Conferences and Workshops

  1. International symposium on UHC 2017, Nitte University, Mangalore, 8th April 2017
  2. Hygiene Matters, Multi-specialty National Conference, NIMHANS,  Bangalore, 25th and  26th March, 2017.
  3. National Conference on Health, Safety & Well Being of the workers in Unorganized sector/informal economy, Central University of Tamilnadu, 23rd March 2017
  4. Social Determinants of Health, Right to Health & Health Equity. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 5 January 2013
  5. Keynote address on scope of public health and social work in India. Public Health and Social work in International settings. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 4 January 2013
  6. Invited as special guest speaker at Karnataka Association of Community Health Professionals, Bagalkote, November 2012.
  7. Oral Presentation at Indian Public Health Association, Kochi, February, 2012.
  8. Poster Presentation at Translation Research on HIV and AIDS in India (TRAI)-India, organized by University of South Florida and National AIDS Research Institute, ICMR, Goa, January 13t-14,2011. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. Puspen Ghosh1, Onyebuchi A. Arah1,2, Arunansu Talukdar3, Dipika Sur4, Giridhara R. Babu166, Payel Sengupta5, Roger Detels1
  9. Strengthening Public Health Education in India – Epidemiology Training, organized by Public health foundation of India and Deakin University, IIPH-Delhi.
  10. Prevent India-2010 conference, February-2010.
  11. Prevent India-2011 conference, February-2011.
  12. Workshop on Research Ethics, Professor Richard Cash. Public Health Foundation of India and Harvard School of Public Health.  8th March 2011.
  13. Presented at Research symposium, Public Health Foundation of India. 7th March 2011. Presentation on “Job Stress and Hypertension in IT professionals”.
  14. Attending workshop on Disease Burden and Cost-effectiveness Analysis. Organized by PHFI and University of Queensland. April 11-20th

Conferences and Workshops

  1. International symposium on UHC 2017, Nitte University, Mangalore, 8th April 2017
  2. Hygiene Matters, Multi-specialty National Conference, NIMHANS,  Bangalore, 25th and  26th March, 2017.
  3. National Conference on Health, Safety & Well Being of the workers in Unorganized sector/informal economy, Central University of Tamilnadu, 23rd March 2017
  4. Social Determinants of Health, Right to Health & Health Equity. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 5 January 2013
  5. Keynote address on scope of public health and social work in India. Public Health and Social work in International settings. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 4 January 2013
  6. Invited as special guest speaker at Karnataka Association of Community Health Professionals, Bagalkote, November 2012.
  7. Oral Presentation at Indian Public Health Association, Kochi, February, 2012.
  8. Poster Presentation at Translation Research on HIV and AIDS in India (TRAI)-India, organized by University of South Florida and National AIDS Research Institute, ICMR, Goa, January 13t-14,2011. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. Puspen Ghosh1, Onyebuchi A. Arah1,2, Arunansu Talukdar3, Dipika Sur4, Giridhara R. Babu166, Payel Sengupta5, Roger Detels1
  9. Strengthening Public Health Education in India – Epidemiology Training, organized by Public health foundation of India and Deakin University, IIPH-Delhi.
  10. Prevent India-2010 conference, February-2010.
  11. Prevent India-2011 conference, February-2011.
  12. Workshop on Research Ethics, Professor Richard Cash. Public Health Foundation of India and Harvard School of Public Health.  8th March 2011.
  13. Presented at Research symposium, Public Health Foundation of India. 7th March 2011. Presentation on “Job Stress and Hypertension in IT professionals”.
  14. Attending workshop on Disease Burden and Cost-effectiveness Analysis. Organized by PHFI and University of Queensland. April 11-20th

 

Activities

Teaching

Each year, I offer several courses in the areas of Basic Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology, Applied Epidemiology (Non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, and Surveillance), and Introduction to Public Health, Universal Health Coverage for

  • Diploma Students
  • Masters Students and
  • Doctoral Students

Furthermore, I regularly offer short courses and visiting lectures, which allow students to complete required learning in their flexible time. This is part of the capacity building for public health professionals.

For the current list of courses for the current year: Please write to us. E-mail

Bachelor and Master’s Theses

For all students with an interest in Life course Epidemiology, I offer a wide range of research areas out of which a topic for a Bachelor- or Master thesis can be chosen. If you are interested, just write to my project staff and arrange an appointment to discuss. We will be available for presenting you interesting topics for a thesis in the area of Life course epidemiology. Concerning questions on theses, you might of course also contact one of our research staff.

Internships and Ph.D. opportunities

If you are interested in internships or Ph.D., we welcome outstanding graduate students to our institution, to participate in research on a wide range of national and international public health issues. The core research areas include:

  • PhDs will have to major in Epidemiology (with specific areas of interest from the list below) or other areas listed.
    • Health of Children and Families
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Clean Energy and Health
    • Environmental health
    • Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Global Health
  • Public Health Legislations and Ethics
  • Surveillance, Health Security & International regulations
  • Role of Technology in health

Some of the profiles of interns are listed here: Interns

Click here for currently enrolled Ph.D. students: Ph.D. fellows

For eligibility and application process, please contact our project staff.

Research

The focus of my research is through the realization of the following objectives. (1) Generating evidence regarding the parental and psychosocial environment of NCDs; (2) Exploring the appropriate interventions through pilot projects; and (3) Ensuring evidence-based public health policy planning and implementation. Objectives (1) and (2) help in identification and prioritization of parental determinants of childhood susceptibility to NCDs. The evidence available in the next three years will aid in the generation of rigorous, feasible, and contextually specific population-based pilot interventions. The objective (3) will be achieved through the implementation of pilot interventions based on objectives (1) and (2). The three objectives together will contribute to logical and empirically grounded choices of public health interventions.

The role of psychosocial environment in NCDs: The role of psychosocial and environmental risk factors and their associations with hypertension was unclear, as the findings from observational studies were largely inconsistent. Earlier evidence had indicated the poor association between psychological stress and coronary heart disease (CHD). This indicated that the impact of job strain on CHD is lower than that of other established risk factors, such as smoking, abdominal obesity, and physical inactivity. I hypothesized that job strain does not directly result in CHD, and affects CHD only by initiating hypertension. I led a systematic review and meta-analysis and found that job strain and hypertension were positively associated. Based on this finding, the effect of job strain in the etiology is confirmed for the first time. In continuation of this information, I am investigating the role of maternal psychosocial stressors in identifying the early markers of NCDs. We have found the high burden of psychosocial stressors in pregnant women, and are in advanced stages of investigation to know the outcome of their children.

Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy and risk of chronic diseases: The carbohydrate ‘fuel’ metabolism in a pregnant woman could have a long-term impact on the development of her offspring (‘fuel-mediated teratogenesis’ hypotheses).(1) In-utero exposure to maternal hyperglycemia can result in fetal hyperinsulinemia. The consequential increase in fetal fat cells can initiate a feed-forward loop of rising adiposity and hyperinsulinemia throughout childhood, leading to obesity and T2DM in later life. (2) Earlier studies demonstrated that the effect of maternal glucose concentrations on weight in children was “U- shaped”.(3) Our ongoing cohort study sets to advance this knowledge by looking at measures of infant and child adiposity with continuous levels of maternal glucose and connecting towards the evolution of NCD’s.(4) I am the P.I of the birth cohort in India, which is currently recruiting participants from public health facilities in India. This is the first birth cohort in India, which is examining the role of psychosocial and nutritional antecedents in pregnant women with early markers of NCDs in their children.

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Giridhara R Babu (PI) Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance. Maternal Antecedents of Adiposity and Studying the Transgenerational role of Hyperglycemia and Insulin (MAASTHI). An Intermediate Fellowship. Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy and risk of chronic diseases. The aim of this study is to prospectively assess the effects of glucose levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the possible risk markers of later chronic diseases. More information
  2. Giridhara R Babu (PI). Department of Science and Technology. Ambient and Indoor Air Pollution in Pregnancy on the risk of Low birth weight and Ensuing Effects in Infants (APPLE); A cohort study in South India. The aim of this study is to prospectively assess the effects of ambient and indoor air pollutant levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the risks of chronic diseases in infants. More information
  3. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Department of Women and Child/UNICEF,  Full meal supplementation: Evaluation of Effect in Pregnant and Lactating women (FEEL). The aim of the state level intervention study is to study the impact of hot fully cooked meals provided to pregnant women in improving pregnancy and infant outcomes. More information

 

Related Publications

  1. Thakur, M., Boudewijns, E.A., Giridhara R. Babu., Winkens, B., de Witte, L.P., Gruiskens, J., Sushama, P., Ghergu, C.T. and van Schayck, O.C., 2017. Low-smoke chulha in Indian slums: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 17(1), p.454.
  2. Giridhara R Babu, Nolita Saldanha , Anita Nath, Mohanbabu Rathnaiah, Deepa R, GVS Murthy, GM Vatsala, Anura V Kurpad, Sarah Benjamin Neelon ,Sanjay Kinra Determinants of Mental Health in Pregnant Women attending Public Health Facilities in Bangalore, India. (Under review)
  3. Giridhara R Babu, GVS Murthy, Deepa R, Yamuna, Nolita Saldanha, Prafulla, Maithili Karthik, Keerti Deshpande, Vatsala G, Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Anura Kurpad, Sanjay Kinra. Screening for Gestational Hyperglycemia in Public Health Facilities: Baseline Results from a Pilot Cohort Study. (Under review)
  4. Giridhara R Babu, GVS Murthy, Yamuna, Prital Patel, Deepa R, Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Sanjay Kinra , K Srinath Reddy. Association of Obesity with hypertension and Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in India, A meta-analysis of observational studies. (Under review)
  5. Checkley, William, Suzanne L. Pollard, Trishul Siddharthan, Giridhara R. Babu, Megha Thakur, Catherine H. Miele, and Onno CP Van Schayck. “Managing threats to respiratory health in urban slums.” The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 4, no. 11 (2016): 852-854.
  6. Giridhara R. Babu, Murthy GVS, Deepa R, Yamuna, Prafulla, Kumar HK, Karthik M, Deshpande K, Benjamin Neelon SE, Prabhakaran D, Anura Kurpad, Sanjay Kinra. Maternal antecedents of adiposity and studying the transgenerational role of hyperglycemia and insulin (MAASTHI):: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016, 16(1):311.

Some of the Completed Research Projects

  1. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Wellcome Trust-PHFI collaboration, 09/24/12 to 03/23/15. A Pilot Study to test the feasibility of a larger cohort study. To evaluate the feasibility of examining the effects of glucose levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the risk of chronic diseases in infants.
  2. Giridhara R Babu (PI). The World Bank. 03/18/13 to 11/31/13. Development of Manual for health professionals- Non-Communicable Diseases and Standard Treatment Guidelines for Karnataka. The goal was to develop the guideline for health workers at different levels in the Karnataka State Health System.
  3. Giridhara R Babu (Co-PI), Government of Karnataka, 03/18/13 to 11/31/13, Human Resources in Health for Karnataka state. The goal was to provide the roadmap for management of health systems and reorganization of human resources required for the Karnataka State Health System.
  4. Giridhara R Babu (Co-PI), Government of Karnataka, 01/05/13 to 04/05/ Universal Health Coverage in Karnataka, Visioning UHC, Government of Karnataka. The goal of this study was to provide technical consultancy and assistance for rolling out of Universal Health Coverage in the pilot districts of Karnataka.
  5. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Ashoka Innovators for the Public, 06/01/13 to 11/31/13. Nutritional status in Karnataka. A state of the art review. The goal of this study is to review of existing national and state-specific program guidelines for conceptualization, designing, development and review the status of nutrition programs in Karnataka
  6. Giridhara R Babu (Co-I), World Health Organization. Participation for local action; Implementation research with indigenous communities in southern India for local action on improving maternal health services. The goal of the study is to facilitate contextualization of the safe motherhood program in remote areas with the indigenous population by bringing together various stakeholders to achieve inclusive and locally adapted implementation at the end of one year.

A list of projects is provided in this link

Public Health Practice

A detailed page about Public Health Practice can be found in this link. Only selected exerpts are listed here.

Media articles and Mentions

A detailed page about articles in Media and mentions can be found in this link. Only selected exerpts are listed here.

Conferences and Workshops

  1. Giridhara R Babu, Association of quality of life and job stress in occupational workforce of India: A cross sectional study in software professionals. IEA regional Conference, Pokhara, Nepal.
  2. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Job Stress and Hypertension in Young Software professionals. South-East Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  3. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Sexual behaviour and association with occupational stress among software professionals of Bengaluru, India. Southeast Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  4. Giridhara R Babu, Jotheeswaran A Thiagarajan, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Job stress and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. South-East Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  5. Giridhara R Babu. Job stress and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. PHFI Research symposium, 5th January 2013.
  6. Giridhara R Babu. Sexual behaviour and association with occupational stress among software professionals of Bengaluru, India. PHFI Research symposium, 4th -5th January 2013.
  7. Giridhara R Babu. Job Stress and Hypertension in Young Software professionals’ PHFI Research symposium, 4th -5th January 2013.
  8. Giridhara R Babu, Keynote address on scope of public health and social work in India. Public Health and Social work in International settings. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 4 January 2013
  9. Giridhara R Babu, Social Determinants of Health, Right to Health & Health Equity. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 5 January 2013
  10. Giridhara R Babu, Analysis of Universal Health Coverage and Pointers for Future”. 3rd November 2012. 24th Annual Conference of KACH. Karnataka Association of Community Health Professionals. Bagalkote, India.
  11. Giridhara R Babu, Public Health Cadre in the state of Karnataka, Indian Public Health Association Annual Conference, Kochi, 13-14th February, 2012.
  12. Ghosh, P, Arah, OA, Talukdar, A, Sur, D, Giridhara R Babu, Sengupta, P, Detels, R. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. In: Translation Research on HIV and AIDS in India (TRAI); 2011, 13th – 14th January; Panaji, India.
  13. Giridhara R Babu, Strengthening Public Health Education in India – Epidemiology Training, organized by Public 
health foundation of India and Deakin University, IIPH-Delhi.
  14. Giridhara R Babu Public Health Foundation of India. 7th March 2011. Preliminary results on
study of Job Stress and Hypertension in IT professionals. Research symposium, Hyderabad, 2012.

Public Health Practice

Engagement with Professional Bodies/ Government

International

  • Member of Chartered Class, National Board of Public Health Examiners, USA.
  • Certified in Public Health, National Board of Public Health Examiners, USA (Currently valid)
  • Member, NCD Technical group, World Health Organization & CCDC, India

National Level

  • Member, NCD Core Technical Group, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
  • Member, Nursing Council of India, Core group for curriculum for Nursing Health Practitioner

Regional

  1. Initiated and was the founding member of Karnataka State Core Group on Routine Immunization.
  2. Member, Committee to create Public health department and cadre in the state of Karnataka.
  3. Member, of the Board of Studies, Department of Public Health, Manipal University
  4. Member, Public Health Cadre and Department reorganization, Government of Karnataka.
  5. Member, Executive Committee of Karnataka State Health System Resources Centre, Bangalore.
  6. Committee member, Karnataka Public Health (Act) Committee, Govt. of Karnataka
  7. Member, Karnataka Private Establishments Act amendment, Government of Karnataka
  8. Member, Technical Group, Rolling out Universal Health Coverage, Karnataka
  9. Member, State level core committee for prevention of blindness and diabetic retinopathy, Govt. of Karnataka
  10. Member, District level core committee for prevention of blindness and diabetic retinopathy, Govt. of Karnataka
  11. Member, State level committee for review and amendment of Karnataka Private Establishment Act, Govt. of Karnataka
  12. Coordinator, Sub-committee on strengthening primary care for health task force, knowledge commission, Govt. of Karnataka
  13. Advisory Committee Member of Nutrition project, Ashoka Innovators for the public, Bengaluru

Community Service

  • Used Social media to effectively disseminate information regarding public health issues. Nominated for Best on Twitter by Health System Global awards for Social Media, 2014. I run two papers termed as “Epi Times” (paper.li/epigiri/1343539842) and Public health times, which are aggregator newsletters to regularly collects epidemiology-related news from around the world
  • Use of Social Media in Public Health: Experience with Public Health in India- A Facebook group.
  • Blogs on Public Health Global Network Link: http://goo.gl/8oje3 Published on Nov 17, 2011
  • Regular articles in Media regarding the use of public health principles in promoting human health. link to detailed articles can be found here.

Awards and Accolades

  • Led the efforts to stop wild poliovirus transmission in Karnataka state.
  • Awarded by Rotary International for outstanding contribution to Polio eradication activities.
  • Advocacy for Measles surveillance in India, which led to Multi-Year Plan for Measles elimination in India

Consultations

  1. Consulted to World Health Organization for Reprioritization of Diseases under India Surveillance Program
  2. Represented and contributed at National level consultation. “Prioritising Newborn and Child Health: A Policy Advocacy Initiative to Build Informed Consensus and Mobilise Support by Translating Evidence to Action”. 23-24 November, 2010, New Delhi
  3. Consultation provided to proposed Karnataka Public Health Act
  4. Consultancy to WHO SEARO, for finalization of “Handbook on Public Health Programs at the District Level”, for South East Asia Regional Office-WHO (SEARO) to be implemented by all the SEARO countries.
  5. Task Force for developing Karnataka Public Health Policy (KPHP) Karnataka Jnana Aayoga

External Academic service

  1. External Examiner, Ph.D. Examiner to New South Wales (Sydney), Australia
  2. External Examiner, PGDPHM, JIPMER, Pondicherry
  3. External Examiner, Department of Public Health, Manipal University.

 Keynote Address

  1. Giridhara R Babu, National Conference on Health, Safety & Well Being of the workers in Unorganized sector/informal economy, Central University of Tamilnadu, 23rd March 2017
  2. Giridhara R Babu, Analysis of Universal Health Coverage and Pointers for Future”. 3rd November 2012. 24th Annual Conference of KACH. Karnataka Association of Community Health Professionals. Bagalkote, India.
  3. Giridhara R Babu, Keynote address on scope of public health and social work in India. Public Health and Social work in International settings. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 4 January 2013
  4. Giridhara R Babu, Social Determinants of Health, Right to Health & Health Equity. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 5 January 2013

Public Health Practice

Engagement with Professional Bodies/ Government

International

  • Member of Chartered Class, National Board of Public Health Examiners, USA.
  • Certified in Public Health, National Board of Public Health Examiners, USA (Currently valid)
  • Member, NCD Technical group, World Health Organization & CCDC, India

National Level

  • Member, NCD Core Technical Group, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
  • Member, Nursing Council of India, Core group for curriculum for Nursing Health Practitioner

Regional

  1. Initiated and was the founding member of Karnataka State Core Group on Routine Immunization.
  2. Member, Committee to create Public health department and cadre in the state of Karnataka.
  3. Member, of the Board of Studies, Department of Public Health, Manipal University
  4. Member, Public Health Cadre and Department reorganization, Government of Karnataka.
  5. Member, Executive Committee of Karnataka State Health System Resources Centre, Bangalore.
  6. Committee member, Karnataka Public Health (Act) Committee, Govt. of Karnataka
  7. Member, Karnataka Private Establishments Act amendment, Government of Karnataka
  8. Member, Technical Group, Rolling out Universal Health Coverage, Karnataka
  9. Member, State level core committee for prevention of blindness and diabetic retinopathy, Govt. of Karnataka
  10. Member, District level core committee for prevention of blindness and diabetic retinopathy, Govt. of Karnataka
  11. Member, State level committee for review and amendment of Karnataka Private Establishment Act, Govt. of Karnataka
  12. Coordinator, Sub-committee on strengthening primary care for health task force, knowledge commission, Govt. of Karnataka
  13. Advisory Committee Member of Nutrition project, Ashoka Innovators for the public, Bengaluru

Community Service

  • Used Social media to effectively disseminate information regarding public health issues. Nominated for Best on Twitter by Health System Global awards for Social Media, 2014. I run two papers termed as “Epi Times” (paper.li/epigiri/1343539842) and Public health times, which are aggregator newsletters to regularly collects epidemiology-related news from around the world
  • Use of Social Media in Public Health: Experience with Public Health in India- A Facebook group.
  • Blogs on Public Health Global Network Link: http://goo.gl/8oje3 Published on Nov 17, 2011
  • Regular articles in Media regarding the use of public health principles in promoting human health. link to detailed articles can be found here.

Awards and Accolades

  • Led the efforts to stop wild poliovirus transmission in Karnataka state.
  • Awarded by Rotary International for outstanding contribution to Polio eradication activities.
  • Advocacy for Measles surveillance in India, which led to Multi-Year Plan for Measles elimination in India

Consultations

  1. Consulted to World Health Organization for Reprioritization of Diseases under India Surveillance Program
  2. Represented and contributed at National level consultation. “Prioritising Newborn and Child Health: A Policy Advocacy Initiative to Build Informed Consensus and Mobilise Support by Translating Evidence to Action”. 23-24 November, 2010, New Delhi
  3. Consultation provided to proposed Karnataka Public Health Act
  4. Consultancy to WHO SEARO, for finalization of “Handbook on Public Health Programs at the District Level”, for South East Asia Regional Office-WHO (SEARO) to be implemented by all the SEARO countries.
  5. Task Force for developing Karnataka Public Health Policy (KPHP) Karnataka Jnana Aayoga

External Academic service

  1. External Examiner, Ph.D. Examiner to New South Wales (Sydney), Australia
  2. External Examiner, PGDPHM, JIPMER, Pondicherry
  3. External Examiner, Department of Public Health, Manipal University.

 Keynote Address

  1. Giridhara R Babu, National Conference on Health, Safety & Well Being of the workers in Unorganized sector/informal economy, Central University of Tamilnadu, 23rd March 2017
  2. Giridhara R Babu, Analysis of Universal Health Coverage and Pointers for Future”. 3rd November 2012. 24th Annual Conference of KACH. Karnataka Association of Community Health Professionals. Bagalkote, India.
  3. Giridhara R Babu, Keynote address on scope of public health and social work in India. Public Health and Social work in International settings. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 4 January 2013
  4. Giridhara R Babu, Social Determinants of Health, Right to Health & Health Equity. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 5 January 2013

Activities

Courses

Each year, I offer several courses in the areas of Basic Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology, Applied Epidemiology (Non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, and Surveillance), and Introduction to Public Health, Universal Health Coverage for

  • Diploma Students
  • Masters Students and
  • Doctoral Students

Furthermore, I regularly offer short courses and visiting lectures, which allow students to complete required learning in their flexible time. This is part of the capacity building for public health professionals.

For the current list of courses for the current year: Please write to us. E-mail

Bachelor and Master’s Theses

For all students with an interest in Life course Epidemiology, I offer a wide range of research areas out of which a topic for a Bachelor- or Master thesis can be chosen. If you are interested, just write to my project staff and arrange an appointment to discuss. We will be available for presenting you interesting topics for a thesis in the area of Life course epidemiology. Concerning questions on theses, you might of course also contact one of our research staff.

Internships and Ph.D. opportunities

If you are interested in internships or Ph.D., we welcome outstanding graduate students to our institution, to participate in research on a wide range of national and international public health issues. The core research areas include:

  • PhDs will have to major in Epidemiology (with specific areas of interest from the list below) or other areas listed.
    • Health of Children and Families
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Clean Energy and Health
    • Environmental health
    • Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Global Health
  • Public Health Legislations and Ethics
  • Surveillance, Health Security & International regulations
  • Role of Technology in health

Some of the profiles of interns are listed here: Interns

Click here for currently enrolled Ph.D. students: Ph.D. fellows

For eligibility and application process, please contact our project staff.

Research

The focus of my research is through the realization of the following objectives. (1) Generating evidence regarding the parental and psychosocial environment of NCDs; (2) Exploring the appropriate interventions through pilot projects; and (3) Ensuring evidence-based public health policy planning and implementation. Objectives (1) and (2) help in identification and prioritization of parental determinants of childhood susceptibility to NCDs. The evidence available in the next three years will aid in the generation of rigorous, feasible, and contextually specific population-based pilot interventions. The objective (3) will be achieved through the implementation of pilot interventions based on objectives (1) and (2). The three objectives together will contribute to logical and empirically grounded choices of public health interventions.

The role of psychosocial environment in NCDs: The role of psychosocial and environmental risk factors and their associations with hypertension was unclear, as the findings from observational studies were largely inconsistent. Earlier evidence had indicated the poor association between psychological stress and coronary heart disease (CHD). This indicated that the impact of job strain on CHD is lower than that of other established risk factors, such as smoking, abdominal obesity, and physical inactivity. I hypothesized that job strain does not directly result in CHD, and affects CHD only by initiating hypertension. I led a systematic review and meta-analysis and found that job strain and hypertension were positively associated. Based on this finding, the effect of job strain in the etiology is confirmed for the first time. In continuation of this information, I am investigating the role of maternal psychosocial stressors in identifying the early markers of NCDs. We have found the high burden of psychosocial stressors in pregnant women, and are in advanced stages of investigation to know the outcome of their children.

Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy and risk of chronic diseases: The carbohydrate ‘fuel’ metabolism in a pregnant woman could have a long-term impact on the development of her offspring (‘fuel-mediated teratogenesis’ hypotheses).(1) In-utero exposure to maternal hyperglycemia can result in fetal hyperinsulinemia. The consequential increase in fetal fat cells can initiate a feed-forward loop of rising adiposity and hyperinsulinemia throughout childhood, leading to obesity and T2DM in later life. (2) Earlier studies demonstrated that the effect of maternal glucose concentrations on weight in children was “U- shaped”.(3) Our ongoing cohort study sets to advance this knowledge by looking at measures of infant and child adiposity with continuous levels of maternal glucose and connecting towards the evolution of NCD’s.(4) I am the P.I of the birth cohort in India, which is currently recruiting participants from public health facilities in India. This is the first birth cohort in India, which is examining the role of psychosocial and nutritional antecedents in pregnant women with early markers of NCDs in their children.

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Giridhara R Babu (PI) Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance. Maternal Antecedents of Adiposity and Studying the Transgenerational role of Hyperglycemia and Insulin (MAASTHI). An Intermediate Fellowship. Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy and risk of chronic diseases. The aim of this study is to prospectively assess the effects of glucose levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the possible risk markers of later chronic diseases. More information
  2. Giridhara R Babu (PI). Department of Science and Technology. Ambient and Indoor Air Pollution in Pregnancy on the risk of Low birth weight and Ensuing Effects in Infants (APPLE); A cohort study in South India. The aim of this study is to prospectively assess the effects of ambient and indoor air pollutant levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the risks of chronic diseases in infants. More information
  3. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Department of Women and Child/UNICEF,  Full meal supplementation: Evaluation of Effect in Pregnant and Lactating women (FEEL). The aim of the state level intervention study is to study the impact of hot fully cooked meals provided to pregnant women in improving pregnancy and infant outcomes. More information

Some of the Completed Research Projects

  1. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Wellcome Trust-PHFI collaboration, 09/24/12 to 03/23/15. A Pilot Study to test the feasibility of a larger cohort study. To evaluate the feasibility of examining the effects of glucose levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the risk of chronic diseases in infants.
  2. Giridhara R Babu (PI). The World Bank. 03/18/13 to 11/31/13. Development of Manual for health professionals- Non-Communicable Diseases and Standard Treatment Guidelines for Karnataka. The goal was to develop the guideline for health workers at different levels in the Karnataka State Health System.
  3. Giridhara R Babu (Co-PI), Government of Karnataka, 03/18/13 to 11/31/13, Human Resources in Health for Karnataka state. The goal was to provide the roadmap for management of health systems and reorganization of human resources required for the Karnataka State Health System.
  4. Giridhara R Babu (Co-PI), Government of Karnataka, 01/05/13 to 04/05/ Universal Health Coverage in Karnataka, Visioning UHC, Government of Karnataka. The goal of this study was to provide technical consultancy and assistance for rolling out of Universal Health Coverage in the pilot districts of Karnataka.
  5. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Ashoka Innovators for the Public, 06/01/13 to 11/31/13. Nutritional status in Karnataka. A state of the art review. The goal of this study is to review of existing national and state-specific program guidelines for conceptualization, designing, development and review the status of nutrition programs in Karnataka
  6. Giridhara R Babu (Co-I), World Health Organization. Participation for local action; Implementation research with indigenous communities in southern India for local action on improving maternal health services. The goal of the study is to facilitate contextualization of the safe motherhood program in remote areas with the indigenous population by bringing together various stakeholders to achieve inclusive and locally adapted implementation at the end of one year.

A list of projects is provided in this link

Public Health Practice

Activities

Teaching

Each year, I offer several courses in the areas of Basic Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology, Applied Epidemiology (Non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, and Surveillance), and Introduction to Public Health, Universal Health Coverage for

  • Diploma Students
  • Masters Students and
  • Doctoral Students

Furthermore, I regularly offer short courses and visiting lectures, which allow students to complete required learning in their flexible time. This is part of the capacity building for public health professionals.

For the current list of courses for the current year: Please write to us. E-mail

Bachelor and Master’s Theses

For all students with an interest in Life course Epidemiology, I offer a wide range of research areas out of which a topic for a Bachelor- or Master thesis can be chosen. If you are interested, just write to my project staff and arrange an appointment to discuss. We will be available for presenting you interesting topics for a thesis in the area of Life course epidemiology. Concerning questions on theses, you might of course also contact one of our research staff.

Internships and Ph.D. opportunities

If you are interested in internships or Ph.D., we welcome outstanding graduate students to our institution, to participate in research on a wide range of national and international public health issues. The core research areas include:

  • PhDs will have to major in Epidemiology (with specific areas of interest from the list below) or other areas listed.
    • Health of Children and Families
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Clean Energy and Health
    • Environmental health
    • Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Global Health
  • Public Health Legislations and Ethics
  • Surveillance, Health Security & International regulations
  • Role of Technology in health

Some of the profiles of interns are listed here: Interns

Click here for currently enrolled Ph.D. students: Ph.D. fellows

For eligibility and application process, please contact our project staff.

Research

The focus of my research is through the realization of the following objectives. (1) Generating evidence regarding the parental and psychosocial environment of NCDs; (2) Exploring the appropriate interventions through pilot projects; and (3) Ensuring evidence-based public health policy planning and implementation. Objectives (1) and (2) help in identification and prioritization of parental determinants of childhood susceptibility to NCDs. The evidence available in the next three years will aid in the generation of rigorous, feasible, and contextually specific population-based pilot interventions. The objective (3) will be achieved through the implementation of pilot interventions based on objectives (1) and (2). The three objectives together will contribute to logical and empirically grounded choices of public health interventions.

The role of psychosocial environment in NCDs: The role of psychosocial and environmental risk factors and their associations with hypertension was unclear, as the findings from observational studies were largely inconsistent. Earlier evidence had indicated the poor association between psychological stress and coronary heart disease (CHD). This indicated that the impact of job strain on CHD is lower than that of other established risk factors, such as smoking, abdominal obesity, and physical inactivity. I hypothesized that job strain does not directly result in CHD, and affects CHD only by initiating hypertension. I led a systematic review and meta-analysis and found that job strain and hypertension were positively associated. Based on this finding, the effect of job strain in the etiology is confirmed for the first time. In continuation of this information, I am investigating the role of maternal psychosocial stressors in identifying the early markers of NCDs. We have found the high burden of psychosocial stressors in pregnant women, and are in advanced stages of investigation to know the outcome of their children.

Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy and risk of chronic diseases: The carbohydrate ‘fuel’ metabolism in a pregnant woman could have a long-term impact on the development of her offspring (‘fuel-mediated teratogenesis’ hypotheses).(1) In-utero exposure to maternal hyperglycemia can result in fetal hyperinsulinemia. The consequential increase in fetal fat cells can initiate a feed-forward loop of rising adiposity and hyperinsulinemia throughout childhood, leading to obesity and T2DM in later life. (2) Earlier studies demonstrated that the effect of maternal glucose concentrations on weight in children was “U- shaped”.(3) Our ongoing cohort study sets to advance this knowledge by looking at measures of infant and child adiposity with continuous levels of maternal glucose and connecting towards the evolution of NCD’s.(4) I am the P.I of the birth cohort in India, which is currently recruiting participants from public health facilities in India. This is the first birth cohort in India, which is examining the role of psychosocial and nutritional antecedents in pregnant women with early markers of NCDs in their children.

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Giridhara R Babu (PI) Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance. Maternal Antecedents of Adiposity and Studying the Transgenerational role of Hyperglycemia and Insulin (MAASTHI). An Intermediate Fellowship. Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy and risk of chronic diseases. The aim of this study is to prospectively assess the effects of glucose levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the possible risk markers of later chronic diseases. More information
  2. Giridhara R Babu (PI). Department of Science and Technology. Ambient and Indoor Air Pollution in Pregnancy on the risk of Low birth weight and Ensuing Effects in Infants (APPLE); A cohort study in South India. The aim of this study is to prospectively assess the effects of ambient and indoor air pollutant levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the risks of chronic diseases in infants. More information
  3. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Department of Women and Child/UNICEF,  Full meal supplementation: Evaluation of Effect in Pregnant and Lactating women (FEEL). The aim of the state level intervention study is to study the impact of hot fully cooked meals provided to pregnant women in improving pregnancy and infant outcomes. More information

 

Related Publications

  1. Thakur, M., Boudewijns, E.A., Giridhara R. Babu., Winkens, B., de Witte, L.P., Gruiskens, J., Sushama, P., Ghergu, C.T. and van Schayck, O.C., 2017. Low-smoke chulha in Indian slums: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 17(1), p.454.
  2. Giridhara R Babu, Nolita Saldanha , Anita Nath, Mohanbabu Rathnaiah, Deepa R, GVS Murthy, GM Vatsala, Anura V Kurpad, Sarah Benjamin Neelon ,Sanjay Kinra Determinants of Mental Health in Pregnant Women attending Public Health Facilities in Bangalore, India. (Under review)
  3. Giridhara R Babu, GVS Murthy, Deepa R, Yamuna, Nolita Saldanha, Prafulla, Maithili Karthik, Keerti Deshpande, Vatsala G, Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Anura Kurpad, Sanjay Kinra. Screening for Gestational Hyperglycemia in Public Health Facilities: Baseline Results from a Pilot Cohort Study. (Under review)
  4. Giridhara R Babu, GVS Murthy, Yamuna, Prital Patel, Deepa R, Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Sanjay Kinra , K Srinath Reddy. Association of Obesity with hypertension and Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in India, A meta-analysis of observational studies. (Under review)
  5. Checkley, William, Suzanne L. Pollard, Trishul Siddharthan, Giridhara R. Babu, Megha Thakur, Catherine H. Miele, and Onno CP Van Schayck. “Managing threats to respiratory health in urban slums.” The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 4, no. 11 (2016): 852-854.
  6. Giridhara R. Babu, Murthy GVS, Deepa R, Yamuna, Prafulla, Kumar HK, Karthik M, Deshpande K, Benjamin Neelon SE, Prabhakaran D, Anura Kurpad, Sanjay Kinra. Maternal antecedents of adiposity and studying the transgenerational role of hyperglycemia and insulin (MAASTHI):: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016, 16(1):311.

Some of the Completed Research Projects

  1. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Wellcome Trust-PHFI collaboration, 09/24/12 to 03/23/15. A Pilot Study to test the feasibility of a larger cohort study. To evaluate the feasibility of examining the effects of glucose levels in pregnancy on the risk of adverse infant outcomes, especially in predicting the risk of chronic diseases in infants.
  2. Giridhara R Babu (PI). The World Bank. 03/18/13 to 11/31/13. Development of Manual for health professionals- Non-Communicable Diseases and Standard Treatment Guidelines for Karnataka. The goal was to develop the guideline for health workers at different levels in the Karnataka State Health System.
  3. Giridhara R Babu (Co-PI), Government of Karnataka, 03/18/13 to 11/31/13, Human Resources in Health for Karnataka state. The goal was to provide the roadmap for management of health systems and reorganization of human resources required for the Karnataka State Health System.
  4. Giridhara R Babu (Co-PI), Government of Karnataka, 01/05/13 to 04/05/ Universal Health Coverage in Karnataka, Visioning UHC, Government of Karnataka. The goal of this study was to provide technical consultancy and assistance for rolling out of Universal Health Coverage in the pilot districts of Karnataka.
  5. Giridhara R Babu (PI), Ashoka Innovators for the Public, 06/01/13 to 11/31/13. Nutritional status in Karnataka. A state of the art review. The goal of this study is to review of existing national and state-specific program guidelines for conceptualization, designing, development and review the status of nutrition programs in Karnataka
  6. Giridhara R Babu (Co-I), World Health Organization. Participation for local action; Implementation research with indigenous communities in southern India for local action on improving maternal health services. The goal of the study is to facilitate contextualization of the safe motherhood program in remote areas with the indigenous population by bringing together various stakeholders to achieve inclusive and locally adapted implementation at the end of one year.

A list of projects is provided in this link

Public Health Practice

A detailed page about Public Health Practice can be found in this link. Only selected exerpts are listed here.

Media articles and Mentions

A detailed page about articles in Media and mentions can be found in this link. Only selected exerpts are listed here.

Conferences and Workshops

  1. Giridhara R Babu, Association of quality of life and job stress in occupational workforce of India: A cross sectional study in software professionals. IEA regional Conference, Pokhara, Nepal.
  2. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Job Stress and Hypertension in Young Software professionals. South-East Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  3. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Sexual behaviour and association with occupational stress among software professionals of Bengaluru, India. Southeast Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  4. Giridhara R Babu, Jotheeswaran A Thiagarajan, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Job stress and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. South-East Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  5. Giridhara R Babu. Job stress and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. PHFI Research symposium, 5th January 2013.
  6. Giridhara R Babu. Sexual behaviour and association with occupational stress among software professionals of Bengaluru, India. PHFI Research symposium, 4th -5th January 2013.
  7. Giridhara R Babu. Job Stress and Hypertension in Young Software professionals’ PHFI Research symposium, 4th -5th January 2013.
  8. Giridhara R Babu, Keynote address on scope of public health and social work in India. Public Health and Social work in International settings. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 4 January 2013
  9. Giridhara R Babu, Social Determinants of Health, Right to Health & Health Equity. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 5 January 2013
  10. Giridhara R Babu, Analysis of Universal Health Coverage and Pointers for Future”. 3rd November 2012. 24th Annual Conference of KACH. Karnataka Association of Community Health Professionals. Bagalkote, India.
  11. Giridhara R Babu, Public Health Cadre in the state of Karnataka, Indian Public Health Association Annual Conference, Kochi, 13-14th February, 2012.
  12. Ghosh, P, Arah, OA, Talukdar, A, Sur, D, Giridhara R Babu, Sengupta, P, Detels, R. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. In: Translation Research on HIV and AIDS in India (TRAI); 2011, 13th – 14th January; Panaji, India.
  13. Giridhara R Babu, Strengthening Public Health Education in India – Epidemiology Training, organized by Public 
health foundation of India and Deakin University, IIPH-Delhi.
  14. Giridhara R Babu Public Health Foundation of India. 7th March 2011. Preliminary results on
study of Job Stress and Hypertension in IT professionals. Research symposium, Hyderabad, 2012.

Publications

Selected Peer reviewed Publications (Published) 

  1. Thakur M, Boudewijns EA, Babu GR, Winkens B, de Witte LP, Gruiskens J, Sushama P, Ghergu CT, van Schayck OC. Low-smoke chulha in Indian slums: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2017 May 16;17(1):454. Link Download
  2. Giridhara R Babu , Sudhir PM, Mahapatra T, Das A, Rathnaiah M, Anand I, Detels R. Association of quality of life and job stress in occupational workforce of India: Findings from a cross-sectional study on software professionals. Indian J Occup Environ Med 2016;20:109-13. Link Download
  3. Babu GR, Murthy G, Deepa R, Yamuna, Prafulla, Kumar HK, Karthik M, Deshpande K, Benjamin Neelon SE, Prabhakaran D, Anura Kurpad, Sanjay Kinra. Maternal antecedents of adiposity and studying the transgenerational role of hyperglycemia and insulin (MAASTHI):: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016, 16(1):311. Link Download
  4. Clare E. Gilbert, Babu, G. R, Aashrai Sai Venkat Gudlavalleti, Raghupathy Anchala, Rajan Shukla, Pant Hira Ballabh, Praveen Vashist, Srikrishna S. Ramachandra, Komal Allagh, Jayanti Sagar, Souvik Bandyopadhyay, G. V. S. Murthy. Eye care infrastructure and human resources for managing diabetic retinopathy in India: The India 11-city 9-state study. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20:3-10. Link Download
  5. Anchala R, Gudlavalleti AS, Gudlavalleti MV, Singh V, Shukla R, Jotheeswaran A T, Babu, G. R, Ramachandra SS, Sagar J, Bandyopadhyay S, Ballabh HP, Gilbert CE. Human resources, patient load, and infrastructure at institutions providing diabetic care in India: The India 11-city 9-state study. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20, Suppl S1:11-8. Link Download
  6. Gudlavalleti MV, Anchala R, Gudlavalleti AS, Ramachandra SS, Shukla R, Jotheeswaran A T, Babu, G. R, Singh V, Allagh K, Sagar J, Bandyopadhyay S, Gilbert CE. Perceptions and practices related to diabetes reported by persons with diabetes attending diabetic care clinics: The India 11-city 9-state study. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20, Suppl S1:26-32. Link Download
  7. Hu J, Gu X, Tao X, Qian Y, Babu GR, Wang G, Liao M, Han L, Kang D, Tang W: Prevalence and Trends of HIV, Syphilis, and HCV in Migrant and Resident Men Who Have Sex with Men in Shandong, China: Results from a Serial Cross-Sectional Study. PLOS ONE 2017, 12(1):e0170443. Link Download
  8. Guohong Chen, Ya Cao, Yuan Yao, Ming Li, Weiming Tang, Jianjun Li, Giridhara R Babu, Yue Jia, Xiping Huan, Genxing Xu, Haitao Yang, Gengfeng Fu, and Lei Li. Syphilis incidence among men who have sex with men in China: results from a meta-analysis. Int J STD AIDS. Link Download
  9. Babu, G. R., Sathyanarayana, T. N., Ketharam, A., Kar, S. B., & Detels, R. (2015). Perceived occupational stressors and the health of software professionals in Bengaluru, India. The Qualitative Report, 20(3), 314-335. Link Download
  10. Babu, G R., B. Tejaswi, M. Kalavathi, G. M. Vatsala, G. V. S. Murthy, Sanjay Kinra, and Sara E. Benjamin Neelon. “”Assessment of screening practices for gestational hyperglycaemia in public health facilities: a descriptive study in Bangalore, India.”” Journal of Public Health Research 4, no. 1 (2015). Link Download
  11. Ranjan A, Babu G R, Detels R. Knowledge, Attitude and Perception about HIV/AIDS among the Wives of Migrant Workers of Muzaffarpur District in Bihar. J Community Med Health Educ. 2015;5(361):2161-0711.1000361. Link Download
  12. Wenya Yu, Lu Wang, Na Han, Xiayan Zhang, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Babu GR, Weiming Tang, Roger Detels, Jinkou Zhao. Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV: A right way to go or a long way to go? Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology 0 0:0, 1-8. Link Download
  13. Giridhara R Babu, Lavanya Garadi, G V S Murthy, Sanjay Kinra. “”Effect of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy on adiposity in their infants in India: a protocol of a multicentre cohort study.”” BMJ Open 4.6 (2014): e005417. Link Download
  14. Babu, G. R., Jotheeswaran, A. T., Mahapatra, T., Mahapatra, S., Kumar, A., Detels, R., & Pearce, N. (2014). Republished: Is hypertension associated with job strain? A meta-analysis of observational studies. Postgraduate medical journal, 90(1065), 402-409. Link Download
  15. Fu GF, Jiang N, Hu HY, Mahapatra T, Yin YP, Mahapatra S, Wang XL, Chen XS, Babu GR, Xu XQ, Ding P, Qiu T, Liu XY, Guo H, Huan XP, Tang W. “”The Epidemic of HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and the Correlates of Sexual Transmitted Infections among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Jiangsu, China, 2009.”” PloS one 10, no. 3 (2014): e0118863-e0118863. Link Download
  16. Cheng, Weibin, Weiming Tang, Fei Zhong, Giridhar R. Babu, Zhigang Han, Faju Qin, Kai Gao et al. “”Consistently High Unprotected Anal Intercourse (UAI) and factors correlated with UAI among men who have sex with men: implication of a serial cross-sectional study in Guangzhou, China.”” BMC infectious diseases 14, no. 1 (2014): 696. Link  Download
  17. Babu, G. R., Sathyanarayana, T. N., Shapeti, S. S., Halagi, P. N., Raveendra, H. N. (2014). Creation of Public Health Cadre in Karnataka State, India. Annals of Community Health, 2(2), 4-14. Link Download
  18. Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Giridhara R Babu, Tang W, Banerjee B, Mahapatra U, Das A. Cholera Outbreaks in South and Southeast Asia: Descriptive Analysis, 2003-2012. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014; 67(3): 145-56. Link Download
  19. Giridhara R Babu, T. Mahapatra, and R. Detels. “”Job stress and hypertension in younger software professionals in India.”” Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 17.3 (2013): 101. Link Download
  20. Babu GR, Jotheeswaran A, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Kumar A SR, Detels R, Pearce N. Is hypertension associated with job strain? A meta-analysis of observational studies. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Mar; 71(3):220-7. Epub 2013 Sep 24. Link Download
  21. Babu GR, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Detels R. Sexual behavior and job stress in software professionals, Bengaluru – India. Indian J Occup Environ Med. 2013 May; 17(2):58-65. Link Download
  22. Mistry R,  Giridhara R Babu, Mahapatra T, McCarthy WJ. Cognitive Mediators and Disparities in the Relation Between Teen Depressiveness and Smoking, Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2014), Link Download
  23. Bodapati SL, Babu GR. Oncologist perspectives on breast cancer screening in India- results from a qualitative study in Andhra Pradesh. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(10):5817-23. Link  Download
  24. Giridhara R Babu, Sathyanarayana TN, Anant Bhan, J K Lakshmi, Megha Kishore. An appraisal of the tuberculosis programme in India using an ethics framework. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 2014; 11(1): 11-15 Link Download
  25. Giridhara R Babu, Mahapatra T, Detels R. Application of mixed methods for exploration of the association of job stress and hypertension among software professionals in Bengaluru, India. Indian journal of occupational and environmental medicine. 2013;17(2):41-7. Link Download
  26. Giridhara R Babu, Jotheeswaran AT, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra Roger Detels, Neil Pearce. Is hypertension associated with job stress? – A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Occup Environ Med oemed-2013-101396 Link Download
  27. Giridhara R Babu, Srikanthi, B.N., & Jotheeswaran., A.T. (2013). Epidemiological correlates of breast cancer in South India. Asian Pacific Journal for Cancer Prevention. 2013: 14 (9):5077-5083. Link Download
  28. Ushashree Garikipati, Babu GR, Hira Pant, GVS Murthy. A study of infant deaths in tribal area of Andhra Pradesh, India. Global J of Med and Public Health. Link Download
  29. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Sexual Behaviour and Job Stress in Software Professionals, Bangalore- India. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  Link Download
  30. Srikanthi. Giridhara R Babu. Oncologist’s perspectives on Breast Cancer Screening in India. Results from a qualitative study in Andhra Pradesh. Asian Pacific Journal for Cancer Prevention. 2013: 14 (10) Link Download 
  31. Giridhara R Babu, Jotheeswaran AT, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra Roger Detels, Neil Pearce. Is hypertension associated with job stress? – A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Occup Environ Med oemed-2013-101396. Link Download
  32. Xiping Huan, Weiming Tang, Giridhara R. Babu, Jianjun Li, Min Zhang, Xiaoyan Liu, Hongjing Yan, Gengfeng Fu, Jinkou Zhao, Haitao Yang et al. (2013) HIV Risk-Reduction Counseling and Testing on Behavior Change of MSM. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69740. Link Download 
  33. Das A, Giridhara R Babu, Ghosh P, Mahapatra T, Malmgren R, Detels R. Epidemiologic correlates of willingness to be tested for HIV and prior testing among married men in India. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2013 July 19, 2013. Link Download
  34. Giridhara R Babu. Prevalence of Job Stress, General Health Profile and Hypertension Among Professionals in the Information Technology Sector in Bengaluru, India. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles; 2012. Link Download
  35. Giridhara R Babu, Laxminarayan R. The unsurprising story of MDR-TB resistance in India. Tuberculosis. 2012. Link  Download
  36. Giridhara R Babu, Sathyanarayana T, Jana S, Nandy S, Farid MN, Sadhana S. Role of catch-up campaigns in improving immunization services in a developing country. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2012(5):441-6. Link Download
  37. Giridhara R Babu, Ramachandra SS, Garikipati U, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Narayana S. Maternal Health Correlates Of Neonatal Deaths In A Tribal Area In India. The Internet Journal of Epidemiology. 2012; 10(2): DOI: 10.5580/2cc4. Link Download
  38. Sathyanarayana T, Giridhara R Babu, Kadam S. Barriers, Challenges and Possible Solutions in Establishing Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) in India: A Policy Perspective. International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH). 2012; 2(3): 1-8. Link Download
  39. Ghosh P, Arah O, Talukdar A, Sur D, Giridhara R Babu, Sengupta P, et al. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. International journal of STD & AIDS. 2011;22(3):140-5. Link Download
  40. Giridhara R Babu, Samari G, Cohen SP, Mahapatra T, Wahbe RM, Mermash S, et al. Breast cancer screening among females in Iran and recommendations for improved practice: a review. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP. 2011; 12(7): 1647. Link Download
  41. Giridhara R Babu, Murthy G. To Use or Not to Use: – Dilemma of Developing Countries in Introducing New Vaccines. Journal of global infectious diseases. 2011;3(4):406. Link Download
  42. Sathyanarayan T, Giridhara R Babu. Creating a public health cadre in India: The development of a framework for interprofessional and inter-sector collaboration. Journal of interprofessional care. 2011;25(4):308-10. Link Download
  43. Giridhara R Babu. Evidence for health policy in India: do we have enough data? JRSM. 2012;105(9):365.  Link Download
  44. Giridhara R Babu. India’s tryst with creation of public health cadre. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2011;4(2):143. Link Download
  45. Giridhara R Babu. “” Opportunities for improving public health system in India”” analysis of current state of affairs and pointers for future. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2011;4(2):69. Link Download
  46. Giridhara R Babu. Obesity in Elderly and Life Expectancy in India. International Journal of Medicine and Public health. 2011;1(2):2-3. Link Download
  47. Giridhara R Babu. In Response to Suicides in Malaysia. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2011;32(2):e15. Link Download
  48. Giridhara R Babu. Regarding Problems related to menstruation amongst adolescent girls. Indian journal of pediatrics. 2010;77(2):218-9. Link Download
  49. Giridhara R Babu. Response to “”Cancer incidence rates among South Asians in four geographic regions: India, Singapore, UK and US””. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2009;38(4):1157-8. Link Download
  50. Giridhara R Babu. Comment on “”Development and Validation of a Colon Cancer Risk Assessment Tool for Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy””. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2009;104(12):3102-3.  Link Download
  51. Giridhara R Babu. Comment on “”From risk factors to explanation in public health””. Journal of Public Health. 2008;30(4):515-6. Link Download

In Press – Peer reviewed Publications

  1. Manjula B, Biswamitra Sahu, Deepa, Giridhara R Babu. A study of prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus among School Teachers in Bengaluru. Rajivgandhi University National Journal of Public health. [In press]
  2. Sudha B Krishnegowda, Biswamitra Sahu, Deepa, Giridhara R Babu. A study of prevalence of Hypertension among School Teachers in Bengaluru. Rajivgandhi University National Journal of Public health. [In press]

Peer reviewed Abstracts Published as abstracts of Conferences 

  1. Giridhar R Babu, Sathyanarayana TN, Anant Bhan, J K Lakshmi, Megha Kishore. Revised National Program for Tuberculosis in India:- The slender split between ethical principles and operational convenience. 5th National Bioethics Conference. 11th December 2014. St.John’s research Institute, Bangalore.
  2. Giridhara R Babu, Association of quality of life and job stress in occupational workforce of India: A cross sectional study in software professionals. IEA regional Conference, Pokhara, Nepal.
  3. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Job Stress and Hypertension in Young Software professionals. South-East Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  4. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Sexual behaviour and association with occupational stress among software professionals of Bengaluru, India. Southeast Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  5. Giridhara R Babu, Jotheeswaran A Thiagarajan, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Job stress and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. South-East Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  6. Giridhara R Babu. Job stress and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. PHFI Research symposium, 5th January 2013.
  7. Giridhara R Babu. Sexual behaviour and association with occupational stress among software professionals of Bengaluru, India. PHFI Research symposium, 4th -5th January 2013.
  8. Giridhara R Babu. Job Stress and Hypertension in Young Software professionals’ PHFI Research symposium, 4th -5th January 2013.
  9. Giridhara R Babu, Keynote address on scope of public health and social work in India. Public Health and Social work in International settings. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 4 January 2013
  10. Giridhara R Babu, Social Determinants of Health, Right to Health & Health Equity. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 5 January 2013
  11. Giridhara R Babu, Analysis of Universal Health Coverage and Pointers for Future”. 3rd November 2012. 24th Annual Conference of KACH. Karnataka Association of Community Health Professionals. Bagalkote, India.
  12. Giridhara R Babu, Public Health Cadre in the state of Karnataka, Indian Public Health Association Annual Conference, Kochi, 13-14th February, 2012.
  13. Ghosh, P, Arah, OA, Talukdar, A, Sur, D, Giridhara R Babu, Sengupta, P, Detels, R. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. In: Translation Research on HIV and AIDS in India (TRAI); 2011, 13th – 14th January; Panaji, India.
  14. Giridhara R Babu, Strengthening Public Health Education in India – Epidemiology Training, organized by Public 
health foundation of India and Deakin University, IIPH-Delhi.
  15. Giridhara R Babu Public Health Foundation of India. 7th March 2011. Preliminary results on
study of Job Stress and Hypertension in IT professionals. Research symposium, Hyderabad, 2012.

 

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Selected Peer reviewed Publications (Published) 

  1. Giridhara R Babu, GVS Murthy, Yamuna, Prital Patel, Deepa R, Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Sanjay Kinra, K Srinath Reddy. Association of Obesity with hypertension and Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in India, A meta-analysis of observational studies. World J Diabetes. 2018 Jan 15, Link. Download
  2. Thakur M, Boudewijns EA, Babu GR, Winkens B, de Witte LP, Gruiskens J, Sushama P, Ghergu CT, van Schayck OC. Low-smoke chulha in Indian slums: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2017 May 16;17(1):454. Link
  3. Giridhara R Babu , Sudhir PM, Mahapatra T, Das A, Rathnaiah M, Anand I, Detels R. Association of quality of life and job stress in occupational workforce of India: Findings from a cross-sectional study on software professionals. Indian J Occup Environ Med 2016;20:109-13. Link Download
  4. Babu GR, Murthy G, Deepa R, Yamuna, Prafulla, Kumar HK, Karthik M, Deshpande K, Benjamin Neelon SE, Prabhakaran D, Anura Kurpad, Sanjay Kinra. Maternal antecedents of adiposity and studying the transgenerational role of hyperglycemia and insulin (MAASTHI):: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016, 16(1):311. Link Download
  5. Clare E. Gilbert, Babu, G. R, Aashrai Sai Venkat Gudlavalleti, Raghupathy Anchala, Rajan Shukla, Pant Hira Ballabh, Praveen Vashist, Srikrishna S. Ramachandra, Komal Allagh, Jayanti Sagar, Souvik Bandyopadhyay, G. V. S. Murthy. Eye care infrastructure and human resources for managing diabetic retinopathy in India: The India 11-city 9-state study. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20:3-10. Link Download
  6. Anchala R, Gudlavalleti AS, Gudlavalleti MV, Singh V, Shukla R, Jotheeswaran A T, Babu, G. R, Ramachandra SS, Sagar J, Bandyopadhyay S, Ballabh HP, Gilbert CE. Human resources, patient load, and infrastructure at institutions providing diabetic care in India: The India 11-city 9-state study. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20, Suppl S1:11-8. Link Download
  7. Gudlavalleti MV, Anchala R, Gudlavalleti AS, Ramachandra SS, Shukla R, Jotheeswaran A T, Babu, G. R, Singh V, Allagh K, Sagar J, Bandyopadhyay S, Gilbert CE. Perceptions and practices related to diabetes reported by persons with diabetes attending diabetic care clinics: The India 11-city 9-state study. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20, Suppl S1:26-32. Link Download
  8. Hu J, Gu X, Tao X, Qian Y, Babu GR, Wang G, Liao M, Han L, Kang D, Tang W: Prevalence and Trends of HIV, Syphilis, and HCV in Migrant and Resident Men Who Have Sex with Men in Shandong, China: Results from a Serial Cross-Sectional Study. PLOS ONE 2017, 12(1):e0170443. Link Download
  9. Guohong Chen, Ya Cao, Yuan Yao, Ming Li, Weiming Tang, Jianjun Li, Giridhara R Babu, Yue Jia, Xiping Huan, Genxing Xu, Haitao Yang, Gengfeng Fu, and Lei Li. Syphilis incidence among men who have sex with men in China: results from a meta-analysis. Int J STD AIDS. Link Download
  10. Babu, G. R., Sathyanarayana, T. N., Ketharam, A., Kar, S. B., & Detels, R. (2015). Perceived occupational stressors and the health of software professionals in Bengaluru, India. The Qualitative Report, 20(3), 314-335. Link Download
  11. Babu, G R., B. Tejaswi, M. Kalavathi, G. M. Vatsala, G. V. S. Murthy, Sanjay Kinra, and Sara E. Benjamin Neelon. “”Assessment of screening practices for gestational hyperglycaemia in public health facilities: a descriptive study in Bangalore, India.”” Journal of Public Health Research 4, no. 1 (2015). Link Download
  12. Ranjan A, Babu G R, Detels R. Knowledge, Attitude and Perception about HIV/AIDS among the Wives of Migrant Workers of Muzaffarpur District in Bihar. J Community Med Health Educ. 2015;5(361):2161-0711.1000361. Link Download
  13. Wenya Yu, Lu Wang, Na Han, Xiayan Zhang, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Babu GR, Weiming Tang, Roger Detels, Jinkou Zhao. Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV: A right way to go or a long way to go? Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology 0 0:0, 1-8. Link Download
  14. Giridhara R BabuLavanya GaradiG V S MurthySanjay Kinra. “”Effect of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy on adiposity in their infants in India: a protocol of a multicentre cohort study.”” BMJ Open 4.6 (2014): e005417. Link Download
  15. Babu, G. R., Jotheeswaran, A. T., Mahapatra, T., Mahapatra, S., Kumar, A., Detels, R., & Pearce, N. (2014). Republished: Is hypertension associated with job strain? A meta-analysis of observational studies. Postgraduate medical journal, 90(1065), 402-409. Link Download
  16. Fu GF, Jiang N, Hu HY, Mahapatra T, Yin YP, Mahapatra S, Wang XL, Chen XS, Babu GR, Xu XQ, Ding P, Qiu T, Liu XY, Guo H, Huan XP, Tang W. “”The Epidemic of HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and the Correlates of Sexual Transmitted Infections among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Jiangsu, China, 2009.”” PloS one 10, no. 3 (2014): e0118863-e0118863. Link Download
  17. Cheng, Weibin, Weiming Tang, Fei Zhong, Giridhar R. Babu, Zhigang Han, Faju Qin, Kai Gao et al. “”Consistently High Unprotected Anal Intercourse (UAI) and factors correlated with UAI among men who have sex with men: implication of a serial cross-sectional study in Guangzhou, China.”” BMC infectious diseases 14, no. 1 (2014): 696. Link  Download
  18. Babu, G. R., Sathyanarayana, T. N., Shapeti, S. S., Halagi, P. N., Raveendra, H. N. (2014). Creation of Public Health Cadre in Karnataka State, India. Annals of Community Health, 2(2), 4-14. Link Download
  19. Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Giridhara R Babu, Tang W, Banerjee B, Mahapatra U, Das A. Cholera Outbreaks in South and Southeast Asia: Descriptive Analysis, 2003-2012. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014; 67(3): 145-56. Link Download
  20. Giridhara R Babu, T. Mahapatra, and R. Detels. “”Job stress and hypertension in younger software professionals in India.”” Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 17.3 (2013): 101. Link Download
  21. Babu GR, Jotheeswaran A, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Kumar A SR, Detels R, Pearce N. Is hypertension associated with job strain? A meta-analysis of observational studies. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Mar; 71(3):220-7. Epub 2013 Sep 24. Link Download
  22. Babu GR, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Detels R. Sexual behavior and job stress in software professionals, Bengaluru – India. Indian J Occup Environ Med. 2013 May; 17(2):58-65. Link Download
  23. Mistry R,  Giridhara R Babu, Mahapatra T, McCarthy WJ. Cognitive Mediators and Disparities in the Relation Between Teen Depressiveness and Smoking, Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2014), Link Download
  24. Bodapati SL, Babu GR. Oncologist perspectives on breast cancer screening in India- results from a qualitative study in Andhra Pradesh. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(10):5817-23. Link  Download
  25. Giridhara R Babu, Sathyanarayana TN, Anant Bhan, J K Lakshmi, Megha Kishore. An appraisal of the tuberculosis programme in India using an ethics framework. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 2014; 11(1): 11-15 Link Download
  26. Giridhara R Babu, Mahapatra T, Detels R. Application of mixed methods for exploration of the association of job stress and hypertension among software professionals in Bengaluru, India. Indian journal of occupational and environmental medicine. 2013;17(2):41-7. Link Download
  27. Giridhara R Babu, Jotheeswaran AT, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra Roger Detels, Neil Pearce. Is hypertension associated with job stress? – A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Occup Environ Med oemed-2013-101396 Link Download
  28. Giridhara R Babu, Srikanthi, B.N., & Jotheeswaran., A.T. (2013). Epidemiological correlates of breast cancer in South India. Asian Pacific Journal for Cancer Prevention. 2013: 14 (9):5077-5083. Link Download
  29. Ushashree Garikipati, Babu GR, Hira Pant, GVS Murthy. A study of infant deaths in tribal area of Andhra Pradesh, India. Global J of Med and Public Health. Link Download
  30. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Sexual Behaviour and Job Stress in Software Professionals, Bangalore- India. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  Link Download
  31. Srikanthi. Giridhara R Babu. Oncologist’s perspectives on Breast Cancer Screening in India. Results from a qualitative study in Andhra Pradesh. Asian Pacific Journal for Cancer Prevention. 2013: 14 (10) Link Download 
  32. Giridhara R Babu, Jotheeswaran AT, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra Roger Detels, Neil Pearce. Is hypertension associated with job stress? – A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Occup Environ Med oemed-2013-101396. Link Download
  33. Xiping Huan, Weiming Tang, Giridhara R. Babu, Jianjun Li, Min Zhang, Xiaoyan Liu, Hongjing Yan, Gengfeng Fu, Jinkou Zhao, Haitao Yang et al. (2013) HIV Risk-Reduction Counseling and Testing on Behavior Change of MSM. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69740. Link Download 
  34. Das A, Giridhara R Babu, Ghosh P, Mahapatra T, Malmgren R, Detels R. Epidemiologic correlates of willingness to be tested for HIV and prior testing among married men in India. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2013 July 19, 2013. Link Download
  35. Giridhara R Babu. Prevalence of Job Stress, General Health Profile and Hypertension Among Professionals in the Information Technology Sector in Bengaluru, India. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles; 2012. Link Download
  36. Giridhara R Babu, Laxminarayan R. The unsurprising story of MDR-TB resistance in India. Tuberculosis. 2012. Link  Download
  37. Giridhara R Babu, Sathyanarayana T, Jana S, Nandy S, Farid MN, Sadhana S. Role of catch-up campaigns in improving immunization services in a developing country. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2012(5):441-6. Link Download
  38. Giridhara R Babu, Ramachandra SS, Garikipati U, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Narayana S. Maternal Health Correlates Of Neonatal Deaths In A Tribal Area In India. The Internet Journal of Epidemiology. 2012; 10(2): DOI: 10.5580/2cc4. Link Download
  39. Sathyanarayana T, Giridhara R Babu, Kadam S. Barriers, Challenges and Possible Solutions in Establishing Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) in India: A Policy Perspective. International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH). 2012; 2(3): 1-8. Link Download
  40. Ghosh P, Arah O, Talukdar A, Sur D, Giridhara R Babu, Sengupta P, et al. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. International journal of STD & AIDS. 2011;22(3):140-5. Link Download
  41. Giridhara R Babu, Samari G, Cohen SP, Mahapatra T, Wahbe RM, Mermash S, et al. Breast cancer screening among females in Iran and recommendations for improved practice: a review. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP. 2011; 12(7): 1647. Link Download
  42. Giridhara R Babu, Murthy G. To Use or Not to Use: – Dilemma of Developing Countries in Introducing New Vaccines. Journal of global infectious diseases. 2011;3(4):406. Link Download
  43. Sathyanarayan T, Giridhara R Babu. Creating a public health cadre in India: The development of a framework for interprofessional and inter-sector collaboration. Journal of interprofessional care. 2011;25(4):308-10. Link Download
  44. Giridhara R Babu. Evidence for health policy in India: do we have enough data? JRSM. 2012;105(9):365.  Link Download
  45. Giridhara R Babu. India’s tryst with creation of public health cadre. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2011;4(2):143. Link Download
  46. Giridhara R Babu. “” Opportunities for improving public health system in India”” analysis of current state of affairs and pointers for future. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2011;4(2):69. Link Download
  47. Giridhara R Babu. Obesity in Elderly and Life Expectancy in India. International Journal of Medicine and Public health. 2011;1(2):2-3. Link Download
  48. Giridhara R Babu. In Response to Suicides in Malaysia. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2011;32(2):e15. Link Download
  49. Giridhara R Babu. Regarding Problems related to menstruation amongst adolescent girls. Indian journal of pediatrics. 2010;77(2):218-9. Link Download
  50. Giridhara R Babu. Response to “”Cancer incidence rates among South Asians in four geographic regions: India, Singapore, UK and US””. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2009;38(4):1157-8. Link Download
  51. Giridhara R Babu. Comment on “”Development and Validation of a Colon Cancer Risk Assessment Tool for Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy””. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2009;104(12):3102-3.  Link Download
  52. Giridhara R Babu. Comment on “”From risk factors to explanation in public health””. Journal of Public Health. 2008;30(4):515-6. Link Download

In Press – Peer reviewed Publications

  1. Manjula B, Biswamitra Sahu, Deepa, Giridhara R Babu. A study of prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus among School Teachers in Bengaluru. Rajivgandhi University National Journal of Public health. [In press]
  2. Sudha B Krishnegowda, Biswamitra Sahu, Deepa, Giridhara R Babu. A study of prevalence of Hypertension among School Teachers in Bengaluru. Rajivgandhi University National Journal of Public health. [In press]

Peer reviewed Abstracts Published as abstracts of Conferences 

  1. Giridhar R Babu, Sathyanarayana TN, Anant Bhan, J K Lakshmi, Megha Kishore. Revised National Program for Tuberculosis in India:- The slender split between ethical principles and operational convenience. 5th National Bioethics Conference. 11th December 2014. St.John’s research Institute, Bangalore.
  2. Giridhara R Babu, Association of quality of life and job stress in occupational workforce of India: A cross sectional study in software professionals. IEA regional Conference, Pokhara, Nepal.
  3. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Job Stress and Hypertension in Young Software professionals. South-East Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  4. Giridhara R Babu, Tanmay Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Sexual behaviour and association with occupational stress among software professionals of Bengaluru, India. Southeast Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  5. Giridhara R Babu, Jotheeswaran A Thiagarajan, Tanmay Mahapatra, Sanchita Mahapatra, Roger Detels. Job stress and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. South-East Asia Regional Public Health Conference. IPHACON 2013, Kolkotta. 1st-3rd February 2013
  6. Giridhara R Babu. Job stress and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. PHFI Research symposium, 5th January 2013.
  7. Giridhara R Babu. Sexual behaviour and association with occupational stress among software professionals of Bengaluru, India. PHFI Research symposium, 4th -5th January 2013.
  8. Giridhara R Babu. Job Stress and Hypertension in Young Software professionals’ PHFI Research symposium, 4th -5th January 2013.
  9. Giridhara R Babu, Keynote address on scope of public health and social work in India. Public Health and Social work in International settings. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 4 January 2013
  10. Giridhara R Babu, Social Determinants of Health, Right to Health & Health Equity. International conference on Global Public Health and Social work- DYUTI 2013. 5 January 2013
  11. Giridhara R Babu, Analysis of Universal Health Coverage and Pointers for Future”. 3rd November 2012. 24th Annual Conference of KACH. Karnataka Association of Community Health Professionals. Bagalkote, India.
  12. Giridhara R Babu, Public Health Cadre in the state of Karnataka, Indian Public Health Association Annual Conference, Kochi, 13-14th February, 2012.
  13. Ghosh, P, Arah, OA, Talukdar, A, Sur, D, Giridhara R Babu, Sengupta, P, Detels, R. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. In: Translation Research on HIV and AIDS in India (TRAI); 2011, 13th – 14th January; Panaji, India.
  14. Giridhara R Babu, Strengthening Public Health Education in India – Epidemiology Training, organized by Public 
health foundation of India and Deakin University, IIPH-Delhi.
  15. Giridhara R Babu Public Health Foundation of India. 7th March 2011. Preliminary results on
study of Job Stress and Hypertension in IT professionals. Research symposium, Hyderabad, 2012.

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Education

  • Core Discipline

    • Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles.
    • MPH: Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology), University of California (UCLA).
    • MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • Other 

  • MBA: (Hospital and health Administration), IBMR, TASMAC, Pune.
  • PGMLE: Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law & Ethics, National Law School of India University, Bangalore