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National Institute For Implementation Research On Non-Communicable Diseases, Jodhpur
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Dr. Hisham Moosan

 Designation: Scientist - E

 Research interest: Epidemiology, Health Economics, Implementation Research, Qualitative Research, Health Policy and Systems Research

 Email: hisham.m@icmr.gov.in

 Tel: +91-291-2729749

 Brief Introduction:

With work experience in the both the public & private health sector, a medical doctor with an MD in Community Medicine. Joined ICMR as a Scientist-E (Medical) from May 2021. Previously worked as an Assistant Professor in DM WIMS, Wayanad, and was formerly the Technical Expert - Epidemiology & Project Lead in a Govt. of India project in AMCHSS, SCTIMST Trivandrum, to set up a Regional Technical Resource Centre for Health Technology Assessment. Also worked as an Assistant Professor - Epidemiologist in Government Medical College Palakkad. Prior to obtaining the MD degree, worked for the Health Services Department, Govt. of Kerala, as an Assistant Surgeon, in varying capacities ranging from primary health care institutions, right up to the District Level. Other areas of interest include Qualitative Research, Health Economics, Public Health Ethics, Health Policy and Systems Research.

 Academic Qualifications & Training:

- MD Community Medicine – Government Medical College Trivandrum under Kerala University of Health Sciences

- MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) – Government Medical College Calicut, under University of Calicut

- Certificate Course - WHO TDR - Implementation Research with a focus on Infectious Diseases of Poverty (IDP)

- Certificate Course - Implementation Science School - 5 (Sept 2022 Cohort) - conducted by the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) 


1.  Pelzer PT, Seeley J, Sun FY, Tameris M, Tao L, Yanlin Z, Moosan H, et al. Potential implementation strategies, acceptability, and feasibility of new and repurposed TB vaccines. Atulomah NO, editor. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2022 May 3;2(5):e0000076. 
2.  Gladson V, Moosan H, Mathew S, P D. Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostic Features of Kyasanur Forest Disease: A Study From Wayanad, South India. Cureus. 2021 Dec 6;13(12):e20194. doi: 10.7759/cureus.20194. PMID: 35004016; PMCID: PMC8728626.

3.  Sureshbabu S, Moosan H, Joseph M, Haseena CV, Lekshmi R, Naz A, Muralikrishnan VP, Mohanlal S, Alappat PJ, Tushar VP, Nayak D. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of epilepsy in Wayanad, Kerala. Epilepsy Behav. 2022 Aug;133:108762. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2022.108762. Epub 2022 Jun 10. PMID: 35697588.

4.  Moosan H, Stanley A, Vijayakumar K, Jayasree A, Lawrence T, Veena A. Impediments to optimal health-care utilization of a particularly vulnerable tribal group in Wayanad: A qualitative study. Indian J Community Med. 2019;44(5):62. .

5.  Moosan H, Stanley A, Prabhakaran A, Vijayakumar K, Jayasree A, Gopakumar S. Comparison of health-care utilization pattern and its correlates among the tribal and nontribal population of Kerala. Indian J Community Med. 2019;44(5):57. .

6.  Arjun P, Nair S, Jilisha G, Anand J, Babu V, Moosan H, Kumari AK. Assessing health-seeking behavior among Asthma and COPD patients in urban South India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 Aug 28;8(8):2714-2719. doi:10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_485_19. eCollection 2019 Aug. PubMed PMID: 31548962; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6753802. .

7.  Sanker P, Satheesan A, Ambika AP, Balakrishnan R, Moosan H, Mrithunjayan SK, et al. Role of line probe assay in detection of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis/multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: The experience from Kerala state, India. J Acad Clin Microbiol. 2017;19(1):12. .

8.  Sanker P, Ambika AP, Santhosh VT, Kottuthodi RP, Balakrishnan R, Mrithunjayan SK, Moosan H. Are WHO approved nucleic acid amplification tests causing large-scale “false identification” of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis: Programmatic experience from South India. Int J Mycobacteriology. 2017;6(1):21. 

9.  Moosan H, Nujum ZT. Theories and Modelling for Health Policy. Health Sci. 2016 Jul;1(3):28–34. .

10.  V A, Rachel Philip R, Moosan H, Gopakumar S. Comparison of Prevalence of Anemia and Associated Factors among Adolescent Girls under WIFS with Non-WIFS Group in a School in North Kerala. Indian J Youth Adolesc Health. 2016;3(4):3–7. .

11.  Bhat LD, Nayar KR, Moosan H, Nair S, Shaffi M. Hand-Washing and Public Health. Economic and Political Weekly. 2015;50(48):19. .

12.  Nujum ZT, Tv A, K V, Ts A, Moosan H. A Framework for Healthcare Provision to Children with Intellectual Disability. Disabil CBR Incl Dev [Internet]. 2013 Feb 11 [cited 2017 Mar 20];23(4) .

 Complete Projects:

- Co-Investigator - World Health Organization (WHO) funded Agreement to Perform Work (APW) project titled “Defining and Mapping of Implementation Research on Non-Communicable Diseases in India"

- Project lead - “Automated versus Manual Blood Pressure Monitoring for Hypertension in the various government-funded schemes, programs, primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals – A Rapid Review” – for the HTA India, Department of Health Research, Government of India – Completed

- Project Lead - “Evaluation of pulse oximetry as a tool to prevent childhood pneumonia related morbidity and mortality” – a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) project assigned by Health Technology Assessment India (HTA In), Department of Health Research, Government of India – Completed – Manuscript submitted  – Under Editorial Review. 

- Project Lead - “Handheld Glucose Monitoring Devices - A rapid technological review.” - for the HTA India, Department of Health Research, Government of India – Completed

-Investigation team member & Study co-ordinator - “Exploring health inequity by assessing the nature of healthcare utilization and its correlates among the tribal population of Kerala”, conducted by Health Action by People, Thiruvananthapuram, in collaboration with Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, and International Development Research Centre, (IDRC) Canada. – Completed

 Ongoing Projects: