Society and Health

Research Line


Society and Health looks at a wider understanding of medicine, the body, patients and health from the perspective of the arts, literature, history, law, philosophy, religion, anthropology and so on. It draws upon the vast body of knowledge in these various disciplines and fosters non medical enquiry into health related phenomena.

Sl No. Project Title Project Lead Year
1 PROGRESS Dr. Denis Xavier, PI, Dr. Dhinagaran, Dr. Tony Raj 2015
2 Scaling up the production and distribution of Double Fortified Salt in India: Evaluation of Impact Dr. Anura V Kurpad, Dr. Sumathi Swaminathan 2015
3 Reducing AIDS stigma among healthcare professionals in South India (in medical students) Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dr. K Srinivasan, Dr. Maria Ekstrand, 2015
4 The Portrait Film as a Reflective Process of Ethical Discourse: Film Making Workshops Sindhu Thirumalaisamy 2014
5 Usage and Perception of medical related apps by healthcare professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in India Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dr. Abijeet V Waghmare 2014
6 Humanising Medicine Through Past and Present: A Series of Seminars for Medical Students and Faculty Dr. Kavery Nambisan 2014
7 Laboratory based clinical validation of mDocTM wireless equipment in Healthy Indian Adults Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dr. Kedar Radhakrishna, Dr. Abijeet V Waghmare, Dr. Sejil 2014
8 Early detection of hypertension during pregnancy using increased frequency of blood pressure monitoring and information technology: A single group, prospective observational pilot study Dr. Abijeet V Waghmare, Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dr. Kedar Radhakrishna 2014
9 Using natural language processing to mine biomedical text from critical care discharge summaries Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dr. Sriram Sampath, Dr. Kedar Radhakrishna, Dr. Abijeet V Waghmare 2014
10 Mobile application to monitor quality of ICU care nationwide (CHITRA) Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dr. Sriram Sampath, Dr. Abijeet V Waghmare 2014
11 Developing A Novel Low-Cost RFID System for Increasing Hand Hygiene Compliance among Healthcare Workers in an ICU: Methodology Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dr. Sriram Sampath, Dr. Kedar Radhakrishna 2013
12 Tobacco Control Preparedness among Health Professions Trainees in Bangalore Dr. Prem Mony 2013
13 Reducing AIDS stigma among health professionals in India Dr. Maria Ekstrand, Dr. K Srinivasan, Dr. Tony Raj 2013
14 Stigma Project - Perceptions of Medical and Nursing Students of the Stigma in TB and Diabetes Mellitus Manjulika Vaz 2013
15 Reducing AIDS stigma among health professionals in India Dr. Maria Ekstrand, Dr. K Srinivasan, Dr. Tony D S Raj 2013


Sl No. Title Authors Journal Name Publication Year
1 Availability, affordability, and consumption of fruits and vegetables in 18 countries across income levels: findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study Miller V, Yusuf S, Chow CK, Dehghan M, Corsi DJ, Lock K, Popkin B, Rangarajan S, Khatib R, Lear SA, Mony P, Mente A, et al Lancet Glob Health 2016
2 Perceptions of stigma among medical and nursing students and tuberculosis and diabetes patients at a teaching hospital in southern India Vaz M, Travasso SM, Vaz M Indian J Med Ethics 2016
3 Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control in Selected LMIC Communities: Results From the NHLBI/UHG Network of Centers of Excellence for Chronic Diseases Irazola VE, Gutierrez L, Bloomfield G, Carrillo-Larco RM, Dorairaj P, Gaziano T, Levitt NS, Miranda JJ, Ortiz AB, Steyn K, Wu Y, Xavier D, Yan LL, He J, Rubinstein A Glob Heart 2016
4 Equitable Access to Human Biological Resources in Developing Countries: Benefit Sharing Without Undue Inducement - Book Review Manjulika Vaz Asian Biotechnology and Development Review 2016
5 Community health worker-based intervention for adherence to drugs and lifestyle change after acute coronary syndrome: a multicentre, open, randomised controlled trial Xavier D, Gupta R, Kamath D, Sigamani A, Devereaux PJ, George N, Joshi R, Pogue J, Pais P, Yusuf S Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2016
6 Prevalence of Pragmatically Defined High CV Risk and its Correlates in LMIC: A Report From 10 LMIC Areas in Africa, Asia, and South America Carrillo-Larco RM, Miranda JJ, Li X, Cui C, Xu X, Ali M, Alam DS, Gaziano TA, Gupta R, Irazola V, Levitt NS, Prabhakaran D, Rubinstein A, Steyn K, Tandon N, Xavier D, Wu Y, Yan LL Glob Heart 2016
7 "We have to ask and only then do": Unpacking agency and autonomy in women's reproductive health in urban India Raman S, Srinivasan K, Kurpad A, Ritchie J, Razee H Health Care Women Int 2016
8 Training and Capacity Building in LMIC for Research in Heart and Lung Diseases: The NHLBI-UnitedHealth Global Health Centers of Excellence Program Bloomfield GS, Xavier D, Belis D, Alam D, Davis P, Dorairaj P, Ghannem H, Gilman RH, Kamath D, et al. Glob Heart 2016
9 Variations in Diabetes Prevalence in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries: Results from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Study Dagenais GR, Gerstein HC, Zhang X, McQueen M, Lear S, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Mohan V, Mony P, et al Diabetes Care 2016
10 Dense Annotation of Free-Text Critical Care Discharge Summaries from an Indian Hospital and Associated Performance of a Clinical NLP Annotator Ramanan SV, Radhakrishna K, Waghmare A, Raj T, Nathan SP, Sreerama SM, Sampath S J Med Syst 2016
11 Quality Assurance for Accuracy of Anthropometric Measurements in Clinical and Epidemiological Studies [Errare humanum est = to err is human] Mony PK, Swaminathan S, Gajendran JK, Vaz M Indian J Community Med 2016
12 Nutrition labelling, marketing techniques, nutrition claims and health claims on chip and biscuit packages from sixteen countries Mayhew AJ, Lock K, Kelishadi R, Swaminathan S, Marcilio CS, Iqbal R, Dehghan M, Yusuf S, Chow CK Public Health Nutr 2015
13 Listening to the voices of the general public in India on biomedical research - an exploratory study Vaz M, Vaz M, Srinivasan K Indian J Med Ethics 2015
14 Age-specific and sex-specific adult mortality risk in India in 2014: analysis of 0·27 million nationally surveyed deaths and demographic estimates from 597 districts Ram U, Jha P, Gerland P, Hum RJ, Rodriguez P, Suraweera W, Kumar K, Kumar R, Dikshit R, Xavier D, Gupta R, Gupta PC, Ram F Lancet Glob Health 2015
15 A step-wise approach towards introduction of an alcohol based hand rub, and implementation of front line ownership - using a, rural, tertiary care hospital in central India as a model Sharma M, Joshi R, Shah H, Macaden R, Lundborg CS BMC Health Serv Res 2015