MSc, MSW, MPhil(PSW), Fellowship in PSS in DM
Scientist ‘B’  
NICHE Division

Contact:  040-27197464

Brief Profile

Mr.Bhasker Reddy P, Scientist-B (Non-Medical) joined the institute in March 2022. Currently he is working in the Nutrition Information, Communication & Health Education (NICHE) Division.

He has a master degree in social work (MSW) from the Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Nalgonda, Telangana. He obtained MPhil degree in Psychiatric Social Work (PSW) and a Fellowship in psychosocial support in Disaster Management (PSSDM) from the National Institute of mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), Bangalore, in 2019 and 2020 respectively. During his fellowship, he served as a co-ordinator for Nation helpline for psychosocial support and mental health services during COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier he worked as a guest faculty at Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Nalgonda in 2016. He also served as an assistant professor (c) in PG-Centre Kollapure, Palamuru University in 2017.

His areas of research interest are socio-behavioral aspect in maternal and child health, health communication and public health nutrition.

  1. Gowda, G. S., Reddy Perumalla, B. Enara, A., Basavaraju, V., & Math, S. B. (2019). Video based intervention to improve compliance with prescribed drug regimen. Asian journal of psychiatry, 43, 99-100.
  2. Ravindran, S., Channaveerachari, N. K., Seshadri, S. P., Kasi, S., Manikappa, S. K., Cherian, A. V.,& George, S. (2020). Crossing barriers: Role of a tele-outreach program addressing psychosocial needs in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 53, 102351.
  3. Sadh, K., Reddy, B., George, S., Christopher, A. D., Mosale, A., Gupta, N.,& Kumar, C. N. (2021). Samaashraya: An Initiative to Address the COVID-19 and Pandemic-Related Psychosocial and Mental Health Concerns in India. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 43(2), 181-183
Book Chapters
  1. Julur N, Reddy BP. Smartphone as a teaching device in class room & learning device out of classroom: Study over Smartphone usage. ICT Trends in Education (ISBN - 978-93-4845-18-6). 2016
  2. Reddy BP, Kumar SM, Kasi S. Psychosocial and mental health issues among the older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic: A content analysis of national helpline calls. Emerging Social Work Debates.(ISBN: 978-9356480506).2022