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Name: Dr. N. Arlappa, MD
Scientist ‘E’ (Assistant Director)
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Phone:  +91-40-27197255
E-mail: arlappan@ninindia.org,  arlappan@yahoo.com
 

Brief Profile:

Dr. Arlappa is currently working in the Division of Community Studies. He has been actively involved in preparation of community based research project proposals, study proformae, execution of research projects and quality control of data collection in the community. He worked in more than 25 operational and evaluation research projects related to various topics such as micronutrient malnutrition; morbidities of communicable and non-communicable diseases and dietary pattern and nutritional status of the community residing in rural, tribal drought and tsunami affected areas of various parts of India. He also serves as a faculty member in various regular training programmes conducted by the institute for various adhoc training programmes for project investigators, staff of NNMB state units, health & ICDS functionaries.

 

List of Publications:

 1. Arlappa N. Vitamin A deficiency control measures: Importance of vitamin A supplementation as a public health policy in Indian context. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2013 Nov; 34(4):538-48.


 2. Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A, Balakrishna N, Harikumar R, Kodavanti MR, Gal Reddy Ch, Saradkumar S, Ravindranath M, Brahmam GNV. Micronutrient deficiency disorders among the rural children of West Bengal, India. Ann Hum Biol. 2011; 38(3):281-9.


 3. Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of anaemia among rural pre-school children of West Bengal, India. Ann Hum Biol. 2010; 37(2):231-242.


 4. Arlappa N, K. Venkaiah, Brahmam GNV. Severe drought and the vitamin A status of rural pre-school children in India . Disasters. 2011; 35(3):577-586.


 5. Arlappa N, N Balakrishna, A Laxmaiah, K Madhavan Nair, GNV Brahmam. Prevalence of Clinical and Sub-clinical Vitamin A Deficiency among Rural Pre- school Children of West Bengal, India. Indian Pediatrics. 2011; 48: 47-49.


 6. Arlappa N and Ravi Kumar BP. Relevance of continuation of Vitamin A supplementation progamme in India. Indian Pediatrics. 2011; 48:246-247.


 7. Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A, Balakrishna N, Hari Kumar R, Mallikarjuna Rao K, Galreddy Ch, Sharad Kumar, Ravindranath M, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of abdominal obesity and its relationship Hypertension among rural Elderly in India. Obesity. 2010; 18(2): S222.


 8. Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A, Raghu P, Vikas, Madhavan Nair K, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency and its determinants among rural pre-school children of Madhya Pradesh, India. Ann Hum Biol. 2011; 38(2):131-6.


 9. Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A, Balakrishna N, Brahmam GN. Consumption pattern of pulses, vegetables and nutrients among rural population in India. African Journal of Food Science. 2010; 4(10):666-675.


 10. Arlappa N. Vitamin A deficiency is still a public health problem in India. Editorial. Indian Pediatrics. 2011; 48:853-854.


 11. Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A, Balakrishna N, Harikumar R, Brahmam GNV. Clinical and sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency among rural pre-school children of Maharashtra, India. Annals of Human Biology. 2008; 35 (6): 606-614.


 12. Arlappa N, K.Mallikarjuna Rao, K. Venkaiah, G.N.V.Brahmam. "Nutritional parameters and chronic energy deficiency in Older Adults of Desert Areas of Western Rajasthan, India”. J Nutr Elderly. 2009; 28 (1): 61-71.


 13. Arlappa N, K. Venkaiah, K.Mallikarjuna Rao, Galreddy Ch, Sharad Kumar, Ravindranath, M , G.N.V.Brahmam. Prevalence of Chronic Energy Deficiency in Rural-Dwelling Older Indian Adults during a Period of Severe Drought. J Nutr Elderly. 2009; 28 (1): 301-302.


 14. Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GN. Prevalence of Anaemia among rural pre-school children of Maharashtra,India. Indian J.Comm Health. 2012; 24(1):4-8.


 15. Arlappa N, Meshram II, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A,Mallakharjuna Rao K, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of Anaemia among different physiological groups in the rural areas of Maharashtra. Indian J.Comm Health. Jul-Sept 2014; 26(3):278-284.


 16. Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A, Hari Kumar R, Mallikarjuna Rao K, Galreddy Ch, Sharad Kumar, Ravindranath M, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of Anaemia among rural Pre-school children in India. Pediatrics Therapeut.2012.2 (6).http:dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161/-0665.S1.003.


 17. Arlappa N. “Impact of chronic drought on Vitamin “A” status of Pre-school children, India”. Public Health Nutrition. Vol 9 (No.7-A): p72, 2006. Impact Factor: 2.169


 18. Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A Brahmam GNV.”Pattern of Indigenous Vegetables and Legumes Consumption in Rural India”. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on “Indigenous Vegetables and Legumes-Prospectus for Fighting Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition”. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), Number 752, September 2007.


 19. N. Arlappa, N.Balakrishna, Sharad Kumar, G.N.V.Brahmam, K.Vijayaraghavan. "Diet and Nutritional status of elderly in Rural India". Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly. 2003; 22 (4):35-52.


 20. N. Arlappa, N.Balakrishna, G.N.V.Brahmam, K.Vijayaraghavan. "Nutritional status of the Tribal elderly in India". Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly. 2005; 25 (2):25-39.


 21. Arlappa N, Aatif Qureshi I, Srinivas R. Fluorosis in India: An overview. International Journal of Research & Development. 2013 Apri. 1(2): 97-102.


 22. Qureshi IA, Arlappa N, Qureshi MA. Prevalence of malaria and anemia among pregnant women residing in malaria-endemic forest villages in India. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Oct; 127(1):93.


 23. Laxmaiah A, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, , Mallikarjun Rao K, Gal Reddy Ch, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar S, Brahmam GN. Prevalence and determinants of micronutrient deficiencies among rural children of 8 states in India. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism.2013; 62:229-239.


 24. Saeed Akhtar, Tariq Ismail,Sunethra Atukorala,N.Arlappa. Micronutrient deficiencies in South Asia-current status and strategies. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 2013; 31:55-62.


 25. Akhtar S, A Ahmed, MA Randhawa, S Atukorala, Arlappa N, T Ismail, Z Ali. Prevalence of Vitamin A Deficiency in South Asia: Causes, Outcomes, and Possible Remedies. Journal of Health Population and Nutrition 2013 Dec; 31(4):413-423.


 26. K.Mallikarjuna Rao, Arlappa N, M.S.Radhika, N.Balakrishna ,A.Laxmaiah, G.N.V.Brahmam.Correlation of fat Mass Index and Fat-free Mass Index with percentage body fat and their association with hypertension among urban South Indian adult men and women. Annals of Human Biology. 2012; 39 (1):54-58.


 27. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A, Mallikarjun Rao K, Gal Reddy C, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar S, Brahmam GN. Prevalence and Determinants of Undernutrition and its Trends among Pre-School Tribal Children of Maharashtra State, India. J Trop Pediatr.E-Pub 2011 May 4. 2012; 58(2):125-32.


 28. Laxmaiah A, Nair MK, Arlappa N, Raghu P, Balakrishna N, Mallikharjuna Rao K, Galreddy C, Kumar S, Ravindranath M, Vikas Rao V, Brahmam GN.Prevalence of ocular signs and subclinical vitamin A deficiency and its determinants among rural pre-school children in India. Public Health Nutr.E-PUB 2011 Sep 2:1-10. 2012; 15(4):568-77.


 29. Balakrishna N, Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A, Galreddy Ch, Brahmam GNV. Association between Anthropometric measurements and Hypertension-A study among rural Elderly in India. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism.Vol.51 (suppl. 1), 2007.


 30. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N., Mallikharjun Rao K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Trends in the prevalence of undernutrition, nutrient & food intake and predictors of undernutrition among under five year tribal children in India. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr, 2012; 21 (4):568-576.


 31. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Mallikharjun Rao K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of hypertension, its correlates and awareness among adult tribal population (>=20 years) of Kerala State, India. J Postgrad Med, 2012; 58 (4):253-259.


 32. Meshram II, Balakrishna N, Arlappa N, Mallikharjun Rao K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of Under-nutrition, its correlates and seasonal variation among Tribal pre-school Children of Odishaa State, India. Asia Pac J Public Health, 2012; (Epub).PMID:22500042.


 33. Laxmaiah .A, Mallikharjuna Rao .K, Hari Kumar .R, Arlappa .N, Venkaiah .K, and Brahmam .G.N.V. Diet and Nutritional status of Tribal population in ITDA project area of Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh. J.Hum.Ecology.2007; 21(2):79-86.


 34. Mallikharjuna Rao K, Balakrishna N, Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A Brahmam GNV. Diet and Nutritional status of women in India. J.Hum.Ecology.2010; 29(3):165-170.


 35. ShankarReddy D; Arlappa N. An updated Prasad’s Socio Economic Status Classification for 2013.International Journal of Research & Development. 2013 Apri. 1(2): 97-102


 36. Ravindranath, M Venkaiah, K., Vishnuvardhana Rao, M. Arlappa, N., Gal Reddy, Ch., Mallikharjuna Rao, K. et al. Effect of drought on nutritional status of rural community in Karnataka. J. Hum. Eco. 2005; 180 (3): 169-171.


 37. Galreddy Ch, Arlappa N, Harikumar R, Sharad kumar, Brahmam.G.N.V,Bala Krishna N, Vijayaraghavan.K. Diet and Nutrition Status of Preschool children in Rural Community of Orissa. J. Hum. Eco. 2006; 19 (3):205-214.


 38. Hari kumar. R, Venkiah.K, Arlappa.N, Sharad kumar, Brahmam.G.N.V, Vijayaraghavan.K. Diet and nutritional situation of the population in the severely drought affected areas of Gujarat. J. Hum. Eco. 2005; 18(4): 319-326.



 Special articles:


 39. Arlappa N, N.Balakrishna, Sharad Kumar, G.N.V.Brahmam, K.Vijayaraghavan. “Nutritional status of the Aged in rural India". Nutrition News. National Institute of Nutrition Vol 25 (1,2) 2004.


 40. Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A, Balakrishna N , Brahmam GNV. Consumption pattern of pulses, vegetables and nutrients among rural population in India. Nutrition News. National Institute of Nutrition. July 2011; VOL 32(3).


 41. Venkaiah K, Brahmam GNV, K.Vijayaraghavan, Arlappa N et al “Assessment of Diet and Nutrition situation in Drought affected areas in nine States-Part-I” Nutrition News. National Institute of Nutrition Vol. 27 (1) 2006.


 42. Venkaiah K, Brahmam GNV, K.Vijayaraghavan, Arlappa N,Ch. Gal Reddy et al “Assessment of Diet and Nutrition situation in Drought affected areas in nine States-Part-II” Nutrition News. National Institute of Nutrition Vol. 27 (2) 2006.



 Books/Chapter:


 43. Revised the Chapter in Dietary Guidelines on “Elderly Nutrition.”



 Awards:


 1. Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A Brahmam GNV.”Pattern of Indigenous Vegetables and legumes in rural India”. First International Conference on Indigenous Vegetables and legumes” December 12-15, 2006.AVRDC- The World Vegetable Center, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India. (Won 2nd Best Paper Award).


 2. Best Scientific Paper” Award for the presentation entitled “ Correlation between self-reported and measured height, weight and nutritional status of students of Medical Profession” at “XIV Joint State Conference of IPHA & IAPSM-2011-held at Mamata Medical College,Khammam.Jan 8-9th 2011.


 3. Best Statistical Analysis Scientific Paper Award for the presentation entitled “Correlation between self-reported and measured height, weight and nutritional status of students of Medical Profession” at “XIV Joint State Conference of IPHA & IAPSM-2011-held at Mamata Medical College,Khammam.Jan 8-9th 2011.


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