Chandni Peris

  • Research Associate
  • Currently pursuing PhD under Dr. Prashanth Thankachan

  • 2011 - 2013; Masters in Food and Science Nutrition
    Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
  • 2008 - 2011; Bachelors in Nutrition & Dietetics
    Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

  • Research Associate
    Division of Nutrition, St. John's Research Institute
    2019 - till date
    Bangalore, India
  • Clinical Nutritionist
    Division of Nutrition, St. John's Research Institute
    2014 - 2019
    Bangalore, India

Kuriyan R, Lokesh DP, D'Souza N, Priscilla DJ, Peris CH, Selvam S, Kurpad AV. Portion controlled ready-to-eat meal replacement is associated with short term weight loss: a randomised controlled trial. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2017;26(6):1055-1065. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.022017.07.

Peris C, Singh K., D’souza M. Nutritional and biochemical evaluation of Averrhoa bilimbi L. Archives of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. 2013;1:58-62.


Iron absorption from salt double fortified with iodine and an encapsulated ferric pyrophosphate compound: a stable isotope study in iron deficient Indian women (ongoing).

Stable Isotope studies to understand Vitamin D dose response on Bone Resorption rates and fractional Calcium absorption in Vitamin D deficient and sufficient states (ongoing).

Long term (2 years) efficacy of indigenously developed micronutrient fortified rice (fortified with iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid) in improving iron stores in school children and their mothers; process standardization to match the physical characteristics of fortified rice kernels (FRK) with commercial rice varieties and storage stability (ongoing).

International Obesity Consortium Pilot Study of Cross - Sectional Predictors of Body Mass Index, 2015 – 2017.

Investigation of a two week energy restriction weight loss program, 2014 – 2015.

Groups and Associations

  • Nutrition Society of India
  • Indian Dietetic Association