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Dr. Santu Ghosh

  • Assistant Professor
  • santu.g@stjohns.in
Education

  • PhD (Biostatistics - Environmental Health) - 2015
    Sri Ramachandra University,Chennai,India
  • Masters of Science (Statistics) - 2002
    University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
  • Bachelor of Science (Statistics) - 1999
    R.K.Mission Residential college, Narendrapure, Kolkata,W.B., India.
Experience

  • Assistant Professor in Biostatistics
    Sri Ramachandra University,Porur, Chennai
    Sept 2016-March,2017
    Tamil Nadu, India
  • Lecturer in Biostatistics
    Sri Ramachandra University,Porur,Chennai
    May 2007-Aug 2016
    Tamil Nadu, India
  • Senior Research Fellow
    Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur,Chennai
    September 2005-April 2007
    Tamil Nadu, India
  • Guest Lecturer
    Basantidevi girls College
    November 2002-August 2005
    Kolkata, India
Publications

Santu Ghosh, Kalyan Das, Peter Condon.(2007). Analysis of marginally specified semi-nonparametric models for clustered binary data, Statistica Neerlandica , Vol. 61, nr. 3, pp. 292–304

Balakrishnan K, Ramalingam A, Dasu V, Kumarasamy D, Mukhopadhyay K, Ghosh S, Sambandam S (2010). Case studies on heat stress related perceptions in different industrial sections in south India. Global Health Action, 3: 5635 - DOI: 10.3402/gha.v3i0.5635

Priscilla Johnson, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Santu Ghosh, Preetha Paul, Sitalakshmi.R , Kalpana Balakrishnan, Vijayalakshmi Thanasekaraan, A.S.Subhashini(2011). Evaluation of Muco-Ciliary clearance among women using biomass and clean fuel in a peri-urban area of Chennai- A Preliminary Study, Lung India, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 30-33 , DOI:10.4103/0970-2113.76298

Balakrishnan K, Ganguli B, Ghosh S, Sankar S, Thanasekaraan V, Rayudu VN, Caussy H. (2011). Short-Term Effects of Air Pollution on Mortality: Results from a Time- Series Analysis in Chennai, India. HEI Health Review Committee.Res Rep Health Eff Inst. 2011 Mar;(157):7-44

Balakrishnan K, Ganguli B, Ghosh S, Sankar S, Sen Roy S, Chatterjee A. (2011). A spatially disaggregated time-series analysis of the short-term effects of particulate matter exposure on mortality in Chennai,India. Air Qual Atmos Health, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s11869-011-0151-6

Balakrishnan K, Ramaswamy P, Sambandam S, Thangavel G, Ghosh S, Johnson P, Mukhopadhyay K, Venugopal V, Thanasekaraan V.(2011) Air pollution from household solid fuel combustion in India:An overview of exposure and health related information to inform health research priorities, Global Health Action Oct, 2011,4: 5638 - DOI: 10.3402/gha.v4i0.563

Priscilla Johnson, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Santu Ghosh, Muthukumar Sadhasivam, Omprakash Abirami, Bernard W.C. Sathiasekaran, Kirk R. Smith, Vijayalakshmi Thanasekaraan, Arcot S. Subhashini. Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in rural women of Tamilnadu: implications for refining disease burden assessments attributable to household biomass combustion. Global Health Action, 2011 4: 7226 DOI: 10.3402/gha.v4i0.7226

Lim, SS, Vos, T., Flaxman, A D, Danaei, G, Shibuya, K, Adair-Rohani, H, Amann,…….,Ghosh, S., et al: A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study Lancet 2012, 380: 2224-60

Balakrishnan K., Ghosh S., Ganguli B., Sambandam S., Bruce N., Barnes, D.F., Smith K.R. Modeling national average household concentrations of PM2.5 from solid cookfuel use for the Global Burden of Disease-2010 assessment” Results from cross-sectional assessments in India. Environmental Health ,2013, 12:77, http://www.ehjournal.net/content/12/1/77

Sheela Ravinder.S, Priscilla Johnson, Santu Ghosh, Bhuvaneshwari, Durairaj.N.,Moumita Chakraborty, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Rajagopalan Balakrishnan. Diurnal variations of PEFR in asthmatics and healthy individuals – a pilot study.National Journal of Physiology. 2013. Volume 1. Issue.1:30-34.

Kathleen F. Bush, Marie S. O’Neill, Shi Li, Bhramar Mukherjee, Howard Hu, Santu Ghosh, and Kalpana Balakrishnan. Associations between Extreme Precipitation and Gastrointestinal-Related Hospital Admissions in Chennai, India. Environmental Health Perspective, 2014, 122: 249-254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1306807

Kirk R. Smith,Nigel Bruce, Kalpana Balakrishnan,Heather Adair-Rohani,John Balmes, Zo¨e Chafe,Mukesh Dherani, H. Dean Hosgood, Sumi Mehta,Daniel Pope, Eva Rehfuess, and others in the HAP CRA Risk Expert Group (Doug Barnes, Michael N. Bates, Xaioli Duan, Santu Ghosh, Thangavel Guruswamy, Sankar Sambandam,………., Majid Ezzati). Millions Dead: How Do We Know and What Does It Mean? Methods Used in the Comparative Risk Assessment of Household Air Pollution Annual Review of Public Health 2014. 35:185–206. doi:10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182356.

Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Rengarai Ramasamy, Banani Mukhopadhyay, Santu Ghosh, Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan. Use of Ventilation- Index in trhe development of Exposure model for indoor air pollution. Open Journal of Air Pollution. 2014, 3, 33-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/2014.

Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Santu Ghosh, Arulselvan Sadasivam, Satish Madhavan, Rengaraj Siva, MaitreyaSamanta, HafeezRehman, VeerabhadranRamanathan. Can currently available advanced combustion biomass cook-stoves provide health relevant exposure reductions? Results from initial assessment of select commercial models in India. 2014. Eco Health ISSN: 1612-9202. 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0976-1.

Santu Ghosh, KalpanaBalakrishnan, KrishnenduMukhopadhyay, SankarSambandam, Naveen Puttaswamy, Moumita Chakraborty, Parthasarathi Ghosh, ManasRanjan Ray, Dona Sinha, SaumyadiptaPyne. Addressing disease burdens attributable to ambient and household air pollution in India: A review to scope future research priorities for carcinogenicity of air toxics. J. Indian Soc. Agri. Statistics.2014. 68(3): 391-405.

Bhuvaneswari. T, Sheela Ravinder. S, Priscilla Johnson, Santu Ghosh, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Padmavathi R., and Subhashini A. S.(2014) Emergency Room Visits Due To Respiratory Illness from Major Hospitals of Chennai: A Preliminary Study. Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences. 2014; 2(4A):1241-1246.

Balakrishnan K, Sambandam S, Ramaswamy P, Ghosh S, Venkatesan V, Thangavel G, Mukhopadhyay K, Johnson P, Paul S, Puttaswamy N, Dhaliwal RS, Shukla DK; SRU-CAR Team. (2015).Establishing integrated rural-urban cohorts to assess air pollution-related health effects in pregnant women, children and adults in Southern India: an overview of objectives, design and methods in the Tamil Nadu Air Pollution and Health Effects (TAPHE) study.BMJ Open. 2015 Jun 10;5(6):e008090. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008090 .

Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Santu Ghosh,Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Mayur Vaswani, Narendra Arora, Darby Jack Ajay Pillariseti ,Michael N Bates, Kirk R Smith. Household air pollution exposures of pregnant women receiving advanced combustion cookstoves in India: Implications for intervention.(2015) Annals of Global Health. (2015); VOL 81(3) : 375-385

Michael Brauer, Greg Freedman, Joseph Frostad, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V Martin, Frank Dentener, Rita Van Dingenen, Kara Estep, Heresh Amini, Joshua Schulz Apte, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Lars Barregard, David M Broday, Valery Feigin, Santu Ghosh, Philip K. Hopke, Luke David Knibbs, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Yang Liu, Stefan Ma, Lidia Morawska, José Luis Texcalac Sangrador, Gavin Shaddick, Hugh Ross Anderson, Theo Vos, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Richard T. Burnett, and Aaron Cohen. (2015). Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Estimation for the Global Burden of Disease 2013. Environ Sci Technol. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03709

Gnanasambandan Ramanathan, Santu Ghosh, Ramprasad Elumalai, Soundararajan Periyasamy and Bhaskar V.K.S. Lakkakula. ACE rs4362 polymorphism has as a modifier of the effect of CKD advancement among the ADPKD patients. Indian J Med Res 143, June 2016, pp 748-755; DOI:10.4103/0971-5916.191992.

Premkumar. S, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Priscilla Johnson, Santu Ghosh, Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Vijayalakshmi Thanasekaraan(2017). A descriptive study of socioeconomic factors among nonsmoking rural female tuberculosis patients. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., 2016; 4(12B):4307-4310.

Sanjoy Maji, Sirajuddin Ahmed,Weqar Ahmad Siddiqui and Santu Ghosh.(2017). Short term effects of criteria air pollutants on daily mortality in Delhi, India, Atmospheric Environment.2017:150; 210-219. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.11.044

EllisonCarter, Christina Norris, Kathie L. Dionisio,Kalpana Balakrishnan, William Checkley,Maggie L. Clark,Santu Ghosh,Darby W. Jack, Patrick L. Kinney, Julian D. Marshall,Luke P. Naeher,Jennifer L. Peel,Sankar Sambandam, James J. Schauer, Kirk R. Smith,Blair J. Wylie, Jill Baumgartner. Assessing exposure to household air pollution: A systematic review and pooled analysis of carbon monoxide as a surrogate measure of particulate matter. Environ Health Perspective. 2017 Jul 28;125(7):076002. doi: 10.1289/EHP767

Kalpana Balakrishnan, Santu Ghosh, Thangavel Gurusamy, Sankar Sambandam, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Naveen Puttaswamy, Arulselvan Sadasivam, Padmavathi Ramaswamy,Priscilla Johnson, Rajarajeswari Kuppuswamy, Durairaj Natesan,Uma Maheswari, Amudha Natarajan,Gayatri Rajendran, Rengaraj Ramasami,Satish Madhavan,Saraswathi Manivananan, Srinivasan Nargunanathan,Sudhakar Saidam,Srinivasan Natarajan, Moumita Chakraborty, Lingeswari Balakrishnan. Exposures to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and birth weight in a rural-urban, mother-child cohort in Tamil Nadu, India. Environmental Research, Volume 161, February 2018, Pages 524–531. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.11.050

Sumathi Swaminathan, Santu Ghosh, Anura V Kurpad. The assessment of nutrient requirements and risk of deficiency: evaluation of folate intake in Rajasthan. RUHS Journal of Health Sciences Vol 3;(1) Jan-Mar 2018.

Sanjoy Maji, Santu Ghosh Sirajuddin Ahmed(2018), association of air quality with respiratory and cardiovascular Morbidity rate in delhi, india, International Journal Of Environmental Health Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2018.1487045

Savitha D, Geetha S, Bhaskar S, Anto T, Sejil TV, Vittal V, Ghosh S, Kumar P. Integrating Ethics into the Physiology curriculum: a scale-up study in three medical colleges in Karnataka, South India. Indian J Med Ethics. Published online on July 5, 2018. DOI:10.20529/ IJME.2018.053

Anand Muttath, Lalitha Annayappa Venkatesh, Joe Jose, Anil Vasudevan, Santu Ghosh. (2018). Adverse Outcomes due to Aggressive Fluid Resuscitation in Children: A Prospective Observational Study. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. DOI https://doi.org/ 10.1055/s-0038-1667009. ISSN 2146-4618.

Projects

Project fellow of the study on “Short term effect of air pollution on mortality-results from time series analysis in Chennai, India”, Funded by Health Effect Institute , Boston, USA from 2005-2008 at SRMC Chennai

Co investigator of “Exposure-response relationships for PM2.5 and cardio-respiratory health risks in rural communities of Tamil Nadu, India” funded by Global Alliance for Clean Cook stoves (UN Foundation) from 2016-2018.

Co investigator of “Household air pollution and health: A multi-country LPG intervention trial (HAPI)” under the mentorship of Emory University USA with financial support from the National Institutes of Health, USA from 2016-2021.

Serving as a Technical Advisory Committee memeber of the Methodology Group of the MOHFW sponsored study entitled “BURDEN OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS FOR INDIA”, ongoing at ICMR,New Delhi from Feb, 2017.

Serving as an Expert Group members of the ICMR-TF for Impact assessment of “PMUY for clean household cooking fuel-LPG”, ongoing from Jan, 2018 at ICMR, New Delhi.

Data analysis and methodological support for the study “Exposure to biomass fuel smoke and tuberculosis – A Case control study based in a rural district of Tamilnadu in Southern India”, funded by Fogarty International Center, NIH,USA X from 2006-2008 at SRMC, Chennai.

Co investigator of the study on “Human Health Risk Assessment for air Pollution in Chennai, India, funded by ICMR, India at SRMC, Chennai, from 2008-2010 Data analysis and methodological support for the study “Evaluating the Sustainability and Impact of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Intervention” , funded by Agora Foundation at SRMC from 2008-2010

Data analysis and methodological support for the study “Evaluating the Sustainability and Impact of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Intervention” , funded by Agora Foundation at SRMC from 2008-2010

Co investigator of “Center for Advance Research on Environmental Health: Air Pollution”, Funded By ICMR from 2010-2015 at SRMC, Chennai .

Co-investigator of “Innovative Statistical techniques for construction of exposure metrics and quantification of the effect of exposure to ambient air pollution on health”, Funded By ICMR from 2012-2013 at Dept. of Statistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

Contributor to The Global Burden of Disease 2010 Project by IHME and University of Washington, 2012 .

Served as a member of project guideline development group (GDG) for WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air pollution,2014.

Co investigator of “Workplace Safety and Health in the Singapore Construction Industry: Assessing the Nexus between Mental Health and Productivity” at The University of Newcastle, Singapore, funded by the ‘Workplace Safety and Health Institute’, Singapore from 2014-2015

Patents

Life member of Calcutta Statistical Association.

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