PhD

Chahat Arora

Program: PhD

Funder: Max Institute of Medical Excellence (Academic Division of Max Healthcare Institute Ltd.)

Institution providing training: Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)

Supervisors: Local: Dr. Vijay Kumar Chopra, Dr. Ritika Samaddar GHRU: Dr Vinitaa Jha, Dr Swati Waghdhare

Title: Investigating the Correlation between Sleep Quality, Dietary Factors, and the Impact of Dietary and Lifestyle Interventions on Sleep Improvement in Patients with Cardiometabolic Syndrome within the GHRU North India Cohort.

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Petya Atanasova

Program: PhD

Funder: LISS DTP scholarship

Institution providing training: Imperial College London (ICL)

Supervisors: Prof. Gary Frost, Prof. Marisa Miraldo

Title: The determinants of nutritional choices and obesity & behavioural interventions for food behaviour change

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Mohima Benojir Hoque

Program: PhD

Funder: BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health

Institution providing training: Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

Supervisor: Dr Malay Kanti Mridha

Title: Effect of Behavioral Nudges on Medication Adherence and Lifestyle Modification Interventions among Patients with Diabetes and Hypertension

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Saira Burney

Program: PhD

Funder: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Institution providing training: King Edward Medical University, Lahore.

Supervisors: Dr. Nakshab Choudhry; Dr. Khadija Irfan Khawaja

Title: Undiagnosed Diabetes in adult South Asian population: Epidemiology, Determinants, and Prevention.

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Rabiul Chowdhury

Program: PhD

Funder: BRAC University

Institution providing training: Mahidol University, Thailand

Supervisor: Dr. Malay Mridha

Title: Present scinarion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) management in policies and practices and projections of investment and impact through using onehealth tool (OHT) in bangladesh

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Ananya Gupta

Program: PhD

Funder: LKC Research Scholarship

Institution providing training: LKC Medicine, NTU Singapore

Supervisor: Prof John Chambers

Title: Prevalence of Hypertension and its Association with Risk Factors in Non-Migrant and Migrant South Asians in Singapore and UK

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Menka Loomba

Program: PhD

Funder: Max Institute of Medical Excellence (Academic Division of Max Healthcare Institute Ltd.)

Institution providing training: Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)

Supervisors: Local: Dr Sandeep Budhiraja, Dr Paras Agarwal GHRU: Dr Vinitaa Jha, Dr Swati Waghdhare

Title: Determining the epidemiologic relationship between Periodontal Disease with Type 2 Diabetes and the impact of Behavioural Change Intervention in improving periodontal and systemic health outcomes in the urban slum population of New Delhi.

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Sairaj Paadukana

Program: PhD

Funder: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India

Institution providing training: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India

Supervisors: Local: Dr.R. Guha Pradeepa GHRU: Dr. John Chambers, Dr. R. M. Anjana

Title: Trends in Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Urban India-over 25 Years

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Balaguru R

Program: PhD

Funder: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India

Institution providing training: University of Madras (UNOM)

Supervisors: Local: Dr.R. Guha Pradeepa, Dr. S. Joshua David GHRU: Dr. R. M. Anjana, Dr Ranjani Harish

Title: Machine Learning for Diabetes Prevention using Physical Activity Data

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Vindya Rajakaruna

Program: PhD

Funder: University of Kelaniya (UKEL)

Institution providing training: University of Kelaniya (UKEL)

Supervisors: Local: Prof Champa Wijesinghe GHRU: Dr. Anuradhani Kasturiratne

Title: Dietary patterns, Nutritional status and Body composition in relation to cardiovascular risk among the population of the District of Kegalle, Sri Lanka

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Aarthi Raveendiran

Program: PhD

Funder: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF)

Institution providing training: SRM University, Chennai

Supervisors: Local: Dr. R.M. Anjana, Dr. R.Guha Pradeepa, Deakin University: Prof.Vincent Versace, Prof. Kevin Mc Namara, GHRU: Prof. John Chambers

Title: Environmental correlates with diabetes and cardio-metabolic risk factors in Urban Chennai

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Asma Salam

Program: PhD

Funder: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Institution providing training: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Supervisors: Local: Prof. Dr. Tania A. Shakoori, GHRU: Prof. Dr. Khadija Irfan, Dr. Soren Brage, Prof. Malay Kanti Mridha

Title: Association of Sedentary Time with Adiposity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in South-Asian Population

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Nazmul Sarwar

Program: PhD

Funder: Cambridge Trust Scholarship and Trinity Henry Barlow Scholarship, University of Cambridge

Institution providing training: University of Cambridge

Supervisors: Professor Nita Forouhi, Dr Fumiaki Imamura

Title: Association of fish consumption with the risk of cardiometabolic diseases

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Swati Waghdhare

Program: PhD

Funder: Max Healthcare

Institution providing training: Amity University, Noida

Supervisor: Dr. Sujeet Jha

Title: A Community Trial to determine the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Depression in T2DM and to study the impact of Health Worker on Depression in a subset of patients at Primary Health Care setting of Delhi

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Thilak Wanasinghe

Program: PhD

Funder: MUniversity of Kelaniya (UKEL)

Institution providing training: University of Kelaniya (UKEL)

Supervisors: Local: Dr. Achala Abeykoon, GHRU: Prof. Madawa Chandratilake, Dr. Lathika Athauda

Title: Evaluation of social media content on Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention used in Sri Lanka

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MPhil

Program: M.Phil in Public Health

Institution: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Institution providing training: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Program: M.Phil in Public Health

Institution: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Institution providing training: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Program: M.Phil in Public Health

Institution: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Institution providing training: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Program: M.Phil in Public Health

Institution: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Institution providing training: Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS)

Masters

PhD

Prof. Upul Senarath

PhD Awarded in 2022 (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Title: Effectiveness of a mobile phone based nutrition counselling and lifestyle modification intervention for reducing cardiovascular risk in adults in the community: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Supervisor: Dr. Prasad Katulanda

Masters

2023

Tanmoy Sarkar

MPH Awarded in 2023 (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh).

Title: Difference between mother’s perception about their under-five children’s nutritional status from the anthropometry derived nutritional status: a cross-sectional study in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Supervisor: Dr Barnali Chakraborty

Sharmin A. Shapla

MPH Awarded in 2023 (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh).

Title: Double Burden of Malnutrition among Mothers with under-five Children: A Cross-sectional Study in the Slums of Dhaka City.

Supervisor: Dr Barnali Chakraborty

2022

A. Ahsan

MPH Awarded in 2022 (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh).

Title: Prevalence of selected non-communicable diseases and factors associated with hypertension among 20-59 years old females in Bangladesh

Supervisor: Dr Malay Mridha

P. Khyang

MPH Awarded in 2022 (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh).

Title: Status of fruits and vegetable consumption and factors associated with inadequate fruits and vegetable consumption among 20-59 years old females in Bangladesh.

Supervisor: Dr Malay Mridha

2021

S. N. Nahar

MPH awarded in 2021 (North South University, Bangladesh).

Title: Investigation into the Mental Health Situation & Mental Health Support Needs of Medical Students in Bangladesh.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dipak Kumar Mitra

2020

M. Begum

MSc in Epidemiology awarded in 2020 (Imperial College London, UK).

Title: Association of Built Environment Attributes with Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases in Asia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies.

Supervisors: Dr R M Anjana, Dr. Ranjani Harish, Prof.John Chambers

A. Gupta

MPH awarded in 2020 (Imperial College London, UK).

Title: Prevalence of Hypertension and its Association with Adiposity in Non-Migrant Indians and Migrant Indians in the UK: A Cross-sectional Observational Study.

Supervisors: Prof John Chambers, Dr. Sujeet Jha

K. F. Islam

MPH Awarded in 2020 (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh).

Title: Assessing the quality of life of breast cancer patients attending a tertiary hospital in Bangladesh.

Supervisor: Dr Malay Mridha

J. S. Momo Jr

MPH Awarded in 2020 (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh).

Title: Coping mechanisms adopted by female breast cancer patients in a tertiary hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study.

Supervisor: Dr Malay Mridha

F. R. Omi

MPH Awarded in 2020 (Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS)).

Title: Assessment of dementia risk among patients of cardiovascular diseases using CAIDE score.

Supervisor: Dr Mithila Faruque

M. A. Paul

MPH Awarded in 2020 (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh).

Title: Nutrition, treatment knowledge and practices among female breast cancer patients’ in a tertiary hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study.

Supervisor: Dr Malay Mridha

A. Salmeen

MPH Awarded in 2020 (National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Bangladesh).

Title: Association between Sleep Quality and Metabolic Syndrome.

Supervisor: Dr Fahmida Akter

F. T. U. Shaon

MPH Awarded in 2020 (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh).

Title: Prevalence and factors associated with anxiety and depressive symptoms among women with breast cancer.

Supervisor: Dr Malay Mridha

I. Sutradhar

MSc in Epidemiology awarded in 2020 (Imperial College London, UK).

Title: Understanding the Prevalence and Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and Prediabetes among Bangladeshi Adults and Level of Care Available for T2DM Patients in Bangladesh: Epidemiological Analysis of a Nationally Representative Survey Data.

Supervisor: Professor Edward Gregg

2019

S. Ahmed

MPH Awarded in 2019 (North South University, Bangladesh).

Title: Maternal febrile illness and congenital heart defects: A hospital-based case-control study in Bangladesh.

Supervisor: Prof. Ahmed Hossain

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