Pharmacoepidemiology in Diabetes, Diabetic Foot Ulcer, and Tuberculosis

Document Type

News Article


He has 65 publications in national and international journals to his credit (Including Journals like BMJ Global Health, Antibiotics, Medical Hypotheses, Journal of American College Nutrition, Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy, Nutrition, etc.) with Scopus h-index 12. He has written 13 book chapters in Nutrition and Clinical Toxicology in Elsevier (Academic Press) and Taylor & Francis (CRC Press) published books. He had received a Pharmabridge fellowship from FIP, Netherlands, for clinical pharmacy training in Canada. He is a registered PhD guide under the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, currently guiding 3 PhD fellows. He is a coordinator of the Centre for Public Health Pharmacy under the MAHE. He is the staff coordinator of the Pharmacy Literacy Club and Staff editor of “DigiDose” a quarterly Newsletter. He has received a research grant from Manipal-McGill Centre for infectious diseases (MAC ID) for Vitamin D research in diabetic foot infection and Intramural Funding (IMF) from MAHE. He is also a co-investigator in two funded projects by the ICMR-North East Seed grant and Pfizer Global Medical grant. He has also received travel grants from various funding agencies like DST, DBT, ICMR, CICS, Tata Trust, and ISPE to present his research works at International conferences. His areas of interest are drug safety, public health pharmacy, and pharmacoepidemiological research. Currently working on

  • Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation and Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms in South-Indian Patients with Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Effect of vitamin D Supplementation on Vitamin D Receptor Gene Expression and Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients Infected with Biofilm-Forming Organism
  • Probiotic supplementation in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Prospective Cohort Study
  • Capacity for Community Pharmacists on medication administration device-related patient education.
  1. https://www.dovepress.com/pharmacogenomics-and-personalized-medicine-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-PGPM
  2. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14787210.2022.2081546
  3. https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/6/e001869.long
  4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0188440921000473?via%3Dihub

Publication Date

Spring 10-30-2022