Dr. Amarendra Mohapatra

Scientist Profile

Dr. Amarendra Mohapatra

Scientist-G

Date of Joining : 28/09/1985
Date of Joining(present post): 30/05/2023
Address(O):

ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre
Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar-751 023
Odisha, India

Address(R):

Duplex-51, Bijoy Bihar - Housing Board Colony,
Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar-751016
Odisha, India


Telephone no:

06742305661

Fax no:

06742305351

Mobile No:

Email Id:

amar.mohapatra@icmr.gov.in

Social Account:

Educational Qualifications:

1. Graduation in B.Sc (Honours ) from Khallikote Colloge, from Berhampur University in the year 1979
2. Post-graduationin M.Sc. Anthropology from Delhi University in the year 1983
3. M.Phil. – in Anthropology from Delhi University in the year 1988
4. PhD/MPH from Utkal University in the year 2000.


About Profile:

Professional experience:

Designation Institution Duration
Scientist-G    
Scientist-F Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
 
Scientist-E Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
 
Scientist-D Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
 
Scientist-C Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
 
Scientist-B ICMR- New Delhi, BMS Division
Desert Medicine Research Centre(ICMR), Jodhpur
 

Projects being handled as PI/Co-PI/Co-I:

Sl No. Name of the project Role (PI/Co-PI/Co-I) Funding agency Total duration
1 Epidemiological study of malaria infection along with vital health parameters of Gania Block, Puri district. PI ICMR-
1200000/=
2 years
2 An Anthropological perspective of Filariasis PI ICMR –
300,000/=
2 Years
3 A Qualitative study on the dietary habits of Tribals of Koraput district PI ICMR – 3,00,000/= 2 years
4 Health & Nutrition profile of School Children PI ICMR- 6,00,000/= 2 yrs
5 Tribal Food habits and its relation to health & disease PI ICMR – 3,00,000/= 2yrs
6 Endemic Fluorosis investigation CoPI ICMR- 2,00,000/= 2yrs
7 Investigation of two declining tribes of Orissa (REF: Parliament investigation) CoPI ICMR – 200,000/= 3 mon
8 Studies on Health status of Kondh Tribes of Mohana Block in Gajapati district CoPI ICMR – 1,00,000/= 6 months
9 Intestinal parasitism in Khrudha district, Orissa PI ICMR- 2,00,000/= 1 yrs
10 IEC Activities in HIV / AIDS PI ICMR- 3,00,000/= 2 yrs
11 Assessment of nutritional status of pre-school children and mothers in Gania PHC, Orissa PI ICMR – 3,00,000/= 2yrs
12 Health & Nutritional profile of School Children PI ICMR- 2,00,000/= 2 yrs
13 Epidemic Death investigation of Kalahandi district   ICMR- 1,00,000/= 2
14 Kalahandi Child survival project of RMRC Co-PI ICMR- 4,00,000/= 2
15 Nutritional profile of mothers & Children from Kalahandi district of Orissa PI ICMR – 4,00,000/= 2
16 A Comprehensive study on delivery of Health care research for capacity building amongst the primitive tribes of Orissa Co-PI ICMR – 36,00,000/= 2
17 Assessment of prevalence of IDD in selected districts in eastern India. PI ICMR- 48,00000/= 2
18 Operational evaluation of stability of Iodine in DFS Co-PI ICMR – 24,00,000/= 2
19 An Anthropological perspective of malaria in KBK districts of Orissa PI ICMR- 6,00,000/= 2
20 Situational analysis of malaria transmission in Bhubaneswar city Co-PI ICMR – 2, 00, 000/= 2
21 Micro-epidemiological Stratification of malaria: for identification of the high risk districts PI ICMR - 2,00,000/= 2
22 Impact of medicated bed net for control of malaria in Ghatgoan PHC, Koenjhar Co-PI ICMR – 4,00,000/= 2
23 Studies on health consequence of domestic violence with special reference to reproductive health Co-PI ICMR – 24,00,000/= 2
24 Mid-term evaluation of improving nutritional and health status of children in Umerkote block of Nabarangapur district, Orissa. PI UN - WFP- World Food Programme
Rs. 24,00,000/=
2
25 Enhanced Malaria Project of GOI
As Social Science Consultant to
Consultant GOI
World Bank Project
2
26 Monitoring Malaria Control activities of NAMP regularly for 2 yrs in Odisha PI World Bank
25,00,000/=
2
27 Epidemiology of viral hepatitis in tribal population of Orissa, MP, Chatisgarh& Jharkhand Co-PI 45,00,000/= 2
28 Evaluation of interventions of Malaria mitigation measures in the command area of Rengali left canal system. PI Govt. of Odisha.
2,00,000/=
2
29 Development of strategy for optimizing the accessibility and utilization of the government operated malaria control programme (EDPT) – an operational research study for control of malaria through formative research. PI NVBDCP- 6,00,000/= 2
30 The effect of Chloroquine chemoprophylaxis during pregnancy among the compliant and non-compliant mothers in Orissa PI ICMR – 12,00,000/= 2
31 Effectiveness of combined regimens with iron-folic acid, vitamin B12 supplementation, deworming and nutrition education in control of Anemia in tribal adolescent girls in Gajapati district of Orissa. Co-PI ICMR – 8,00,000/= 2
32 Epidemiology of viral hepatitis in tribal population of Orissa, MP PI ICMR – 37,00,000/= 2
33 Multi-centric study of the ICMR task force on leprosy:
‘Socio-cultural features and stigma of leprosy for treatment & control in general health services in India:
Cultural epidemiological study’
PI ICMR – 24,00,000/= 2
34 Targeted Intervention to Expand and Strengthen TB Control in Tribal Populations under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, India.  (The TIE-TB Project) Jharkhand PI Global Fund – CTD – ICMR
550000000/-
2
35 A study on the Effectiveness of Food supplementation on Treatment Outcomes and Nutritional status of Adults with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Odisha -- NUT- TB project PI TATA – Trusts
2.76cr
2
36 Exploring Hard to Reach MSM network structure and dynamics in India: a multi-centric study Site - PI NARI (fhi 630)
37,00,000
2
37 Jharkhand National Covid-19 Sero-surveillance -I PI ICMR
30,00000/-
3mon
38 Jharkhand National Covid-19 Sero-surveillance -II PI ICMR
30,00000/-
3mon
39 Jharkhand National Covid-19 Sero-surveillance -III PI ICMR
30,00000/-
3 mon
40 Jharkhand State Covid-19 Sero-surveillance -I PI Govt. of Jharkhand
30,00000/-
3 mon
41 Jharkhand State Covid-19 Sero-surveillance -II PI Govt. of Jharkhand
30,00000/-
3 mon
42 Chhattisgarh State Covid-19 Sero-surveillance -I PI Govt. of Chatishgarh
30,00000/-
3 mons
43 Team Lead - Chairman National Covid-19 Evaluation Team – Jharkhand ( For CTD- MOHFW-GOI) PI ICMR
0.0
8 days
44 National TB Elimination Review W.Singhbhum Dist Jharkhand PI 5,00,000/- 21 days

Publications in the last 5 years (Total publications.):

  1. A. Mahapatra, J.J.B. Geddam, N.S.Marai, B.Murmu, G.Mallick, A.S.Acharya, G.Bulliya and K.Satyanarayan,  Nutritional status in preschool children in drought affected Kalahandi district of Orissa;,Indian Journal of Medical Research111 (3): 90-94, 2000.
  2. A.Mahapatra, J.J.B.Geddam. N.S.Marai, B.Murmu, G.Mallick, A.S.Acharya, G.Bulliya and K.Satyanarayan.  Nutritional status of rural Oriya women from drought affected Kalahandi district of Orissa; Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics,38, 403-411, 2001.
  3. A.Mahapatra, B.Purohit et. al.  Malaria control – An over view in India, Journal of Human Ecology Vol 15(2), 101-104, 2004.
  4. A.Mahapatra, M.Panda et.al. Malaria Treatment and client satisfaction in press Ref: 3/135; Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology- press.
  5. A. Mahapatra & K.K. Ganguly, An Analysis of Knowledge-Attitude and Practice regarding some Common Diseases in rural parts of Jodhpur District, IJPSM, Vol23, No3, july-Sept 1992. 
  6. KAVR Krishnamachari, A.Mahapatraetal. Calorie and Protein Consumption pattern among Desert people of Rajasthan During Drought, Annals of Arid Zone, 31 (1) 25-32, 1992.
  7. T.Ramnath, A.Mahapatra et.al. Dietary Intake, Knowledge of people about the diseases and Nutritional disorders in two Desert Districts of Rajasthan, Annals of Arid Zone, 32 (1) 59-62, 1993.
  8. K.K.Ganguly, A.Mahapatra et.al. A Community based study of the sociological aspects of Night blindness in the Desert regions of Rajasthan, The Indian Journal of Social Works, vol.XLIII, no1, 1992.
  9. M.L. Mathur and A.Mahapatra, A Retrospective Study of Opium Addicts in de-addiction camps and rural community in western Rajasthan, Journal of human Ecology, 4(4):267-271, 1993.
  10. A.Mahapatra&P.K.Das, An Anthropological Perspective of Filariasis: A socio-economic Implications of the Disease, in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Vector & Vector Borne Diseases, pp-243-246, Nov.1994.
  11. B.Purohit& A.Mahapatra, A review on High Burden of Malaria during Pregnancy: Need of Social Science Intervention, Jr of Ethno Medicine.3 (1): 33-38 2009.
  12. S.K.Kar, P.Sahu, A.Mahapatra et.al Occult HBV infection in chronic liver disease in coastal Orissa: a preliminary study, Indian journal of Gastroenterology, vol.27,(suppl-1):S17-18, 2008.
  13. P.Sahu, S.K.Kar A.Mahapatra et.al, Seroepidemiological Study of Hepatitis B and C Viral Infection in Acute & Chronic Hepatitis Patients in a Hospital setup in Orissa., Jr. of Pure & applied Microbiology, April,2010.
  14. Book Review: Corporate Governance by D.Geeta Rani &P.K.Mishra, Excel Books pg241, 2007 in Indian Journal of Industrial Relations Vol.45.No.2 Oct.2009.
  15. Book Review: Tribal Development in India, Ed by Awadhesh Kumar Singh, Serial Publications, New Delhi, 501pg, in the Indian Journal of Industrial Relations Vol.44.No.2 Oct.2009
  16. Panigrahi, B.K., Kerketta, A.S., Mahapatra, A., Hazra, R.K, Parida, S.K., Marai, N.S., Kar, S.K and Mahapatra, N. (2011). Effect of construction of an irrigation canal on malaria situation in two primary health centers of Dhenkanal district of Orissa, India. Tropical Biomedicine, 28(1): 76–84.
  17. Singh, S.P., A.Mahapatraet al. (2014) A Study of Prevalence of Diabetes and Prediabetes in Patients of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and the Impact of Diabetes on Liver Histology in Coastal Eastern India. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus,4, 290-296. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jdm.2014.44040
  18. D.Lenka, A.Mohapatra, (2015)Traditional Health care practices among Kondh and Bhuyan tribes of Odisha, International Journal of emerging trends in science and technology, Vol,(2), 01, pp1752-1757.
  19. A. Mahapatra, (2016) A Situational Analysis of Suicides in India, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, July-Dec. Vol-3, No-2,pp-1-10.
  20. PrithiSurekaMummidiRadha TripathyBhagirathi DwibediAmarendra Mahapatra, SuryakantaBaraha(2017) Viral etiology of wheezing in children under five, IJMR, Volume:145,Issue:2,Page:189-193.
  21. Nihar N Senapati, Amarendramahapatra et al. (2018) An Epidemiologic review of Choronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu),International Journal of Scientific Research, vol-7, Issue-1 pp-30-31.
  22. Sahu,P, KhuntiaH.K, Mohapatra.Amarendra and S.K.Kar, (2018) Occult Hepatitis B vurus infection (OBI) predominated by genotype D among choronic liver disease patients: The first report from  Odisha, Eastern India. Tropical Biomedicine, Vol.35 Issue 1, 2018.
  23. Mahendra Panda, Amarendra Mahapatra and K.C Satapathy(2018)“Health Seeking Behaviour of People In A Malaria Endemic Village In Odisha, India:  An In-Depth Study” The Oriental Anthropologist: Vol. 18, No. 2 Jul-Dec. 2018.
  24. Prasanta Kumar Parida&Debakanta Mishra & Girish Kumar Pati &PreetamNath&KaibalyaRanjan Dash &Sambit Kumar Behera&SuryakantaParida&ChittaRanjanKhatua&SubhenduPanigrahi&Amarendra Mahapatra& Hemant Kumar Khuntia&Shivaram Prasad Singh (2019) A prospective study on incidence, risk factors, and validation of a risk score for post-infection irritable bowel syndrome in coastal eastern India, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology April 2019.
  25. Manoj V Murhekar,1 Tarun Bhatnagar,1 Sriram Selvaraju,2 V. Saravanakumar, 1 Jeromie, Wesley Vivian Thangaraj, 1 Major Madhukar,17* Amarendra Mahapatra,10Samiran Panda20, D.C.S. Reddy25, BalramBhargava20 et.al. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in India: Findings from the national serosurvey, May-June 2020, IJMR, 3290, 20.
  26. Manoj V Murhekar,1 Tarun Bhatnagar,1 Sriram Selvaraju,2 V. Saravanakumar, 1 Jeromie, Wesley Vivian Thangaraj, 1 Major Madhukar,17* Amarendra Mahapatra,10Samiran Panda20, D.C.S. Reddy25, Balram Bhargava20 et.al. “SARS-CoV-2 antibody prevalence in India: Findings from the second nationwide household serosurvey, August - September 2020, Lancet 2021, Electronic copy available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3715460
  27. MV Murhekar, T Bhatnagar, S Selvaraju, V Saravanakumar, A.MohapatraSARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in India, August–September, 2020: findings from the second nationwide household serosurvey, The Lancet Global Health 2021.
  28. Ranjita Mahapatra, Diptimayee Jena, Snehalata Nanda, Sumitra Chhotray and Amarendra Mohapatra, Assessment of dietary practices among school going children (7-2years) of selected private and govt. schools, The Pharma innovation journal,2022,SP-11(2),340 – 344. https://www.thepharmajournal.com/archives/2022/vol11issue2S/PartE/S-11-2-3-921.pdf

Books:

  1. A. Mahapatra, Growing Population: A crisis or matter of management failure, Chapter 10, in India’s population Policy: Critical issues for future, Ed: S.K.Lal et.al, Twenty-First Century Publishers, Meerut, Vol.4 (1).p-251-255, 1987.
  2. A.Mahapatra&R.K.Bansal, Arid zone population of Rajasthan: Charterstics and development Issues, Chapter-14 in Studies in Medical Anthropology, Ed: by P.C.Joshi et.al, Reliance Publishing House New Delhi, 1990.
  3. A.Mahapatra, Population and Development: A Critical Appraisal of the role of Social Scientists, Chapter 23 in book Tribal Development in India, Ed. R.N.Pati Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi- 1989.  
  4. B.Purohit& A.Mahapatra, Attitude of Tribal Youths on Development Projects, Critical Issues in Tribal Development, Ed: by A.B.Ota, 2009 pp 342- 348
  5. A.Mahapatra&S.K.Kar, “Fetal Protective Efficacy of Choloroquine Chemoprophylaxis among the pregnant women”, Chapter in the Book entitled- "Maternal Health in India". Orient Black Swan Publication 2015.
  6. A Mahapatra, Social Science and Public Health : An Anthropological Perspective, in Sociology of Sanitation Ed by Bindeshwar Pathak, Kalpaz Publications, Delhi, 2015, pp 261- 270
  7. A. Mahapatra, C.K.Kar& D. Lenka, “Impact of Reconstructive Surgery (RCS) among Leprosy patients: A social Appraisal”  chapter in the Ed. Book, Current Topics in Neglected Tropical Diseases” INTECHOPEN, London, 2019.  http://mts.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/impact-of-reconstructive-surgery-rcs-among-leprosy-patients-a-social-appraisal
  8. A Mahapatra, Social Science and Public Health : An Anthropological Perspective, in Sociology of Sanitation Ed by Bindeshwar Pathak, Kalpaz Publications, Delhi, 2015, pp 261- 270
  9. A. Mahapatra, C.R.Kar& D. Lenka, “Impact of Reconstructive Surgery (RCS) among Leprosy patients: A social Appraisal”  chapter in the Ed. Book, Current Topics in Neglected Tropical Diseases” INTECHOPEN, London, 2019. 

In Peer reviewed journals (Impact factor / Citation index attached)
Review Papers:

  1. Book Review: Corporate Governance by D.Geeta Rani &P.K.Mishra, Excel Books pg241, 2007 in Indian Journal of Industrial Relations Vol.45.No.2 Oct.2009.
  2. Book Review: Tribal Development in India, Ed by Awadhesh Kumar Singh, Serial Publications, New Delhi, 501pg, in the Indian Journal of Industrial Relations Vol.44.No.2 Oct.2009

Awards & Achievements:

  1. “Chinta – O – Chetana award for SCIENCE”- 2011 Govt. of Odisha
  2. “Distinguished Service - Social Science & Sanitation” award by the Sulabh International, New Delhi, on World Toilet Day, November 20, 2015
  3. BMJ South Asia Award 2018 in the “Infectious Diseases Initiative of the year” category, by British Medical Journal.
  4. National e-Governance Awards 2018-19- Silver Award in the ‘Outstanding Research on Citizen Centric Services by Academic Research Institutions’ category.

Recognitions:

New knowledge generated: process developed and facilities created which are of public health importance – describe briefly your role with proof and state whether transferred to health system.

  1. Easy Accessibility of Health Care: Looking in to the Public Health impact and the present Health scenario in with in the Health infrastructure, THE MOBILE HEALTH VAN was advised to Govt. of Odisha based on my field experience. This was adopted in 7 districts first later on it was extended to 21 and to all 30 districts in a phase wise manner after huge success. This is a successful model, even today in remote areas.
  2. Early diagnosis of TB in Remote area: Based on this experience in TIE-TB Project we adopted the Mobile Diagnostic Vans equipped with X-ray and, Microscopy and CBNAAT with power facility in the Vans. These vans produced a satisfactory result of 40% more positive TB patients’ detection in REMOTE villages of Jharkhand State.  I was the PI of the Jharkhand Project Funded by Global Fund.

PhD/PDF students:

  1. Dr. Manoranjan Mahapatra, Ph.D From JNU, New Delhi – ICMR- PDF 2018-20 Ph.D Students awarded:
  2. Dr. BiswaranjanPurohit
  3. Dr. PrajyotiSahu
  4. Dr. Debjanee Lenka
  5. Dr. Mahendra Panda

M.D. Thesis Co-Guide:

  1. PrithiSurekaMummidi, MD Pediatrics, SCB Medical College, Cuttack.
  2. Prasant Ku. Parida, MD Gastroenterology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack.

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