Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

  1. Chopra M, Kaur N, Singh KD, Maria Jacob C, Divakar H, Babu GR, Hong Nguyen P, Bhanot A, Sabharwal M, Deb S, Baswal D, Louise Killeen S, McAuliffe FM, Hanson MA, Sethi V. Population estimates, consequences, and risk factors of obesity among pregnant and postpartum women in India: Results from a national survey and policy recommendations. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020;151 57-67.
  2. Babu GR, Melissa Glenda Lewis, Eunice Lobo, Anjaly Krishnan, Yamuna Ana, Jodie Katon, Daniel A. Enquobahrie, Onyebuchi A. Arah, Sanjay Kinra, GVS Murthy. Do Gestational obesity, and Gestational Diabetes have an independent effect on neonatal adiposity? Results of mediation analysis from a cohort study in South India. Clinical epidemiology 2019. Clinical Epidemiology. Clinical Epidemiology 2019:11 1067-80. (IF 3.178)
  3. Babu GR, Murthy GVS, Reddy Y et al. Small for gestational age babies and depressive symptoms of mothers during pregnancy: Results from a birth cohort in India [preprint]. Wellcome Open Res 2018, 3:76 (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.14618.1)
  4. Babu GR, Noel Miller, Anjaly Krishnan, Eunice Lobo, Deepa R, Sara E Benjamin-Neelon. Caesarean section and infant adiposity at birth and one year. International Journal of Obesity. 2019(Manuscript in review) (IF: 5.337).
  5. Megha Thakur, Paulien A W Nuyts, Esther A Boudewijns, Javier Flores Kim, Timor Faber, Babu GR, Onno C P van Schayck, Jasper V Been. Impact of improved cookstoves on women’s and child health in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax Published Online First: 20 June 2018. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210952 (IF 23.295)
  6. Babu GR, 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; 9(1): 40–52.
  7. Babu GR, Murthy GVS, Singh N, et al. Sociodemographic and Medical Risk Factors Associated with Antepartum Depression. Frontiers in Public Health. 2018; 6:127. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00127.
  8. Gudlavalleti MVS, Anchala R, Gudlavalleti ASV, Ramachandra SS, Shukla R, Jotheeswaran A, Babu GR, Singh V, Allagh K, Sagar J: 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.
  9. Clare E G, Babu GR, Aashrai Sai VG, Raghupathy A, Rajan S, Pant HB, Praveen V, Srikrishna S R, Komal A, Jayanti S: 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(Suppl S1):3-10.
  10. Anchala R, Gudlavalleti ASV, Gudlavalleti MVS, Singh V, Shukla R, Jotheeswaran A, Babu GR, Ramachandra SS, Sagar J, Bandyopadhyay S: 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; 2016, 20(Suppl S1):11-18.
  11. Babu GR, Sudhir PM, Mahapatra T, Das A, Rathniah 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.
  12. Babu GR, Tejaswi B, Kalavathi M, Vatsala G, Murthy G, Kinra S, Neelon SEB: Assessment of screening practices for gestational hyperglycaemia in public health facilities: a descriptive study in Bengaluru, India. Journal of public health research 2015, 4(1).
  13. Babu GR, Sathyanarayana T, Ketharam A, Kar SB, Detels R: Perceived Occupational Stressors and the Health Software Professionals in Bengaluru, India. The Qualitative Report 2015, 20(3):314.
  14. Mistry R, Babu GR, Mahapatra T, McCarthy WJ: Cognitive mediators and disparities in the relation between teen depressiveness and smoking. Drug and alcohol dependence 2014, 140:56-62.(IF: 3.322)
  15. Babu GR, Jotheeswaran A, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Kumar A, Detels R, Pearce N: Republished: Is hypertension associated with job strain? A meta-analysis of observational studies. Postgraduate medical journal 2014, 90(1065):402-409. (IF 2.078)
  16. Babu GR, Mahapatra T, Detels R: Job stress and hypertension in younger software professionals in India. Indian journal of occupational and environmental medicine 2013, 17(3):101.
  17. 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):5817-5823. (IF 1.5)
  18. Babu GR, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Detels R: Sexual behavior and job stress in software professionals, Bengaluru-India. Indian journal of occupational and environmental medicine 2013, 17(2):58.
  19. Babu GR, 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 J Occup Environ Med. 2013 May;17(2):41-7.
  20. Babu GR, Lakshmi SB, Thiyagarajan JA: Epidemiological correlates of breast cancer in South India. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2013, 14(9):5077-5083. (IF 1.5)
  21. Babu GR, Samari G, Cohen SP, Mahapatra T, Wahbe RM, Mermash S, Galal OM: Breast cancer screening among females in Iran and recommendations for improved practice: a review. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2011, 12(7):1647-1655. (IF 1.5)

Global health

  1. Murhekar Manoj V, Bhatnagar Tarun, . Babu GR et al, Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in India: Findings from the national serosurvey, May-June 2020. DOI:10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_3290_20 Indian Journal of Medical Research, September 2020.  (Link)
  2. Gurung MS, Dorji G, Khetrapal S, Ra S, Babu GR, Krishnamurthy RS. Transforming health care through Bhutan’s digital health strategy: progress to date. WHO South East Asia J Public Health. 2019; 8:77-82.
  3. 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. (IF: 2.766)
  4. Ranjan A, Babu GR, Tarun Bhatnagar, Roger Detels. Sexual behavior, HIV prevalence and awareness among wives of Migrant Workers: Results from cross-sectional survey in rural north India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine Indian J Community Med. 2017;42(1):24-9.
  5. Chen G, Cao Y, Yao Y, Li M, Tang W, Li J, Babu GR, Jia Y, Huan X, Xu G: Syphilis incidence among men who have sex with men in China: results from a meta-analysis. International journal of STD & AIDS 2016:0956462416638224. (IF       1.494)
  6. Yu W, Wang L, Han N, Zhang X, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Babu GR, Tang W, Detels R, Zhao J: Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV: A right way to go or a long way to go? Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology 2015:1-8. (IF 3.026)
  7. Tang W, Babu GR, Li J, Zhang Y, Fu G, Huan X, Tucker JD, Zhao J, Detels R: The difference between HIV and syphilis prevalence and incidence cases: results from a cohort study in Nanjing, China, 2008–2010. International journal of STD & AIDS 2015, 26(9):648-655. (IF 1.494)
  8. Ranjan A, Babu GR, Detels R: Knowledge, Attitude and Perception about HIV/AIDS among the Wives of Migrant Workers of Muzaffarpur District in Bihar. Journal of community medicine & Health Education, 2015. (IF 1.730)
  9. Fu G-F, Jiang N, Hu H-Y, Mahapatra T, Yin Y-P, Mahapatra S, Wang X-L, Chen X-S, Babu GR, Xu X-Q: 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 2015, 10(3):e0118863. (IF: 2.766)
  10. Wang L, Tang W, Wang L, Qian S, Li Y-g, Xing J, Li D, Ding Z, Babu GR, Wang N: The HIV, syphilis, and HCV epidemics among female sex workers in china: results from a serial cross-sectional study between 2008 and 2012. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014, 59(1):e1-e9. (IF 9.117)
  11. Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Babu GR, 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):145-156. (IF 1.014)
  12. Cheng W, Tang W, Zhong F, Babu GR, Han Z, Qin F, Gao K, Mai H, Zhao Y, Liang C: 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 2014, 14(1):1. (IF 2.620)
  13. Babu GR, TN S, Bhan A, Lakshmi J, Kishore M: An appraisal of the tuberculosis programme in India using an ethics framework. Indian journal of medical ethics 2014, 11(1):11-15.
  14. Huan X, Tang W, Babu GR, Li J, Zhang M, Liu X, Yan H, Fu G, Zhao J, Yang H: HIV risk-reduction counseling and testing on behavior change of MSM. PloS one 2013, 8(7):e69740. (IF: 2.766)
  15. Das A, Babu GR, 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, 24(12):957-968. (IF 1.494)
  16. Babu GR, Laxminarayan R: The unsurprising story of MDR-TB resistance in India. Tuberculosis 2012, 92(4):301-306.
  17. Ghosh P, Arah O, Talukdar A, Sur D, Babu G, Sengupta P, Detels R: Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. International journal of STD & AIDS 2011, 22(3):140-145. (IF 1.494)


  1. Gudlavalleti AG, Babu GR, van Schayck OCP, Schaper NC, Lewis MG, Murthy GVS. Evaluation of competence training for the minimally trained health worker in type 2 diabetes: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Medicine. 2020;99(44):e22959.
  2. Kumar Muthusamy Santhosh BT, Manickam Ponnaiah, Saravana Kumar V, Rade Kiran, Shah Naman, Kant Shashi, Babu Giridhara R, Zodpey Sanjay, Kumar CP Girish, Vivian Thangaraj Jeromie Wesley, Chatterjee Pranab, Kanungo Suman, Pandey Ravindra Mohan, Murhekar Manoj, Singh Sujeet K, Sarkar Swarup, Muliyi J P, Gangakhedkar Raman, Reddy D.C.S. National sero-surveillance to monitor the trend of SARS-CoV-2 infection transmission in India: Protocol for community-based surveillance. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2020
  3. Shriyan P, Babu GR, Ravi D, Ana Y, van Schayck OC, Thankachan P, Murthy GV. Ambient and Indoor Air Pollution in Pregnancy and the risk of Low birth weight and Ensuing Effects in Infants (APPLE): A cohort study in Bangalore, South India. Wellcome Open Research. 2019 Oct 30;3:133
  4. Babu GR, Karthik M, Ravi D, Ana Y, Shriyan P, Hasige KK, Deshpande K, Siddlingaiah LB, Kinra S, Murthy GVS. What makes the pregnant women revisit public hospitals for research? Participant engagement and retention trial in a public hospital (PERTH): an RCT protocol. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018;18:369.(IF 2.331)
  5. Nath A, Murthy GVS, Babu GR, Renzo GC. Effect of prenatal exposure to maternal cortisol and psychological distress on infant development in Bengaluru, southern India: a prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 2017;17(1):255 (IF 2.419)
  6. Thakur, M., Boudewijns, E.A., Babu, GR., 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. (IF 2.420)
  7. 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.(IF 2.331)
  8. Babu GR, Garadi L, Murthy G, Kinra S: Effect of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy on adiposity in their infants in India: a protocol of a multicenter cohort study. BMJ open 2014, 4(6): e005417. (IF 2.413)

Peer reviewed Commentaries/Letters/ other Scientific Publications

  1. Murthy, K.R., Murthy, P.R., Murali, B., Basavaraju, V., Sindhu, B.S., Churi, A., Kumar, D., Roopa, B.S., Babu, G.R., Shapeti, S. and Gilbert, C., 2020. A scalable, self-sustaining model for screening and treatment of diabetic retinopathy in rural Karnataka. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 68(13), p.74. (IF 0.43)
  2. Babu, G.R, Yamuna Ana. Choosing a career in Public Health. Practitioners’ Guidance series First ed. XIII, Bengaluru: Karnataka Medical Council 2019. p. 57-84.
  3. Babu GR, Nakamura A, Jurišić Eržen D. Commentary: Short Body Height and Pre-pregnancy Overweight for Increased Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018;9:575. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00575.
  4. Babu GR. Mental Health Link, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Indian alliance, Nature India P 15. 2018
  5. Shweta Khandlwal, Babu GR, Anura V Kurpad. weighing the paradox of under nutrition and fat. Nature India, P 28. 2018
  6. Boudewijns EA, Babu GR, Salvi S, Sheikh A, van Schayck OC. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a disease of old age?. Journal of global health. 2018 Dec;8(2).
  7. GR Babu, A Nakamura, D Jurišić Eržen Can short stature be a screening criteria for GDM? Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2018
  8. 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. (IF 21.466)
  9. Parimala M, Prafulla S, Deepa R, Yamuna A, Babu GR.  Shadow beneath the Lamp? The high burden of Diabetes and Hypertension in the workforce of health department, Karnataka, South India. RGUHS National Journal of Public Health, July 2016,  Vol-1; Issue – 3, pp 78-92.
  10. Manjula D, Sasikumar NS, Sahu B, and Babu GR. Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in schoolteachers of Bengaluru. RGUHS National Journal of Public Health. January 2016, Vol.1: Issue-1, pp 13-21.
  11. Sudha Y, Sasikumar NS, Sahu B, and Babu GR. “A study of prevalence of Hypertension among School Teachers in Bengaluru”. RGUHS National Journal of Public Health. April 2016, Vol 1: Issue 2, pp 42-48.
  12. Babu GR: Health for Indians—who cares about it anyway? The BMJ Opinion. February 20, 2014
  13. Babu GR, Satyanarayana T, Shapeti SS, Halagi P, Raveendra H: Creation of PublicHealth Cadre in Karnataka State, India. Annals of Community Health 2014, 2(2):4-14.
  14. Garikipati U, Babu GR, Pant H, Murthy G: A study of infant deaths in tribal area of Andhra Pradesh, India. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health 2013, 2(4):1-15.
  15. Babu GR, 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):441-446.
  16. Babu GR, Ramachandra SS, Garikipati U, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Narayana S, Pant H: Maternal Health Correlates of Neonatal Deaths In A Tribal Area In India. The Internet Journal of Epidemiology 2012, 10(2):DOI: 10.5580/5582cc5584. (IF 0.28)
  17. Babu GR, Mahapatra T, Mahapatra S, Kumar S, Hussain M: Epidemiology Methods For Practice By Obstetricians In Developing Countries-I. The Internet Journal of Epidemiology 2013, 11(1). (IF 0.28)
  18. TN S, Babu GR: Targeted sexual exploitation of children and women in India: Policy perspectives on Devadasi system. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:157-62 2012, 5(3):157-162.
  19. Sathyanarayana T, Babu GR, 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. (IF 0.64)
  20. Babu GR: Evidence for health policy in India: do we have enough data? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2012, 105(9):365-365. (IF 118)
  21. Babu GR: Do you see an elephant or just its trunk? The need of learning Modern Epidemiologic Methods: An introduction. The Internet Journal of Epidemiology 2012, 10(2). (IF 0.28)
  22. Babu, G. R. It might be Survival that determines Shopping! Comment on’ Chang Y-H, Chen RC-Y, Wahlqvist ML, et al. J Epidemiol Community Health (2011). doi:10.1136/jech.2010.12669’.
  23. Babu GR: In Response to” Suicide and Ethnicity in Malaysia”. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology 2011, 32(2):e15.
  24. Sathyanarayan T, Babu GR: 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):308-310. (IF 205)
  25. Babu GR, 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.
  26. Babu GR: India’s tryst with creation of public health cadre. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2011, 4(2):143.
  27. Babu GR: “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.
  28. Babu GR: Obesity in Elderly and Life Expectancy in India. International Journal of Medicine and Public health 2011, 1(2):2-3.
  29. Babu GR, Olsen J, Jana S, Nandy S, Farid MN, Sadhana S, Kadam S: Evaluation of Immunization Services in high-risk district in India. International J of Medicine and Public Health 2011, 1(3):17-21. (IF 2.284)
  30. Babu G, Olsen J, Jana S, Nandy S, Farid M: Sadhana. Evaluation Of Immunization Cards And Parental Recall Against Gold Standard For Evaluating Immunization Coverage. Internet Journal of Epidemiology 2011, 9. (IF0.28)
  31. Babu GR, Singh VV, Nandy S, Jana S, TN S, SM S: Supportive supervision and immunization coverage: Evidence from India. Int J Epidemiol 2010, 9(2). (IF 0.28)
  32. Babu GR, Bhatnagar T: Influenza vaccination to elderly: Quantifying the potential role of unmeasured confounders through an example. The Internet Journal of Epidemiology 2010, 9(1):2. (IF 0.28)
  33. Babu G, Detels R: Prioritizing social actions and involving community for prevention of the non-communicable diseases. Internet J Epidemiol 2011, 9. (IF 0.28)
  34. Babu GR, Sharma P: Problems related to menstruation amongst adolescent girls. Indian journal of pediatrics 2010, 77(2):218-219.
  35. Babu GR: Response to ‘Cancer incidence rates among South Asians in four geographic regions: India, Singapore, UK and US’. International Journal of Epidemiology 2009, 38(4):1157-1158. (IF 8.360)
  36. Babu GR: Comment on “Development and Validation of a Colon Cancer Risk Assessment Tool for Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy”. The American journal of gastroenterology 2009, 104(12):3102-3103.
  37. Babu GR: Comment on ‘From risk factors to explanation in public health’. Journal of public health 2008, 30(4):515-516.