Scientist ‘E’ 
Public Health

Email:  indrapal.m@rediffmail.com

Contact: +91-40-27197214

Brief Profile

Has done MBBS and MD (SPM) from Nagpur University. Had worked as Assistant Professor for 4 years in Medical College Nagpur. Presently working as Scientist E in the Public Health, NIN, Hyderabad. Areas of interest are public health nutrition, nutrition of under 5 year children, nutrition of adolescent girls and pregnant & lactating women, nutrition related chronic non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes etc. Involved in proposal writing, design of study, recruitment, training, execution of survey and report writing. Completed more than 20 projects of which 3 as PI. Had published 36 articles related to nutrition in various national and international peer reviewed journals of which 16 paper as first author, 4 papers as corresponding authors and remaining as co-authors. Published 3 articles in book chapter. Had worked in tribal areas of north-eastern states on nutritional status of women and children and prevalence of HTN & diabetes and bio-diversity. Attended various national and International conferences and presented paper. Involved in nutrition intervention project to improve nutritional status of vulnerable population and also in hypertension risk reduction project funded by ICMR.

Total publications : 36+11 conference Abstract published in Ann Nutr Metabolism Journal ; List of Publications
  1. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Contributions of mean and shape of blood pressure distribution to worldwide trends and variations in raised blood pressure: a pooled analysis of 1018 population-based measurement studies with 88.6 million participants. Int J Epidemiol. 2018: 47 (3), 872-883i
  1. Khandare AL, Hari Kumar R, Meshram I I, Arlappa N., ,  Laxmaiah A., Venkaiah K., P. Amruth Rao, Validandi V, Toteja GS. Current scenario of consumption of Lathyrus sativus and Lathyrism in three districts of Chhattisgarh state. Toxicon; 2018: 228-34
  2. Chyne DAL,  Meshram II, Ananthan R, Venkaiah K,  Neeraja G, Phrang R, Kuhnlein HV, Longvah T. Thingnganing Longvah Nutritional status, food insecurity, and biodiversity among the Khasi in Meghalaya, North‐East India. Matern Child Nutr. 2017;13(S3):e12557. 1-10.
  3. Longvah T, Bewe K, Meshram II, Venkaiah K,  Sreerama Krishna K, Roy P, Kuhnlein HV. Mother and child nutrition among the Chakhesang tribe in the state of Nagaland, North‐East India. Matern Child Nutr. 2017;13(S3):e12558, 1-12.
  1. Meshram II, Hari Kumar R, Balakrishna N., Ch. Gal Reddy, Ravindranath M, Sree Ramakrishna K, Mallikharjun Rao K., Sharad Kumar S., Manohar G, Brahmam G.N.V,  Laxmaiah A. Trends in nutrient intakes, nutritional status and correlates of undernutrition among rural children below 5 years of age: NNMB National survey. JPGM, 2017, 16 (2);84-91.
  1. Meshram II, Mallikharjun Rao K. Ch Gal Reddy, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar, Sreeramakrishna K, Harikumar R, Venkaiah K, Laxmaiah A. Urban rural difference in the prevalence of undernutrition and its correlates among under 5 year children in Surat region, Gujarat, India . J Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics 2016;2:1-6
  2. Meshram I I, Naveen Kumar Boiroju, Venkaiah K. Ranking of the districts in Andhra Pradesh using women and children nutrition and health indicators by TOPSIS method. IJCH 2017; 29: 350-56.
  3. NCD risk factor collaboration. Effects of diabetes definition on global surveillance of diabetes prevalence and diagnosis: a pooled analysis of 96 population-based studies with 331 288 participants. Lancet diabetes endocrinology 2015;3:624-37
  4. NCD risk factor collaboration. Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants. Lancet Jan 2017:389;37-55.
  5. Anderson I, Robson B, Connolly M, Al-Yaman F, ……Meshram II, et al. Indigenous and Tribal Health – (The Lancet–Lowitja Institute Global Collaboration): a population study.  The Lancet  2016;388:131-57.
  6. NCD risk factor collaboration Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants. The Lancet 2016; 387: 1377–96.
  7. NCD risk factor collaboration. Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population-based studies with 4·4 million participants. Lancet 2016; 387: 1513–30.
  8. NCD risk factor collaboration. A century trends in adult human height. eLife 2016;5:e13410.
  9. NCD risk factor collaboration. Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults. Lancer 2017, 390; p2627–2642.
  10. Jeemon P, Narayanan G, Kondal D, Kahol K, Bharadwaj A, Purty A., Meshram II et al. Task shifting of frontline community health workers for cardiovascular risk reduction: design and rationale of a cluster randomised controlled trial (DISHA study) in India. BMC Public Health. 2016 Mar 15;16:264.
  11. Meshram II, Vishnu vardhan Rao  V, Sudershan Rao V, Laxmaiah A, Polasa K. Regional variation in the prevalence of overweight/obesity, hypertension and diabetes and its correlates among ≥18 years rural population in India. BJN 2016, 115:1265-72.
  12. Meshram II, Balakrishna N., Sree Ramakrishna K, Mallikharjun Rao K., Hari Kumar R, Arlappa N., Manohar G, Ch. Gal Reddy, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar S., Brahmam G.N.V,  Laxmaiah A. Trends in nutritional status & nutrient intakes and correlates of overweight/obesity among rural adult (18-60 years) women in India: National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) National surveys. PHN, 2016; 19(5): 767–776.
  13. Naveen Kumar B, Meshram II, Vijayabhaskara Rao D., Radhika MS, Venkaiah K. Ranking of the districts using a composite index based on the nutritional status of under 5 year children in Telangana State. International J Nutr Diet, 2016, 4: 71-83 As corresponding author
  14. Meshram II, Stephen G, PothuRaju B. Nutritional status and substance abuse among street children in South India, Ind J Comm Health 2015. 27:52-59.
  15. Meshram II, Vishnu vardhan Rao  V, Sudershan Rao V, Laxmaiah A, Polasa K. Prevalence and correlates of hypertension and diabetes among ≥18 years urban population in India. British Biomed Bull. 2015; 3:176-189
  16. Meshram II, Mallikharjun Rao K, Gal Reddy, Ravindranath M., Sharad Kumar S, Sreeramakrishna K, Venkaiah K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Influence of Feeding Practices and associated factors on Nutritional Status of Infants in Rural areas of Madhya Pradesh State, India APJPH 2015;27:NP1345-NP1361.
  17. Venkaiah K, Meshram II, Manohar G, Mallikharjun Rao K,  Ramakrisha K, & Laxmaiah A. Development of composite index and ranking the districts using nutrition survey data in Madhya Pradesh, India. Indian J Comm Health, 2015;27,2:204-10, As corresponding author
  18. Laxmaiah A, Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Mallikharjun Rao K, Gal Reddy, Ravindranath M., Sharad Kumar S, Hari Kumar, GNV Brahmam. Socio-economic and demographic determinants of hypertension, and Knowledge, practices & risk behavior of tribal in India. Ind J Med Res, 2015; 141:697-708.
  19. Venkaiah K, Meshram II, Gottimukkula M, Mallikharjun Rao K, Sreeramakrishna K, Laxmaiah A.  Risk factors of undernutrition among under-five year rural children in Madhya Pradesh, India. IJCH 2015, 27:485-91. As corresponding author
  20. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N., Mallikharjun Rao K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of Under-nutrition, its correlates and seasonal variation among Tribal pre-school Children of Odisha State, India. APJPH, 2014; 26;470-480.
  21. Meshram I. I., Laxmaiah A., Mallikharjun Rao K., Arlappa N. , Balkrishna N., Ch. Gal Reddy, Ravindranath M., Sharad Kumar S., Brahmam G.N.V. Prevalence of hypertension and its correlates among adult tribal population (≥20 years) of Maharashtra State, India. Int. J Health Science & Research 2014; 4:130-38.
  22. Meshram II., Mallikharjun Rao K., Gal Reddy, Sreeramakrishna K, Venkaiah K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Predictors of ante-natal care, delivery and infant feeding practices in rural women in Madhya Pradesh state, India. Int J Med Public Health 2014, 4:385-91.
  23. Laxmaiah A, Balakrishna N, Arlappa N, Meshram II, Harikumar R, Rao KM. Trends in consumption of fats and oils among Indian tribal and rural population over a period of 40 years: Findings of National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau surveys. Indian J Comm Health 2014;26, Suppl S1:75-82
  24. Arlappa N, Meshram II, Balakrishna N, Harikumar R, Rao KM, Laxmaiah A. Prevalence of anaemia among different physiological groups in the rural areas of Maharashtra. Ind J Comm Health 2014;26(3): 278-84. As corresponding author
  25. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N., Laxmaiah A, Mallikharjun Rao K, Gal Reddy CH, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar S,  Brahmam GNV.  Prevalence and Determinants of Undernutrition and its Trends among Pre-School Tribal Children of Maharashtra State, India. J Trop Pediatrics, 2012; 58(2):125-32.
  26. Meshram II, Laxmaiah A, Venkaiah K, Brahmam GNV. Impact of Feeding and breastfeeding practices on nutritional status of infants in the district of Andhra Pradesh, India. NMJI, 2012; 25:201-6.
  27. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Mallikharjun Rao K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of hypertension, its correlates and awareness among adult tribal population (≥20 years) of Kerala State, India. J Post Grad Med, 2012; 58 (4):253-259.
  28. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N., Mallikharjun Rao K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Trends in the prevalence of undernutrition, nutrient & food intake and predictors of undernutrition among under five year tribal children in India. APJCN, 2012;21(4):568-576.
  29. Meshram II, Laxmaiah A, Gal Reddy CH, Ravindranath M, Venkaiah K, Brahmam GNV. Prevalence of undernutrition & its correlates among under 3-year old children in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India. Ann Hum Biology 2011;38:93-101.
  30. Khandare AL, Rasputra K, Meshram II, Rao S. Effects of smoking, Use of Aluminium Utensils, and Tamarind consumption on Fluorosis in a fluorotic village of Andhra Pradesh. Fluoride 2010; 43:128-33.
Total number of books and book chapters : 03
  1. Meshram II, Mallikharjun Rao K. Gal Reddy CH, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar, Sreeramakrishna K, Harikumar R, Venkaiah K, Laxmaiah A. Ante-natal care, delivery and infant & young child feeding practices and their association wuth undernutrition among infants in urban ICDS areas of Gujarat, India. Child’s development in India. In book by VK. Vijayanthimala, A. Laxmaiah, K. Mallikharjuna Rao, V. Mallempati. Page 148-164. 2015
  2. Mallikharjun Rao K. Meshram II, Venkaiah K, Laxmaiah A.  Ante-natal care, and infant & young child feeding practices among the tribes of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh. Child’s development in India. In book by VK. Vijayanthimala, A. Laxmaiah, K. Mallikharjuna Rao, V. Mallempati. Page 1-20. 2015
  3. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Mallikharjuna Rao K, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GNV. Trends in prevalence of undernutrition, nutrient and food intake and predictors of undernutrion among under five year tribal children in India. Nutrition News. National Institute of Nutrition. July 2012; VOL 33(3).