Central University of Kerala

 KRT Prof. (Dr.) K R Thankappan
Department Of  Public Health and Community Medicine
School of Medicine and Public Health(SMPH)
Mobile:91-471-2524231,+ 919447072171
E-mail: Official: kavumpurathu@yahoo.com / thank@sctimst.ac.in
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Brief Profile
Prof. (Dr.) K R Thankappan, previously the Head of AMCHSS is a Professor of the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Central University of Kerala. Before joining this academic institution after his training at the Harvard School of Public Health in the United States in 1997, he was working with the Government health system of the Indian State of Kerala in various capacities such as primary health care doctor, superintendent of a major hospital and an Epidemiologist for a regional health and family welfare training Centre for a period of over 15 years. He was a consultant to various international organizations including the World Health organization, European Commission and UNICEF and has experience in working in several countries of the South East Asia Region of the WHO including DPR Korea, Nepal, Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar. 

His research interests are mostly in chronic non-communicable diseases and their risk factors particularly tobacco. He has more than 125 publications and has been a reviewer for reputed journals such as the Lancet and the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. He is a member of the advisory group of several reputed Institutions in India such as the National Institute of Nutrition Hyderabad, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai and the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi."

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