Dr. Dhinagaran

  • Assistant Professor

  • 2013; MBA - Healthcare Services
    Sikkim Manipal University
  • 2002; Bachelor of Dental Surgery
    Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

  • Assistant Professor
    St. John’s Research Institute
    2018 - till date
    Bangalore, India
  • Senior Resident
    St. John’s Research Institute
    2013 - 2018
    Bangalore, India
  • Lead Manager - Operations, Division of Medical Informatics
    St. John’s Research Institute
    2011 - 2013
    Bangalore, India
  • Operations and Quality Manager, Health Informatics Group
    St. John’s Research Institute
    Bangalore, India
  • Quality Manager, Health Informatics Group
    St. John’s Research Institute
    Bangalore, India
  • Group Supervisor, Health Informatics Group
    St. John’s Research Institute
    Bangalore, India
  • Content Writer, Health Informatics Group
    St. John’s Research Institute
    Bangalore, India

Wayne T.S., Srinivasan K., Raj T., Heylen E., Nyblade L., Mazur A., Devadass D., Pereira M., Ekstrand M. L. The Influence of Transmission-Based and Moral-Based HIV Stigma Beliefs on Intentions to Discriminate Among Ward Staff in South Indian Health Care Settings. BMC [In Press]

Srinivasan K, Heylen E, Raj T, Nyblade L, Devadass D, Pereira M, Ekstrand ML. Reduction in stigma drivers partially mediates the effect of a stigma reduction intervention among nursing students in India: The DriSti cluster randomized controlled trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Oct 22. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002543. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33105394.

Nyblade, L., Srinivasan, K., Raj, T. et al. HIV Transmission Worry Predicts Discrimination Intentions Among Nursing Students and Ward Staff in India. AIDS Behav (2020).

Ekstrand ML, Raj T, Heylen E, Nyblade L, Devdass D, Pereira M, Mazur A, Srinivasan K. Reducing HIV stigma among healthcare providers in India using a partly tablet-administered intervention: the DriSti trial. AIDS Care. 2020 May;32(sup2):14-22. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1739221. Epub 2020 Mar 9. PMID: 32151146

Nyblade Laura, Srinivasan Krishnamachari, Mazur Amanda, Raj Tony, Patil Divya S., Devadass Dhinagaran, Radhakrishna Kedar, Ekstrand Maria L. (2018). HIV Stigma Reduction for Health Facility Staff: Development of a Blended- Learning Intervention. Frontiers in Public Health, Vol 6, DOI=10.3389/fpubh.2018.00165

Radhakrishna, K., Dhinagaran, D., Raj, T., Rakesh, D., Kishore, R., Srinivasan, K., Ekstrand, M. L. (2017). Development of a Novel Tablet-based Approach to Reduce HIV Stigma among Healthcare Staff in India. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 14(Spring),

Evaluation of User Satisfaction on a Touch-Screen Health Information Kiosk - Paper Presentation and Abstract Publication at the International Conference on E-Governance (ICEG) 2010.

Raj T, Sarah T, Dhinagaran D, Ugargol AP (2013). 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. JHIDC, Vol 7, Issue 1.


Validation of a Secure Ultrasound Imaging (Distributed Intelligent Ultrasound Imaging System for Secure Diagnostics: SecureUltrasound), against the Gold Standard

eLearning Consultation for Ministry of Health, Govt. of Thailand

Reducing AIDS stigma among health professionals in India (NIH DriSti)

PROGRESS - Policy and peeR mentor intervention proGrams on cardiovascular disease at work Sites in 3 South Asian countries

Development of a Learning Management System for Paediatric Nephrology Competence Based Training

A qualitative analysis of nurses' attitudes towards patients with potentially stigmatized diagnosis

Reducing AIDS stigma among healthcare professionals in South India (in medical students)

Setting up and implementation of the St. John's eLearning platform TYRO

Development of videos and animations for e-Learning Modules for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Development of an interactive game/ tool to assess the visual reaction time among patients with chronic mental health illness

Planning, coordinating and implementing of Office 365 email services for staff members at the St. Johns National Academy of Health Sciences

Implementation, management and oversight of the Unified Communication Systems at the St. Johns National Academy of Health Sciences

Designing, development, configuration and management of the Online St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences Telephone Directory

Revamp, design, development & launch of the new St. John's Research Institute website

Development of an interactive eLearning module on the Urea Breath Test for Helicobacter pylori infection (for IAEA)

Clinical Implementation of HiS / LIS Systems

Working group member in writing up the National Health Portal detailed Project report (DPR) for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India

Planning and development of the ‘Food Wizard’ Android Mobile Application

Design and development of Touch screen based Health Information Kiosk (iHealth Desk)

Development of Evidence Based Medical Factsheets

Groups and Associations

Medical Informatics; Evidence Based Medicine; e-Learning; Medical Animations; Healthcare IT