Name & Designation
Dr G Srinivas
Professor & H.O.D.
Profile - Education
MD (Community Medicine); MBBS
Postgraduate Teaching experience 11 years;
Extensive Research & Project Management experience
Senate Member, The TN Dr MGR Medical University
Member of Indian Clinical Epidemiological Network
# Contribution as an Expert: Serving/served as an Expert Member in –
Served on the Committee for Preparing and finalising the course module on “Bridge Program in Community Health for Midlevel Health Provider”.
Serving in the Technical Advisory Group for guiding the development of study design for the research conducted by the Director, Institute Community Medicine - MMC, Chennai & Additional Director of Public Health, Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, TNHSP, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai - 600 006. This research project is supported by World Bank
Served/serving on the expert Committee to finalise the course curriculum, Regulations for MSc (Public Health), M.Sc. (Bio-Statistics) and PGDPHJ courses.
1. First prize winning short film in leprosy (Feb 2019) awarded by Central Leprosy Institute/ Government of India
2. Phytochemical validation of siddha classical drug PARANGI RASAYANAM (Awarded first Prize) at The World Congress on Holistic Health International Conference
3. Efficacy of Ayurveda formulation for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes (Awarded First Prize)
# Current Research Work (besides teaching Public Health & Epidemiology postgraduates and a course coordinator in conducting short term certificate course in Research Methods for MD/MS/DM/MCh/MDS post graduates of institutes affiliated to The TN Dr MGR Medical University)
Srinivas is currently working with research projects of infant health (pathways in determinants of infant death), maternal health (delivery care practices in public health facilities), frontline health workers (ANM training's Teaching & Learning Environment), breast cancer, Occupational health (NCDs among public transport drivers) etc. & specializes in translational research. He has worked closely with many stakeholders including Government health departments of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana & Directorates of Public Health & Medical Education. He has extensively travelled across various states in India and internationally for planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating health projects as well as sharing the evidence based best practices, experiences in public health practice
# Past Work
1) In 2014, he lead a team comprising officials from the Government of India, state governments & International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP) and conducted a joint monitoring mission in Bihar to review leprosy control activities of the state, which reported an annual burden of 22,000 new leprosy cases. He was also a team member of WHO’s mid-term evaluation of India’s National Leprosy Program that was conducted in November 2014. Srinivas was assigned by the DAHW, German Leprosy and
Tuberculosis Relief Association (GLRA), to plan evaluations of DAHW-supported projects Brazil, Ecuador and Columbia, Paraguay which he successfully facilitated for improved planning of DAHW projects in Latin America. Srinivas was instrumental in initiating ‘The South-South cooperation’ of GLRA’s Asia Activities and assisted in developing successful proposal for LEPCO Afghanistan for the period 2015-2018 supported by Missero. In the process, he demonstrated his courage to visit and stay in Kabul & Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanisthan. He provided technical support for critical review of project applications of countries like Sudan [South & North], Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia in 2011-2013 to the DAHW.
2) Srinivas’s other successful co-finance applications included securing grants from European Union, BMZ, German Consulate-India, Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung and the GoI’s Indian Council for Medical Research. He has collaborated with peers to develop projects and secure funding from the Global Fund, Leprosy Research Initiative - Amsterdam, DAHW research grants & others. In 2017 & 2018, he secured 3 grants from UNICEF for infant health, maternal health & frontline health worker capacity assessment.
3) Srinivas specializes in operational research with a focus on improving service delivery including diagnosis, treatment and care of leprosy, tuberculosis and disability. His focus on need-based social research is seen in the research projects like ‘Operational cost to manage complicated ulcer in charitable hospital’ & ‘Tool to assess attitude of health care providers towards leprosy’. He is a recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Indian Clinical Epidemiology Network (IndiaCLEN) for his proposal in Malaria (grant USD 5000). He has many key publications, including newspaper articles in leading daily (national Edition of The Hindu, Daily next (Dinathanthi English) on TB, leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases that raised awareness about Tropical diseases. He has been continuously doing programs in TV & community Radio on TB, Malaria, HIV & Leprosy. His live programs about leprosy awareness on ‘World Leprosy Day’ the 31st January 2016 in NEWS 7 and 30th January 2017 in Raj NEWS , had good viewership rating. His TB messages for community on FM Radio (RAINBOW live) on 24th March 2016 & ANNA community radio exhibited his capacity to make serious health messages in a colloquial way.
1. Srinivas G, Kumar S, Mohanraj R, Sekkizhar G, Muthuvel T, Lal V, et al. (2018) “Development and validation of a scale to assess attitudes of health care providers towards persons affected by leprosy in southern India”. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(9): e0006808
2. Lal V, Das S, Pal S, Dhali SR, Sarkar A, Srinivas G. Improving quality of care using mobile technology: experiences from the Urban Leprosy Project in Kolkata, India. Lepr Rev. 2017;88:270–3.
3. Muthuvel T, Govindarajulu S, Isaakidis P, Shewade HD, Rokade V, Singh R, et al. “I Wasted 3 Years, Thinking It’s Not a Problem”: Patient and Health System Delays in Diagnosis of Leprosy in India: A Mixed-Methods Study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11(1).
4. Govindarajulu S (Srinivas), Lal V, Davidson ST, Muthuvel T, George S, Vaikundanathan K. Operational cost for management of leprosy-related complicated ulcer in charitable hospitals. Lepr Rev. 2015;86(3).
5. Srinivas G, Suresh E, Jagadeesan M, Amalraj E, Datta M. Treatment-Seeking Behavior and Compliance of Diabetic Patients in a Rural Area of South India. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002;958(1):420–4.
6. Muthuvel T, Isaakidis P, Shewade HD, Kattuppara L, Singh R, Govindarajulu S. Leprosy trends at a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India, from 2008 to 2015. Glob Health Action. 2016;9(1):32962.
7. Srinivas G, Amalraj RE, Dhanraj B. The use of personal protection measures against malaria in an urban population. Public Health. 2005;119(5):415–7.
8. Lal V, Pal S, Haldar NK, Mandal PK, Srinivas G. What parents should know while their child is on MDT: insights from a qualitative study in eastern India. Lepr Rev. 2014 Jun;85(2):81–
9. Srinivas G. Inclusive Rehabilitation Approach in Leprosy GLRA India’s Initial Experience. Health Action. September 2013, p. 32-33.
10. Srinivas G. Delhi Slum TB Flexi-Time DOTS Project - 5 year Experience. Health Action. March 2012 p. 35-37
11. Srinivas G, Dhanraj B. Challenges of malaria control: A critical study among pavement dwellers in urban India [MIM-SG-282394]. In: Acta Tropica. 2005. p. S210--S210.
12. Thirumurthy H, Jafri A, Srinivas G, Arumugam V, Saravanan RM, Angappan SK, et al. Two- year impacts on employment and income among adults receiving antiretroviral therapy in Tamil Nadu, India: a cohort study. AIDS. 2011;25(2):239–46.
13. Dhanraj B, Srinivas G, Amalraj E. Current obstacles to the control of malaria in Chennai: An appraisal by anti-malaria program experts [MIM-DB-61400]. In: Acta Tropica. 2005. p. S286-
14. Srinivas G, Rajalakshmi K, Nalini A, Anandakannan K. Medical faculties and students perception on tele education sessions in the largest Medical University in India. Technol Heal Care. 2001;9(4):358.
15. Anandakannan K, Srinivas G. Recent trends in Medical Informatics. Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Journal. 2001;3:9–11.
16. Srinivas G. Feedback given by undergraduate medical students after a teaching session: Does it carry any, meaning? Bull NTTC. 2001;8(1):5–6.
17. Dhanalakshmi S, Srinivas G. Vaccines and malaria: Micro-analytic approach on published outputs in the past 40 years [MIM-SD-3936]. In: Acta Tropica. 2005. p. S399--S400.
18. Lal V, Sarkar D, Das S, Mahato M, Srinivas G. A study to assess the usage of MCR footwear in West Bengal, India. Lepr Rev. 2015;86:273–7.
19. Srinivas G. TB and Co-infections. Health Action. March 2016, p. 26-27
20. Thirumurthy H, Saravanan R, Srinivas G, Jafri A, Sreevidya J, Sahu S. The impact of antiretroviral therapy on socioeconoic outcomes of HIV-infected patients in Tamil Nadu family care continuum program, India. In: XVII International AIDS Conference Mexico City, Mexico. 2008.
21. Srinivas G. Medical students and faculty perception on tele-education sessions. Int J Heal Care. 2000;9(4):358.
22. R.Senthamizhselvi, S.Valarmathi, Srinivas G , “India’s current Health care access and the out of pocket expenditure on Health spending 2018 Under an Universal coverage”University Journal of Medicine and Medical Specialities,ISSN 2455- 2852,2019, Vol. 5(1)
23. Suvetha.C, Valarmathi.S Rock britto Kalpana.S Joseph Maria Adaikalam, Srinivas.G, “Trends diarrhoeal disease among rotavirus from 2005-2016:Review”, University Journal of Medicine and Medical Specialities,ISSN 2455- 2852,2019, Vol. 5(1)
24. Vennila A, Valarmathi S, Srinivas G, Geethalakshmi S “Current status of tobacco in India: a preventable cause of death”, University Journal of Medicine and Medical Specialities,ISSN 2455- 2852,2019, Vol. 5(1)
25. Suvetha.C, Valarmathi.S, Srinivas G, “Awareness of Scrup Typus in community of chennai: A cross sectional study”, IndiaClen-2018, CEU, Apollo Institute of Medical sciences and research.
26. Vennila A, Valarmathi S, Srinivas G,”Knowledge attitude practice of mosquito borne disease among women’s in Chennai- a qualitative study” IndiaClen-2018, CEU, Apollo Institute of Medical sciences and research.
27. Vennila Anand , S.Valarmathi, Srinivas G. “Common conflicts & its resolution; in dental health care centre in chennai,” HCLCON-2018, The TamilNadu Dr MGR Medical University, 5-Sep-2018
28. R.Senthamizhselvi, S.Valarmathi, Srinivas G. “Transformation is the Key Mantra for Enhancing leadership in Health care” HCLCON-2018, The TamilNadu Dr MGR Medical University, 5-Sep-2018
29. Suvetha.C, Lavanya.M, Valarmathi.S, Srinivas G.“Training scarf among health workers makes ease HRMin hospital Administration” HCLCON-2018, The TamilNadu Dr MGR Medical University, 5-Sep-2018
30. Suganthan R,Valarmathi.S, Srinivas G“Conflicts in health care management”, HCLCON- 2018, The TamilNadu Dr MGR Medical University, 5-Sep-2018
31. Suvetha C, Seethalakshmi G, Vanitha A, Valarmathi.S, Srinivas G, “Invitro Evaluation of wound healing assay of siddha formulation of padikara neer”-World Congress on Holistic Health- 9th and 10th February 2018
32. T.k.Sivabakya, S.Geethalakshmi, S.Kalpana, Srinivas G, “Towards periodontitis free India – optimal oral health by 2020” IndiaClen-2018, CEU, Apollo Institute of Medical sciences and research.
33. T.k.Sivabakya, Srinivas G,“Evidence based dentistry for clinical decision making – A Case
study”, Ebccon – 2019 – SRM Medical College and Hospital, Katangalathur
34. Jayashree S, Maanasa R, Kalpana S, Srinivas G, “Trends of Cardiovascular diseases in India” ,
IndiaClen-2018, CEU, Apollo Institute of Medical sciences and research.
35. S.Nithin deepak, S. Indra, S. Geethalakshmi, Srinivas G, S.Kalpana, Joseph Maria Adaikalam,” “Recent trends in cardiovascular disease between the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala”. IndiaClen-2018, CEU, Apollo Institute of Medical sciences and research.
36. Srinivas G. Evaluation of Nutritional supplementation among HIV Infected patients in Tamil Nadu Family care Continuum Program in India. In: http://www.aids2008.org. 2008. p. 378.
37. Srinivas G. The Impact of antiretroviral therapy on socioeconomic outcomes of HIV-infected patienst in Tamil Nadu Family care Continuum Program in India (TNFCC). In: http://www.aids2008.org. 2008. p. 312.
38. Srinivas G. Psycho social impact on HIV infected and affected children in the Tamil Nadu Family care Continuum Program in India. In: http://www.aids2008.org. 2008. p. 528.
39. Srinivas G. Delivering family-centred care services in public health settings: The Tamil Nadu Model. In: http://www.aids2008.org. 2008. p. 104.
40. Srinivas G. Mortality among HIV-infected patients in the Tamil Nadu care Continuum Program in India. In: http://www.aids2008.org. 2008. p. 358
Srinivas was invited for various official meetings/ conferences/ academic purposes to Sweden, South Africa, UK, Malawi, Australia, Egypt, France, USA, China, Mexico, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Japan and Thailand is supportive to select relevant public health issues for projects. He also taught ‘Tropical Diseases – Leprosy/TB/Buruli ulcer’ at the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health in Charité – Universitätsmedizin - Berlin, Germany 2011 to 2014 for the Masters in International Health Course.
# Led & organized 25 plus workshops in Research methods, evidence based medicine, scientific writing and Statistical softwares in Health.