:: Affiliated to the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, University of Madras
  :: ‘ICMR Advanced Centre for Genomics of Type 2 Diabetes’ :: IDF Centre for Education
Home
Locate us
 
 
About us
Research Departments
Research Publications
Advisory Committee
Collaboration
Central Lab Facilities
Doctoral Programs
Training Programs
Careers
Guest Book
Contact us
  Dr. M. Deepa  
 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:  

 

Course

Subject

University / Board

Year

PhD

 

Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia and metabolic syndrome in urban south Indian population

The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India

2002 - 2006

 

M.Sc

Food Service Management and Dietetics

Sri Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, India.

2001

B.Sc Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics and Catering Management Sri Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, India. 1999
   
 

Fellowships / Awards

 
  1. Qualified the State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) for Lectureship conducted by the Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu in the year 2005.
  2. Qualified the National Level Education Test (NET) for Lectureship conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi in the year 2001 and 2004.
  3. Recipient of the Junior research fellowship award of the year 2001 -   conducted by the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) held at Bhopal in the 34th Annual Conference.
 

Research Publications

 
  • Deepa M, Farooq S, Datta M, Deepa R. Mohan V. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome using WHO, ATP III and IDF definitions in Asian Indians – The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES – 34). Diabetes / Metabolism Research Review 2006 (in press).
  • Mohan V, Sandeep S, Deepa M, Gokulakrishnan K, Datta M, Deepa R. A diabetes risk score helps identify metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk in Indians – The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES – 38). Diabetes Obesity Metabolism, 2006 (in press).
  • Mohan V, Shanthirani CS, Deepa M, Datta M, Williams OD, Deepa R. Community Empowerment - A Successful Model for Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases in India - The Chennai Urban Population Study (CUPS - 17). Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2006; 54: 858-62
  • Mohan V, Deepa M. The metabolic syndrome in developing countries. Diabetes Voice 2006; 51: 15–7
  • Mohan V, Deepa M, Deepa R, Shanthirani CS, Farooq S, Ganesan A, Datta M. Secular trends in the prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in urban South India-the Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES-17). Diabetologia 2006; 49: 1175-8
  • Mohan V, Shanthirani CS, Deepa M, Deepa R, Unnikrishnan RI, Datta M.  Mortality rates due to diabetes in a selected urban south Indian population – The Chennai Urban Population Study (CUPS 16). Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2006; 54: 113-7 
  • Mohan V, Deepa R, Deepa M, Somannavar S, Datta M. A simplified Indian Diabetes Score for screening for undiagnosed diabetic subjects. Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2005; 53: 759-63

  • Deepa M, Deepa R, Shanthirani CS, Manjua D, Unwin NC, Kapur A, Mohan V. Awareness and knowledge of diabetes in Chennai – The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (Cures – 9).  Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2005; 53: 283-7
  • Sudha V, Anjana Mohan, Deepa M, Farooq S, Deepa R, Mohan V. Validation of body fat measurement by skinfolds and two bioelectric impedance methods with DEXA – The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES-3). Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2004; 52: 877-81
  •  Deepa M,  Pradeepa R, Rema M, Anjana Mohan, Deepa R, Shanthirani S, Mohan V.  The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology study (CURES) – study design and methodology (Urban Component) (CURES 1). Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2003; 51: 862-7
  • Deepa M, Farooq S, Deepa R, Manjula D, Mohan V. Prevalence and significance of generalized and central body obesity in an urban Asian Indians (Submitted)
  •  Mohan V, Deepa M, Farooq S, Narayan KMV, Datta M, Deepa R. Anthropometric cut points for identification of cardio-metabolic risk factors in urban Asian Indian population (Submitted)
  •  Deepa M, Farooq S, Deepa R, Manjula D, Mohan V. Prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension in Chennai - The Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES – 52) (Submitted)

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

  • Deepa M, Deepa R, Mohan V. Metabolic syndrome in urban South Indians – Assessment by WHO / ATPIII and IDF criteria. In: Type 2 diabetes in South Asians: Epidemiology, Risk factors and prevention. South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. Jaypee Brothers Medical publishers (p) ltd 2006; 97 – 103.

  • Deepa M, Somanavar S, Mohan V. Community-based strategy for prevention of diabetes in Indians. In: Type 2 diabetes in South Asians: Epidemiology, Risk factors and prevention. South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. Jaypee Brothers Medical publishers (p) ltd 2006; 344 – 359
#

PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES:

  • Poster presentation in the Forum 9 Global Forum for Health Research, held on September 12 – 16, 2005, Mumbai, India
  • Presented a paper on Prevention of diabetes through community empowerment at 4th World Congress on Prevention of diabetes and its Complications – International Congress, Chennai, India. February 2005.
  • Presented a paper in the 34th Annual Conference of the National Society of India at Bhopal in 2001 and participated in the 33rd Annual Conference of the National Society of India held on December 1-2, 2000 at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad.

WORK SHOPS / TRAINING PROGRAMMES ATTENDED:

  • Underwent a One day Intensive Interactive Training Programme on Clinical Research Methods conducted by the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation – University of Alabama (MDRF-UAB) held on March 17, 2004 at Chennai, India.
  • Participated in the Eighth Cambridge Seminar on the Epidemiology and Public Health Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus, sponsored by the World Health Organization, The Center for Disease Control, the International Diabetes Foundation, Unilever at Clare College, Cambridge, UK between 6-11, April, 2003.
  • Underwent training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA Short term course in Clinical Research Training: Clinical Research Training in Cardio vascular disease in India sponsored by National Institute of Health (NIH), USA, between July 29 – August 23, 2002.
  • Participated in the Workshop on “Cell transplantation” jointly organized by Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, on 3rd March 2002 at MDRF, Chennai.
  • Participated in a workshop on “Outcome Assessment for Economic Evaluation” conducted by Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Centre, IndiaCLEN, held at Trivandrum from 28-29, January 2002.

PARTICIPATION AT VARIOUS PROGRAMMES:

  • Participated in the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation American Diabetic Association Postgraduate (MDRF-ADA) Course in Diabetology held in October 2006 and September 2002 at Chennai, India.
  • Participated in the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation – University of Alabama (MDRF-UAB) 1st to 4th National Seminar on Epidemiology of Non-Communicable diseases held at MDRF, Chennai, India. 
  • Participated in the Indo-Swedish symposium on genomics and proteomics of diabetes, held in August 2006 at Chennai, India.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:  5½ Years (2001 to Till date)

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PROJECTS INVOLVED:
Prospective studies:
1. Chennai Urban Population Study (CUPS)
2. Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study – (CURES)
3. Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (PURE)
4. Sentinel surveillance system for cardio vascular diseases (CVD) in Indian industrial population
5. Madras Diabetes Research Foundation – World Diabetes Foundation (MDRF – WDF) Rural Diabetes Project

Cross-sectional studies:
1. WHO-ICMR stepwise approach to non-communicable diseases
2. Influence of heritability on glucose intolerance and metabolic syndrome in adolescents (HEGLINA)
3. Family genetic study
4. Diabetic retinopathy study in trios
5. Study on diabetes and schizophrenia

#
Designed & Maintained by Dept of Information Technology, Dr. Mohan's DSC & MDRF