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Name: Dr. A. LAXMAIAH, MBBS, DPH, MPH, PG Certificate Course (Applied Nutrition), MBA
Scientist ‘F’ & Head, Division of Community Studies
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Phone: +91-40-27197275
E-mail: laxmaiaha@ninindia.org;  avulalaxman@yahoo.com
 

Brief Profile:

Dr. Laxmaiah is an epidemiologist and public health nutrition specialist in the Division of community studies. Trained in Medicine and Public Health, he has been researching extensively in the areas of Public Health Nutrition. He has been constantly upgrading his skills by taking part in various issue based training and capacity building programmes related to health, nutrition care and management. He has vast experience in carrying out epidemiological, operational and intervention trials in health and nutrition in areas such as undernutrition (macro and micronutrient deficiencies) and overnutrition and associa (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc.). He is the execution incharge for the activities of the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau.  
He is a faculty member for regular as well as adhoc training programmes being organized regularly in the Institute. He has been actively involved in cpacity building in the areas of neutrition for the staff of Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), GOvernemnt of India. He also serves a guest faculty in training programmes organized by many reputed medical institutions, universities and NGOs. He published more than 50 papers in national and international journals, three book chapters and several papers in proceedings of national and international conferences.

He serves an advisory committee member in health and nutrition for reputed Government bodies like the Department of Science and Technology (DST); Mid-day Meal Programme (MDM) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
 

Important scientific Papers published in peer reviewed National and International journals

  1. Laxmaiah, A., Rameshwar Sarma, K.V., Hanumantha Rao, D., Gal Reddy, Ch., Ravindranath, M., Vishnuvardhana Rao, M and Vijayaraghavan, K. “Impact of Mid Day Meal Programme on Educational and Nutritional Status of school children in Karnataka”. Indian Pediatrics, 1999; 36 (12): 1221-1228.

  2. Brahmam,G.N.V., K. Madhavan Nair, A. Laxmaiah, Ch. Gal Reddy, S. Ranganathan, M. Vishnuvardhana Rao, A. Nadamuni Naidu, K. Vijayaraghavan, B. Sivakumar, Kamala Krishnaswamy, J. Gowrinath Sastry, M. Mohan Ram, N. Pralhad Rao and Vinodini Reddy.  “Community trial with iron and iodine fortified salt (Double fortified salt)”. Ed. Rob M. Geertman, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 8th World Salt Symposium, 2000; 2: 955-960.

  3. K. Madhavan Nair, Brahmam,G.N.V., A. Laxmaiah, Ch. Gal Reddy, M. Vishnuvardhana Rao, S. Ranganathan, K. Vijayaraghavan, B. Sivakumar and Kamala Krishnaswamy. “Sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) as a stabilizer of double fortified (iron and iodine) salt does not alter the calcium and phosphorous homeostasis”. Ed. Rob M. Geertman, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 8th World Salt Symposium 2000; 2: 1253-1254.

  4. Laxmaiah, A., Galreddy, Ch., Ravindranath, M., Vishnuvardhan Rao, M,. Brahmam, G.N.V., Hanmantha Rao, D and Vijayaraghavan, K. “Impact of World Bank Assisted Nutrition Project (ICDS) on services Nutritional status of preschool children in Andhra Pradesh, India” Ann Nutr & Metab, 2001; 45 (Suppl 1): 297.

  5. Laxmaiah, A., Mallikharjuna Rao, Brahmam, G.N.V., Sharad Kumar, Ravindranath,M, Kashinath,K., Radhaiah, G., Hanumantha Rao, D., and Vijayaraghavan,K. “Diet and Nutrition Status of Rural Preschool Children of Punjab”. Indian Pediatrics 2002; 4: 331-338.

  6. Vijayaraghavan, K., Surya Prakasam, B and Laxmaiah, A. “Intra FamilyDistribution of Dietary Energy in Rural India and Time trends”. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2002; 23 (4): 390-394.

  7. Mallikarjuna Rao, K., Laxmaiah, A., Ravin:dranath, M., Venkaiah, K., Hanmantha Rao, D., Brahmam, GNVB and Vijayaraghavan, K. “Diet and Nutrition during drought in Western Rajasthan, India”. J Hum Ecol. 2003; 14 (3): 153-158.

  8. Laxmaiah, A and Vijayaraghavan, K. “ family level preparedness during drought “ Health Action, 2003; 4: 13-15.

  9. Kodavanti Mallikharjuna Rao, Nagalla Balakrishna, Avulala Laxmaiah, Kodali Venkaiah, and GNV Brahmam. Diet and Nutritional status of adolescent tribal population in nine States of India, Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2006; 15 (1): 64-71.

  10. Laxmaiah. A & Participants: “Building Leadership skills in Food and Nutrition essential for National Development, Mysore Declaration – Capacity strengthening in Nutrition, Ann Nutr Metab 2006; 50: 403-406.

  11. Laxmaiah, A.  Arlappa, N., Harikumar. R., Venkaiah, K and Brahmam, GNVB. “Diet and Nutrition Status among Tribal population in the ITDA areas, Bhadrachalam, Khammam” J Hum Ecol 2007; 21 (2) 79-86.

  12. Laxmaiah, A., Balakrishna, N., Vijayaraghavan, K and Nair, VM. “Factors affecting prevalence of overweight among 12-17 years urban Adolescents in Hyderabad, India”, Obesity 2007; 15 (6): 1384-1390.

  13. Brahmam, GNV., Laxmaiah. A., Madhavan Nair. K and Balakrishna, N. Prevalence of micronutrient deficiency disorders in rural areas of select States in India. Asian Congress of Nutrition, Taipe 2007; pp 96 (1-244). http:www.2007acn.org.tw 

  14. N. Arlappa, A. Laxmaiah, N. Balakrishna, R. Harikumar, G. N. V. Brahmam. Clinical and sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency among rural pre-school children of Maharashtra, India, Annals of Human Biology, 2008; 35 (6):1-9.

  15. G.M. Antony and A. Laxmaiah. Human development, poverty, health & nutrition situation in India, Indian J Med Res., 2008; 128 (8):194-201.

  16. K. Mallikharjuna Rao, K. Venkaiah, N. Arlappa, A.Laxmaiah, M. S. Radhika, Ch. Galreddy and GNV. Brahmam. Infant and Young Child Feeding practices and Nutritional Status of under five year children in Koraput district of Orissa, Indian Journal Medica Research (Accepted 2007-0501).



 

Chapters in Books
    1. Diet related Non-communicable disease
    2. National Nutrition Intervention Programmes in India and in Neighbouring countries
    3. Nutrition Epidemiology

Published papers in souvenirs/Proceedings of the conferences/workshops

  1. Brahmam,G.N.V., K. Madhavan Nair, Laxmaiah, A. Ch. Gal Reddy, S. Ranganathan, M. Vishnuvardhana Rao, A. Nadamuni Naidu, K. Vijayaraghavan, B. Sivakumar, Kamala Krishnaswamy, J. Gowrinath Sastry, M. Mohan Ram, N. Pralhad Rao and Vinodini Reddy. Community trial with iron and iodine fortified salt (Double fortified salt). Presented in the 8th World Salt Symposium, Ed. Rob M. Geertman, Elsevier, Amsterdam, vol. 2, pp 955-960, 2000.

  2. K.Madhavan Nair, G.N.V.Brahmam, A. Laxmaiah, Ch.Galreddy, S.Ranganathan, M.Vishnuvardhana Rao, A.Nadamuni Naidu, K.Vijayaraghavan, B.Sivakumar, Kamala Krishnaswamy, J.Gowrinath Sastry, M.Mohan Ram, N,Pralhad Rao and Vinodini Reddy. “Sodium Hexametaphosphate as a stabilizer of double fortified (iron and iodine) salt does not alter the calcium and phosphorous homeostasis”. 8th World Salt Symposium, Volume 2 Edited by Rob M.Geertman, AkzoNobel Central Research by Arnhem, The Netherlands, 2000.

  3. Laxmaiah,A., Galreddy,Ch.,Ravindranath,M.Vishnuvardhana,M., Brahmam, G.N.V., Hanumantha Rao, D. and Vijayaraghavan, K. “ An Evaluation of World Bank  Assisted Nutrtion Project (ICDS) in Andhra Pradesh, India”. The paper presented in the International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), held at Vienna, Austria, 27- 31st August 2001.

  4. Laxmaiah, A., Nair V.M., and K. Vijayaraghavan, “Prevalence and Correlates of overweight among urban Adolescent school children in Hyderabad, India ”. Presented in the International Congress of Dietetics (ICD), held during 28-31 May 2004 at Chicago, USA.

  5. Laxmaiah, A., Gal Reddy, Ch., Sharad Kumar, Venkaiah, K., Brahmam, G.N.V., and Sivakumar. “Health and Nutritional situation in Tsunami affected population living in the relief camps in Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India,” the paper will be presented in 2nd African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference, scheduled to be held at Ghana during 15-18 August 2006.

  6. Laxmaiah, A., Prithvi Raj and Anjaneyulu, G., Reddy SN. “ a Study of Evaluation of Universal Immunisation in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secundrabad”. XX national conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Sdocial Medicine, Pune, November 1990.
  7.  Laxmaiah, A., Reddy, SN ans Anjaneyulu, G. Health profile of primary school children in rural areas of Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh” XXXV All India Annuual Conference of Indian Public Health Association, Karad, Maharastra, India February 1991.

  8. Laxmaiah, A., Reddy SN and Anjaneyulu, G. “ A Study Of Evaluation of Universal Immunization Programme in the districts of Mahaboonagar” Andhra Pradesh, V Joint Conference of IAPSM and IPHA, Andhra Pradesh, Chapter, Hyderabad, January 1991.

  9. Lamaiah, A., Sreenath, G and Ramani, G. “ Role of Socioeconomic factors on ARI Episodes”. XXI Annual Conference of IAPSM, New Delhi, 1992.

  10. Laxmaiah, A., Rameshwar Sarma,K.V., Hanumantha Rao, D., Gal Reddy,Ch., Ravindranath,M., Vishnuvardhana Rao and Vijayaraghavan,K. “Impact of Mid Day Meal Programme on Educational and Nutritional Status of school children in Karnataka”. XXXI Annual Meeting of Nutrition Society of India, November 1998.

  11. Chandraprabha, D., Chandrashakhar Rao,T., Jalaja Sundaram, D and Laxmaiah,A. “ Socioeconomic  Status and dietary intake pattern among artisan households of Karnataka” XXV Annual Meeting of Nutrition Society of India, 1992.

  12. Laxmaiah, A., Vijayaraghavan, K., Hanmanatha Rao, D., Brahamam, GNV., Radhaiah, G., Hari Kumar, R., Kashinath, K., Galreddy., Ch., Mallikharjuna Rao, K., Sharad Kumar and Ravindranath, M. diet and Nutritional status of rural population in the state of Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,and Punjab”. 42nd National Conference of Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), Chennai 1998.

  13. Laxmaiah, A., Rameshwar Sarma,K.V., Hanumantha Rao, D., Gal Reddy,Ch., Ravindranath,M., Vishnuvardhana Rao and Vijayaraghavan,K. “Impact of Mid Day Meal Programme on Educational and Nutritional Status of school children in Karnataka”. XXXI Annual meeting of Nutrition Society of India, November 1998.

  14. Laxmaiah, A., N. Balakrishna, K. Vijayaraghavan and Nair V.M., “Prevalence of overweight/obesity among rural and urban Adolescent schools children and its correlates”. Presented in the Annual meeting of Nutrition Society O India (NSI), 5-6th November 2004, Mysore, Karnataka.

  15. Laxmaiah, A., Galreddy,Ch., Balakrishna, N., Brahamam, GNV., and Vijayaraghavan, K. “Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) among Rural Indians – A Scenario after three decades of National Anaemia Prophylaxis programme”. Presented in the Annual Conference of Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), held during 11-13th February 2005 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

  16. Laxmaiah, A. “Prevalence of obesity and its predictors among urban Adolescents of Hyderabad, - Areas for sensitization”, Global Alliance Meeting for Prevention of Obesity” held on 18 September 2006, India International Center, Delhi.

  17. Brahmam, GNV., Laxmaiah. A., Madhavan Nair. K and Balakrishna, N. Prevalence of micronutrient deficiency disorders in rural areas of select States in India. September 9-13, 2007; Asian Congress of Nutrition, Taipe, Abstract Book, pp 96 (1-244). http:www.2007acn.org.tw 

  18. A.Laxmaiah,  ‘NIN survey findings of Nutritional Anaemia among preschool children in India’ presented in the ‘Workshop on Child anemia’ organized by National Institute of Health and Family welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and USAID, New Delhi, held on 6th February 2008 at National Institute of Health and Family welfare, New Delhi.

  19. A.Laxmaiah, Double burden of disease in India’ presented in the National Seminar on’ Problems of Nutrition: Among Rich and Poor, organized by Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research and Social Action (MGNIASA), Hyderabad, held on 29th February 2008, at Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research and Social Action (MGNIASA), Hyderabad.

  20. A. Laxmaiah. ‘What aspects of Body fat are dangerous and how do we measure them’ presented in the National Conference of All India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity (AIAARO) affiliated to International association of study of obesity, held during 1&2nd March 2008, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.

  21. A. Laxmaiah. Nutritional Status in different States in India during drought and Normal period. Workshop on ‘Impact of Climate Change on Health’ organized by National Institute of Malaria Research Center, ICMR, New Delhi, 1st July, 2008.

  22. A. Laxmaiah. Dietary Risk factors for Non-communicable diseases, presented and published in the proceedings of the WHO-National Workshop on ‘Life Style Disease and Occupation’ organized by National Institute of Occupational health, ICMR, Ahmedabad, Gujarat during November 5-7, 2008.

  23. A. Laxmaiah. Nutrition Scenario in India: Low cost biochemical indices to detect undernutrition. Presented in Indo- Us Workshop on Low cost Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical Technologies, Organized by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Sciences and Center for DNA Finger Printing and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India, 18-20 November 2008.

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