension and stress among people living in the Car Nicobar Island, India

Neenumol KR, MPH 2018. Assessment of quality of life and potential depression among individuals undergoing dialysis a study in Palakkad District, Kerala

Divya, MPH 2017. Study on quality of life of patients living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Ashish, MPH 2017. Depression and its related factors among small and marginal Farmers in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra

Rakhi P, MPH 2016.Unhealthy food choices and associated factors A study among secondary school children, Kannur District, Kerala

Heavenna Babu, MPH 2016. Home environment and early childhood overweight and obesity , A study among 3-5 year old children residing in urban areas of Thrissur district, Kerala,

Sreeja M, MPH 2015. Mother?s awareness, attitudes and practices related to exclusive breast feeding for first six months of infancy. A community based study in Chittur taluk, Palakkad district

Pritty Titus, MPH 2014. The effect of individual, class and school level factors on usage of tobacco products: a Multilevel analysis among high school male students in Alapuzha district (Co-Guide)

Peeyush, MPH2014. Injuries among the older persons in the home enviroment in Ajmer District, Rajasthan

Jayalakshmi Rajeev , MPH 2013 .Assessment of Nutritional Status of Primary School Children who are the Beneficiaries of Mid-Day Meal Scheme: A cross-sectional study in Kanjirappally Educational sub-district.

Sugandhi J, MPH 2012. Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure for Treatment of Carcinoma of the Cervix, A Hospital Based Study in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India. (Co- Guide)

Apurvadan N Ratnu, MPH2011. Prevalence of Under Nutrition in 0-5 Year Children of Junagadh District, Gujarat. (Co- Guide)

Member, Committee for the Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI), SCTIMST

Member, Internal Compliance Committee

Indian journal of Medical ethics, World journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Biology and Medicine, Journal of Patient preference and adherence, International Journal of Women's Health, Journal of family medicine and community health, Journal of Cancer management and research, Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, The open virology journal, BMJ open, WHO bulletin, Indian Heart Journal, Cancer Epidemiology


Sharma A, Thulaseedharan JV, Musculoskeletal Symptoms among Plantation Workers in Kerala, India, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health, 2022, 12(3): 96?205.
Neenumol KR, Thulaseedharan JV, Potential depression and associated factors among individuals undergoing dialysis: A hospital-based cross-sectional survey in Central Kerala, Indian J Nephrol, 2022, 31:282-4.
3. Thulaseedharan JV, Sarma PS, Thankappan KR, Soman B, Varma RP, Srinivasan K, Nair MR, Jeemon P, Kutty VR, Consumption of fruits, vegetables and salt in the context of control of type 2 diabetes and hypertension in Kerala, India, Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 2021, 10:2646-54.
Thulaseedharan JV, Young women's attitude toward gender-equitable norms on domestic chores and violence domains in Trivandrum, Jounal of Education and Health Promotion, 2019, 8(23):1-7
Thulaseedharan JV, Awareness and actual knowledge regarding contraceptive methods among young women in Trivandrum district, Kerala, India, International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 2018, 7(2):103-109.
Thulaseedharan JV, Contraceptive use and preferences of young married women in Kerala, India, Open Access Journal of Contraception, 2018, 9:1-10.
Manghat S, Thulaseedharan JV., Feeding practices during first six months of infancy- Observations from a community-based cross-sectional survey in Central Kerala, India, International Journal of medical Sciences and Public Health, 2018, 7(6):434-439.
Thulaseedharan JV, Malila N, Swaminathan R , Esmy PO, Hakama M, Muwonge R, Sankaranarayanan R., Survival of Patients With Cervical Cancer in Rural India, Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2015, 4(4):290-296.
Thulaseedharan JV, Risk of invasive cancer among women visually screened and colposcopy triaged by trained nurses in rural South India., Int J Gynaecol Obstet., 2015, 129(2):104-8, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25661324
Thulaseedharan JV, Effect of Screening on Variation in Cervical Cancer Survival by Socioeconomic Determinants - a Study from Rural South India, Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 2015, 16(13):5237-42, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26225659