Scientist 'D'
Clinical Division

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Brief Profile

Dr. M. Raja Sriswan (pronounced as srish-one), joined National Institute of Nutrition as a senior research fellow (SRF) in 2008. As an SRF, he worked in the Hyderabad Dexa study under Dr Hannah Kuper (London school of hygiene and tropical medicine, United Kingdom) and Dr K.V Radhakrishna (then a senior scientist in the Clinical Division, NIN). He has also been the in charge medical officer for Nutrition ward (run by NIN) at Niloufer hospital, a tertiary care hospital in Hyderabad. He has worked in the area of stunting, severe acute malnutrition, infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) and cardiovascular diseases. His interests also include reproducible research based on R Programming software and dietary collection tools. He also did an internship at IIT-Kharagpur in 2016 for mobile and web based dietary collection tools.

He is currently evaluating the impact of multi sectoral nutrition intervention on reducing malnutrition in vulnerable segments of population in two districts of Karnataka. He is also involved in another study in the slums of Rajahmundry, the objective of which, is to reduce anemia and under nutrition in children, adolescent girls and pregnant women through convergence of various departments that are nutrition sensitive and specific.

  1. Bharati Kulkarni and Mamidi RS. Impact of early life undernutrition on adult health and nutrition outcomes: revisiting cohort studies undertaken by National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. NFI Bulletin.  2017;38 (4), 1-7.
  2. JJ Babu, Satyendra Nath Ponna, Prasad Rao K, Suresh babu K, Mamidi R.S, D Raghunatha Rao, Bontha V Babu. Utilization of reproductive health services by the migrant population living in the non-notified slums of Hyderabad city, Indian J Comm Health. 2017; 29, 1: 29-38
  3. Hemalatha Rajkumar, Vijayendra chary Anchoju, HimajaNallagatla, TuljaBhukya, SeshacharyuluMadabushi, Devaraj Parasannanavar, Mamidi R.S. Maternal vitamin D status and neonatal outcomes among apparently normal pregnant women in southIndia.." Indian Journal of Pediatrics Oct 26, 2017
  4. Mamidi RS, Hemalatha R, Radhakrishna KV, Babu JJ. Secular Trends in Heights and Weights in Boys and Girls Over 3 Decades in Rural India. Food Nutr Bull. 2016;37(3):425–38. (PMID: 27178037)
  5. Radhakrishna KV, Hemalatha R, Mamidi RS, Babu JJ, Balakrishna N. Do South Indian newborn babies have higher fat percentage for a given birth weight? Early Hum Dev. 2016;96:39–43. (PMID: 27038792)
  6. Thakur HS, Gottapu GS, Kadali SP, Kulkarni B, Mamidi RS. Effect of Nutrition Supplementation in Children Living with HIV at ART Centre. Indian J Pediatr. 2016 Mar, 83 (3): 232-237. (PMID: 26337450)
  7. Baker CP, Kulkarni B, Radhakrishna KV, Charyulu MS, Gregson J, Matsuzaki M, et al. Is the Association between Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Confounded by Obesity? Evidence from the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS). PloS One. 2015;10(6):e0129468 (PMID: 26079685)
  8. Kulkarni B, Mamidi RS, Balakrishna N, Radhakrishna KV.. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jun; 68 (6):658-663. (PMID: 24642784)
  9. Hemalatha R, Arthur CO, Sofia D. Forssten, Babu JJ, Mamidi RS, V Bhaskar, et al. A Community-based Randomized Double Blind Controlled Trial of Lactobacillus paracasei and Bifidobacterium lactis on Reducing Risk for Diarrhea and Fever in Preschool Children in an Urban Slum in India. Eur J Nutr Food Saf. 2014 Jan 10;4(4):325–41.
  10. Molinari F, Meiburger KM, Zeng G, Saba L, Rajendra Acharya U, Famiglietti L, et al. Automated carotid IMT measurement and its validation in low contrast ultrasound database of 885 patient Indian population epidemiological study: results of AtheroEdgeTM Software. Int Angiol J Int Union Angiol. 2012 Feb;31(1):42–53. (PMID: 22330624)
  11. Mamidi RS, Shidhaye P, Radhakrishna KV, Babu JJ, Reddy PS. Pattern of growth faltering and recovery in under 5 children in India using WHO growth standards--a study on First and Third National Family Health Survey. Indian Pediatr. 2011 Nov 11;48(11):855–60. (PMID: 21555805)
  12. Mamidi RS, Bharati Kulkarni, Singh A. Secular trends in height in different states of India in relation to socioeconomic characteristics and dietary intakes. Food Nutr Bull. 2011 Mar;32(1):23–34. (PMID: 21560461)
  13. Mamidi RS, Kulkarni B, Radhakrishna KV. Hospital-based nutrition rehabilitation of children with severe acute malnutrition-experiences from a nutrition centre in India. NutrTherMetab. 2011; 29(3).
  14. Mamidi RS, Kulkarni B, Radhakrishna KV, Shatrugna V. Hospital based nutrition rehabilitation of severely undernourished children using energy dense local foods. Indian Pediatr. 2010 Aug;47(8):687–93. (PMID: 20453270)
Total number of books and book chapters : 01

1. Molinari F, Meiburger KM, Saba L, Acharya UR, Famiglietti L, Georgiou N, et al. Automated Carotid IMT Measurement and Its Validation in Low Contrast Ultrasound Database of 885 Patient Indian Population Epidemiological Study: Results of AtheroEdge® Software. In: Multi-Modality Atherosclerosis Imaging and Diagnosis [Internet]. Springer New York; 2014 . p. 209–19.

Awards and Honors

1. ICMR- IIT Kharagpur MedTech Internship Award 2016