Dr. K Srinivasan

  • Head, Division of Mental Health and Neurosciences, St. John's Research Institute
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College Hospital

  • MD
    National Institute of Mental Health Neurosciences

  • Dean
    St. John's Medical College
    2013 - 2017
    Bangalore, India
  • Dean
    St. John's Research Institute
    2011 - 2013
    Bangalore, India
  • Vice Dean
    St. John's Research Institute
    2008 - 2011
    Bangalore, India
  • Professor
    St. John’s Medical College Hospital
    1994 - till date
    Bangalore, India

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. (In Press).

Srinivasan K, Thomas T, Kapanee ARM, Ramthal A, Bellinger DC, Bosch RJ, Kurpad AV, Duggan C. Effects of maternal vitamin B12 supplementation on early infant neurocognitive outcomes: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Maternal Child Nutrition. 2017 Apr;13(2).

Veena SR, Krishnaveni GV, Srinivasan K, Thajna KD, Hegde BG, Gale CR, Fall CHD. Association between maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and offspring cognitive function during childhood and adolescence. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017;26(3).

Selvam S, Thomas T, Shetty P, Thennarasu K, Raman V, Khanna D, Mehra R, Kurpad AV, Srinivasan K. Development of norms for executive functions in typically-developing Indian urban preschool children and its association with nutritional status. Child Neuropsychol. 2016 Dec 1:1-21. [Epub ahead of print].

Sumithra S, Sumathi S, Srinivasan K, Kurpad AV. Prevalence of anaemia, sub-clinical vitamin D and vitamin A deficiencies and its relationship with anthropometric measures and diet pattern among urban South Indian preschool children. Indian Journal of Nutrition. 2016; 3(2).

Sucharita S, Thomas T, Sowmya S, Srinivasan K, Kurpad AV, Vaz M. Sub clinical vitamin B12 deficiency and heart rate variability across life cycle. Current Aging Science. 2016;9(3):217-23.

Selvam S, Thomas T, Shetty P, Zhu J, Raman V, Khanna D, Mehra R, Kurpad A, Srinivasan K. Norms for developmental milestones using VABS-II and association with anthropometric measures among apparently healthy urban Indian children. Psychological Assessment. 2016 Dec;28(12):1634-1645.

Raman S, Srinivasan K, Kurpad A, Ritchie J, Razee H. “We have to ask and only then do”: Unpacking agency and autonomy in women’s reproductive health in urban India. Health Care for Women International. 2016 Oct;37(10):1119-37.

Hebbani S, Srinivasan K. “I take up more responsibilities for my family’s wellbeing”. A qualitative approach to the cultural aspects of resilience seen among young adults in Bengaluru, India. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;22:28-33.

Veena SR, Gale CR, Krishnaveni GV, Keho SH, Srinivasan K, Fall CHD. Association between maternal nutritional status and off spring cognitive function during childhood and adolescence: A systematic Review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Aug 12;16:220.

Veena A.S., Nattala P, Sevam S, Pradeep J, Hebbani S, Hegde S, Srinivasan K. Integrated cognitive behavioural intervention reduces intimate partner violence among alcohol dependent men, and improves mental health outcomes in their spouses: A clinic based randomized controlled trial from South India. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2016 May;64:29-34.

Rebecca K, Sumithra S, Pauline M, Srinivasan K, Kamath-Jha S, Vinoy S, Misra S, Finnegan Y, Kurpad AV. The effects of regular consumption of multiple micronutrient fortified milk beverage on micronutrient status of school children and on their mental and physical performance. Clinical Nutrition. 2016 Feb;35(1):190-8.

Anand SS, Gupta MK, Schulze KM, Desai D, Abdalla N, Wahi G, Wade C, Scheufler P, McDonald SD, Morrison KM, Vasudevan A, Dwarakanath P, Srinivasan K, Kurpad A, Gerstein HC, Teo KK. What accounts for ethnic differences in newborn skin fold thickness comparing South Asians and White Caucasians? Findings from the START and FAMILY Birth Cohorts. International Journal of Obesity. 2016 Feb;40(2):239-44.

Krishnaveni GV, Veena SR, Srinivasan K, Osmond C, Fall CHD. Linear growth and fat and lean tissue gain during childhood: associations with cardiometabolic and cognitive outcomes in adolescent Indian children. PLoS One. 2015 Nov 17;10(11):e0143231.

Veena A. S, Sudharshan H, Sudarshan H, Suneeta K, Srinivasan K. Two sides of a coin: perpetrators and survivors perspectives on the triad of alcohol, intimate partner violence and mental health in South India. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2015 Jun;15:38-43.

Bhat A, Selvam S, Khan A, Kolts R, Srinivasan K. Maternal prenatal psychological distress and temperament in 1-4 month old infants - a pilot study in non-western population. Infant Behavior and Development. 2015 May;39:35-41.

Krishnaveni GV, Veena SR, Jones A, Srinivasan K, Osmond C, Karat SC, Kurpad AV, Fall CHD. Exposure to maternal gestational diabetes is associated with higher cardiovascular response to stress in adolescent Indians. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 Mar;100(3):986-93.

Vaz M, Vaz M, Srinivasan K. Listening to the voices of the general public in India on biomedical research - an exploratory study. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 2015 Apr-Jun;12(2):68-77.

Johnson P, Anton I, Shanbagh D, Selvan S, Srinivasan K. Authors response. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2014 Dec;140(6):791.

Shah SM, Heylen E, Srinivasan K, Perumpil S, Ekstrand ML. Reducing HIV Stigma Among Nursing Students: A Brief Intervention. West J Nurs Res. 2014 Nov;36(10):1323-37.

Vaz M, Vaz M, Srinivasan K. Ethical challenges in biobanking: moving the agenda forward in India. Indian J Med Ethics. 2014 Apr 1;11(2):79-88.

Sucharita S, Dwarkanath P, Thomas T, Srinivasan K, Kurpad AV, Vaz M. Low maternal vitamin B12 status during pregnancy is associated with reduced heart rate variability indices in young children. Matern Child Nutr. 2014 Apr;10(2):226-33.

Pradeep J, Isaacs A, Shanbag D, Selvan S,. Enhanced care by community health workers in improving treatment adherence to antidepressant medication in rural women with major depression. Indian J Med Res. 2014 Feb;139(2):236-45.

Vaz M, Srinivasan K. Ethical challenges & dilemmas for medical health professionals doing psychiatric research. Indian J Med Res. 2014 Feb;139(2):191-3.

Veena SR, Hegde BG, Ramachandraiah S, Krishnaveni GV, Fall CH, Srinivasan K. Relationship between adiposity and cognitive performance in 9-10-year-old children in South India. Arch Dis Child. 2014 Feb;99(2):126-34.

Sokolovic N, Selvam S, Srinivasan K, Thankachan P, Kurpad AV, Thomas T. Catch-up growth does not associate with cognitive development in Indian school-age children. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jan;68(1):14-8.

Lukose A, Ramthal A, Thomas T, Bosch R, Kurpad AV, Duggan C, Srinivasan K. Nutritional factors associated with antenatal depressive symptoms in the early stage of pregnancy among urban South Indian women. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan;18(1):161-70.

Raman S, Srinivasan K, Kurpad A, Dwarkanath P, Ritchie J, Worth H. 'My mother…my sisters… and my friends': sources of maternal support in the perinatal period in urban India. Midwifery. 2014 Jan;30(1):130-7.

Samuel TM, Duggan C, Thomas T, Bosch R, Rajendran R, Virtanen SM, Srinivasan K, Kurpad AV. Vitamin B(12) intake and status in early pregnancy among urban South Indian women. Ann Nutr Metab. 2013;62(2):113-22.

Radhakrishnan R, Calvin S, Jyothi S, Binston T, Srinivasan K. Thyroid dysfunction in major psychiatric disorders in a hospital based sample. Indian J Med Res. 2013 Dec;138(6):888-93.

Sathyanarayanan V, Thomas T, Einöther SJ, Dobriyal R, Joshi MK, Krishnamachari S. Brahmi for the better? New findings challenging cognition and anti-anxiety effects of Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) in healthy adults. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013 May;227(2):299-306.

Samuel TM, Thomas T, Finkelstein J, Bosch R, Rajendran R, Virtanen SM, Srinivasan K, Kurpad AV, Duggan C. Correlates of anaemia in pregnant urban South Indian women: a possible role of dietary intake of nutrients that inhibit iron absorption. Public Health Nutr. 2013 Feb;16(2):316-24.

Anand SS, Vasudevan A, Gupta M, Morrison K, Kurpad A, Teo KK, Srinivasan K; START Cohort Study Investigators. Rationale and design of South Asian Birth Cohort (START): a Canada-India collaborative study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Jan 28;13:79.

Chaya MS, Nagendra H, Selvam S, Kurpad A, Srinivasan K. Effect of yoga on cognitive abilities in schoolchildren from a socioeconomically disadvantaged background: a randomized controlled study. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Dec;18(12):1161-7.

Mitra G, Muralidharan M, Narayanan S, Pinto J, Srinivasan K, Mandal AK. Glutathionylation induced structural changes in oxy human hemoglobin analyzed by backbone amide hydrogen/deuterium exchange and MALDI-mass spectrometry. Bioconjug Chem. 2012 Dec 19;23(12):2344-53.

Krishnan S, Subbiah K, Chandra P, Srinivasan K. Minimizing risks and monitoring safety of an antenatal care intervention to mitigate domestic violence among young Indian women: The Dil Mil trial. BMC Public Health. 2012 Nov 1;12:943.

Muthayya S, Thankachan P, Hirve S, Amalrajan V, Thomas T, Lubree H, Agarwal D, Srinivasan K, Hurrell RF, Yajnik CS, Kurpad AV. Iron fortification of whole wheat flour reduces iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia and increases body iron stores in Indian school-aged children. J Nutr. 2012 Nov;142(11):1997-2003.

Pradeep J, Sambashivaiah S, Thomas T, Radhakrishnan R, Vaz M, Srinivasan K. Heart rate variability responses to standing are attenuated in drug naive depressed patients. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2012 Jul-Sep;56(3):213-21.

Sucharita S, Pradeep J, Vincent A, Vaz M, Srinivasan K. Alcohol-dependence syndrome: Postural challenge on heart rate variability. Indian J Psychiatry. 2012 Jul;54(3):253-6.

Melse-Boonstra A, Gowachirapant S, Jaiswal N, Winichagoon P, Srinivasan K, Zimmermann MB. Iodine supplementation in pregnancy and its effect on child cognition. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2012 Jun;26(2-3):134-6.

Thankachan P, Rah JH, Thomas T, Selvam S, Amalrajan V, Srinivasan K, Steiger G, Kurpad AV. Multiple micronutrient-fortified rice affects physical performance and plasma vitamin B-12 and homocysteine concentrations of Indian school children. J Nutr. 2012 May;142(5):846-52.

D'Souza G, Rekha DP, Sreedaran P, Srinivasan K, Mony PK. Clinico-epidemiological profile of tobacco users attending a tobacco cessation clinic in a teaching hospital in Bangalore city. Lung India. 2012 Apr;29(2):137-42.

Radhakrishnan R, Kanigere M, Menon J, Calvin S, Srinivasan K. Comparison of three a-priori models in the prediction of serum lithium concentration. Indian J Pharmacol. 2012 Mar;44(2):234-7.

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