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  Dr. R. Guha Pradeepa
   
 

Professional Qualifications:

 

Degree

University

Year Passed

B.Sc Food Service Mangt. & Dietetics

Madras

1985

M.Sc Food service Mangt & Dietetics

Bharathiyar 

1987

Ph.D

Madras 

2008

 

Professional Experience:

 
  1. Research Dietician at Geriatric unit. Government General Hospital, Madras from Nov 1989 to March 1994 and  Nov 1994  to  June 1998
  2. Chief Dietician at Devaki Hospital, Mylapore Madras from April 1994 to Oct.1994.
  3. Research Nutritionist at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai-600 086 from February 2001 to 2006
  4. Senior Executive, Research Projects at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai-600 086 from 2007-Feb 2008
  5. Head, Research Grants Division at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai-600 086 from March 2008 till date
  Academic Activities:
 

i) Research project :

Role: Research Dietician

  1. “Nutrition in health the Disease in the Elderly” Sponsored by Roussel Scientific Institute India,
    Bombay – 1989 to 1991.
  2. “Assessment of Nutritional Status of the Elderly in the India rural community” sponsored by Sandoz Foundation for Gerontology Research, Australia 1991 to 1993.
  3. Relationship between lipid profile, nutrition and ischaemic heart disease in the  rural elderly”, sponsored by  Roussel Scientific Institute India, Bombay –1992 to 1994.
  4. “Health and nutrition status in the elderly living in Institution and families”, sponsored by Indian Council of medical Research, New Delhi- 1996 to 1998.
  5. “Assessment of Nutrition, Health and Social problems among the Institutionalized elderly”, sponsored by University Grants Commission, New Delhi- 1996-1998.

Role: Co-PI

  1. WHO/ndian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India. Development ofsentinel health monitoring centers in India (2002 – 2012).
  2. Johnson & Johnson, LifeScan Inc., funded project. Obesity Reduction through Awareness of NCDs and Group Education – The ORANGE School Children Project (2007-2009).

ii) Grant proposal written

  1. The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology study (CURES)- funded by Chennai Willingdon  Corporate Foundation (NGO), Chennai, India (2001- 2003).
  2. Prevention Awareness Counselling and Evaluation (PACE) Diabetes project – funded by Chennai Willingdon Corporate Foundation (NGO), Chennai, India (2004- 2007).
  3. Advanced Centre for Genomics for Type 2 diabetes – funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India (2006 –2011).
  4. MDRF/WDF Rural diabetes telemedicine Project – funded by World Diabetes Foundation,
    Denmark (2006-2010)
  5. Obesity Reduction through Awareness of NCDs and Group Education – The ORANGE School Children Project – funded by Johnson & Johnson, LifeScan Inc., (2007-2009)
  6. World Health organization (WHO) Collaborating centre for Non-communicable diseases- Prevention & Control – designated by WHO, Geneva (2008-2011)

iii) Articles Published
PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. Anjana RM, Lakshminarayanan S, Deepa M, Farooq S, Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Parental history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiometabolic risk factors in Asian Indian adolescents. Metabolism.
    2009 ;58:344-50.
  2. Mohan V, Pradeepa . Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in rural India. J Postgrad Med. 2009;55:89-90
  3. Mohan V, Pradeepa . Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in rural India. Postgrad Med J. 2009;85:225-6
  4. Pradeepa R, Mohan . Hypertension & pre-hypertension in developing countries. Indian J Med Res.
    2008 ;128:688-90
  5. Poongothai S, Pradeepa R, Ganesan A, Mohan V. Reliability and Validity of a Modified PHQ-9 Item Inventory (PHQ-12) as a Screening Instrument for Assessing Depression in Asian Indians (Cures - 65). J Assoc Physicians India 2009;57:147-52
  6. Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Hypertension and pre-hypertension in developing countries. Indian J Med Res
    2008; 128: 688-90
  7. Somannavar S, Lanthorn H, Deepa M, Pradeepa R,  Rema M, Mohan V. Increased Awareness about Diabetes and Its Complications in a Whole City: Effectiveness of the “Prevention, Awareness, Counselling and Evaluation” [PACE] Diabetes Project [PACE-6].  J Assoc Physicians India 2008;56:497-502
  8. Somannavar S, Lanthorn H, Pradeepa R, Narayanan V, Rema M, Mohan V. Prevention Awareness Counselling and Evaluation (PACE) diabetes project: a mega multi-pronged programme for diabetes awareness and prevention in south India (PACE - 5). J Assoc Physicians India 2008;56:429-435
  9. Pradeepa R, Anitha B, Mohan V,  Ganesan A, Rema M. Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy among south Indian type 2 diabetic population - the Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES) Eye Study- 4, Diabetic Medicine , 2008; 25:536-542
  10. Pradeepa R, Rema M, Vignesh J, Deepa M, Deepa R, Mohan V .  Prevalence and risk factors for diabetic neuropathy in an urban south Indian population– The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES- 55), Diabetic Medicine, 2008; 25:407-412
  11. Rema M, Pradeepa RG. Ophthalmology and Research. Tamil Nadu Journal of Ophthalmology, 2007; 45:61-63
  12. Unnikrishnan RI, Rema M, Pradeepa R, Deepa M, Shanthirani CS, Deepa R, Mohan V:  Prevalence And Risk Factors Of Diabetic Nephropathy In An Urban South Indian Population: The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES - 45): Diabetes Care 2007;30:2019-2024
  13. Rema M, Pradeepa R. Diabetic retinopathy: An Indian perspective. Indian J Med Res 2007; 125:297-310  
  14. Mohan V, Pradeepa R. Redesigning the urban environment to promote physical activity in southern India. Diabetes Voice 2007;52: 33-35.
  15. Pradeepa R, Mohan V.  Epidemiological data regarding diabetic foot risk factors in India.  Asian Journal of Diabetology. 2005; 7: 22-8
  16. Suresh S, Deepa R, Pradeepa R, Rema M, Mohan V.  Large scale diabetes awareness and prevention in South India.  Diabetes Voice.  2005; 50: 11-14.
  17. Rema M, Premkumar S, Anitha B, Deepa R, Pradeepa R, Mohan V.Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Urban India: The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES) Eye Study, I. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.
    2005 ;46:2328-33.
  18. Rema M, Sujatha P, Pradeepa R. Visual Outcomes of Pan-retinal Photocoagulation in Diabetic Retinopathy at One-year Follow-up and Associated Risk Factors. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2005 ;53:93-99.
  19. Mohan V, Deepa R, Pradeepa R, Vimaleswaran KS, Anjana M, Velmurugan K, Radha V. Association of low Adiponectin levels with the metabolic syndrome- the Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES 4). Metabolism  54; 476-481,2005.
  20.  Sudha N, Pradeepa R, Mohan V.  Evening primrose oil in diabetic neuropathy. Physician’s Digest.
    14: 17-24, 2005.
  21. Asha A, Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Evidence for benefits from diabetes education program.  Int.J.Diab.Dev.Countries 2004; 24:96-102.
  22. Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Genomics and proteomics in diabetes research. State level symposium on Hi-Tech and instrumentation in Medical laboratory Technology for the diagnosis of human diseases-Scientific proceedings. December 10th –11th , 2004. p  3-9.
  23. Mohan V, Madan Z, Jha R, Deepa R, Pradeepa R. Diabetes – social and economic perspectives in the new Millenium.  Int.J.Diab.Dev.Countries 2004 ;2:29-35.
  24. Deepa R, Pradeepa  R, Shanthirani CS, Mohan V. Association of hypertension with cluster of insulin resistance syndrome factors: the Chennai Urban Population Study (CUPS 12). Acta Diabetologica. 41; 49-55, 2004.
  25. Mohan V, Pradeepa R.  Epidemic of Type 2 diabetes in developing nations.  Current Medical Literature
    21;69-76, 2004.
  26. Ravi GR, Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Hypertriglyceridemia and coronary artery disease--an update. Indian Heart J. 2004; 56:21-6.
  27. Deepa M,  Pradeepa R, Rema M, Anjana Mohan, Deepa R, Shanthirani S, Mohan V.  The Chennai Urban Rurual Epidemiology study (CURES) – study design and methodology (Urban Component) (CURES 1).  Journal of Association of Physicians of India.  51; 862-870, 2003.
  28. Rema M, Prathiba V, Pradeepa R, Premanand C. Retinal vein occlusion and associated risk factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus- a case control study. In: Proceedings of the 61st Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological society, 2003.p 393-94.
  29. Pradeepa R, Deepa R, Shanthirani S, Premlatha G, Saroja R, Mohan V. Socioeconimic status and dyslipidaemia in a south Indian population: the Chennai Urban Population Study(CUPS 11). The National Medical Journal of India;16:73-78, 2003.
  30. Deepa R, Shanthirani CS, Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Is the 'rule of halves' in hypertension still valid? --Evidence from the Chennai Urban Population Study. J Assoc Physicians India; 51:153-7,2003.
  31. Shanthirani CS, Pradeepa R, Deepa R, Premalatha G, Saroja Raghavan, Mohan V. Prevalence and risk factors for hypertension in a selected South Indian Population - The Chennai Urban Population Study (CUPS). The Journal of Association of Physicians of India; 51:20-7,2003.
  32. Arvind K, Pradeepa R, Deepa R, Mohan V. Diabetes & coronary artery disease. Indian J Med Res;
    116:163-76, 2002.
  33. Pradeepa R, Mohan V. The Changing Scenario Of The Diabetes Epidemic: Implications For India. Indian J Med Res; 116:121-32 2002.
  34. Mohan V, Guha Pradeepa RPrevalence of diabetes and its complications in India. SASAT 2002 Scientific proceedings, p 81-4,2002.
  35. Rema M, Guha Pradeepa R.  Epidemiological risk factors of diabetic retinopathy and association with mortality. SASAT 2002 Scientific proceedings ,p. 107-10,2002.
  36. Pradeepa R, Deepa R, Mohan V.  Epidemiology of diabetes in India – current perspective and future projections.  JIMA 100; 144-148, 2002.
  37. Mohan V, Deepa R, Ravikumar R, Shanthi Rani S, Pradeepa R. Cardiovascular risk factors in urban South Indians-The Chennai Urban Population Study. The Asian Journal of Diabetology 2002; 4:15-18.
  38. Deepa R, Pradeepa R, Mohan V.  Role of psychological stress in cardiovascular disease.  International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. 21; 121-123, 2001.
  39. Pradeepa R. Diet in the Elderly- Second Regional Workshop on Planning Diet for Health Manual, Women’s Christian College, Chennai March 1999, 89-91.
  40. Pradeepa R.  Geriatric Nutrition- Research and Development Journal, 1997; 4, 3-10.
  41. Natrajan VS, Krishnaswamy B, Pradeepa Prabhu et al. Ischaemic Heart  Diseases in Rural Elderly. The Antiseptic, 92(10):401-404, 1995.
  42. Natarajan VS, Ravindran S, Prabhu P et al. High prevalence of nutritional disorders and Nutrient Deficits in the elderly in rural community in Tamilnadu, India. Journal of the Hongkong Geriatric Society , 6(1);40-43, 1995.
  43. Natarajan VS, Ravindran S, Sivashanmugam, Thyagarajan, Kailash K, Krishnaswamy B, Suresh B, Prabhu P. Assessment of nutrient intake and associated factors in an Indian elderly population. Age Ageing.
    22(2): 103-8, 1993.
  44. Natarajan VS, Shanthi R, Pradeepa P et al. Nutrition and clinical assessment in south Indian rural elderly. The Indian Practitioner, 45(8), 621-628, 1992.
  45. Pradeepa Prabhu. Nutrition –Seminar on Medicare for the Aged, All India Federation of Pensioners  Association, November 1991, 30-32.
 

Chapters in Textbooks

 
  1. Rema M, Pradeepa R.  Ocular Complications in Diabetes.  In: RSSDI Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus. 2nd edition.  Tripathy BB, Chandalia HB, Das AK, Rao PV, Madhu SV, Mohan V, RSSDI, pp 989-1012,2007.
  2. Mohan V, Pradeepa R. Newer Development in Epidemiology and treatment of diabetes.  In: RSSDI Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus. 2nd edition.  Tripathy BB, Chandalia HB, Das AK, Rao PV, Madhu SV, Mohan V,
    RSSDI, p.29-45,2007
  3. Rema M, Pradeepa R. Epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy in India. In: Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians : Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Prevention. Mohan V, Gundu HR Rao (Eds), Under the Aegis of SASAT. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, pp.215-229, 2006.
  4. Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Diabetes in Asians. In: Clinical Diabetes-Translating research into practice.1st Edition. Vivian A Fonseca (ed). Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, pp 555-568,2006.
  5. Mohan V, Pradeepa R.  Treat to target – Type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: Medicine Update 2005 (The Association of Physicians of India). Gupta SB (ed). Scientific Proceedings of Diamond APICON 2005.15; 190-196, 2005.
  6. Pradeepa R, Mohan V. Recent trends in the management of diabetes complicating pregnancy. In: Management of Obstetrics and its related problems. Thankam R Varma(ed.) Jaypee Bros, New Delhi, 2004, pp 33-47.
  7. Mohan V, Sudhir R, Pradeepa R.  Postprandial hyperglycemia. In: The Association of Physicians of India, Assam State Chapter.  Medicine Update.  Bhattacharya PK (ed.). 2003, pp 546 – 552.
  8. Pradeepa R, Mohan V.  Epidemiology of Hypertension in India. In: The Association of Physicians of India, Assam State Chapter.  Medicine Update.  Bhattacharya PK (ed.). 2003, pp 113-117.
  9. Mohan V, Pradeepa R, Sudhir R. Diabetic Neuropathy-Recent trends In: Newer Horizons in Type 2 diabetes. Micro Lab Ltd., Bangalore pp:64-82,2003.
  10. Prabhu. P and Fiatarone Singh M.A.  Nutrition in the Geriatric population In:Primer on Geriatric Care-A clinical Approach to the older patients. Rosenblatt D.E and Natrajan V.S (eds), Printers Castle, Cochin pp: 56-66, 2002
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ARTICLES IN LAY PRESS

  1. What is new in diabetes research? (Singai sudar, Singapore)
  2. Physical activity (April 7th 2002, Hindu)
  3. Diabetic nephropathy (January, 2004, Hindu)
  4. Lifestyle modifications can control diabetes (The Economic Times- August 20th 2004)
  5. Hypoglycemia- Low blood sugar in diabetes (Nov 16th 2004, Padam Health News) Optical Coherance Tomography (Nov 14th 2004, Hindu)
  6. Optical Coherance Tomography (Nov 14th 2004, Hindu)
 
iv) Participation in International Conference/Workshop
  1. Seventh MDRF-UAB International Seminar on ‘Prevention & Control of Non communicable Diseases ’ at  Chennai , 27th -29th  March, 2009.
  2. ASIA ARVO-2009. Meeting on Research in Vision and Ophthalmology at Hyderabad, 15th –18th
    January, 2009. ‘Oral Presentation’ on- “Predictive glycemic levels for prevalent diabetic retinopathy in urban Type 2 diabetic population”.
  3. 67th American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting and scientific sessions, at Chicago, USA, June 22nd -26th , 2007. ‘Oral Presentation’ on--- Prevalence and risk factors of diabetic neuropathy in Asian Indian type 2 diabetic subjects– The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study.
  4. Joint meeting – American Academy of Ophthalmology with APAO, at Las Vegas, USA,
    November 11-14th, 2006.
    ‘Poster Presentation’ on “Predictive Glucose Levels for Prevalent Diabetic Retinopathy in Urban Type 2 Diabetic Population–the Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES) Eye Study”.
  5. Global Forum for Health Research Annual Meeting, at Mumbai, India, September 12-16, 2005.
  6. 2nd SERI-ARVO Meeting on Research in Vision and Ophthalmology at Singapore,17th –20th Februrary,2005.
  7. 18th Congress of the International Diabetes Federation at Paris, France, 24th -29th   August, 2003.      ‘Discussed Poster Presentation’ onSocio-economic factors and prevalence of diabetes and hypertension-The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES)’.
  8. Joint WHO/SEARO Workshop on ‘Cost effective evidence based primary & secondary prevention of CVD’ at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 26-28th March, 2003

v) Participation in National Conferences/Seminars/workshops:

  1. ‘Sixth  MDRF-UAB National Seminar on “ Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases ’ at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai, 28th -30th March, 2008.
  2. 35th Annual Conference of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) at  Kolkata, 23rd  - 25th  November , 2007.
    ‘Oral Presentation’ on- Association of Diabetic Retinopathy with other    microvascular complications of diabetes– The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study [CURES] Eye study.
  3. ‘Fifth MDRF-UAB National Seminar on “ Prevention of Non Communicable     Diseases ’ at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai, 13th –15th July, 2007.
  4. Workshop on International funding and project proposal writing at Church Women Centre, conducted by NICE Foundation, Chennai, 12th May, 2007.
  5. 17th Workshop on Research methodology and Biostatistics at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Department of Epidemiology, Chennai, 7th -11th May 2007.
  6.  SUNAYANA 2007-65th All India Ophthalmological Conference at Hyderabad International Convention Centre and Hitex, Hyderabad, 1st -4th February 2007.
    ‘Poster Presentation’ on “Prevalence of diabetic macular edema and associated risk factors in type 2 diabetic population–the Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES) Eye Study”.
  7. XXIV Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Medical Statistics (ISMS) and Pre-conference Course at PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore, November 30th -3rd December 2006      ‘Oral Presentation’ on “Developing a risk score for diabetic retinopathy in urban south Indians - Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES) Eye Study.
  8. Third  MDRF-ADA Postgraduate Course in Diabetology at Chennai Convention Centre, Chennai, 6th -8th  October 2006.
  9. Symposium on Eye disorders in diabetes at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai , 2nd & 3rd  September 2006.
  10. Indo-Swedish symposium on Genomics and Proteomics of diabetes at Hotel Savera, Chennai, 1st & 2nd April 2006.
  11. ‘MDRF-UAB National Seminar on “ Epidemiology of Non Communicable Diseases ’ at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai ,10th–12th  March 2006.
  12. ‘MDRF-UAB National Seminar on “ Epidemiology of Non Communicable Diseases ’ at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai ,11th–13st March 2005.
  13.  ‘MDRF-UAB National Seminar on “ Epidemiology of Non Communicable  Diseases ’ at  Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai , 18th–21st  March, 2004.
  14. Workshop on ‘Biostatistics’  at  Madras Diabetes  Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai from March 8th to 17th 2004.
  15. ‘MDRF-UAB National Seminar on “Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease’ at       Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai , 20th–22nd March, 2003.
  16. Workshop on ‘Diabetes and Cardiovascular Epidemiology’ at  Madras Diabetes  Research Foundation, Gopalapuram, Chennai from March 10th to 22nd, 2003.
  17. MDRF-ADA Postgraduate Course in Diabetology at Taj Coramandal , Chennai, 20-22nd  September 2002.
  18. Workshop cum training programme on” Cell transplantation and stem cell research” at the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, 3rd March 2002.
  19. Workshop on “Outcome Assessment for Economic Evaluation” at Thiruvanandapuram Medical College, Thiruvanandapuram , Kerala, 28-29 th January 2002.
  20. Second Regional workshop on “Planning Diet for Health“ at the Women’s Christian College, Chennai, 1999.
  21. Southern Regional Conference of Help Age India,  at Hotel Breeze, Chennai, 1998.
  22. International Convention of Senior Citizens and Pensioners, Madras 1991, organized by All India Federation of pensioners’ Association, Chennai,15-17th December 1991.
  23. Seminar in Medicare organized by All India Federation of pensioners’ Association, Chennai, 29th June 1991.
  24. Geriatric Conference organized by Geriatric Unit, Madras Medical College, Chennai, at Adyar Park Sheraton, Chennai, 1991.

vi) International Training undergone

  • Training in “ Diabetes and Cardiovascular Epidemiology” University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Birmingham , U.S.A., Sept 1st –Oct 13th ,2003

vii) Lectures Presented at :

  1. All India Radio, Chennai.
  2. All India Federation of prisoners’ Association, Chennai,.
  3. Centre for Welfare of the Aged, Chennai.
  4. Centre for vocational education, Chennai.
  5. Sun TV (Jan 1995).
  6. Doordarshan- Metro Channel (Sept 1995).
  7. Sun TV (1998).
  8. Help age India, Chennai- Southern Regional Conference, 1998.
  9. Women’s Christian College, Chennai, 1999.

viii) Attended Geriatric health camps at Urban and rural areas

ix) Editor

  • Diabetes Monitor- published Quarterly (In-house magazine of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre) from 2002.

x)  Reviewer

  • Indian Journal of Medical Research, New Delhi.

xi) Member

  • Institutional Animal Ethical committee, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (from 2003).
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