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Dr. Praveen Kumar Anand

Designation : Scientist-'E'

Research Interest: Epidemiological & implementation studies of cardiovascular diseases.

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Phone : +91-291-

Brief Introduction:

Joined ICMR – National Institute of Implementation Research, Jodhpur, Rajasthan (formerly Desert Medicine Research Centre) in year 2002. Have experience of community based epidemiological studies from the subjects of Nutrition, Occupational health problems, diabetes, malaria, and tuberculosis. Had experience of investigating typhoid outbreak, hospital studies in tuberculosis and coronary artery diseases.

Academic Qualifications & Training:

  • M.B.B.S. (2000) from Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra – Recognized by Medical Council of India, New Delhi.
  • M.A.E. (Master of Applied Epidemiology – 2009) from ICMR - National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai – Recognized by Medical Council of India, New Delhi.


1. Anand PK. Book: Malaria associated factors in Thar desert of Rajasthan, India. The Personal, household and environment related factors. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2011.
2. Anand PK, Ramakrishnan R. Investigation of the outbreak of typhoid in a village of Thar desert, Rajasthan, India. Indian J Med Res 2010; 131: 799 – 803. .
3. Anand PK, & Ramakrishnan R. Malaria associated factors in Thar desert of Rajasthan, India: A case-control study. J Rural Trop Public Health 2010; 9: 61 – 66. .
4. Anand PK, Swarn L, Yadav SP, & Singh H. Disease dynamics, distribution and surveillance of malaria in arid ecology of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India during 2002-2006. Journal of Public Health & Epidemiology, 2011; 3: 301-307. .
5. Anand PK, Dixit A K, Chauhan M K, Lata S. Magnitude, Distribution and Associated Socio-behavioral Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease: A Hospital Based Study from Desert Ecology in India. J Hum Ecol, 2013; 44 (3): 275-280. .
6. Anand PK. Does co-suffering by ischemic heart disease and tuberculosis exist in community endemic for these diseases? International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health 2015; 5: 1-10. .
7. Anand PK. Developing “Community TB Health” a statistical model for ranking of districts TB programme performance in Rajasthan, India. International Journal of Scientific Research 2019; 8 (6): 1-3. .
8. Anand PK, Dixit AK, Sharma RC. Correlation of viral hepatitis and Chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis with malignant neoplasm of liver: a study in Rajasthan from public health perspective. Oikoassay 2006; 19 (1 & 2): 39 – 41. .
9. Anand PK. Indicators correlated with the performance of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in Rajasthan, India, 2011-2014. World Journal of Pharmaceutical & Medical Research 2017; 3 (8): 303 – 311. .
10. Singh M.B., Fotedar R, Lakshminarayana J & Anand PK. Studies on the nutritional status of under five children in draught affected desert area of Western Rajasthan, India. Pub Health Nutrition 2006; 9: 961 – 67. .
11. Singh M.B., Lakshminarayana J., Fotedar R & Anand PK. Childhood illnesses and malnutrition in under five children in draught affected desert area of Western Rajasthan, India. J Commun Dis 2006; 38 (1): 88 – 96. .
12. Dixit AK & Anand PK. A study of household disease burden and its associated factors in rural population of a desert district in India. Southern African J Epidemiology & Infection 2011; 26: 165 – 68. .
13. Yadav SP, Anand PK, & Singh H. Awareness and practices about silicosis among the sandstone quarry workers in desert ecology of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. J Hum Ecol 2011; 33: 191 – 196. .
14. Yadav SP, Singh H, Anand PK. Changing scenario of malaria in the Thar desert, India. Proceedings: National seminar on impact of climate change on biodiversity and challenges in Thar desert, organized by Desert Regional Centre (old name ZSI) Jodhpur, on 9th July 2010: pp 351 – 61. .
15.Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Selvaraju S, Rade K, Saravanakumar V, Thangaraj JWV, Kumar MS, Shah N, Sabarinathan R, Turuk A, Anand PK, Asthana S, Balachandar R, Bangar SD, Bansal AK, Bhat J, Chakraborty D, Rangaraju C, Chopra V, Das D, Deb AK, Devi KR, Dwivedi GR, Khan SMS, Haq I, Kumar MS, Laxmaiah A, Mahapatra A, Mitra A, Nirmala AR, Pagdhune A, Qurieshi MA, Ramarao T, Sahay S, Sharma YK, Shrinivasa MB, Shukla VK, Singh PK, Viramgami A, Wilson VC, Yadav R, Kumar CPG, Luke HE, Ranganathan UD, Babu S, Sekar K, Yadav PD, Sapkal GN, Das A, Das P, Dutta S, Hemalatha R, Kumar A, Narain K, Narasimhaiah S, Panda S, Pati S, Patil S, Sarkar K, Singh S, Kant R, Tripathy S, Toteja GS, Babu GR, Kant S, Muliyil JP, Pandey RM, Sarkar S, Singh SK, Zodpey S, Gangakhedkar RR, Reddy DCS, Bhargava B. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in India: Findings from the national serosurvey, May-June 2020. Indian J Med Res 2020; 152 (1): 48 – 60. .
16. Mandal N, Anand PK, Gautam S, Hussain SDT. Diagnosis and treatment of paediatric tuberculosis: An insight review. Critical Review in Microbiology 2017; 43 (4), 466-480. .
17. Dixit AK, Anand PK, Sharma RC. A study of district level development factors influencing infant mortality rate and life expectancy in the Indian Thar Desert. Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health 2006; 5: 42-45. .
18. Thomas BE, Thiruvengadam K, Raghavi S, Rani S, Vetrivel S , Rao VG, Yadav R, Bhat J , Vijayachari P, Purthy AJ, Hussain T, Krishna AKI, Joseph A, Bansal AK, Anand PK, Das P, John KR, Devi R K, Sunish P, Moral R, Azhagendran S, Chandrasekaran V, Toteja GS, Das M, Khan A. M., Kaur H. Understanding health care-seeking behaviour of the tribal population in India among those with presumptive TB symptoms. PLOS One 2021; 16 (5): pp 1-15.

Current Projects:

Completed Projects:

• As Principal Investigator:
1. Factors associated with malaria in block Banar of Jodhpur district, Rajasthan – P.K. Anand & R. Ramakrishnan (AR 2008-09)
2. Clinical presentation, treatment outcome and risk factors of coronary artery disease among patients admitted in tertiary care hospital in Jodhpur – P.K. Anand (AR 2010-11)
3. Estimate the burden of TB among the tribal population and develop an innovative health system model to strengthen TB control in tribal areas, Rajasthan – P.K. Anand (AR 2018-20)
4. Systematic pulmonary tuberculosis case finding among malnourished children admitted in Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres, Rajasthan – PK Anand (AR 2018 – 21)
• As Co-Investigator:
1. Assessment of nutritional status of rural population of draught affected areas of Jodhpur district of western Rajasthan (AR 2003-04)
2. Longitudinal studies for disease dynamics in desert ecosystem of Rajasthan: Study of socio-cultural, socio-economic and epidemiological aspects of malaria using Geographical Information System (AR 2004-05)
3. A study of the potential interventional variables associated with delay in diagnosis/treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis cases in the Thar desert of Rajasthan (AR 2004-05)
4. Retrospective analysis and prospective prioritization of disease burden in Rajasthan (AR 2004-05)
5. Household distribution of disease burden in community health management – A study in desert (AR 2004-05)
6. Assessment of impact of environmental pollution on human health in the city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan (AR 2004-05)
7. Confirmation of “Introduction, Transmission & Aggravation” conceptuality of desert malaria: Verification of research undertaken and software developed (AR 2005-06)
8. Occurrence and burden of disease across the districts of Rajasthan: A study of the year 2000 (AR 2005-06)

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