National Institute of Nutrition
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Designation : Scientist 'C'
Phone: +91-040-27197254

Brief Profile:

Dr. M. Raja Sriswan (pronounced as srish-one), joined National Institute of Nutrition as a senior research fellow (SRF) in 2008. As an SRF, he worked in the Hyderabad Dexa study under Dr Hannah Kuper (London school of hygiene and tropical medicine, United Kingdom) and Dr K.V Radhakrishna (then a senior scientist in the Clinical Division, NIN). He has also been the in charge medical officer for Nutrition ward (run by NIN) at Niloufer hospital, a tertiary care hospital in Hyderabad till date. He has worked in the area of stunting, severe acute malnutrition, infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) and cardiovascular diseases. His interests also include reproducible research based on R Programming software and dietary collection tools. He also did an internship at IIT-Kharagpur in 2016, where he learnt machine learning and programming languages for web and mobile development.
He is currently involved in three epidemiological studies in assessing and improving maternal, child and adolescent nutrition and contributed to identifying lacunae in the existing National Nutrition Program for Rural Adolescent girls and suggested solutions to policy makers to improve the program. He is currently evaluating the model menu implementation and its impact on nutritional status of boys and girls of social welfare residential educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh. He is also involved in testing multi-component intervention model in high burden district of Jharkhand in improving health and nutrition of vulnerable segment of population.


Total publications : 12
Publications in the last 10 years
  1. Mamidi RS, Rajkumar H, Radhakrishna KV, Babu JJ. Secular Trends in Heights and Weights in Boys and Girls Over 3 Decades in Rural India. Food Nutr Bull. 2016;37(3):425–38. (PMID: 27178037)
  2. KV RK, Hemalatha R, Mamidi RS, JJ BG, Balakrishna N. Do South Indian newborn babies have higher fat percentage for a given birth weight? Early Hum Dev. 2016;96:39–43. (PMID: 27038792)
  3. Thakur HS, Gottapu GS, Kadali SP, Kulkarni B, Mamidi RS. Effect of Nutrition Supplementation in Children Living with HIV at ART Centre. Indian J Pediatr. 2016 Mar, 83 (3): 232-237. (PMID: 26337450)
  4. Baker CP, Kulkarni B, Radhakrishna KV, Charyulu MS, Gregson J, Matsuzaki M, et al. Is the Association between Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Confounded by Obesity? Evidence from the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS). PloS One. 2015;10(6):e0129468 (PMID: 26079685)
  5. Kulkarni B, Mamidi RS, Balakrishna N, Radhakrishna KV..Eur J ClinNutr. 2014 Jun; 68 (6):658-663; (PMID: 24642784)
  6. Hemalatha R, Arthur CO, Sofia D. Forssten, Babu JJ, Mamidi RS, V Bhaskar, et al. A Community-based Randomized Double Blind Controlled Trial of Lactobacillus paracasei and Bifidobacteriumlactis on Reducing Risk for Diarrhea and Fever in Preschool Children in an Urban Slum in India. Eur J Nutr Food Saf. 2014 Jan 10;4(4):325–41.
  7. Molinari F, Meiburger KM, Zeng G, Saba L, RajendraAcharya U, Famiglietti L, et al. Automated carotid IMT measurement and its validation in low contrast ultrasound database of 885 patient Indian population epidemiological study: results of AtheroEdgeTM Software. IntAngiol J Int Union Angiol. 2012 Feb;31(1):42–53. (PMID: 22330624)
  8. Mamidi RS, Shidhaye P, Radhakrishna KV, Babu JJ, Reddy PS. Pattern of growth faltering and recovery in under 5 children in India using WHO growth standards--a study on First and Third National Family Health Survey. Indian Pediatr. 2011 Nov 11;48(11):855–60. (PMID: 21555805)
  9. Mamidi RS, BharatiKulkarni, Singh A. Secular trends in height in different states of India in relation to socioeconomic characteristics and dietary intakes. Food Nutr Bull. 2011 Mar;32(1):23–34. (PMID: 21560461)
  10. Mamidi RS, Kulkarni B, Radhakrishna KV. Hospital-based nutrition rehabilitation of children with severe acute malnutrition-experiences from a nutrition centre in India. NutrTherMetab. 2011;29(3).
  11. Mamidi RS, Kulkarni B, Radhakrishna KV, Shatrugna V. Hospital based nutrition rehabilitation of severely undernourished children using energy dense local foods. Indian Pediatr. 2010 Aug;47(8):687–93. (PMID: 20453270)

Total number of books and book chapters: 1
List of books and book chapters

Molinari F, Meiburger KM, Saba L, Acharya UR, Famiglietti L, Georgiou N, et al. Automated Carotid IMT Measurement and Its Validation in Low Contrast Ultrasound Database of 885 Patient Indian Population Epidemiological Study: Results of AtheroEdge® Software. In: Multi-Modality Atherosclerosis Imaging and Diagnosis [Internet]. Springer New York; 2014 . p. 209–19.

Award and recognitions
ICMR- IIT KharagpurMedTech Internship Award 2016

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