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Deepa P

  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Currently pursuing PhD under Dr. Rebecca Kuriyan Raj
  • deepap@sjri.res.in
Education

  • 2005 - 2008; Bachelors, Nutrition
    Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
  • 2016 - 2018; Masters, Nutrition & Dietetics
    Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Experience

  • Senior Research Fellow
    Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute
    2020 - till date
    Bangalore, India
  • Senior Investigator
    Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute
    2016 - 2020
    Bangalore, India
  • Nutritionist
    Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute
    2012 - 2016
    Bangalore, India
  • Research Assistant
    Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute
    2008 - 2012
    Bangalore, India
Publications

Rebecca Kuriyan, Sumithra Selvan, Tinku Thomas, Jayakumar Jayakumar, Deepa P. Lokesh, Mamatha P. Phillip, Jini V. Aravind, and Anura V. Kurpad. "Body composition percentiles in urban South Indian children and adolescents." Obesity, 26, no. 10 (2018): 1629-1636.

Rebecca Kuriyan, Deepa P Lokesh, Ninoshka D’Souza, Divya J Priscilla, Chandni H Peris, Sumithra Selvam, Anura Kurpad. Portion Controlled Ready-To- Eat Meal Replacement Is Associated With Short Term Weight Loss- A Randomised Controlled Trial. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2017 (in press). doi (10.6133/apjcn.022017.07).

Rebecca Kuriyan, Deepa P Lokesh, Sumithra Selvam, J. Jayakumar, Mamatha G. Philip, Sathyavageeswaran Shreeram, and Anura V. Kurpad. "The relationship of endogenous plasma concentrations of ?-Hydroxy ?-Methyl Butyrate (HMB) to age and total appendicular lean mass in humans." Experimental Gerontology, 81 (2016): 13-18.

Rebecca Kuriyan, Tinku Thomas, S. Sumithra, Deepa P Lokesh, Nishita R. Sheth, Renju Joy, Swarnarekha Bhat, and Anura V. Kurpad. "Potential factors related to waist circumference in urban South Indian children." Indian Pediatrics, 49, no. 2 (2012): 124-128.

Rebecca Kuriyan, Tinku Thomas, Deepa P Lokesh, Nishita R. Sheth, Anvesha Mahendra, Renju Joy, S. Sumithra, Swarnarekha Bhat, and Anura V. Kurpad. "Waist circumference and waist for height percentiles in urban South Indian children aged 3–16 years." Indian Pediatrics, 48, no. 10 (2011): 765-771.

Projects

Assessment of trends in body mass index and waist circumference in school children aged 5 years to 16 years (PEACH Study-I) - 2008 – 2010.

Association of accurately measured body fat with risk factors for chronic disease in urban Indian children aged 6-15 years funded by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - 2010 – 2011.

Correlation of Hydroxy?-Methyl Butyrate (HMB) levels to total appendicular muscle mass and appendicular muscle mass as a percentage of body weight across different age group - 2011 – 2012.

Accurate measurement of percent body fat in urban South Indian children aged 6-16 years using air displacement plethysmography (BOD POD) - The Pediatric Epidemiology and Child Health (PEACH Study-II) funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - 2011 – 2015.

International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) funded by Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA - 2012 – 2013.

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

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

Accurate measurement of percent body fat in urban South Indian children aged 6-16 years using air displacement plethysmography (BOD POD) – Follow Up (PEACH Study -III) - 2016 – 2019.

Effect of early stunting on body cell mass and fat mass in term appropriate for gestational age (AGA) infants funded by DBT - 2018 – till date.

Accurate estimation of changes in body composition, energy balance and nutritional status of Indian children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) during cancer treatment funded by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - 2019 – till date.

Patents
Groups and Associations

  • Nutrition Society of India
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  • Indian Dietetic Association
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Interests

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