Scientist C (Medical)
Public Health

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Brief Profile

Dr. Raghavendra did his MD in Community Medicine from Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada. He works in the areas of Nutrition Epidemiology, Nutritional Surveillance, and field epidemiology. He has involved in various scientific projects that included Establishment of Nutrition Surveillance Systems, Development of Evidence based Food Models for Children in Chhattisgarh, Outbreak investigations in Muzaffarpur & Eluru, Covid Serosurveillance, Effectiveness of Front of Pack Nutrition Labels, Development of intervention models for prevention of infantile Beri-beri in Assam, etc. He contributed 2 chapters in the recently released Nutritional Requirements for Indians 2020. He is a member of IPHA, IAPSM, Nutrition Society of India, Epidemiology Foundation of India and has rendered services as a member of Electronic Working Group of the Codex Committee India to work on Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling, FSSAI’s Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (NetSCoFAN), NCDC’s committee working on Mitigation of Nutritional issues of Climate Change and ICMR-NIN Institutional Ethics Committee. Before joining NIN, he worked in the capacities of senior resident and Assistant Professor in Vijayawada, before moving to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve as a Public Health Specialist.

Total publications : 1
  1. Mummadi MK, Pandurangi R, Geddam JJB, Sinha SN, Rajendran A, P. S, et al. (2021) Investigation of an acute neurological outbreak in Eluru, India, 2020. PLoS ONE 16(11): e0259192. 
  2. Pandurangi R, Mummadi MK, Challa S, Reddy NS, Kaliaperumal V, Khadar Babu C, Telikicherla UR, Pullakandham R, Geddam JJB, Hemalatha R. Burden and Predictors of Malnutrition Among Indian Adolescents (10-19 Years): Insights From Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey Data. Front Public Health. 2022 Jun 15;10:877073. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.877073. 
  3. India Serosurvey group. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in India: Findings from the national serosurvey, May-June 2020. Indian Journal of Medical Research 152(1-2):p 48-60, Jul–Aug 2020.
  4. Laxmaiah A, Rao NM, … Raghavendra P, …, Kumar MS. SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in the city of Hyderabad, India in early 2021. IJID Regions. 2022 Mar 1;2:1-7. 
  5. Raghavendra P, Teena D. Alternate Therapies in Endometriosis Nutritional approach for endometriosis. Endometriosis Update. Volume 2 (July 2021). Endometriosis Update (A publication of Endometriosis Society of India) 
  6. Rani UT, Basha AD, Raghavendra P, et al. Trajectory of trans-fats in India - from regulations to reality. Insights Nutr Metab. 2022;6(3):111
  7. Ganesan Vijayakrishnan, Veluru Chandrasekhar, Pandurangi Raghavendra & Rajan Rushender. "A study on awareness of HIV/AIDS and attitude toward people living with HIV/AIDS among engineering college students of Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India." International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 3.5 (2016): 1219-1223.
  8. Vijayakrishnan G, Veluru CS, Raghavendra P, Rajan R. A study on awareness of HIV/AIDS and attitude toward people living with HIV/AIDS among engineering college students of Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2016; 3(5): 1219-23
Awards and Honours
  1. Best scientific paper award in the 54th Annual National Conference of Nutrition Society of India 2022