Prof. Kalyanaraman Kumaran

After completing his MBBS degree at Karnataka University, India, Dr Kumaran was involved in the collaborative studies on the fetal origins of adult disease between the MRC Unit, Southampton and Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore between 1994 and 1998. He obtained a DM from the University of Southampton based on the work in Mysore. His interest in translating research into practice led me to undergo formal training in public health in the UK between 1999 and 2004. During this period, he obtained an MSc in Public Health and the membership of the Faculty of Public Health. Between October 2004 and March 2012, he worked as a consultant in communicable disease control for the Health Protection Agency, UK where he was involved in communicable disease control and environmental hazards. He also held a consultant in public health medicine post with NHS Somerset, UK where he was the lead for public health intelligence. He has a keen interest in teaching and was involved in the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate public health teaching at the Peninsula Medical School after completing a postgraduate certificate in clinical education. Currently, Dr Kumaran is a Professor at the University of Southampton, UK. He is also a member of The India Centre for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development, Centre for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Global Health Community of Practice, and Population Health Sciences

Select Publications:

Khare, S. P., Madhok, A., Patta, I., Sukla, K. K., Wagh, V. V., Kunte, P. S., … &Galande, S. (2023). Differential expression of genes influencing mitotic processes in cord blood mononuclear cells after a pre-conceptional micronutrient-based randomised controlled trial: Pune Rural Intervention in Young Adolescents (PRIYA). Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 14(3), 437-448.
Kaur, L., Sundrani, D., Dave, K., Randhir, K., Mehendale, S., Bayyana, S., … & Joshi, S. (2023). Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIF1α and HIF3α) are differentially methylated in preeclampsia placentae and are associated with birth outcomes. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 478(10), 2309-2318.
Sharma, E., Ravi, G. S., Kumar, K., Thennarasu, K., Heron, J., Hickman, M., … &cVEDA Consortium. (2023). Growth trajectories for executive and social cognitive abilities in an Indian population sample: Impact of demographic and psychosocial determinants. Asian journal of psychiatry, 82, 103475.
Issarapu, P., Arumalla, M., Elliott, H. R., Nongmaithem, S. S., Sankareswaran, A., Betts, M., … & EMPHASIS study group Di Gravio Chiara 9 Potdar Ramesh D. 10 Chopra Harsha 10 Sane Harshad 10 Gandhi Meera 10 Jarjou Landing 2 Prentice Ann 2 Kehoe Sarah H. 8 Owens Stephen 14. (2023). DNA methylation at the suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) gene influences height in childhood. Nature Communications, 14(1), 5200.

• MBBS degree at Karnatak University, India

•DM from the University of Southampton