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Dr. Tony D S Raj

  • Dean, St. John's Research Institute
  • Professor of Physiology, St. John's Medical College
  • Head, Division of Medical Informatics, St. John's Research Institute
  • enquiry@sjri.res.in
Education

  • 2002; Fellowship in Health Informatics
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
  • 1997; MD - Physiology
    St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  • 1993; Medicine
    St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
Experience

  • Dean
    St. John's Research Institute
    2017 - till date
    Bangalore, India
  • Vice Dean
    St. John's Research Institute
    2011 - 2017
    Bangalore, India
  • Head, Department of Information Technology
    St. John's Medical College Hospital
    2010 - 2015
    Bangalore, India
  • Professor, Department of Physiology
    St. John's Medical College
    2007 - till date
    Bangalore, India
  • Head, Division of Medical Informatics
    St. John's Research Institute
    2003 - till date
    Bangalore, India
  • Advisor, Content Advisory Committee (CAC)
    National Health Portal, , Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    2013
    Government of India
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
    St. John's Medical College
    2003 - 2007
    Bangalore, India
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
    St. John's Medical College
    1999 - 2003
    Bangalore, India
  • Lecturer, Department of Physiology
    St. John's Medical College
    1998 - 1999
    Bangalore, India
  • Tutor, Department of Physiology
    St. John's Medical College
    1995 - 1998
    Bangalore, India
Publications

Nyblade L, Srinivasan K, Mazur A, Raj T, Patil DS, Devadass D, Radhakrishna K, Ekstrand ML. HIV Stigma Reduction for Health Facility Staff: Development of a Blended-Learning Intervention. Front. Public Health | doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00165.

Kedar R, Dass D, Raj T, Rakesh D, Kishore R, Srinivasan K, Nyblade L, Abeug ME, Ekstrand ML. Development of a novel tablet based approach to reduce HIV stigma among health care staff in India. Perspectives in Health Information Management. Perspect Health Inf Manag. 2017 Apr 1;14(Spring):1b.

Ramanan SV, Radhakrishna K, Waghmare A, Raj T, Nathan SP, Sreerama SM, Sampath S. Dense Annotation of Free-Text Critical Care Discharge Summaries from an Indian Hospital and Associated Performance of a Clinical NLP Annotator. J Med Syst. 2016 Aug;40(8):187.

Radhakrishna K, Waghmare A, Ekstrand M, Raj T, Selvam S, Sreerama SM, Sampath S. Real-time feedback for improving compliance to hand sanitization among healthcare workers in an open layout ICU using radiofrequency identification. J Med Syst. 2015 Jun;39(6):68.

Radhakrishna K, Goud, BR, Kasthuri A, Waghmare, A, Raj T. Electronic Health Records and Information Portability: A Pilot Study in a Rural Primary Healthcare Center in India. Perspect Health Inf Manag. 2014 Jul 1;11:1b. eCollection 2014.

Kuriyan R, Griffiths JK, Finkelstein JL, Thomas T, Raj T, Bosch RJ, Kurpad AV, Duggan C. Innovations in nutrition education and global health: the Bangalore Boston nutrition collaborative. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Jan 8;14:5.

Stephen J, Raj T, Radhakrishna K, Thomas T. Evidence and recommendations on seborrhoeic dermatitis - Treatment Recommendations for Seborrheic Dermatitis in HIV infected Children and Adults: A Systematic Review. Guidelines on the treatment of skin and oral HIV-associated conditions in children and adults - WHO. 2014.

Radhakrishna K, Correa M, Thounaojam D, Raj TD. Implementing an online reporting system in the anatomical pathology department of a tertiary care teaching hospital in India: a case study. Perspect Health Inf Manag. 2013 Jul 1;10:1c.

Raj T, Thomas T, Dhinagaran D, Ugargol AP. Design, Development and Implementation of a Touch-Screen Health Information Kiosk for Patients at the Outpatient Waiting Area in a Large Tertiary Care Hospital in India: An Evaluation of User Satisfaction. Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countires. . Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries. 2013; 7(1).

Unni US, Raj T, Sambashivaiah S, Kuriyan R, Uthappa S, Vaz M, Regan MM, Kurpad AV. The effect of a controlled 8-week metabolic ward based lysine supplementation on muscle function, insulin sensitivity and leucine kinetics in young men. Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec;31(6):903-10.

Sucharita S, Tinku T, Raj T, Kurpad AV, Vaz M. Cardiovascular autonomic responses to hyperinsulinemia in young adult males of normal and low body mass index. Auton Neurosci. 2011 Apr 26;161(1-2):121-5.

Shet A, Arumugam K, Rodrigues R, Rajagopalan N, Shubha K, Raj T, D'souza G, De Costa A. Designing a mobile phone-based intervention to promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy in South India. AIDS Behav. 2010 Jun;14(3):716-20.

Vaz M, Sucharita S, Srivatsa DV, Unni US, Raj T, Kurpad AV. Cardiac autonomic responses to hyperinsulinemia are associated with skeletal muscle function in healthy human subjects. Auton Neurosci. 2010 Jan 15;152(1-2):96-100.

Unni US, Ramakrishnan G, Raj T, Kishore RP, Thomas T, Vaz M, Kurpad AV. Muscle mass and functional correlates of insulin sensitivity in lean young Indian men. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct;63(10):1206-12.

Ramakrishnan G, Unni US, Raj T, Thomas T, Vaz M, Kurpad AV. A pilot study on hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamp based insulin sensitivity in young adult Indian males with low body mass index. Indian J Med Res. 2009 Apr;129(4):409-17.

R Boatin, T Raj, A Kurpad, T Adom, A Adu-Gyamfi, D Bansa. Detection of Helicobacter pylori in rural school children using 13C-urea breath test. Journal of the Ghana Science Association. 2009; 11(2).

Raj T, Dileep U, Vaz M, Fuller MF, Kurpad AV. Intestinal microbial contribution to metabolic leucine input in adult men. J Nutr. 2008 Nov;138(11):2217-21.

Chaya MS, Ramakrishnan G, Shastry S, Kishore RP, Nagendra H, Nagarathna R, Raj T, Thomas T, Vaz M, Kurpad AV. Insulin sensitivity and cardiac autonomic function in young male practitioners of yoga. Natl Med J India. 2008 Sep-Oct;21(5):217-21.

Kuriyan R, Raj TR, Srinivas SK, Vaz M, Rajendran R, Kurpad AV.Effect of Caralluma Fimbriata extract on appetite, food intake and anthropometery in adult Indian men and women. Appetite. 2007 May;48(3):338-44.

Raj T, D'Souza G, Elia M, Kurpad AV. Measurement of 24 h energy expenditure in male tuberculosis patients. Indian J Med Res. 2006 Dec;124(6):665-76.

Raj T, Kuriyan R, Kurpad AV. Bicarbonate kinetics in Indian males. J Biosci. 2006 Jun;31(2):273-80.

Kurpad AV, Regan MM, Raj TD, Rao VN, Gnanou J, Young VR. The daily phenylalanine requirement of healthy Indian adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;83(6):1331-6.

Vezina HE, Henry K, Ravindran GD, Kurpad AV, Raj TD, Fox K, Weller D, Brundage RC, Cavert W, Balfour HH Jr. A randomized crossover study to determine bioequivalence of generic and brand name nevirapine, zidovudine, and lamivudine in HIV-negative women in India. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Feb 1;41(2):131-6.

Kurpad AV, Regan MM, Raj T, Gnanou JV. Branched-chain amino acid requirements in healthy adult human subjects. J Nutr. 2006 Jan;136(1 Suppl):256S-63S.

Kurpad AV, Regan MM, Raj TD, Gnanou JV, Rao VN, Young VR. The daily valine requirement of healthy adult Indians determined by the 24-h indicator amino acid balance approach. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Aug;82(2):373-9.

Kurpad AV, Regan MM, Varalakshmi S, Vasudevan J, Gnanou J, Raj T, Young VR. Daily methionine requirements of healthy Indian men, measured by a 24-h indicator amino acid oxidation and balance technique. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 May;77(5):1198-205.

Kurpad AV, Regan MM, Raj T, Varalakshmi S, Gnanou J, Thankachan P, Young VR. Leucine requirement and splanchnic uptake of leucine in chronically undernourished adult Indian subjects. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Apr;77(4):861-7.

Kurpad AV, Regan MM, Raj T, Vasudevan J, Kuriyan R, Gnanou J, Young VR. Lysine requirements of chronically undernourished adult Indian men, measured by a 24-h indicator amino acid oxidation and balance technique. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Jan;77(1):101-8.

Kurpad AV, Raj T, Regan MM, Vasudevan J, Caszo B, Nazareth D, Gnanou J, Young VR. Threonine requirements of healthy Indian men, measured by a 24-h indicator amino acid oxidation and balance technique. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Oct;76(4):789-97.

Kurpad AV, Regan MM, Raj T, El-Khoury A, Kuriyan R, Vaz M, Chandakudlu D, Venkataswamy VG, Borgonha S, Young VR. Lysine requirements of healthy adult Indian subjects receiving long-term feeding, measured with a 24-h indicator amino acid oxidation and balance technique. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Aug;76(2):404-12.

Kurpad AV, Regan MM, Raj T, Maruthy K, Gnanou J, Young VR. Intravenously infused 13C-leucine is retained in fasting healthy adult men. J Nutr. 2002 Jul;132(7):1906-8.

Kurpad AV, Raj T, El-Khoury A, Kuriyan R, Maruthy K, Borgonha S, Chandukudlu D, Regan MM, Young VR. Daily requirement for and splanchnic uptake of leucine in healthy adult Indians. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001 Dec;74(6):747-55.

Kurpad AV, Raj T, El-Khoury A, Beaumier L, Kuriyan R, Srivatsa A, Borgonha S, Selvaraj A, Regan MM, Young VR. Lysine requirements of healthy adult Indian subjects, measured by an indicator amino acid balance technique. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001 May;73(5):900-7.

Kurpad AV, El-Khoury AE, Beaumier L, Srivatsa A, Kuriyan R, Raj T, Borgonha S, Ajami AM, Young VR. An initial assessment, using 24-h [13C] leucine kinetics, of the lysine requirement of healthy adult Indian subjects. Am J Clin Nutr. 1998 Jan;67(1):58-66.

Guyton & Hall: Textbook of Medical Physiology - A South Asian Edition. A Kurpad, M Vaz, TDS Raj. Elsevier India.

Projects

"Reducing AIDS stigma among health professionals in India" using an innovative Informatics approach (Project DriSti)

Development of a novel way for monitoring hand hygiene compliance and infection control protocols

Design and Development of an Electronic Data Capture system using REDCAP for a ‘Multicentre study on Breast milk intake amongst Infants using Stable Isotope Technique’

Predictive modeling systems for the Intensive care unit (ICU)

Assessment of outcomes in hyperactive children and schizophrenics using a medical gaming intervention approach.

Monitoring quality of care in Intensive care units using an mHealth platform.

Development of a cloud based solution using an innovative Remote Bio-monitoring device for effectively tracking Kangaroo Mother Care adherence and temperature (neonatal & maternal) surveillance in collaboration with the Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Population Health.

Clinical Decision support systems using innovating informatics approaches

Innovations in health education for the masses using media rich interactive approaches.

Patents
Groups and Associations
Interests

Medical Informatics; Nutrition, Metabolic Physiology, Cognitive functions

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