MBBS, DPH, MPH, Ph.D, MBA  
Scientist ‘G’ & Head, Public Health & Nutrition (DPHN)


Email:   laxmaiah.a@icmr.gov.in
Contact:  +91-40-27197286

Brief Profile

Dr. Laxmaiah has an academic background in Medicine (MBBS), Public Health (MPH) and obtained PhD in Public Health Nutrition, with more than 30 years of hands on professional experience in Public Health Nutrition (PhD) at the CMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad from 1992 to till date.  
He has vast experience in carrying out large scale Epidemiological studies, translational research-cum-impact Evaluations and Randomized Clinical (RCT) Trials in the field of Public Health Nutrition. He has also conducted many training & capacity building programs for health and nutrition functionaries of various States/Central. He was the Officer-in-Charge, National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) and under his leadership has carried out several rounds of repeat NNMB Rural, Tribal and Urban diet and nutritional surveys in India
He has published more than 150 papers in National & International peer reviewed journals like British Medical Journal, The Lancet, The Lance Global Health, The Lancet Adolescent Health, Nature, eLife, Obesity Research, British Journal of Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Indian Journal of Medical Research, PCOs etc.
He is the faculty member for regular Post graduate i.e. M.Sc (Applied Nutrition & Sports Nutrition) as well as Adhoc training courses being conducted regularly in the Institute. He is also faculty member for the MPH course conducted by the School of Public Health, National Institute of Epidemiology.
He is the subject Expert and Technical Advisor in Public Health Nutrition in several Central and state Ministries like Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Women and Child Development (MoWCD), DST, DBT, ICMR, HRD and NDMA, Government of India.
He has been working since more than 30 years in the ICMR- National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad in various positions (Scientist B to G). Currently, he is working as DIRECTOR Grade Scientist & Head, Division of Public Health Nutrition, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.
He is also National Secretary, Nutrition society of India (NSI) and Life Member for many Professional bodies.

 

Publications for the last 10 years (published in the National and International journals)
  1. N Arlappa, N Balakrishna, A Laxmaiah, K Madhavan Nair, GNV Prevalence of Clinical and Sub-clinical Vitamin A Deficiency among Rural Preschool Children of West Bengal, India. Indian Pediatrics. January 2011; 47-49. (Impact Factor: 2.169) No. of Citations: 22.
  2. Arlappa, N. Balakrishna, A. Laxmaiah, Pullakhandam Raghu, V. Vikas Rao, K. Madhavan Nair & G. N. V. Brahmam. Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency and its determinants among the rural pre-school children of Madhya Pradesh, India. Annals of Human Biology, March–April 2011; 38(2): 131–136 (Impact Factor: 1.975) No. of Citations: 40
  3. Kamala K, Avula L. Nutrition related non-communicable chronic disorders. Public Health Nutrition in developing countries: Part 1 and 2. 2011:956-81.
  4. Little Flower Augustine, Shahnaz Vazir, Sylvia Fernandez Rao, Vishnu Vardhana Rao, A. Laxmaiah & K. Madhavan Nair. Perceived stress, life events & coping among higher secondary students of Hyderabad, India: A pilot study. Indian J Med Res, 2011; 134: 61-68. (Impact Factor: 1.826) No. of Citations: 81
  5. Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A, Balakrishna N, Harikumar R, Kodavanti MR, Gal Reddy Ch, Saradkumar S, Ravindranath M, Brahmam Micronutrient deficiency disorders among the rural children of West Bengal, India. Ann Hum Biol. 2011; 38(3):281-9. (Impact Factor: 1.975) No. of Citations: 33.
  6. Meshram II, Laxmaiah A, Venkaiah K, and Brahmam Impact of feeding and breast feeding practices on the Nutritional status of infants in a district of Andhra Pradesh, India. National Medical Journal of India 2011; 25(4): 201-206. Impact Factor: 0.91, Citations 75
  7. Laxmaiah A, Nair MK, Arlappa N, Raghu P, Balakrishna N, Rao KM, Galreddy C, Kumar S, Ravindranath M, Rao VV, Brahmam GN. Prevalence of ocular signs and subclinical vitamin A deficiency and its determinants among rural preschool children in India. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Apr;15(4):568-77. Doi:10.1017/ S136898001100214X. Epub 2011 Sep. PMID: 21884647. (Impact Factor- 3.182), Citations 56.
  8. Anoop Misra, Rekha Sharma, Seema Gulati, Shashank Joshi, Vinita Sharma, Ghafoorunissa, Ahamed Ibrahim, Shilpa Joshi, Avula Laxmaiah, Anura Kurpad et al. Consensus Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Living and Prevention of Obesity, the Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, and Related Disorders in Asian Indians, DIABETES TECHNOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS, 2011; 13 (6):683-694. (Impact Factor: 4.403) No. of Citations 119.
  9. Rao KM, Arlappa N, Radhika MS, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam Correlation of Fat Mass Index and Fat-Free Mass Index with percentage body fat and their association with hypertension among urban South Indian adult men and women. Annals of human biology. 2012 Jan 1; 39(1): 54-8. (Impact Factor: 1.975) No. of Citations: 24.
  10. Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam Prevalence of anaemia among rural pre-school children of Maharashtra, India. Indian Journal of Community Health. 2012, Mar 15; 24(1): 4-8. Impact Factor 0.163, Citations 16.
  11. Meshram II, Laxmaiah A, Venkaiah K, Brahmam Impact of feeding and breastfeeding practices on the nutritional status of infants in a district of Andhra Pradesh, India. National Medical Journal of India. 2012 Jul 1; 25(4): 201-206. (Impact Factor: 0.595) No. of Citations 75.
  12. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balkrishna N, Rao KM, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam Prevalence of hypertension, its correlates and awareness among adult tribal population of Kerala state, India. Journal of postgraduate medicine. 2012 Oct 1; 58(4): 255-261. (Impact Factor: 0.855) Citations 72.
  13. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Laxmaiah A, Mallikarjun Rao K, Gal Reddy C, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar S, Brahmam Prevalence and Determinants of Undernutrition and its Trends among Pre-School Tribal Children of Maharashtra State, India. J Trop Pediatr. 2012; 58(2): 125-32. (Impact Factor: 1.234) No. of Citations 53.
  14. Little Flower Augustine, Shahnaz Vazir, Sylvia Fernandez Rao, Vishnu Vardhana Rao, A. Laxmaiah P.Ravinder, V.Vikas Rao, K. Madhavan Nair. Psychometric validation of a knowledge questionnaire on micronutrients among adolescents and its relationship to micronutrient status of 15-19 year old adolescent boys, Hyderabad, India, Public Health Nutrition 2012; 15 (7): 1182-1189. (Impact Factor: 3.182) No. of Citations: 13
  15. Meshram II, Arlappa N, Avula Laxmaiah MBBS Trends in the prevalence of undernutrition, nutrient & food intake and predictors of undernutrition among under five year tribal children in India. Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition. 2012 Dec 1; 21(4): 568-76. (Impact Factor: 1.335) Citations 127.
  16. Laxmaiah A, Arlappa N, Raghu P, Balakrishna N, Mallikharjuna Rao K, Galreddy C, Kumar S, Ravindranath M, Vikas Rao V, Nair MK, Brahmam Prevalence and determinants of micronutrient deficiencies among rural children in 8 states of India. Ann Nutr Metab. 2013; 62: 229-239. (Impact Factor- 2.848), Citations 30.
  17. Venkaiah K, GM Reddy, Meshram II, KM Rao, Gal Reddy Ch, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar S, Laxmaiah A, The geographic clustering of districts according to prevalence of underweight among under 5 year children in Madhya Pradesh, India Ann Nutr Metab 2013; 63:948-48. (Impact Factor: 848)
  18. Laxmaiah A, Arlappa N, Balakrishna N, Mallikarjuna Rao K, Galreddy C, Kumar S, Ravindranath M, Brahmam GN. Prevalence and determinants of micronutrient deficiencies among rural children of eight states in India. Ann Nutr Metab. 2013;62(3):231-41. doi: 10.1159/000348674. Epub 2013 Apr 6. PMID: 23571818. (Impact Factor: 2.848), Citations 30.
  19. Harikumar Rachakulla, N. Arlappa, N. Balakrishna, A. Laxmaiah. ‘Faulty infant and young children and feeding practices in India and its impact on their nutritional status’ Accepted for poster presentation in the 2nd International conference on Nutrition and Growth -2014 held at Barcelona, Spain, during 30th January to 1st February, 2014. Published as proceedings; abstract:
  20. Laxmaiah Balakrishna N, Arlappa N., Meshram II., Harikumar R and Mallikharjun Rao K. Trends in Consumption of fats and oils among Indian Tribal Population over a period of 30 years: Findings of National Nutrition Monitoring Surveys, Indian Journal of Community Health 2014; 26 (Sppl 01): 75-82. (Impact Factor: 0.163), Citations - 3
  21. Laxmaiah A et al. Prevalence and determinants of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome among urban adults 20-60 years old in Hyderabad, South India, Obesity Reviews 2014; 15 (Suppl. 2): 82 (53–97). (Impact Factor: 3.614).
  22. Meshram II, Balakrishna N, Arlappa N, Rao KM, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam GN. Prevalence of Undernutrition, Its Determinants, and Seasonal Variation Among Tribal Preschool Children of Odisha State, India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public 2014 Sep 1;26(5):470-80. (Impact Factor: 1.459) Citations 22.
  23. Meshram II, Laxmaiah A, Mallikharjun Rao K, Arlappa N, Balkrishna N. Prevalence of Hypertension and Its Correlates among Adult Tribal Population (≥ 20 Years) of Maharashtra State, International Journal of Health Sciences and Research (IJHSR). 2014;4(1):130-9. Impact Factor: 3.5, Citations 21.
  24. Nimmathota Arlappa, Indrapal I Meshram, Nagalla Balakrishna, Rachkula Harikumar, Kodavanti Mallikharjuna Rao, Avula L Prevalence of anaemia among different physiological groups in the rural areas of Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Community Health 2014; 26(03): 278-284.
  25. Vemula SR, Gavaravarapu SM, Mendu VV, Mathur P, Avula Use of food label information by urban consumers in India– a study among supermarket shoppers. Public health nutrition. 2014 Sep 1;17(09):2104-14. Impact Factor: 3.182, Citations 68.
  26. Nimmathota Arlappa, Avula Laxmaiah, Nagalla Balakrishna, Rachakulla Harikumar, Mallikharjun Rao K and Brahmam. Prevalence of Hypertension and Relationship with adiposity among Rural Elderly population. Int J Clin Cardiol 2014; 1-6.
  27. Augustine, Little Flower, et "Adolescent Life-Event Stress in Boys Is Associated with Elevated IL-6 and Hepcidin but Not Hypoferremia." Journal of the American College of Nutrition 33.5 (2014): 354-362. Impact Factor: 2.75, Citations 6.
  28. Indrapal Ishwarji Meshram, Kodavanti Mallikharjuna Rao, Chitty Galreddy, Kakani Sreerama Krishna, Kodali, Avula Laxmaiah, Ginnela Narasimhacahary Veera Predictors of ante-natal care, delivery and infant feeding practices among rural women in Madhya Pradesh, India. International Journal of Medicine and Public Health 2014 (Oct-Dec); 4 (4): 385-391.
  29. Meshram II, Rao S, Laxmaiah A, Polasa Prevalence and Correlates of Hypertension & Diabetes among≥ 18 Years Urban Population in India. British Biomedical Bulletin. 2015 Apr 13;3(2):176-89. Impact Factor: 3.045, Citations 5.
  30. Laxmaiah Meshram II., Mallikharjun Rao K., Balakrishna N, Ch. Gal Reddy, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar S., Mr. Sree Ramakrishna K. Socio-economic & demographic determinants of hypertension & knowledge, practices and risk behaviors of tribal in India. Indian J Med Res 2015; 141(5): 697-708. Impact Factor: 1.66, Citations 56.
  31. Laxmaiah. Vitamin B12 and Folic acid Significance in Human Health. Indian Pediatrics 2015; 52 (5): 380-81. Impact Factor: 1.186, Citations 6.
  32. K MallikarjunaRao, R Hari Kumar, K Sriramakrishna, V Basker, A Diet & Nutrition profile of Chenchu population-A vulnerable tribe in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, India. Indian J Med Res 2015; 141(5): 688-696. (Impact Factor: 1.503), Citations 19.
  33. Meshram II, Kodavanti MR, Chitty GR, Manchala R, Kumar S, Kakani SK, Kodavalla V, Avula L, Veera Influence of feeding practices and associated factors on the nutritional status of infants in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh state, India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2015 Mar 1;27(2):NP1345-61. Impact Factor: 1.459, Citations 39.
  34. NCD Risk Factor Effects of diabetes definition on global surveillance of diabetes prevalence and diagnosis: a pooled analysis of 96 population-based studies with 331 288 participants. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. 2015 Aug 31; 3(8): 624-37. Impact Factor: 25.34, Citations 140.
  35. Meshram II, Balakrishna N, Sreeramakrishna K, Rao KM, Kumar RH, Arlappa N, Manohar G, Reddy CG, Ravindranath M, Kumar SS, Brahmam GN. Trends in nutritional status and nutrient intakes and correlates of overweight/obesity among rural adult women (≥ 18–60 years) in India: National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) national Public Health Nutrition. 2015 Aug 7:1-0. 2.8 Impact Factor: 3.182, Citations 28
  36. Venkaiah K, Indrapal Meshram, 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 Journal of Community Health 2015; 27(02): 204-210. (Impact Factor: 0.163), Citations 4.
  37. Venkaiah Kodavalla, Indrapal Meshram, Mallikharjun Rao Kodavanti, Chitty Gal Reddy, Ravindranath Manchala, Sharad Kumar, Sree Ramakrishna Kakani, Laxmaiah Avula, Brahmam Ginnela Narsimhachary Veera. Nutrition profile of under-five year rural children and correlates of undernutrition in central India. Indian Journal of Community Health / Vol 27 / Issue No 04 / Oct – Dec 2015. (Impact Factor: 0.163), Citations 3.
  38. Trends in nutrient intakes, nutritional status, and correlates of undernutrition among rural children below 5 years of age: National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) survey Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 2015; October 2015; 61 (4): 35-42.
  39. Nimmathota Arlappa, Nagalla Balakrishna, Avula Laxmaiah, Brahmam. Ocular manifestations of vitamin A deficiency among rural preschool children of North India. Journal of Ophthalmic Science, 2015 Volume No: 1( 2): 1-11.
  40. Kodavalla V, Kokku SB, Nimmathota A, Kodavanti MR, Ch GR, Kumar S, Manchala R, Avula L, GNV B. Impact of Chronic Drought on Nutritional Status of the Community in Drought affected areas in India. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2015 Dec.31 [cited 2021 May 3]; 27(4):478-84. Impact factor 0.163). Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/608.
  41. Gavaravarapu SM, Rao KM, Nagalla B, Avula L. Assessing Differences in Risk Perceptions About Obesity Among "Normal- Weight" and "Overweight" Adolescents--A Qualitative Study. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2015 Nov-Dec;47(6):488-497.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2015.07.001. Epub 2015 Aug 24. PMID: 26311140. (Impact Factor: 2.502), Citations 17.
  42. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) Avula Laxmaiah (Co-author). Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population-based studies with 4·4 million participants. The Lancet April 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00618-8. (Impact Factor : 60.392), Citations 2914.
  43. Jeemon P, Narayanan G, Kondal D, Kahol K, Bharadwaj A, Laxmaiah A, Rao M, Meshram II, Balakrishna N, et 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. (Impact Factor : 1.431), Citations 23.
  44. Indrapal Meshram, Avula laxmaiah, M.Vishnu Vardhana Rao, Vemula Sudershan Rao, Kalpagam Polasa. Regional variation in the prevalence of overweight/obesity, hypertension, and diabetes and their correlates among ≥18 years rural population in India". Br J 2016 Apr 14;115(7):1265-72. Impact Factor 4.03, Citations 29.
  45. Ian Anderson, … Avula Laxmaiah, Indrapal Meshram, Balkrishna Nagalla, Arlappa Nimmathota, et Indigenous and tribal peoples’ health (The Lancet–Lowitja Institute Global Collaboration): a population study. The Lancet, April 20, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(16)00345-7. (Impact Factor : 60.392), Citations 654.
  46. Meshram II, Vishnu vardhan Rao V, Sudershan Rao V, Laxmaiah A, Polasa Regional variation in the prevalence of overweight/obesity, hypertension and diabetes and its correlates among ≥18 years rural population in India. BJN 2016, 115 April :1265-72. (Impact Factor: 3.334), Citations 29.
  47. Meshram II, Balakrishna , 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) April: 767–776. (Impact Factor : 3.182), Citations 28
  48. Anderson I, Robson B, Connolly M, Al-Yaman F, Bjertness E, King A, Tynan ..Nimmathota Arlappa. Indigenous and tribal peoples' health (The Lancet-Lowitja Institute Global Collaboration): a population study. Lancet. 2016 Jul 9; 388(10040):131-57. (Multi-Author Publication). (Impact Factor :60.392), Citations 654.
  49. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). A Century of trends in Adult Human Elife. 2016 Jul 26;5. pii: e13410. doi: 10.7554/eLife.13410. (Multi-Author Publication). (Impact Factor : 7.08), Citations 443.
  50. Arlappa N, Balakrishna N,Kokku SB, Harikumar R, Mallikharju Rao K, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar, Ramakrishna KS, Laxmaiah A, Brahmam Diet and Nutritional status of the older adults in rural India. J Ageing Research and Health Care. 2016 Aug; 1(1):36-48.
  51. Meshram II, Mallikharjun Rao K, Ch Gal Reddy, Ravindranath M, Sharad Kumar S, Sreerama Krishna K, Hari Kumar R, Venkaiah K and Laxmaiah Prevalence of Under Nutrition and its Predictors among Under 5 Year Children in Surat Region, Gujarat, India. 2016, J Clin Nutr Diet 2:1: 1-12. (Impact Factor: 6.77), Citations 18.
  52. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) Avula Laxmaiah (Co-author). 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 The Lancet 2016; 387: 1377–96. (Impact Factor : 60.392), Citations 3814
  53. Little Flower Augustine , Krishnapillai Madhavan Nair, Sylvia Fernandez Rao, Mendu Vishnu Vardhana Rao, Punjal Ravinder & Avula Exploring the bio-behavioural link between stress, allostatic load & micronutrient status: A cross-sectional study among adolescent boys. Indian J Med Res 144, September 2016, pp 378-384 (DOI: 10.4103/0971- 5916.198675). (Impact Factor : 1.503), Citations 7.
  54. N Arlappa, N Balakrishna, R Harikumar, I I Meshram, K Mallikharjuna Rao, Sharad Kumar, M Ravindranath, G Manohar Reddy and A Magnitude of multiple micro-nutrient malnutrition among the rural children in India. Paper presented in 5th European Nutrition and Dietetics Conference, Rome Italy. . J Nutr Food Sci 2016, 6: 3(Suppl): 39.
  55. Meshram II, Mallikharjun Rao 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 (Impact Factor : 1.52).
  56. Nimmathota Arlappa, Nagalla Balakrishna, Avula Laxmaiah, GNV Brahmam (2016) Vitamin A deficiency Disorders among the Rural Pre-School Children of South India. International Journal of Nutrition - 2(1):1-11. (Impact Factor 0.82), Citations 2.
  57. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million Lancet. 2017 Jan 7; 389(10064):37-55. (Multi- Author Publication).(Impact Factor 60.392) Citations 1760.
  58. Thingnganing Longvah, Rajendran, Ananthan, Prasad VSS, Paras Sharma, Avula Laxmaiah, Kodavalla Convincing Decision Makers to Invest in High Quality Food Composition Tables Needed Along the Food System. January 2017; Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 71 (Suppl 2):210. (Impact factor 3.355).
  59. Meshram II, Hari Kumar R, Balakrishna , 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. (Impact Factor 0.855) Citations 5.
  60. Bhavani Shankar, Sutapa Agrawal, Amy R. Beaudreault, A. Laxmaiah, Reynaldo Martorell, Saskia Osendarp, Prabhakaran, Mireille Seneclauze Mclean. Dietary and Nutritional Changes in India: Implications for Strategies, Policies and Interventions. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017, ISSN 077-8923; 1-11. (Impact Factor 4.728) Citations 40.
  61. Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, G Anil Kumar, D K Shukla, Vinod K Paul, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Nikhil Tandon Avula Laxmaiah et Nations within a nation: variations in epidemiological transition across the states of India, 1990–2016 in the Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet 2017; 390: 2437–60. (Impact Factor 60.392) Citations 558.
  62. Zhou B, Bentham J, Di Cesare M, Bixby H, Danaei G, Cowan MJ, Paciorek CJ, Singh G, Hajifathalian K, Bennett JE, Taddei C, Bilano V, Carrillo-Larco RM, Djalalinia S, Khatibzadeh S, Lugero C, Peykari N, Zhang WZ, Lu Y, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bovet P, Elliott P, Gu D, Ikeda N, Jackson RT, Joffres M, Kengne AP, Laatikainen T, Lam TH, Laxmaiah Avula et al. 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 Lancet 2017; 389: 37-55. (Impact factor 60.392) Citations 4521.
  63. Meshram I. Balakrishna N, Harikumar R, Mallikharjun Rao K, N. Arlappa, Laxmaiah A. Nutritional status of below 3 years children and Infant and Young Child feeding practices in India-Findings of National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) Survey. Annal Nutr Meta Suppl 2, 2017;7: 366 (Abstract No. 144/1022). (Impact factor 3.355)
  64. Narendra K. Arora, Soumya Swaminathan, Archisman Mohapatra, Hema S. Gopalan, Vishwa M. Katoch, Maharaj K. Bhan, Reeta Rasaily, Chander Shekhar, Vasantha Thavaraj, Malabika Roy, Manoja Das, Kerri Wazny, Rakesh Kumar, Ajay Khera, Neerja Bhatla, Vanita Jain, Avula Laxmaiah et al. Research priorities in Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health & Nutrition for India: An Indian Council of Medical Research-INCLEN Initiative. Indian J Med Res. 2017 May; 145(5): 611– 622.
  65. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Gomez LB, Ali MM….Avula Laxmaiah ..et 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. Lancet. 2017 Dec 16; 390(10113):2627-2642. (Impact Factor 37.103) Citations 4521.
  66. Rajendran, Ananthan, Kodali Venkaiah, Varanasi Bhaskar, Thingnganing Dietary Intake of Vitamin B6 Among Indian Rural Population. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 71 (Suppl 2):1103.(Impact factor 3.355).
  67. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Zhou B, Bentham J, Di Cesari M….. Avula Laxmaiah et 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. Mar 19. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy016. [Epub ahead of print] (Impact factor 7.707) Citations 73.
  68. Arora, K., Swaminathan, S., Mohapatra, A., Gopalan, H. S., Katoch, V. M., Bhan, M. K., Rasaily, R., Shekhar, C., Thavaraj, V., Roy, M., Das, M. K., Wazny, K., Kumar, R., Khera, A., Bhatla, N., Jain, V., Laxmaiah, A., Nair, M., Paul, V. K., Ramachandran, P Research priorities in Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health & Nutrition for India: An Indian Council of Medical Research-INCLEN Initiative. The Indian journal of medical research, 145(5), 611–622. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_139_17. (Impact factor 2.375) Citations 12.
  69. Meshram II, Hari Kumar R, Balakrishna , 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; 84-91. (Impact factor 0.855) Citations 5.
  70. Prof Christopher J L Murray,………………..Avula Laxmaiah………….et al. Global, regional, and national under-5 mortality, adult mortality, age-specific mortality, and life expectancy, 1970–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study Lancet 2017; 390: 1084–1150. (Impact factor 60.392) Citations 624.
  71. GBD 2017 SDG Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 2091–138. (Impact factor 60.392) Citations 296.
  72. Madhari Radhika, Boddula Swetha, B. Naveen Kumar, N. Bala Krishna, and Avula Laxmaiah. Dietary and non-dietary determinants of nutritional status among adolescent girls and adult women in India. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1416 (2018) 5– 17 C 2018. (Impact factor 4.627) Citations 16.
  73. Meshram Indrapal Ishwarji , Kodavanti Mallikharjun Rao , Kakani Sree Ramakrishna , Rachkulla Hari Kumar, Kodavalla Venkaiah, Avula Care practices during pregnancy, infant feeding practices and their association with nutritional status of infants in Gujarat, India. INDIAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY HEALTH 2018; 30 (03): 202-212.
  74. Radhika MS, Swetha B, Naveen Kumar B, Bala Krishna N, Laxmaiah A: Dietary and non dietary determinants of nutritional status among adolescent girls and adult women in Annals of New York Academy of Sciences. 1416:5–17, 2018.
  75. Khandare AL, Hari Kumar R, Meshram II, Arlappa N, Laxmaiah A, Venkaiah K, Amrutha Rao P, Vakdevi V, Toteja GS: Current scenario of consumption of Lathyrus sativus and lathyrism in three districts of Chhattisgarh State, Toxicon. 150:228-234, 2018. (Impact factor 2.26) Citations 19.
  76. Sharma, , Arlappa, N., Balakrishna, N.et al. Validation of APLS, Argall and Luscombe Formulae for Estimating Weight among Indian Children. Indian J Pediatr 86, 648–650 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12098-019-02913-8. (Impact factor 1.508)
  77. Hari Kumar, Arjun Khandare, A. Laxmaiah, I. Meshram, N. Arlappa, Vakdevi Validandi, K. Venkaiah, P. Amrutha Rao, P.V. Sunu, V. Bhaskar & G. S. Toteja(2019) Prolonged consumption of grass pea (64 g/Cu/day) along with millets and other cereals causes no neurolathyrism, NutritionalNeuroscience, 22 Jul 2021. 24 (6), 459-466. (Impact factor 3.12) Citations 1. https://doi.org/10.1080/1028415X.2019.1642641
  78. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC): Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in NATURE 2019; 569:260-264. (Impact factor 42,778) Citations 407
  79. Meshram II, Mallikharjun Rao K , Bala Krishna N, Hari Kumar R, Arlappa N, Sreeramakrishna K, Laxmaiah A: Infant and young child feeding practices, socio-demographic factors and its association with nutritional status of below 3 years children in India-Findings of National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) PHN 2019:22; 104-114. (Impact factor 3.245) Citations 22.
  80. Joe W, Rajpal S, Kim R, Laxmaiah A, Harikumar R, Arlappa N, Meshram II, Balakrishna N, Radhika MS, Swaminathan S, Su bramanian SV: Association between Anthropometric-based and Food-based Nutritional Failure among Children: Evidence from NNMB Urban Nutrition Study 2015, Matern Child Nutr. 2019 Apr 15:e12830. (Impact factor 2.74) Citations 12.
  81. Christopher Murray, Charlton Callender, Xie Kulikoff, Serge Resnikoff, Vinay Srinivasan, Mehedi Hasan, Kalkidan Abate, Degu Abate, Solomon Abay…………Avula Laxmaiah………. et al. Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, Lancet 2018; 10; 392(10159):1995-2051. Citations 171.
  82. Upputuri Brahmaiah, Amruth Rao, Hemalatha R, Avula Laxmaiah. Pellagra: A Forgotten Entity. Clinical Dermatology 2019; 3 (2): 126-149.
  83. Soumya Swaminathan, Rajkumar Hemalatha, Anamika Pandey, Nicholas J Kassebaum, Avula Laxmaiah, Thingnganing Longvah et India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Malnutrition Collaborators. The burden of child and maternal malnutrition and trends in its indicators in the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2017. Published online September 18, 2019, The Lancet, Child Adolesc Health 2019; 3(12) 855-870. (Impact factor 11.288) Citations 128. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30273-1)30273-1.
  84. Mariachiara Di Cesare, Maroje Sorić, Pascal Bovet, J Jaime Miranda, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Gretchen A Stevens, Avula Laxmaiah, Andre-Pascal Kengne and James The epidemiological burden of obesity in childhood: a worldwide epidemic requiring urgent action. BMC Medicine (2019) 17:212 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-019-1449-8. (Impact factor 6.953) Citations 278.
  85. Swaminathan S, Hemalatha R, Pandey A, Kassebaum NJ, Laxmaiah A, Longvah T, Lodha R, Ramji S, Kumar GA, Afshin A, Gupta SS. Correction to Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2019; 3: 855–70 (The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health (2019) 3 (12)(855–870),(S2352464219302731),(10.1016/S2352-4642 (19) 30273-1)). The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 2019;3(12):e16-.
  86. India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative CGF Collaborators. Mapping of variations in child stunting, wasting and underweight within the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2000–2017 E Clinical Medicine (Published by the Lancet) Volume 22, (1-16) May 2020,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm. 100317. (Impact factor 2.617) Citations 17.
  87. India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Child Mortality Collaborators.Subnational mapping of under-5 and neonatal mortality trends in India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2000–17. The Lancet https://doi.org/ 10.1016/ S0140-6736(20)30471-2. May 12, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736 (20)30471-2. 395; 1640-58. (Impact factor 79.321) Citations 31.
  88. Taddei, C., Zhou, B., Bixby, …. Avula Laxmaiah… H. et al. Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol. Nature 582, 73–77 (June 2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2338-1. (Impact factor 49.962) Citations 47.
  89. Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Selvaraju S, …….Laxmaiah A, Madhuka, Mahapatra A, Mitra A, et Prevalence of SARS-CoV- 2 infection in India: Findings from the national serosurvey, May-June 2020. Indian J Med Res 2020;152: 48-60. (Impact factor 1.56) Citations 139.
  90. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants. Lancet 2020 Nov 7;396(10261):1511-1524. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736 (20)31859-6. PMID:33160572; PMCID:PMC7658740. (Impact factor 79.321) Citations 85.
  91. M Sridevi and Avula Laxmaiah. Healthcare Financing and Under-5 Child Mortality among the BRICS Nations. Indian Journal of Human Development, 14(3) 507–517,
  92. Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Selvaraju S, …….Laxmaiah A, Madhuka, Mahapatra A, Mitra A, et Prevalence of SARS-CoV- 2 infection in India: Findings from the national serosurvey, December 2020. The Lancet Global Health. January 27, 2021; S2214-109x (20)30544-1: 1-10.
  93. Laxmaiah A, Rao MN, Arlappa N, Babu J, Kumar UP, Singh P, Sharma D, Anumalla MV, Kumar ST, Sabarinathan R, Kumar SM. SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in the city of Hyderabad, India in early 2021. medRxiv. 2021 Jan 1
  94. Murhekar MV, … Bangar SD, Bansal AK, Bhat J, Chopra V, Das D… Laxmaiah A, et al. SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in India, August-September, 2020: findings from the second nationwide household serosurvey. Lancet Glob Health. 2021 Mar;9(3):e257-e266. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30544-1. Epub 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33515512; PMCID: PMC7906675. (Impact factor 26.763) Citations 101.
  95. NCD Rissk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Maria LC lurilli., Bin Zhou., James E Bennett, Rodrigo MCL………Avula Laxmaiah, Rio Grande et Heterogenous contributions of change in population distribution of body mass index to change in obesity and underweight. eLife, 2021;10: E60060. Doi: http://doi.rg/10.7554/eLife.60060. (Impact factor 8.140) Citations 9.
  96. Manoj V. Murhekar...Avula Laxmaiah Dinesh Kumar Baradwaj.. et al. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 Sero-Prevalence Among General Population and Healthcare Workers in India, December 2020 - January 2021. SSRN Electronic Journal. 10.2139/ssrn.3797589. Int. J. Infect Dis. 2021; 108: 145-155 (Impact factor 3.623) Citations 41.
  97. Mathur P, Kulothungan V, Leburu S, Krishnan A, Chaturvedi HK, Salve HR, Amarchand R, Nongkynrih B, Kumar PG, K S VU, Ramakrishnan L, Laxmaiah A, Boruah M, Kumar S, Patro BK, Raghav PR, Rajkumar P, Sarma PS, Sharma R, Tambe M, Thankappan KR, Arlappa N, Mahanta TG, Joshi RP, Rustagi N, Gupta S, Behera BK, Shelke SC, Galhotra A, Bhuyan PJ, Pakhare AP, Kumar D, Topno RK, Gupta MK, Trivedi AV, Garg S. National noncommunicable disease monitoring survey (NNMS) in India: Estimating risk factor prevalence in adult population. PLoS One. 2021 Mar 2;16(3):e0246712. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246712. PMID: 33651825; PMCID: (Impact factor 3.24) Citations 5.
  98. Avula Magnitude, Monitoring & Preventive Strategies of Non-communicable Diseases in India. Health Action; APRIL 2021: pp11-12.
  99. Reddy GB, Pullakhandam R, Ghosh S, Boiroju NK, Tattari S, Laxmaiah A, Hemalatha R, Kapil U, Sachdev HS, Kurpad AV. Vitamin A deficiency among children younger than  5  y  in India: an analysis  of  national  data  sets  to reflect  on  the  need  for vitamin A supplementation. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Apr 6;113(4):939-947. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa314. PMID: 33330941. (Impact factor 7.045) Citations 13.
  100. Anand Krishnan, Prashant Mathur, Vaitheeswaran Kulothungan, Harshal Ramesh Salve, Sravya Leburu, Ritvik Amarchand, Baridalyne Nongkynrih, Himanshu Kumar Chaturvedi, P. Ganeshkumar, Vinay Urs KS, Avula Laxmaiah, … et al. Preparedness of primary and secondary health facilities in India to address major noncommunicable diseases: results of a National Noncommunicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS). BMC Health Services Research (2021)21:757. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06530-0. (Impact factor 2.512).
  101. Reddy GB, Pullakhandam R, Ghosh S, Boiroju N, Tattari S, Laxmaiah A, Hemalatha R, Kapil U, Sachdev HS, Kurpad AV. Reply to J Sheftel et al. and N Arlappa. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2021 Jun;113(6):1709-11.
  102. Mathur P, Kulothungan V, Leburu S, Krishnan A, Chaturvedi HK, Salve HR, Amarchand R, Nongkynrih B, Ganeshkumar P, KS VU, Laxmaiah A. Baseline risk factor prevalence among adolescents aged 15–17 years old: findings from National Non-communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS) of India. BMJ open. 2021 Jun 1;11(6):e044066.
  103. Reddy GB, Shalini T, Ghosh S, Pullakhandam R, Kumar BN, Kulkarni B, Laxmaiah A, Kapil U, Deb S, Hemalatha R, Kurpad AV. Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency and dietary inadequacy in Indian school-age children and adolescents. European Journal of Nutrition. 2021 Jul 12:1-3.
  104. Reddy GB, Pullakhandam R, Ghosh S, Boiroju NK, Tattari S, Laxmaiah A, Hemalatha R, Kapil U, Sachdev HS, Kurpad AV. Reply to A Hasman et al. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2021 Jul;114(1):391-2.

 


CONTRIBUTION TO BOOKS
  1. Nutritional Epidemiology for Tomorrow’s Dieticians (2008). Edited by Dr. K. Bhaskarachary, Dr.V.Sudershan and Dr.GM.Subba Rao, published by the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA), Hyderabad.
  1. Nutrition related non-communicable chronic disorders
  1. Pralhad Rao  and  A. Laxmaiah. National Nutrition Programmes, Text Book of Human Nutrition, edited by Dr. M. Bamji, Kamala Krishnaswamy and Dr. GNV. Brahmam, Revised and Reprinted in 2009.
  1. Kamala Krishnaswamy and A. Laxmaiah. Nutrition related non-communicable chronic Disorders (2011), Public Health Nutrition, , by SC Vir., Published by Oxford Press.
  1. Laxmaiah. Developed Video Training Module on ‘Nutrition methods (2011)’ for orientation of functionaries, who are working in the Institutions of health and nutrition, supported and coordinated by Indian Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Vengal Rao Nagar, Hyderabad.
  1. Laxmaiah et al. Developed standards on ‘Food and Nutrition rations’ for the relief population in disasters (2011), supported and coordinated by National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Defense, Government of India.
  1. Laxmaiah , Balakrishna N., Mallkharjuna Rao K and Ravindranath M. Prevalence and determinants of Overweight and Obesity among urban Adolescents in Andhra Pradesh. Child’s Development in India (2015)’. etd., by Dr. Vijayanthimala, Dr.A.Laxmaiah, Dr.K.Mallikharjuna Rao and Vandana Mallempati, Published by ANMOUL PUBLICATIONS PVT. LTD., New Delhi.
  1. Mallkharjuna Rao , I.I.Meshram, K.Venkaiah and 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 (2015)’. etd., by Dr. Vijayanthimala, Dr.A.Laxmaiah, Dr.K.Mallikharjuna Rao and Vandana Mallempati, Published by ANMOUL PUBLICATIONS PVT. LTD., New Delhi.
  1. Mallkharjuna Rao K., Venkaiah K., Laxmaiah A., N.Arlappa, M.S.Radhika, Ch.Galreddy and G.N.V Brahmam. Levels of Undernutrition Among Children of below five years of Age in Koraput district of Odisha, Child’s Development in India (2015)’. etd., by Dr. Vijayanthimala, Dr.A.Laxmaiah, Dr.K.Mallikharjuna Rao and Vandana Mallempati, Published by ANMOUL PUBLICATIONS PVT. LTD., New Delhi.
  1. Meshram I , Mallkharjuna Rao K., Galreddy Ch., Ravindranath M., Sharad Kumar, Sree Ramakrishna K., Harikumar R., Venkaiah K and Laxmaiah A. Ante Natal Care, Delivery and Infant Feeding Practices and Their Association with undernutrition Among Infants in Urban ICDS Areas of Gujarat, India. Child’s Development in India (2015)’. etd., by Dr. Vijayanthimala, Dr.A.Laxmaiah, Dr.K.Mallikharjuna Rao and Vandana Mallempati, Published by ANMOUL PUBLICATIONS PVT. LTD., New Delhi.
  1. Mallikahrjun Rao K, Meshram II, Venkaiah K, Laxmaiah Nutritional status of under 5 year children in the districts of Madhya Pradesh. Page 259-70. In Anthropology of Traditional Indian Foods Health by Vijeyendra BR, Raviprasad BV, Khatua N. Aayu publication 2017.
  1. Avula Laxmaiah, M.S.Radhika, Nagalla Balakrishna. Fighting Hunger Among Children: The Case of Balamrutham in Telangana, ICMR Coffee Table
POSITIONS IN EDITORIAL BOARDS AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES
  1. Chair, Institutional Ethical Committee, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Shamirpet.
  2. PhD Programme guide for NTR-University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Member, Institutional Ethical Committee, Dr. BRKR Ayurvedic Medical College, Erragadda, Hyderabad
  4. Member in Research Advisory group, SSSMF, Haryana
  5. Advisory Committee member of Hostels Committee, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  6. Life Member in Indian Social Science
  7. Life member in Nutrition Society of India
  8. Life member in Global Association of Physicians of India Origin (GAPIO)
  9. Member of Epidemiology Foundation of India, New Delhi
  10. Editorial Board member, Neonatal Journal
  11. Editorial Board member, AS Women’s Health General
  12. Editorial Member in Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics
Awards and Honours
  1. International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) -Training on ‘Improving priorities, Design. Management and Application of Nutrition Research, 18-22 June 2006.
  1. International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS), USA - Fellowship for International training and travel fellowship Award to attend African Nutrition epidemiology Conference, Ghana, South Africa, held in the month of August
  1. INF, IUNS Fellowship Award for training inInstitutional Research Capacity Strengthening in Nutrition” 10th Asian Congress of Nutrition, Taipei, Tiwan, 9-13 September 2007.
  1. Kraft International Training and travel grants Award to attend 10th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN) at Taipei,
  1. International Health Professional of the year 2010’ by Research and Advisory Board, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge University, UK.
  1. Postdoctoral training Award received from Bristol University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK May 2011.
  1. Received award as Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK January 2020 to January
  1. SG Srikantia Memorial Oration Award from Nutrition Society of India, 2021
  1. Received many best Scientific paper Awards