National Institute of Nutrition
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Name: Dr. K.V. Radha Krishna, MBBS, DCH
Scientist  ‘E’
Phone: +91-40-27197254

Brief Profile:

Has done his graduation from osmania medical college in 1977 and Post graduate Diploma in child health in 1982.  Has more than 30 years of experience in clinical pediatrics as well as biomedical research and has more than 35 publications.

Research area of interest include  Maternal and child health, Body composition, Micronutrients,  growth, development,  early life nutrition and chronic diseases.


List of Publications:

  1. Vinodini Reddy, P Bhaskaram, N Raghuramulu, Roy C. Milton, Vithal Rao, J Madhusudhan, and KV Radha Krishna. Relationship between measles, malnutrition, and blindness: a prospective study in Indian children. Am J Clin Nutr. 1986;44:924-30.

  2. P. Bhaskaram, K.V. Radha Krishna, and J. Madhusudan, Seroepidemiological study to determine the age for measles vaccination, Indian J Med Res. 1986;83:480-86

  3. P. Bhaskaram, J. Madhusudan , K.V. Radha Krishna, and Vinodini Reddy, Jouranl of Tropical pediatrics. 1986;32(3):123-26.Immune response in malnourished children with measles.

  4. P. Bhaskaram, J. Madhusudan , K.V. Radha Krishna and Shyam Raj. Human Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition. 1986;40C:295-299 Immunological response to measles vaccination in poor communities.

  5. P Bhaskaram, MD, Rita Mathur, Vittal Rao, J Madhusudhan, KV Radha Krishna, N Raghuramulu, and V Reddy.. Human Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition. 1986;40C:197–204 Pathogenesis of corneal lesions.

  6. D. Raghunatha Rao, K.V. Radha Krishna. Japanese Encephalitis and it’s public health importance. Andhra Pradesh Veterinarian. 2000;3(4):14-16

  7. P. Bhaskaram, N. Balakrishna, K.V. Radha Krishna and Kamala Krishnaswamy. Validation of Hemoglobin estimation using hemocue. Inidian J Pediatr. 2003;70(1):25-28

  8. B.Sivakumar, K.V. Rameswarasarma, GNV Brahmam, B.Sesikeran, K.Venkaiah, Dinesh Kumar B, R.Harikumar, K.V.Radha Krishna , J.J.Babu Geddam, N.Arlappa, Ch.Gal Reddy, Sharad Kumar, M. Ravindranath, DPR Vithal, K.Nageswara Rao, and K.Sreeramakrishna. Surveillance activities in Tsunami affected areas of Andhra Pradesh-Tsunami- ICMR Response, 2005, 35-36.
  9. Kankipati Vijay Radhakrishna DCH, Bharati Kulkarni MPH, Nagalla Balakrishna PhD, Hemalatha Rajkumar MD, Chandrakala Omkar MA, Veena Shatrugna MD,: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2010;19 (1):8-13 Composition of weight gain during nutrition rehabilitation of severely under nourished children in a hospital based study from India.
  10. R.Hemalatha, V.V. Annapruna, K. Damayanthi, K.V. Radha Krishna , Journal of Medical Sciences, vol 3, No2, May 2010,: Substantial proportion of apparently healthy urban South Indian young adults have insulin resistance associated with other cardiovascular risk factors.
  11. R.Hemalatha, Krishna Swetha, Seshacharyulu, K.V. Radha Krishna . Indian journal of pediatrics: July , 2010,77: Respiratory Syncityal virus in children with acute respiratory infections.
  12. Raja Sriswan Mamidi, Bharati Kulkarni, K.V. Radhakrishna, Veena Shatrugna,: Indian Pediatrics 47, 2010 August 1-7. Hospital Based Nutrition Rehabilitation of Severely Undernourished Children Using Energy Dense Local Foods
  13. Srinivas Reddy Y, Raghu Pullakandham, Radha Krishna K.V., Uday Kumar P, Dinesh K Bharadwaj., Annals of Human Biology: December 2010, Lead and Trace Element levels in School children residing in different Traffic zones: A cross Sectional Study
  14. Geddam, JJ; K.V, Radhakrishna; B.A, Ramalaxmi; Balakrishna, N; SSYH, Qadri; B, Sesikeran, International Journal of Medicine and Public Health, Vol 1, Issue 2, Apr-Jun, 2011 Maternal Nutrition In Early Pregnancy Effects Placental Development
  15. Raja Sriswan Mamidi, Pallavi Shidhaye, KV Radhakrishna, JJ Babu, P Sudhershan Reddy , Indian.Pediatrics., vol 48, 17 November, 2011: 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 Surveys
  16. Raja Sriswan Mamidi , Bharati Kulkarni, K.V. Radhakrishna , Nutritional Therapy & metabolism, 2011: 29 (3), 107-118. Hospital based nutrition rehabilitation of children with severe acute malnutrition- Experiences from a nutrition rehabilitation center in India
  17. William Johnson, Shahnaz Vazir, Sylvia Fernandez-Rao, Nagalla Balakrishna, Vijaya R Kankipati, Paula L Griffiths, : Annals of Human biology March 2012, Vol. 39, No. 2 : Pages 91-101, Using the WHO 2006 growth standards to assess the growth and nutritional status of south Indian infants in rural and urban slum environments
  18. Babu Geddam JJ, Radhakrishna KV, Ramalaxmi BA, Ravinder P and Balakrishna N : International Journal of Medicine and Public Health Vol.2 / Issue 3 / Jul–Sep, 2012, Expression of Leptin In Early Placental Development- Its Association With Maternal Nutritional Status
  19. Amy E. Taylor, Hannah Kuper, Ravi D. Varma, Jonathan C. Wells, Jimmy D. Bell, K.V.Radhakrishna, Bharati Kulkarni, Sanjay Kinra, Shah Ebrahim, George Davey Smith, Yoav Ben-Shlomo: PLoS ONE, Vol 7 (12) December 2012:e51042. Validation of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Measures of Abdominal Fat by Comparison with Magnetic Resonance Imaging in an Indian Population
  20. Phillippa K Bailey, Charles RV Tomson, Sanjay Kinra, Shah Ebrahim, KV Radha Krishna, Hannah Kuper, Dorothea Nitsch, Yoav Ben-Shlomo : BMC Nephrology 2013, 14:30: Differences in estimation of creatinine generation between renal function estimating equations in an Indian population: cross-sectional data from the Hyderabad arm of the Indian migration study
  21. K. V. Radhakrishna, R. Hemalatha, J. J. Babu Geddam, P. Ajey Kumar, N. Balakrishna, Veena Shatrugna: PLOSONE, May 2013 | Volume 8 | Issue 5 | e61486 Effectiveness of Zinc Supplementation to Full Term Normal Infants: A Community Based Double Blind, Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial
  22. Sanjay Kinra, KV Radha Krishna, Hannah Kuper, KV Rameshwar Sarma, Poornima Prabhakaran, Vipin Gupta, Gagandeep Kaur Walia, Santhi Bhogadi, Bharati Kulkarni, Ruby Gupta, D Prabhakaran, K Srinath Reddy, George Davey Smith, Yoav Ben- Shlomo, Shah Ebrahim: International Journal of Epidemiology: September 9 2013, “Cohort Profile: Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS)”
  23. Bharati Kulkarni, Hannah Kuper, Amy Taylor, Jonathan C. Wells, K. V. Radhakrishna, Sanjay Kinra, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, George Davey Smith, Shah Ebrahim, Nuala M. Byrne,and Andrew P. Hills: Journal of Applied Physiology, 2013- 115: 1156–1162,: Development and validation of anthropometric prediction equations for estimation of lean body mass and appendicular lean soft tissue in Indian men and women
  24. Filippo Molinari, Vipin Gupta, Poornima Prabhakaran, Kristen M Meiburger, Luca Saba, U. Rajendra Acharya, Giuseppe Ledda, K. V. Radhakrishna, Gagandeep Kaur Walia, Sanjay Kinra, Andrew Nicolaides, Shah Ebrahim and Jasjit S Suri: Conference proceedings IEEE Eng Med Bio Soc 2013, July 2013: 3343-46 : Automated IMT estimation and BMI correlation using a low-quality carotid ultrasound image database from India
  25. Phillippa K Bailey, Charles RV Tomson, Sanjay Kinra, Shah Ebrahim, KV Radhakrishna, Hannah Kuper, Dorothea Nitsch, Yoav Ben-Shlomo: BMC Nephrology 2013, 14:240: The effect of rural-to-urban migration on renal function in an Indian population: cross-sectional data from the Hyderabad arm of the Indian migration study
  26. Sylvia Fernandez-Rao, Kristen M. Hurley, K. Madhavan Nair, Nagalla Balakrishna, Kankipati V. Radhakrishna, Punjal Ravinder, Nicholas Tilton, Kimberly B. Harding, Greg A. Reinhart, and Maureen M. Black : Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/nyas.12278 "Integrating nutrition and early child-development interventions among infants and preschoolers in rural India”
  27. Bharati Kulkarni, Hannah Kuper, KV Radhakrishna, Andrew P Hills, Nuala M Byrne, Amy Taylor, Ruth Sullivan, Liza Bowen, Jonathan C Wells, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, George Davey Smith, Shah Ebrahim, Sanjay Kinra: American Journal of Epidemiology, Feb 19, 2014, "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)"
  28. Mika Matsuzaki, Hannah Kuper, Bharati Kulkarni, KV Radhakrishna, Heli Viljakainen, Amy E Taylor, Ruth Sullivan, Liza Bowen, Jon H Tobias, Jonathan C Wells, D Prabhakaran, George Davey Smith, Shah Ebrahim, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Sanjay Kinra: AJCN, 2014: ajcn-068791.: Life course determinants of bone mass in young adults from a transitional rural community in India: the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS)
  29. Bharati Kulkarni, Raja Sriswan Mamidi, N.Balakrishna, Veena Shatrugna, K.V. Radhakrishna: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition: 68, 658-63: 2014: Body composition assessment in infancy and early childhood: comparison of anthropometry with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in low income group children from India
  30. R Hemalatha,MD, Arthur C. Ouwehand PhD, , Sofia D. Forssten PhD, J.J. Babu, Raja Sriswan Mamidi MBBS, V. Bhaskar MSc , Kankipati Vijaya Radhakrishna, MBBS DCH European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety: 4(4), 325-341,2014 A Community-based randomized double blind controlled trial of Lactobacillus paracasei and Bifidobacterium lactis on reducing risk for diarrhea and fever in preschool children in an urban slum in India:
  31. Md. Jamir Anwar, K.V. Radha Krishna, Divya Vohora: Canadian Journal of Physiology and pharmacology, 92.999 (March 2014): 1-5: Phenytoin and Sodium Valproate but not Levetiracetam induces Bony alterations in female mice.
  32. Bharati Kulkarni, Hannah Kuper, Amy Taylor, Jonathan C Wells, KV Radha krishna, Sanjay Kinra, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, George Davey Smith, Shah Ebrahim, AV Kurpad, Nuala M Byrne, Andrew P Hills: British Journal of Nutrition, 2014, 112(07): 1147-53, Assessment of body composition in Indian adults: comparison between dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and isotope dilution technique
  33. Md. Jamir Anwar, K.V. Radhakrishna , Abhay Sharma , Divya Vohora: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 62, 1 May 2014, Pages 219–226, Raloxifene preserves phenytoin and sodium valproate induced bone loss by modulating serum estradiol and TGF-b3 content in bone of female mice
  34. J. J. Babu Geddam, Y. Thimma Reddy, N. Balakrishna, Sunil Kumar Reddy, P. Ajay Kumar, K. V. Radhakrishna: International Journal of Medicine and Public Health, Oct-Dec 2014 - Vol 4, Issue 4, pages 336-342: Osteoporotic hip fractures in low-income group population, hospital based case control study from India
  35. Hannah Kuper; Amy E Taylor; KV Radha Krishna; Yoav Ben-Shlomo; Ruby Gupta; Bharati Kulkarni; Dorairaj Prabhakaran; George Davey-Smith; Jonathan Wells; Shah Ebrahim; Sanjay Kinra: BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1239 “Is vulnerability to cardiometabolic disease in Indians mediated by abdominal adiposity or higher body adiposity ".

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