Scientist 'D'
Clinical Epidemiology

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Brief Profile

Devaraj Parasannanavar has done M.Sc. in Microbiology from Kuvempu University, Karnataka and Ph.D in Applied Biology from University of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Currently working as Scientist D’ in Division of Clinical Epidemiology, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. He has been recognized as Ph.D supervisor in Microbiology and Nutrition subjects by Osmania University, Hyderabad. His research area includes Gut Microbiome, undernutrition, anaemia, Functional benefits of Millets. He is currently working on role of millets and gut microbiota in iron deficiency anemia. He is leading a project entitled’ Efficacy of cooked millet diet and their effect on hemoglobin and micronutrients status among anaemic adolescents (17-20 yrs) – A randomized control trial “ . He is involved in a Clinical trial on “Effect of finger millet based dietary supplementation on gut microbiota composition and function in uncomplicated moderate acute malnutrition in under 5 children” as a Principle Investigator. He has published more than 40 research papers in reputed international journals.

Total publications : 44; Total citation 548; h-index 14
  1. Rai, R. K., Kumar, S. S., Gupta, S. S., Parasannanavar, D. J., Anish, T. S. N., Barik, A., ... & Rajkumar, H. Shooting shadows: India's struggle to reduce the burden of anaemia. The British journal of nutrition,2022:1-39.
  2. Palika, R., Dasi, T., Ghosh, S., Peter, R., Parasannanavar, D. J., Pradhan, A. S., ... & Pullakhandam, R. (2022). Efficacy of iron-folic acid treatment for reducing anemia prevalence and improving iron status in women of reproductive age: A one-year longitudinal study. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN.
  3. Laxmaiah, A., Rao, N., Arlappa, N., Babu, J., Kumar, P., Singh, P., ... & Mishra, R. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in the city of Hyderabad, India in early 2021. IJID Regions, 2, 1-7.
  4. Seetha, A., Givens, D. I., Subramaniam, K., Upadhyay, S., Kane-Potaka, J., Vogtschmidt, Y. D., Devraj J P ... & Bhandari, R. K. (2022). Can feeding a millet-based diet improve the growth of children?—A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrients, 14(1).
  5. 5.Devraj, J. P., Kumar, B. S., Sriswan, M. R., Jagdish, B., Priya, B. S., Neelu, S. B., ... & Hemalatha, R. (2021). Effect of Yoganidra on Blood Pressure, Hs-CRP, and Lipid Profile of Hypertensive Subjects: A Pilot Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2021.
  6. Varikuti, S. R., Parasannavar, D. J., Rajkumar, H., Bhukya, T., Satyanarayana, U., & Kumar, M. (2021). The Role of Gene Variants in the Iron Metabolism of Anemic Adolescent Girls. Cureus, 13(12).
  7. Anitha, S., Givens, D. I., Botha, R., Kane-Potaka, J., Sulaiman, N. L. B., Tsusaka, T. W., Devraj J P. & Kumar Bhandari, R. (2021). Calcium from finger millet—a systematic review and meta-analysis on calcium retention, bone resorption, and in vitro bioavailability. Sustainability, 13(16).
  8. D Parasannanavar , I Gaddam , T Bukya , A Ibrahim S , S Reddy K , S K Banjara , B P P Salvadi , N Kumar B, S F Rao , J J B Geddam, H Rajkumar. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and plasma fatty acids of school going Indian children - a cross-sectional study. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids.2021:1016:
  9. S Chathyushya, K. B., JJ, B. G., Devaraj, J. P., Kumar. A Scoping Review on the Impact of Nutrition and Counseling in the Prevention and Management of Cancer. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics,2021.58(2), 274-288.
  10. Rai, R. K., Kumar, S. S., Prasannanavar, D. J., Khandelwal, S., & Rajkumar, H. (2021). Tipping the scale: the role of a national nutritional supplementation programme for pregnant mothers in reducing low birthweight and neonatal mortality in India. The British Journal of Nutrition, 1-26.
  11. Dasi, T., Palika, R., Pullakhandam, R., Augustine, L. F., Boiroju, N. K., Parasannanavar, D. J., ... & Kulkarni, B. Point-of-care Hb measurement in pooled capillary blood by a portable autoanalyser: comparison with venous blood Hb measured by reference methods in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. The British journal of nutrition, 1-10.
  12. Pothana, S., Nappanveettil, G., Mullapudi, V., Nemani, H. S., Sengmalai, S. M., Geddam, J. B., & Parasannavar, D. J. (2021). Effect of Garcinia indica Powder on Metabolic Parameters and Body Composition in Genetically Mutant WNIN/GR-Ob Rats. Journal of Medicinal Food, 24(11), 1153-1160.
  13. Ram, T. S., Munikumar, M., Raju, V. N., Devaraj, P., Boiroju, N. K., Hemalatha, R., ... & Dhiman, K. S. (2022). In silico evaluation of the compounds of the ayurvedic drug, AYUSH-64, for the action against the SARS-CoV-2 main protease. Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine, 13(1), 100413.
  14. Anitha, S.A., Kane-Potaka, J., Botha, R., Givens, I., Sulaiman, N.L.B., Upadhyay, S., Vetriventhan, M., Tsusaka, T.W., Parasannanavar, D.J., Longvah, T. and Rajendran, A., 2021. Millets can have a major impact on improving iron status, hemoglobin level, and in reducing iron deficiency anemia–a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Nutrition, 8.
  15. Anitha, S., Kane-Potaka, J., Tsusaka, T.W., Botha, R., Rajendran, A., Givens, D.I., Parasannanavar, D.J., Subramaniam, K., Prasad, K.D.V., Vetriventhan, M. and Bhandari, R.K., 2021. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the potential of millets for managing and reducing the risk of developing diabetes mellitus. Frontiers in nutrition, p.386.
  16. Kumar, Manoj, Devojit Kumar Sarma, Swasti Shubham, Manoj Kumawat, Vinod Verma, Praveen Balabaskaran Nina, Devraj JP, Santosh Kumar, Birbal Singh, and Rajnarayan R. Tiwari. "Futuristic Non-antibiotic Therapies to Combat Antibiotic Resistance: A Review." Frontiers in microbiology 12 (2021): 609459.
  17. Murhekar, M. V., Bhatnagar, T., Selvaraju, S., Rade, K., Saravanakumar, V., Thangaraj, J. W. V., ... & Bhargava, B. (2020). Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in India: Findings from the national serosurvey, May-June 2020. The Indian journal of medical research, 152(1 & 2), 48-60.
  18. PSB Prabhu, AP Vijayasree, JP Devraj, KB Santhosh. A study of serum lipid profile in normal pregnancy and pregnancy induced hypertensive disorders: a case-control study Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and …, 2019
  19. Mamidi RS. Hemalatha R, Anchoju VC, Donugama V, Nallagatla H, Parasannanavar D, Madabushi S, Bhukya T. Maternal Vitamin D Status and Neonatal Outcomes.Indian Journal of Pediatrician
  20. Kumar, M., Hemalatha, R., Nagpal, R., Singh, B., Parasannanavar, D., Verma, V., ... & Yadav, H. (2016). Probiotic approaches for targeting inflammatory bowel disease: An update on advances and opportunities in managing the disease. International journal of probiotics & prebiotics, 11(3-4), 99.
  21. Pinto, P., Parasannanavar, D., Ghosh, K., & Shetty, S. (2014). The association of HLA-DRB1 and HLA-DQB1 alleles with the development of factor VIII inhibitors in severe haemophilia A patients in India. Tissue Antigens, 84(2), 235-237.
  22. Prasannavar, D. J., Yeola, A., Pradhan, V., Patwardhan, M., Rajadhyaksha, A., & Ghosh, K. (2014). Distribution of HLA-DRβ1 alleles among well-characterized rheumatoid arthritis patients from Western India. Rheumatology international, 34(5), 705-708.
  23. Parasannanavar, D. J., Rajadhyaksha, A., & Ghosh, K. (2014). Role of hla-B alleles and clinical presentation of b27 negative spondyloarthritis patients from mumbai, Western India. Autoimmune Diseases, 2014.
  24. Parasannanavar, D. J., Yeola, A., Pradhan, V., Rajyadhaksha, A., & Ghosh, K. (2013). HLA-DRβ1* 04 typing by simple in-house PCR-SSP technique for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Rheumatology international, 33(4), 867-870.
  25. Parasannanavar, D. J., Rajadhyaksha, A., & Ghosh, K. (2013). Application of a simple in-house PCR-SSP technique for HLA-B* 27 typing in spondyloarthritis patients. Arthritis, 2013.
  26. Kumar, M., Hemalatha, R., Kumar, R., Nagpal, R., Devraj, J. P., Verma, V., ... & Singh, B. (2013). Epigenetics, probiotic metabolites and colon cancer prevention: an overview of progress, opportunities and challenges. Medical Epigenetics, 1(1), 60-69.
  27. Pradhan, V. D., Dalvi, H., Parsannavar, D., Rajadhyaksha, A., Patwardhan, M., & Ghosh, K. (2012). Study of PTPN22 1858C/T polymorphism in rheumatoid arthritis patients from Western India. Indian Journal of Rheumatology, 7(3), 130-134.
  28. Umapathy, S., Pawar, A., Mitra, R., Khuperkar, D., Devaraj, J. P., Ghosh, K., & Khopkar, U. (2011). Hla-a and hla-B alleles associated in psoriasis patients from mumbai, Western India. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 56(5), 497.
  29. Shankarkumar, U., Parasannavar, D. J., & Ghosh, K. (2011). HLA-B* 07 Alleles in B27 Negative Spondarthritides Patients from Mumbai, Western India. IUP Journal of Genetics & Evolution, 4(3).
  30. Shankarkumar, U., Pawar, A., Devaraj, J. P., Bhupali, K., & Ghosh, K. (2010). The HLA system: a review. Anthropologist, 6, 183-97.
  31. Devraj, J. P., Shankarkumar, U., & Ghosh, K. (2009). Increased frequency of HLA-B7 among B27-negative seronegative spondarthritis patients from Mumbai, Western India. British journal of biomedical science, 66(1), 25-27.
  32. Shankarkumar, U., Pawar, A., Gaonkar, P., Parasannavar, D., Salvi, V., & Ghosh, K. (2008). HLA allele associations in idiopathic recurrent spontaneous abortion patients from India. Journal of human reproductive sciences, 1(1), 19.
  33. Umapathy Shankarkumar,Parasannavar Devaraj and Ghosh Kanjaksha. HLA-B7 CREG alleles and HLA-B27 subtypes in seronegative spondarthritis cases from Western India:A case control study. Human Immunology (2006): 67:1: S148
  34. Prasanavar, Devaraj, and U. Shankarkumar. "HLA-antigen and haplotype frequencies in renal transplant recipients and donors of Maharashtra (Western India)." International Journal of Human Genetics 4, no. 2 (2004): 155-159.
  35. Pradhan, V. D., Devaraj, J. P., Shankarkumar, U., & Badakere, S. S. (2004). Autoimmune studies and HLA associations in SLE patients from Mumbai. International Journal of Human Genetics, 4(2), 141-146.
  36. Umapathy. S, Parasannavar.D, Pradhan.V, Badakere.S. HLA association in ANCA positive patients from Mumbai, India. Hum.Immunology. 2003:64 (10):580
  37. Shankarkumar, U., Prasanavar, D., Ghosh, K., & Mohanty, D. (2003). HLA A* 02 allele frequencies and B haplotype associations in Western Indians. Human Immunology, 64(5), 562-566.
  38. Shankarkumar, U., Devaraj, J. P., Ghosh, K., & Mohanty, D. (2003). HLA DRB1 and DQB1 gene diversity in Maratha community from Mumbai India. International Journal of Human Genetics, 3(1), 39-43.
  39. Shankarkumar, U., Devaraj, J. P., Ghosh, K., Karnad, D., Anand, K., & Mohanty, D. (2002). HLA associations in P. falciparum malaria patients from Mumbai, western India. Indian journal of malariology, 39(3-4), 76-82.
  40. 40.U. Shankarkumar, J.P. Devraj, K. Ghosh, R. B. Colah, D. Mohanty. Genetics diversity of HLA in selected population groups from Mumbai, India. Tissue Antigens 59 (2) (supple): 50, 2002
  41. Shankarkumar, U., Devraj, J. P., Ghosh, K., & Mohanty, D. (2002). Seronegative spondarthritis and human leucocyte antigen association. British journal of biomedical science, 59(1), 38-41.
  42. Pradhan, V., Devaraj, J. P., Rajadhyaksha, A., Yeola, A., Patwardhan, M., Dhavale, N., & Ghosh, K. A study on anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients from Mumbai, Western India.
Total number of books and book chapters : 03
  1. M Kumar, V Verma,R Hemalatha., Devraj P.,Singh M.P Targetting signaling pathways to eliminate cancer stem cells.  In Stem Cells from Culture Dish to Clinic: Edited by Vinod Verma et al Publisher; Nova Biomedical New York.2018.
  2. V Verma.,A Mukherjee.,N Tabassum.,C B Yadav.,A Singh.,M Kumar.,A Kumar., Devraj P Cord blood banking : Hope vs Hype. In Stem Cells from Culture Dish to Clinic: Edited by Vinod Verma et al Publisher; Nova Biomedical New York.2018.
  3. Himaja N. Devraj JP, Hemalatha R., Manoj Kumar
    Food Borne Illness and Environmental Factors In Recent Trends and Advances in Environmental Health-: Edited by Manoj Kumar and R R Tripathi : Publisher; Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA 2018.
Awards and Honors
  1. Travel grant award to participate and present paper at 1st Meeting of Asian-Pacific federation of Inflammation and Regeneration: APFIR 2011 and 32nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Inflammation and Regeneration: JSIR 2011 which was held on June 2-3, 2011 at Kyoto, Japan.
  2. Received MASHAV fellowship Post graduate Diploma in Nutrition   course held at The Robert H smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, The Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel during 28th Aug -20th Sept, 2017.