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Dr. P. Manickam

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Name: Manickam P

Designation: Scientist F

Division: Online Courses

Area of research(s): Siddha medicine (counterpart of Ayurveda in South India), Epidemiology and Leprosy


  • Contact: +91-44-26136415
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  • Office: ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Completed projects:

  • Simplifying leprosy treatment regimens: WHO/TDR chemotherapeutic trials (WHO/TDR)
  • Nipah outbreak, Kozhikode, Kerala
  • ICMR Task Force funded multi-centric project ‘Socio-cultural determinants of leprosy treatment and control in primary health care’
  • Chikungunya investigations in South India
  • Status of labeling, drug information and branding in marketed anti-diabetic Siddha formulations: Cross-sectional study: Chennai, Tamil Nadu (Central Council for Research in Siddha)


Ongoing projects:

  • Operational research on implementing public health surveillance for mass gatherings
  • Health System Research Study Programme of Tamil Nadu Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine-ICMR-NIE
  • Systematic reviews of specific public health problems to synthesize evidence based on published and unpublished studies
  • Integrated Road Traffic Injuries Surveillance (IRIS), India: Chennai, Tamil Nadu [ICMR Task Force]
  • Estimating risks of human Nipah infection in West Bengal, India: Cross-sectional study (ICMR-NIE-West Bengal Health Services)
  • Cohorts for Zika Epidemiology in India (COZEI)
  • Effect of yoga versus mild exercise to improve well-being and promote healthy aging among older adults in Central India: A randomized controlled trial
  • e-course on NIeCer 10X: ‘Prescribing skills’-Rational Use of Medicine Centres (RUMC) [ICMR Task Force]
  • Evaluation of NIMHANS Mental Health and Addiction ECHO model for Counsellors
  • Improving recovery outcomes for burns survivors in India: a systems approach


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