Chythra R Rao

MBBS, MD, DNB (Community Medicine)

  • Madhava Nagar, Kasturba Hospital Building

    576104 Manipal


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MBBS - MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, RGUHS 

MD Community Medicine - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, MAHE 

DNB Preventive & Social Medicine - Diplomate of National Board, New Delhi


Additional Professor – KMC, Manipal from 2023 till date.

Associate Professor – KMC, Manipal from 2012 to 2023.

Assistant Professor– KMC, Manipal from 2008 to 2012.   

Research interests

Non-communicable diseases, Maternal & child health including vaccine trials, Adolescent health, Environmental health, Health promotion

Professional Information

MBBS - MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, RGUHS

MD Community Medicine - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, MAHE 

DNB Preventive & Social Medicine - Diplomate of National Board, New Delhi     MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES                          1.    Life member of Indian Public Health Association 
2.    Life member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine
3.    Life member of Karnataka Association of Community Health 
4.    Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences
5.    Life member of Epidemiology Foundation of India 
6.    Life member of Indian Medical Association 

Awards and recognition:

 1)      Recognized as scientist in the Top 2 percentile of researchers in the world, by c-.

2)      Awarded Indian Council of Medical Research-Professor B.C. Srivastava Foundation Award for the year 2014 for the research work on “Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases” at the ICMR Annual Awards Presentation Ceremony held at New Delhi on October 2017.

3)      Awarded scholarship to attend McGill summer course at Montreal, Canada during June 2018, by Manipal McGill Centre for Infectious Diseases, KMC, Manipal.

4)      Awarded KACH Young Scientist Award by Karnataka Association of Community Health at the KACH SilverCon 2013- 25th Annual KACH Conference held on 30th November & 1st December 2013 at Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute at Bangalore.

5)      Awarded partial scholarship by the ‘European Society of Hypertension’ for the paper, “A panel survey on high blood pressure prevalence among adults in coastal Karnataka of southern India”, to attend the 22nd European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection held in London, United Kingdom from April 2012.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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