National Institute of Nutrition
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Name: Dr. Bharati Kulkarni, MBBS, DCH, MPH, PhD
Scientist ‘E’
Phone: 91-40-27197256

Brief Profile:

Dr Bharati Kulkarni obtained her medical degree with specialization in Pediatrics from University of Pune in 1994. She was awarded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship in 2007 and completed her Master of Public Health (with concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. She gained PhD (Faculty of Health) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2014.
Dr. Kulkarni’s research encompasses various aspects of public health nutrition including maternal and child nutrition, developmental origins of health and disease in adulthood, body composition as well as nutritional aspects of bone health. She has conducted a number of studies on bone health and body composition of various population groups. She is an investigator of an international collaborative study which examines the association of early life nutrition supplementation with later chronic diseases in a long term follow up of a cohort, Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS). Her current work focuses on understanding the linkages between agriculture and nutrition through a collaborative study, SPANDAN (System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamics for Agriculture and Nutrition), which involves a large integrated survey on agriculture and nutrition in two states of India.


List of Publications:

 1. Kulkarni B, Kuper H, Taylor A, Wells JC, Radhakrishna KV, Kinra S, Ben-Shlomo Y, Smith GD, Ebrahim S, Kurpad AV, Byrne NM, Hills AP. Assessment of body composition in Indian adults: comparison between dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and isotope dilution technique. Br J Nutr 2014 ; 112(7):1147-53

 2. Kuper H, Taylor A, Krishna KV, Ben-Shlomo Y, Gupta R, Kulkarni B, Prabhakaran D, Davey-Smith G, Wells J, Ebrahim S, Kinra S. Is vulnerability to cardiometabolic disease in Indians mediated by abdominal adiposity or higher body adiposity. BMC Public Health. 2014 Dec 1;14(1):1239.

 3. Sanjay Kinra, Michelle Hards, Bharati Kulkarni, KV Rameshwar Sarma,Yoav Ben-Shlomo, George Davey Smith. Socioeconomic position and cardiovascular risk in rural Indian adolescents: evidence from the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS). Public Health 2014;128(9):852-9.

 4. Kulkarni B, Kuper H, Radhakrishna KV, Hills AP, Byrne NM, Taylor A, Sullivan R, Bowen L, Wells JC, Ben-Shlomo Y, et al. The impact of early life supplemental nutrition on lean body mass and grip strength in adulthood: evidence from the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS). Am J Epidemiol 2014; 179:700-9.

 5. Kulkarni B, Hills AP, Byrne NM. Nutritional influences during the life course on the lean body mass of individuals in developing countries. Nutr Rev 2014;72:190-204.

 6. Matsuzaki M, Kuper H, Kulkarni B, Radhakrishna K, Viljakainen H, Taylor AE, Sullivan R, Bowen L, Tobias JH, Ploubidis GB, Wells JC, Prabhakaran D, Davey Smith G, Ebrahim S, Ben-Shlomo Y, Kinra S. Life-course determinants of bone mass in young adults from a transitional rural community in India: the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS). Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99:1450-1459.

 7. Kulkarni B, Mamidi RS, Balakrishna N, Radhakrishna KV. Body composition assessment in infancy and early childhood: comparison of anthropometry with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in low-income group children from India. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;68:658-63

 8. Kinra S, Radha Krishna K, Kuper H, Rameshwar Sarma K, Prabhakaran P, Gupta V,Walia GK, Bhogadi S, Kulkarni B, Kumar A, et al. Cohort Profile: Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS). Int J Epidemiol. 2014;43:1417-24

 9. Kulkarni B, Kuper H, Taylor A, Wells JC, Radhakrishna KV, Kinra S, Ben-Shlomo Y, Smith GD, Ebrahim S, Byrne NM, Hills AP. Development and validation of anthropometric prediction equations for estimation of lean body mass and appendicular lean soft tissue in Indian men and women. J Appl Physiol 2013;115:1156-62.

 10. Koletzko B, Bhutta ZA, Cai W, Cruchet S, El Guindi M, Fuchs GJ, Goddard EA, van Goudoever JB, Quak SH, Kulkarni B et al. Compositional Requirements of Follow-Up Formula for Use in Infancy: Recommendations of an International Expert Group Coordinated by the Early Nutrition Academy. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2013, 62:44-54. 3

 11. Taylor AE, Kuper H, Varma RD, Wells JC, Bell JD, V Radhakrishna K, Kulkarni B, Kinra S, Timpson NJ, Ebrahim S, Smith GD, Ben-Shlomo Y. Validation of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of abdominal fat by comparison with magnetic resonance imaging in an Indian population. PLoS One. 2012;7:e51042

 12. Raja Sriswan Mamidi, Bharati Kulkarni, K.V. Radhakrishna. Hospital based nutrition rehabilitation of children with severe acute malnutrition- experiences from a nutrition centre in India . Nutrition Therapy and Metabolism 2011; 29: 107 - 118

 13. Kulkarni B, Shatrugna V, Nagalla B, Rani KU: Regional Body Composition Changes during Lactation in Indian Women from the Low-Income Group and Their Relationship to the Growth of Their Infants. J Am Coll Nutr 2011, 30:57-62.

 14. Mamidi RS, Kulkarni B, Singh A: Secular trends in height in different states of India in relation to socioeconomic characteristics and dietary intakes. Food Nutr Bull 2011, 32:23-34.

 15. Ray S, Kulkarni B, Sreenivas A: Prevalence of prehypertension in young military adults & its association with overweight & dyslipidaemia. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2011, 134:162-167.

 16. Kulkarni B, Christian P, LeClerq SC, Khatry SK. Determinants of compliance to antenatal micronutrient supplementation and women's perceptions of supplement use in rural Nepal. Public Health Nutrition 2010, 13:82-90.

 17. Kulkarni B, Shatrugna V, Nagalla B, Rani KU. Regional Body Composition of Indian Women from a LowIncome Group and Its Association with Anthropometric Indices and Reproductive Events. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2010, 56:182-189.

 18. Mamidi RS, Kulkarni B, Radhakrishna KV, Shatrugna V. Hospital Based Nutrition Rehabilitation of Severely Undernourished Children Using Energy Dense Local Foods. Indian Pediatrics 2010, 47:687-693.

 19. Radhakrishna KV, Kulkarni B, Balakrishna N, Rajkumar H, Omkar C, Shatrugna V. Composition of weight gain during nutrition rehabilitation of severely under nourished children in a hospital based study from India. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010, 19:8-13.

 20. Anjali Ganpule-Rao, Urmila Deshmukh, Bharati Kulkarni, CS Yajnik. Maternal influences on bone health in Indian children: Appraisal of the evidence. Asia Pacific Journal of Endocrinology 2009 (published online)

 21. G.Amarendar Reddy, Bharati Kulkarni, Veena Shatrugna, P. Thilak Ravindra Reddy, Balakrishna Nagalla, Ajeya Kumar P. Bone mass of overweight affluent Indian youth and its sex specific association with body composition. Archives of Osteoporosis 2009, 4: 31-39

 22. Bharati Kulkarni, Veena Shatrugna, Balakrishna Nagalla, Ajeya Kumar P, Usha Rani K, Chandrakala Omkar A. Maternal weight and lean body mass may influence the lactation related bone changes in young under nourished Indian women. British Journal of Nutrition 2009, 101: 1527–1533

 23. Kulkarni B, Shatrugna V, Balakrishna N. Maternal lean body mass may be the major determinant of birth weight: A study from India. Eur J Clin Nutr 2006;60:1341-1344.

 24. Shatrugna V, Kulkarni B, Kumar PA, Rani KU, Balakrishna N. Bone status of Indian women from a lowincome group and its relationship to the nutritional status. Osteoporos Int 2005;16:1827-1835.

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