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  Dr. Ranjani Harish  
     
 

Work Objectives

 
   
 
  • To be actively involved in the field of Medical Nutrition, Epidemiological and Translational Research, involving community based projects or hospital based clinical trials.

  • Consulting for schools, hospitals, corporates, NGO’s and any organization which requires lifestyle counseling.
   
  DESIGNATION: Research Officer & Project Manager            
E-mail: ranjani@mdrf.in               
   
  ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
 
 
 

Exam

Board /
University

Institute

Year Of
Passing

Specialisation

%

Ph.D

University Of Mumbai

Nirmala Niketan

2010

Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics

-

MSc 
 (Part II)

University Of Mumbai

Nirmala Niketan

2000

Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics

70%

MSc
(Part I)

University Of Mumbai

Nirmala Niketan

1999

Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics

71%

BSc

University Of Mumbai

Nirmala Niketan

1998

Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics

65%

HSC

Maharashtra State Board

Nirmala Niketan

1995

Home Science

70%

SSC

Maharashtra State Board

Mary Immaculate Girls High School

1993

--

76%

   
 

Additional Qualifications

   
 
  • Certified Diabetes Educator by International Diabetes Federation & WHO.
  • Qualified for lectureship in Home Science through UGC-NET 2000
  • Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS – 7.5 version), at Nirmala Niketan College of Home-Science.
  • Certificate Course on Microbiological Aspects of Food Analysis, at Bhavan’s College Mumbai.
   
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Dates

  Designation

                Institute

Aug 2008  - Present

Head – Dept. of Translational Research

Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai

Jun 2007 - Jul 2008

Clinical Nutritionist & Researcher

Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai

Jan 2004 -Dec 2005

Clinical Research Coordinator and Diabetes Educator

Manipal Hospital, Bangalore

Jun 2002 - Dec 2003

Nutrition Counsellor, Freelance health writer

For corporates, private clinic, newspapers  & magazines in Pune and Bangalore

June 2001 -Nov 2002

Lecturer

SNDT University & Pune University

Aug 2000 -  Mar - 2001

Web content developer

Sedgwick Parekh Health Management Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai. (Now known as United Healthcare, India)

Aug 1997 – Dec 2000

 Student Intern

In various NGO’s, Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centre

   
 

PhD Thesis Topic

  • Consumption of Arecanut (Supari) and its accompaniments and their health implications in adolescent boys
 

Ongoing Projects

 
  • ORANGE – Obesity Reduction and Awareness of Non communicable diseases through Group Education in children
  • DCLIP – Diabetes Community Lifestyle Improvement Program – A culturally specific Translational trial
 

Projects Submitted

 
  • Assessment of Nutritional Support of Pediatric Burned Patients. Project, MSc (Part I) 1999
  • Nutritional Support and Duration of Hospital stay of pediatric Burned Patients. - An Intervention Trial. Dissertation, MSc (Part II) 2000
 

Presentations

 
  • Diabetes – A Preventable Disorder. IIT – Chennai. April 2009
  • Traditional “Pathyam” and Modern Therapeutic Dietetics. Presented at the IX Asian Congress of Nutrition. Feb 2003, Delhi.
  • Nutritional Support and Duration of Hospital Stay of Paediatric Burned Patients- An Intervention Trial. Presented at the XXXIII Annual Conference of Nutrition Society of India, Young Scientists Award Session. Dec 2000, Hyderabad.
 

Publications

   
 
  • Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases – Role of Family Physicians. The Asian Journal of Diabetology. Vol 11 (2). April – June 2009
  • Diabetes in Children & Adolescents – A concise guide for prevention, management and control. Book published by Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre. December 2008
  • Nutritional Therapy in Diabetes Management - Past, Present & Future. Diabetes News & Views, An official newsletter of RSSDI-Karnataka Chapter, January 2005
  • Indian Dietary Habits. Food & Nutrition World Magazine, November 2003
  • “Pathyam” Healthy Wealth of India. Food & Nutrition World Magazine, October 2003.
  • Edited a booklet on Diabetes for Wallace Pharmaceuticals. October 2002
  • Nutrition in Burn Patients. Research Reach, Journal of Home Science, Vol 1 (2), June 2002.
  • Child Adoption: An Enriching Experience. Physician’s Digest. Pages 12-21, Vol. 9, No. 6, Feb-Mar 2001.
  • Variety- Spice of Indian Cuisine Global Footprints Mumbai. Newsletter May 2001.
 

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 
  • Stood first in the University of Mumbai at MSc Level
  • Won the best project award for research conducted at the post-graduate level
  • Won best seminar award at the graduate and the post-graduate level
  • Won best term paper presentation award at the graduate level
  • Won intra-collegiate medical nutrition quiz at the graduate level
 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

 
  • English, Hindi & Marathi - Spoken, Read & Write
  • Tamil & Malayalam – Spoken
  • Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali – Understand
 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 
  • Participated and won interschool debate competitions and elocutions.
  •  Was a member of school field hockey team for 5 years
  •  Part of the school Bharat Natyam troupe for 5 years
  •  Actively participated in dance, dramatics and sports in School & College                
 

Personal Details

 

Date of Birth     
Gender               
Marital Status  
Husband            
        

: 31/07/77
: Female
: Married
: Aeronautical Engineer - Entrepreneur
      

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