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Dr. Srinivasan Kannan

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Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. 1996 (Thesis title: "Nature and Dynamics of Health Culture - A case of rural population of Tamil Nadu." )

M.A. Rural Development specialised in Project Planning and Management, Gandhigram Rural Institute, India. 1990. (Masters dissertation title: "An Analysis of Tannery Pollution and its impact on Rural Environment in selected villages of Dindigul Taluk, Dindigul Quaid-E-Milleth District". )

B.A. Economics, University of Madras, India 1988.

Professional Record

Professor From 23.12.2017 to Present

Additional Professor From 23.12.2012 to 22.12.2017

Associate Professor (regular),SCTIMST, From 23 December 2008 to 22.12.2012

Associate Professor ( on Deputation), SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram , 18 August 2007 - 22 December 2008

Assistant Professor; Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala, 1 April 2003- 17 August 2007.

Guest Faculty / Post Doctoral Fellow; Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala, , 22 May 2001 to 31 March2003.

Assistant Professor; Indian Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur, 2001 - 1 January 2001 - 25 April 2001.

Assistant Professor; Indian Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur, 8 September 1999- 8 September 2000.

Assistant Professor; Taleem Research Foundation,Ahmedabad, India , 28 January 1999 to 6 September 1999.

Research Officer;Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur , 30 January 1997- 27 January 1999.

Project Officer,Environmental Society, Madras , 17 August 1995- 27 January 1997.

Co-coordinator;Environmental Society, Madras , 16 Aug 1990- 25 July 1991.


"A Case study on e-health", published by "Institute for Development Policy and Management", University of Manchester, UK. 2004 won one of the best E-Governance case studies.

Area of Interest

The research interests include Health Planning and Management, Health Policy, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Economics of Health, Development Studies, Strategic Management, Project Management, Knowledge Management, Environmental Education, E-Commerce, Medical informatics, IT in healthcare, Health Management, Occupational Health, and Social Informatics.

Current Activities

I am a health science faculty member at Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India. I teach Health Management to Post Graduate(MPH) Students. I too teach some sessions in Public Health Ethics, Qualitative Research Methods, and Medical Anthropology. I am the coordinator for the Health Economics course. I was coordinating two training programs on Community Based Interventions on Cardio-vascular Diseases for WHO fellows. Presently I am coordinating the Epidemiological profiling of HIV/AIDS situation at the district and sub-districts level using Data triangulation in Kerala. Earlier I was coordinating Telehealth project in the state of Kerala.

On-going Projects

Principal Investigator for "Formative Research on Medical Tourism in Thiruvananthapuram District".

Co-Principal Investigator for Advances in Research on Globally Accessible Medicine (AROGYAM), INDIAN-EUROPEAN RESEARCH NETWORKING PROGRAMME IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES funded by ANR-DFG-ESRC-NWO with ICSSR, http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/K005901/1

Principal Investigator for "Rapid assessment of the scheme for promotion of Menstrual Hygiene in Kerala" funded by National Health Systems Resource Centre, New Delhi. January-February, 2013, http://www.sctimst.ac.in/About%20SCTIMST/Organisation/AMCHSS/Projects/List%20of%20Ongoing%20Projects/resources/Report%20on%20Rapid%20Assessment%20of%20the%20Scheme%20for%20Promotion%20of%20Menstrual%20Hygiene.pdf

Principal Investigator, Study on workload of public health nurses and other women workers in Kerala, funded by DST, Government of India.2010-12, http://www.sctimst.ac.in/About%20SCTIMST/Organisation/AMCHSS/Projects/List%20of%20Ongoing%20Projects/resources/Workload%20of%20public%20health%20nurses%20and%20other%20women%20health%20workers.pdf

Coordinated, Harvard Students Program at AMCHSS, SCTIMST, from 4th to 24th January 2008

Principal Investigator, WHO Fellowship Training Programme (FTP) on "Community based interventions for cardiovascular diseases"(4 Months) for two years- 2007-2008, 2008-2009. AMCHSS, SCTIMST

Project Coordinator, Telehealth Initiatives in Kerala. IIITMK. 2001-2004

Member, Community Forestry project funded by KfW. Indian Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur.1999-2000

Project Leader, project on "The effectiveness of Teleconferencing for training Primary School Teachers" funded by IGNOU and ISRO. TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad. 1999


Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship by IIT Kanpur based on qualifying the Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility of Lecturership conducted by University Grants Commission, New Delhi. 1990.

Visited South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany as a Short Term Fellow in Medical Tourism, supported by AROGYAM Network during 8 June to 22 June 2014


Ms Jayalakshmi working on her PhD on Nutritional Governance

Dr. Phinse Philiph is working on his PhD on Community based Oral Cancer control programme

Dr. Neethu A P is working on her PhD on Community based Breast Cancer prevention programme

Ms. Sapna Mishra


Evaluation of Young Artist Scholarship funded by Department of Culture in Kerala, Government of India. 2002

Epidemiological profiling of HIV/AIDS situation at the district and sub-districts level using Data triangulation in Kerala, funded by National AIDS Control Society, Government of India.2010-11, http://www.sctimst.ac.in/About%20SCTIMST/Organisation/AMCHSS/Projects/List%20of%20Ongoing%20Projects/resources/District%20Epidemological%20profiling%20using%20Data%20Triangulation%20in%20Kerala.pdf

Sathish T, Kannan S, Sarma PS, Razum O, Sauzet O, Thankappan KR, Seven-year longitudinal change in risk factors for non-communicable diseases in rural Kerala, India: The WHO STEPS approach, PLOS one, 2017, 12(6), https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28598973
Kannan S, Frenz M., Seeking health under palm trees: Ayurveda in Kerala., Glob Public Health, 2017, , https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29272989
Mishra S, Shamanna B R, Kannan S., Exploring the Awareness Regarding E-waste and its Health Hazards among the Informal Handlers in Musheerabad Area of Hyderabad, Indian J Occup Environ Med, 2017, 21, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5868090/
Begam NS, Srinivasan K, Mini GK., Is Migration Affecting Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension of Men in Kerala, India? Minor Health., J Immigr Minor Health, 2016, 18(6), https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=26860477
Philip NE, Kannan S, Sarma SP, Utilization of Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, Kerala: A Comparative Study of Insured and Uninsured Below-Poverty-Line Households, Asia Pac J Public Health., 2016, 28(1 Suppl):77S-85S, doi:10.1177/1010539515602306
Sathish T, Kannan S, Sarma PS, Razum O, Thrift AG, Thankappan KR., A Risk Score to Predict Hypertension in Primary Care Settings in Rural India., Asia Pac J Public Health., 2016, 28(1 Suppl):26S-31S, doi: 10.1177/1010539515604701
Sathish T, Kannan S, Sarma PS, Thankappan KR., Incidence of tobacco use among adults (15-64 years) in rural Kerala, Asia Pac J Public Health., 2015, 27(2):NP626-9., doi: 10.1177/1010539513485787
Miteshkumar N. Bhanderi, Srinivasan Kannan., Utilization of Maternal Health Services and Determinants of Skilled Care during Delivery in Slums of Gujarat,India., Obstetrics & Gynecology: An International Journal, 2015, DOI: 10.5171/2015.293492, http://www.ibimapublishing.com/journals/GYNE/2015/293492/293492.pdf
Sathish T, Kannan S, Sarma PS, Thankappan KR, Achutha Menon Centre Diabetes Risk Score: a type 2 diabetes screening tool for primary health care providers in rural India., Asia Pac J Public Health, 2015, 27(2):147-54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1010539512454162
Srinivasan, Kannan, Sarma, PS, Operational research of workload using time and motion of health workers in Kerala, 5th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2012), 2012, IEEE Xplore