Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan

Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan lectures at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia in the area of tuberculosis transmission among household contacts in south India. His area of research includes infectious diseases transmission, health management, international health systems, understanding and application of e-health models and disease management. He is also involved in teaching health services management, communicable disease emergencies and infectious disease epidemiology. He has published his research in leading international journals and conferences.

Padma joined the School as a teaching and research academic in 2014. His contacts in his home town of Vellore at the Christian Medical College (CMC), one of the top medical schools in India, have given rise to a number of collaborations and benefits to the SPHCM. In 2009, Padma was integral in coordinating a link between the SPHCM and the CMC and arranging a series of infectious disease modelling workshops. He also supervised e-health research projects in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (WHO collaborating centre for eHealth) based at the Australian School of Business, UNSW and has recently been appointed as the assistant director of that Centre, to help promote their research and training activities in developing countries. He also co-ordinates the internship program for post-graduate students.

Students who are interested in research/ILP projects in international health, infectious diseases, e-Health, and internship program can directly contact him.

ILP Research Areas

  1. Tuberculosis
  2. International health
  3. eHealth and Mobile health
  4. Rural and remote international health



Journal articles

Narasimhan P; Bakshi A; Kittusami S; Prashant S; Mathai D; Bakshi K; MacIntyre CR; Ray P, 2014, 'A customized m-Health system for improving Tuberculosis treatment adherence and follow-up in south India', Health and Technology, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12553-013-0067-2

Narasimhan P; Wood J; Macintyre CR; Mathai D, 2013, 'Risk factors for tuberculosis', Pulmonary Medicinehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/828939

Narasimhan P; Anees MK; MacIntyre CR; Bakshi K; Mathai D; Ray PK, 2013, 'Reasons for refusal to participate in a mobile health study for Tuberculosis drug adherence in south India', Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 7, pp. 113 - 122

Mission statement

To reduce the immunisation gap between adults and children through research, teaching and advocacy, with a special focus on the elderly, high risk and vulnerable populations.

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