Maternal and Child Health

Introduction

This is a public health research initiative that focuses on Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent (MaNeCA) Health Research in St. John's Research Institute. This is in response to the persisting burden of maternal and child health problems in India and similar settings. The focus is on:

  • undertaking and interpreting research
  • providing consultancy and support
  • contributing to targeted policy development and
  • being involved in continuing education

The perspective is at a broad public health and population level with an inclusive approach to the social and medical aspects of health and care aimed at reducing health inequities. The emphasis is on research, service development, evaluation and policy to be linked. We design and implement descriptive epidemiologic investigations, cohorts, physiological studies, support testing interventions in randomized trials, translate research into practice and evaluate implementation of interventions.

Sl No. Title Authors Journal Name Publication Year
1 Scaling up Kangaroo Mother Care in Ethiopia and India: a multi-site implementation research study Prem K Mony,1 Henok Tadele,2,3 Abebe Gebremariam Gobezayehu,4 Grace J Chan,5,6 Aarti Kumar,7 Sarmila Mazumder,8 Selemawit Asfaw Beyene,9 Krishnamurthy Jayanna,10,11 Dejene Hailu Kassa,12 Hajira Amin Mohammed,4 Abiy Seifu Estifanos ,13 Pankaj Kumar,14 Arun Singh Jadaun,8 Tedros Hailu Abay,15 Maryann Washington,16 Fitsum W/Gebriel,3 Lamesgin Alamineh,17 Addisalem Fikre,18 Alok Kumar,19 Sonia Trikha,20 Fisseha Ashebir Gebregizabher,21 Arin Kar,22 Selamawit Mengesha Bilal,23 Mulusew Lijalem Belew,17 Mesfin Kote Debere ,13 Raghav Krishna,7 Suresh Kumar Dalpath,20 Samson Yohannes Amare,24 H L Mohan,22 Thomas Brune,25 Lynn M Sibley,26 Abraham Tariku,27 Arti Sahu,7 Tarun Kumar,8 Marta Yemane Hadush,15 Prabhu Deva Gowda,28 Khalid Aziz,29 Dereje Duguma,30 Pramod Kumar Singh,7 Gary L Darmstadt ,31 Ramesh Agarwal,32 Dawit Seyoum Gebremariam,15 Jose Martines,33 Anayda Portela ,33 Harsh Vardhan Jaiswal,8 Rajiv Bahl,33 Suman Rao PN,34 Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse,3 John N Cranmer,26 Damen Hailemariam,35 Vishwajeet Kumar,7 Nita Bhandari ,8 Araya Abrha Medhanyie,9,36 On behalf of KMC Scale-Up Study Group BMJ Global Health 2021
2 Placental expression of leptin: fetal sex-independent relation with human placental growth Kochhar P, Manikandan C, Ravikumar G, Dwarkanath P, Sheela CN, George S, Thomas A, Crasta J, Thomas T, Kurpad AV, Mukhopadhyay A Eur J Clin Nutr 2020
3 Anaemia and iron deficiency in pregnancy and adverse perinatal outcomes in Southern India Finkelstein JL, Kurpad AV, Bose B, Thomas T, Srinivasan K, Duggan C Eur J Clin Nutr 2020
4 Sleep characteristics and health-related quality of life in 9- to 11-year-old children from 12 countries Xiao Q, Chaput JP, Olds T, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Katzmarzyk PT; Kurpad A, Kuriyan R, Lokesh D, et al. for ISCOLE Research Group Sleep Health 2020
5 Breastfeeding and childhood obesity: A 12-country study Ma J, Qiao Y, Zhao P, Li W, Katzmarzyk PT, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Kuriyan R, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Hu G; ISCOLE Research Group Matern Child Nutr 2020
6 Kangaroo Mother Care implementation research to develop models for accelerating scale-up in India and Ethiopia: study protocol for an adequacy evaluation Araya Abrha Medhanyie 1, Hibret Alemu 2, Anteneh Asefa 3, Selemawit Asfaw Beyene 1, Fisseha Ashebir Gebregizabher 4, Khalid Aziz 5, Nita Bhandari 6, Habtamu Beyene 7, Thomas Brune 8, Grace Chan 9 10, John N Cranmer 11, G Darmstadt 12, Dereje Duguma 13, Addisalem Fikre 14, Bizuayehu Gashaw Andualem 15, Abebe Gebremariam Gobezayehu 16, Damen Haile Mariam 14, Tedros Hailu Abay 17, H L Mohan 18, Arun Jadaun 6, K Jayanna 19 20, F N U Kajal 21, Arin Kar 22, Raghav Krishna 23, Aarti Kumar 23, Vishwajeet Kumar 23, Tarun Kumar Madhur 6, Mulusew Lijalem Belew 24, Rajini M 25, Jose Martines 26, Sarmila Mazumder 6, Hajira Amin 16, Prem K Mony 27, Mekonnen Muleta 28, Cynthia Pileggi-Castro 29, Suman Pn Rao 30, Abiy Seifu Estifanos 14, Lynn M Sibley 31, Nalini Singhal 32, Henok Tadele 33, Abraham Tariku 34, Ephrem Tekle Lemango 35, Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse 33, Ravi Upadhyay 6, Bogale Worku 14 36, Marta Yemane Hadush 17, Rajiv Bahl 37, KMC Scale-Up Study Group BMJ Open 2019 Nov 21
7 Kangaroo Mother Care Implementation Research to Develop Models for Accelerating Scale-up in India and Ethiopia: Study Protocol for an Adequacy Evaluation. Araya Abrha Medhanyie 1, Hibret Alemu 2, Anteneh Asefa 3, Selemawit Asfaw Beyene 1, Fisseha Ashebir Gebregizabher 4, Khalid Aziz 5, Nita Bhandari 6, Habtamu Beyene 7, Thomas Brune 8, Grace Chan 9 10, John N Cranmer 11, G Darmstadt 12, Dereje Duguma 13, Addisalem Fikre 14, Bizuayehu Gashaw Andualem 15, Abebe Gebremariam Gobezayehu 16, Damen Haile Mariam 14, Tedros Hailu Abay 17, H L Mohan 18, Arun Jadaun 6, K Jayanna 19 20, F N U Kajal 21, Arin Kar 22, Raghav Krishna 23, Aarti Kumar 23, Vishwajeet Kumar 23, Tarun Kumar Madhur 6, Mulusew Lijalem Belew 24, Rajini M 25, Jose Martines 26, Sarmila Mazumder 6, Hajira Amin 16, Prem K Mony 27, Mekonnen Muleta 28, Cynthia Pileggi-Castro 29, Suman Pn Rao 30, Abiy Seifu Estifanos 14, Lynn M Sibley 31, Nalini Singhal 32, Henok Tadele 33, Abraham Tariku 34, Ephrem Tekle Lemango 35, Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse 33, Ravi Upadhyay 6, Bogale Worku 14 36, Marta Yemane Hadush 17, Rajiv Bahl 37, KMC Scale-Up Study Group BMJ Open 2019 Nov
8 Estimation of protein requirements in Indian pregnant women using a whole-body potassium counter Kuriyan R, Naqvi S, Bhat KG, Thomas T, Thomas A, George S, Nagarajarao SC, Sachdev HS, Preston T, Kurpad AV Am J Clin Nutr 2019
9 Placental expression of angiogenesis-related genes and their receptors in IUGR pregnancies: correlation with fetoplacental and maternal parameters Ravikumar G, Mukhopadhyay A, Mani C, Kocchar P, Crasta J, Thomas T, Dwarkanath P, Thomas A, Kurpad AV, Sridhar TS J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019
10 Placental expression of ENG, VEGF, and FLT: Gender-specific associations with maternal vitamin B12 status Mani C, Kochhar P, Ravikumar G, Dwarkanath P, Sheela CN, George S, Thomas A, Crasta J, Thomas T, Kurpad AV, Mukhopadhyay A Eur J Clin Nutr 2019
11 Anaemia and iron deficiency in pregnancy and adverse perinatal outcomes in Southern India Finkelstein JL, Kurpad AV, Bose B, Thomas T, Srinivasan K, Duggan C Eur J Clin Nutr 2019
12 Relationship of Early Vitamin D Concentrations and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Indian Pregnant Women Dwarkanath P, Vinotha P, Thomas T, Joseph S, Thomas A, Shirley G, Sheela CN, Mehta S, Kurpad AV Front Nutr 2019
13 Maternal Nutrition and Offspring Stress Response - Implications for Future Development of Non-Communicable Disease: A Perspective From India Krishnaveni GV, Srinivasan K Front Psychiatry 2019
14 Setting research priorities on multiple micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy Gomes F, Bourassa MW, Adu-Afarwuah S, Ajello C, Bhutta ZA, Black R, Catarino E, Chowdhury R, Dalmiya N, Dwarkanath P, Engle-Stone R, Gernand AD, Goudet S, Hoddinott J, Kaestel P, Manger MS, McDonald CM, Mehta S, Moore SE, Neufeld LM, Osendarp S, Ramachandran P, Rasmussen KM, Stewart C, Sudfeld C, West K, Bergeron G Ann N Y Acad Sci 2019
15 Validity of Maternal Report of Birthweight in a Cohort Study and Its Implication on Low Birthweight Rate Using Simulations Swaminathan A, Thomas T, Corsi DJ, Dwarkanath P, Subramanian SV, Kurpad AV Indian Pediatr 2019