Dr. Srikanta Kanungo

Scientist Profile

Dr. Srikanta Kanungo

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Date of Joining : 10/05/2019
Date of Joining(present post): 10/05/2019

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


Saradeipur, Gopinathpur, Bhubaneswar

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Educational Qualifications:

Graduation in MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha from Berhampur University in the year 2009.

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Research Interests:
Health System, TB, Chronic Respiratory diseases, Tobacco control, Cancer, Tribal Health, Multimorbidity& Artificial Intelligence

Designation Institution Duration
Scientist-C Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
10/05/2019 - Till date
Assistant Professor IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar 05/10/2018 – 09/05/2019
Senior Resident JIPMER, Pondicherry 31/08/2015 – 30/08/2018
Surveillance Medical Officer World Health Organization 01/07/2014 – 30/08/2015

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 Improving the Health Care Access and Quality in the Context of Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) among Scheduled Tribes: An Implementation Research Principal Investigator ICMR 2020 - 2022
2 A demonstration project for reduction of Tuberculosis in different parts of India- a multicentric study (Rayagada) Principal Investigator ICMR 2022 - 2024
3 A research cum intervention multi-centric study to strengthen National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP) by implementing programme guidelines for TB using novel strategies to address the various challenges faced by the programme in selected states and specific population/communities in India Principal Investigator ICMR 2022 - 2024
4 Master of Public Health academic programme Principal Investigator / Nodal Officer Intramural 2019 – till date
5 ICMR Capacity building for disease estimation and projection Mentee & Co -PI ICMR 2022 – 2025
6 Understanding availability of Essential diagnostics in Health Care System: Identifying barriers and facilitators Co-PI ICMR 2022 - 2023
7 Active case finding of pulmonary tuberculosis among minors of Odisha state Co-PI ICMR 2022 - 2024
8 A demonstration project for reduction of Tuberculosis in different parts of India- a multicentric study (North east) Co - PI ICMR 2022 - 2024
9 Development of Artificial intelligence enabled voice-based sensor device for early diagnosis of Autism Co-PI ICMR 2022 - 2024
10 Addressing the burden of snakebite in tribal communities of Rayagada, Odisha: development and feasibility of a multi-component intervention Co-PI ICMR 2022 - 2024
11 Development/ and Validation of Artificial Intelligence Tool for Screening/detection of Pulmonary TB and other lung diseases using Chest X-rays Co-PI ICMR 2022 - 2024
12 Establishing Demographic Surveillance Site (DSS) across different geographic locations in the country Co- Investigator BIRAC-DBT 2020 - 2023
13 Catalyzing multimorbidity research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries through a "community of practice" approach: An India-Brazil-UK Initiative Co- Investigator Medical Research Council, (GCRF) 2020 - 2022
14 Odisha Tribal Family Health Survey, 2022 Co- Investigator SCSTRI, Odisha 2022 - 2023
15 My Lab Discovery’s TB Kit evaluation Clinical Investigator ICMR 2022 - 2023

Total Publication – 95

Publications in the last 5 years (Total publications: 44)

  1. Kusuma YS, Kumari A, Rajbangshi P, Ganie A, Sarala R, Kumar D, Kalaiselvi S, Kanungo S, Jain N, Singh R, Tiwari SK, Gupta SD, Babu BV Vaccination and associated factors among tribal children of 1 year age in nine Indian districts: A cross-sectional study. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2023.
  2. Giri S, Sahu P, Kanungo S, Bal HB, Kumar S, Kar S, Mohanty T, Turuk J, Das D, Hota PK, Pati S. Diabetes mellitus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in people with tuberculosis in Odisha, India. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis 2023.
  3. Hasan NR; Dehuri P, Jena A, Kanungo S. A Correlation of Serum Histamine and Mast Cell Count with the Established Prognosticators in Oral Cancer. Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure 11(2):p 97-102, Apr–Jun 2023
  4. Pattnaik S, Murmu J, Agrawal R, Rehman T, Kanungo S, Pati S. Prevalence, pattern and determinants of disabilities in India: Insights from NFHS-5 (2019-21). Front Public Health. 2023;11:1036499.
  5. Nayak S, Rehman T, Patel K, Dash P, Alice A, Kanungo S, et al. Factors Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu): A Systematic Review. Healthcare (Basel). 2023;11:551
  6. Murmu J, Agrawal R, Manna S, Pattnaik S, Ghosal S, Sinha A, Kanungo S, Pati Set al. Social determinants of tobacco use among tribal communities in India: Evidence from the first wave of Longitudinal Ageing Study in India. PLoS One. 2023;18:e0282487
  7. Agrawal R, Murmu J, Kanungo S, Pati S. “Nigeria on alert: Diphtheria outbreaks require urgent action” - A critical look at the current situation and potential solutions. New Microbes New Infect. 2023;52:101100
  8. Pattnaik S, Agrawal R, Murmu J,Kanungo S, Pati S. Does the rise in cases of Kyasanur forest disease call for the implementation of One Health in India? IJID Regions 2023;7:18-21
  9. Sharma S, Aggarwal S, Kulkarni R, Kumar D, Mishra BK, Dwivedi GR,…Kanungo S..et al. Challenges in Accessing and Delivering Maternal and Child Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Rapid Survey from Six States of India. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023;20:1538
  10. Hasan, N.R., Dehuri, P., Jena, A. and Kanungo, S., 2023. A correlation of serum histamine and mast cell count with the established prognosticators in oral cancer. Journal Microscopy and Ultrastructure (2023)
  11. Agrawal, DrRitik; Ghosal, Shishirendu; Murmu, Jogesh; Sinha, Abhinav; Kaur, Harpreet; Kanungo, Srikanta; Pati, DrSanghamitra. Smokeless tobacco utilization among tribal communities in India: A population-based cross-sectional analysis of Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2016-17. Frontiers Public Health 2023;10:525
  12. Nayak, S; Nayak, SR; Alice, A; Sahoo, D; Kanungo, S; Rehman, T; Pati, S; Palo, SK. Factors associated with poor self-rated health among chronic kidney disease patients and their health care utilization: Insights from LASI wave-1, 2017-18. Frontiers Nephrology 2023;2:55
  13. Sinha A, Kerketta S, Ghosal S, Kanungo S, Lee JT, Pati S. Multimorbidity and Complex Multimorbidity in India: Findings from the 2017-2018 Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19:9091.
  14. Sinha A, Kerketta S, Ghosal S, Kanungo S, Pati S. Multimorbidity Among Urban Poor in India: Findings From LASI, Wave-1. Front Public Health. 2022;10:881967.
  15. Singh D, Sinha A, Kanungo S, Pati S. Disparities in Coverage of Adult Immunization among Older Adults in India. Vaccines (Basel). 2022;10:2124
  16. Sahoo KC, Doley C, Negi S, Das S, Verma P, Kanungo S, et al. Experiences of Urban Slum-Dwelling Women With Maternal and Child Health Services During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-City Qualitative Study From India. Int J Public Health. 2022;67:1604348
  17. Sahay MR, Dubey S, Sahoo RK, Kanungo S, Sahoo KC, Pati S. Health-Related Challenges and Coping Strategies Among Women During Pandemics: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. Front Health Serv. 2022;2:847753
  18. Rehman T, Mallick A, Ahamed F, Kanungo S, Pati S. Willingness to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for oneself and one’s child among individuals attending a tertiary care centre in West Bengal, India. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2022;29:296–302
  19. Pattnaik M, Nayak AK, Karna S, Sahoo SK, Palo SK, Kanungo S, et al. Perception and determinants leading to antimicrobial (mis)use: A knowledge, attitude, and practices study in the rural communities of Odisha, India. Front Public Health. 2022;10:1074154
  20. Pati S, Sinha A, Ghosal S, Kerketta S, Lee JT, Kanungo S. Family-Level Multimorbidity among Older Adults in India: Looking through a Syndemic Lens. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19:9850.
  21. Patel K, Palo SK, Kanungo S, Mishra BK, Pati S. Health literacy on hygiene and sanitation, nutrition, and diseases among rural secondary school children - Findings from a qualitative study in Odisha, India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2022;11:5430–6
  22. Patel K, Mishra BK, Kanungo S, Bhuyan D, Som M, Marta B, et al. Community response towards health care providers delivering health care services during COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy framework based on findings of a qualitative study in Odisha, India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2022;11:5417–22
  23. Parai D, Choudhary HR, Dash GC, Behera S, Mishra N, PattnaikD,…Kanungo S.. et al. Dynamicity and persistence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 antibody response after double dose and the third dose with BBV-152 and AZD1222 vaccines: A prospective, longitudinal cohort study. Front Microbiol. 2022;13:942659
  24. Palo SK, Dubey S, Negi S, Sahay MR, Patel K, Swain S, Kanungo S… et al. Effective interventions to ensure MCH (Maternal and Child Health) services during pandemic related health emergencies (Zika, Ebola, and COVID-19): A systematic review. PLoS One. 2022;17:e0268106
  25. Nair S, Joshi A, Aggarwal S, Adhikari T, Mahajan N, Diwan V…Kanungo S….et al. Development & validation of scales to assess stigma related to COVID-19 in India. Indian J Med Res. 2022;155:156–64.
  26. Mishra BK, Kanungo S, Patel K, Swain S, Dwivedy S, Panda S……Kanungo S…et al. Resolution of Resilience: Empirical Findings on the Challenges Faced and the Mitigation Strategies Adopted by Community Health Workers (CHWs) to Provide Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Context of Odisha, India. Healthcare (Basel). 2022;10:88
  27. Menon GR, Yadav J, Aggarwal S, Singh R, Kaur S, Chakma T,….Kanungo S et al. Psychological distress and burnout among healthcare worker during COVID-19 pandemic in India-A cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2022;17:e0264956
  28. Mahapatra A, Palo SK, Bhattacharya D, Kanungo S, Kshatri JS, Mishra BK, et al. Trend in seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 (IgG antibody) among tribal-dominated population: Findings from Jharkhand, India. Indian J Med Res. 2022;156:228–39
  29. Kshatri JS, Giri S, Bhattacharya D, Palo SK, Praharaj I, Kanungo S, et al. Analysis of the COVID-19 testing parameters and progression of the pandemic at the district level: findings from the ICMR Hundred Million Test (HMT) database during the first wave in India. Int J Infect Dis. 2022;122:497–505.
  30. Mohapatra D, Kanungo S, Pradhan SP, Jena S, Prusty SK, Sahu PK. Captopril is more effective than Perindopril against aluminium chloride induced amyloidogenesis and AD like pathology. Heliyon. 2022;8:e08935.
  31. Kshatri JS, Bhattacharya D, Giri S, Palo SK, Kanungo S, Mansingh A, et al. Serological survey for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among tribal communities of Odisha post-second wave. Indian J Med Res. 2022;156:284–90
  32. 32. Dash P, Mansingh A, Nayak SR, Sahoo D, Bhattacharya D, Kanungo S, et al. Infection, cases due to SARS-CoV-2 in rural areas during early COVID-19 vaccination: findings from serosurvey study in a rural cohort of eastern India. Epidemiol Infect. 2022;150:e58
  33. Dash GC, Subhadra S, Turuk J, Parai D, Rath S, SabatJ,…Kanungo S..et al. Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections among BBV-152 (COVAXIN®) and AZD1222 (COVISHIELDTM ) recipients: Report from the eastern state of India. J Med Virol. 2022;94:1201–5
  34. Bhattacharya D, Kanungo S, Palo SK, Kshatri JS, Pattnaik M, Ghosal S, et al. Effectiveness of the BBV-152 and AZD1222 vaccines among adult patients hospitalized in tertiary hospitals in Odisha with symptomatic respiratory diseases: A test-negative case-control study. Front Public Health. 2022;10:1041586
  35. Barik M, Panda SN, Tripathy SS, Sinha A, Ghosal S, Acharya AS, Kanungo S ,Pati S et al. Is multimorbidity associated with higher risk of falls among older adults in India? BMC Geriatr. 2022;22:486
  36. Adhikari T, Aggarwal S, Nair S, Joshi A, Diwan V, Stephen A…. Kanungo S ..et al. Factors associated with COVID-19 stigma during the onset of the global pandemic in India: A cross-sectional study. Front Public Health. 2022;10:992046
  37. Adhikari T, Aggarwal S, Nair S, Joshi A, Diwan V, Stephen A…. Kanungo S ..et al. Factors associated with COVID-19 stigma during the onset of the global pandemic in India: A cross-sectional study. Front Public Health. 2022;10:992046
  38. Sahoo KC, Kanungo S, Mahapatra P, Pati S. Non-communicable diseases care during COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed-method study in Khurda district of Odisha, India. Indian J Med Res. 2021;153:649–57
  39. Sabat J, Subhadra S, Rath S, Ho LM, Kanungo S, Panda S, et al. Yielding quality viral RNA by using two different chemistries: a comparative performance study. Biotechniques. 2021;71:510–5
  40. Parai D, Dash GC, Choudhary HR, Peter A, Rout UK, Nanda RR…Kanungo S…et al. Diagnostic accuracy comparison of three fully automated chemiluminescent immunoassay platforms for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. J Virol Methods. 2021;292:114121
  41. Parai D, Choudhary HR, Dash GC, Sahoo SK, Pattnaik M, Rout UK,…Kanungo S… et al. Single-dose of BBV-152 and AZD1222 increases antibodies against spike glycoprotein among healthcare workers recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2021;44:102170
  42. Palo SK, Kanungo S, Samal M, Priyadarshini S, Sahoo D, Pati S. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) practices and morbidity status in a rural community: findings from a cross-sectional study in Odisha, India. J Prev Med Hyg. 2021;62:E392–8.
  43. Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Thangaraj JWV, Saravanakumar V, Santhosh Kumar M, SelvarajuS,….Kanungo S… et al. Seroprevalence of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 among the general population and healthcare workers in India, June-July 2021: A population-based cross-sectional study. PLoS Med. 2021;18:e1003877
  44. Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Thangaraj JWV, Saravanakumar V, Kumar MS, Selvaraju S, Kanungo S….et al. SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among the general population and healthcare workers in India, December 2020-January 2021. Int J Infect Dis. 2021;108:145–55
  45. Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Selvaraju S, Saravanakumar V, Thangaraj JWV, Shah N, Kanungo S…et al. SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in India, August-September, 2020: findings from the second nationwide household serosurvey. Lancet Glob Health. 2021;9:e257–66
  46. Mansingh A, Choudhary HR, Shandilya J, Bhattacharya D, Kshatri JS, ParaiD,….. Kanungo S… et al. A qualitative exploratory study using One Health approach for developing an intervention package for elimination of human anthrax in an endemic district of Odisha, India. Indian J Med Res. 2021;153:394–400
  47. Madhumithra D, Saya GK, Olickal JJ, Kanungo S, Chinnakali P. Quality of life and its determinants among sewage workers: A cross-sectional study in Puducherry, South India. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2021;28:57–61
  48. Kumar J, Saya GK, Kanungo S. Prevalence and health risk score of tobacco and alcohol use by using the World Health Organization Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test among construction workers in Puducherry, India. Ind Psychiatry J. 2021;30:47–54
  49. Kshatri JS, Bhattacharya D, Praharaj I, Mansingh A, Parai D, Kanungo S, et al. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Bhubaneswar, India: findings from three rounds of community surveys. Epidemiol Infect. 2021;149:e139
  50. Kshatri JS, Bhattacharya D, Kanungo S, Giri S, Palo SK, Parai D, et al. Serological surveys to inform SARS-CoV-2 epidemic curve: a cross-sectional study from Odisha, India. Sci Rep. 2021;11:10551
  51. Khare N, Jinkala SR, Kanungo S. Performance of HScore in Reactive HemophagocyticLymphohistiocytosis. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2021;37:256–63
  52. Kanungo S, Ghosal S, Kerketta S, Sinha A, Mercer SW, Lee JT, et al. Association of Oral Health with Multimorbidity among Older Adults: Findings from the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India, Wave-1, 2017-2019. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18:12853
  53. Jayakumar C, Sreerekha J, Gochhait D, Perumal PV, Kanungo S, Siddaraju N, et al. Comparison of the quality of the microwave cell-block method with the conventional cell-block method in processing body fluid samples. Cytopathology. 2021;32:92–9
  54. Behera SM, Pradhan SK, Pati S, Behera P, Kanungo S, Patro BK. Adherence of chronic disease care during COVID-19 pandemic: Results from eastern India. Int J Non-Commun Dis 2021;6:180-6
  55. Ghosal S, Sinha A, Kanungo S, Pati S. Declining trends in smokeless tobacco use among Indian women: findings from global adult tobacco survey I and II. BMC Public Health. 2021;21:2047
  56. Dash P, Turuk J, Behera SK, Palo SK, Raghav SK, Ghosh A,..Kanungo S.. et al. Sequence analysis of Indian SARS-CoV-2 isolates shows a stronger interaction of mutant receptor-binding domain with ACE2. Int J Infect Dis. 2021;104:491–500
  57. Dash GC, Rout UK, Nanda RR, Parai D, Choudhary HR, Kanungo S, et al. Pooled testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection in an automated high-throughput platform. J Clin Lab Anal. 2021;35:e23835
  58. Dash GC, Parai D, Choudhary HR, Peter A, Rout UK, Nanda RR,…Kanungo S .et al. SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody responses in rt-PCR-positive cases: first report from India. Access Microbiol. 2021;3:000267
  59. Choudhary HR, Parai D, Chandra Dash G, Kshatri JS, Mishra N, ChoudharyPK,..Kanungo S et al. Persistence of Antibodies Against Spike Glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 in Healthcare Workers Post Double Dose of BBV-152 and AZD1222 Vaccines. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021;8:778129
  60. Bhattacharya D, Parai D, Rout UK, Dash P, Nanda RR, Dash GC,…Kanungo S ..et al. Saliva for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2: First report from India. J Med Virol. 2021;93:2529–33
  61. Sinha A, Nayak S, Dehuri P, Kanungo S, Pati S. Clinico-epidemiological characteristics of Kawasaki-like disease in paediatric patients with COVID-19: a protocol for rapid living systematic review. BMJ Open. 2020;10:e041160
  62. Sathar S, Kumar SG, Kanungo S. Non-Scholastic Qualities and their Association with Social Media usage among Medical Students in Puducherry, India. Indian J Psychol Med. 2020;42:136–40
  63. Raghav S, Ghosh A, Turuk J, Kumar S, Jha A, Madhulika S et al. Analysis of Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomes Reveals Prevalence of D614G Mutation in Spike Protein Predicting an Increase in Interaction With TMPRSS2 and Virus Infectivity. Front Microbiol. 2020;11:594928
  64. Pati S, Mahapatra P, Kanungo S, Uddin A, Sahoo KC. Managing Multimorbidity (Multiple Chronic Diseases) Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: A Community Based Study From Odisha, India. Front Public Health. 2020;8:584408
  65. Chandrika K, Naik BN, Kanungo S. Awareness on cancer cervix, willingness, and barriers for screening of cancer cervix among women: A community-based cross-sectional study from urban Pondicherry. Indian J Public Health. 2020;64:374–80
  66. Babu V, Sahu SK, Kanungo S. Hypertension control status and quality of care for hypertension among patients availing treatment from private sector: A cross-sectional study in urban field practice area of JIPMER, Puducherry. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019;8:72–6
  67. Naik BN, Kanungo S, Mahalakshmy T. Does hypertension deteriorate the health-related quality of life (HRQoL)? A matched cross-sectional analytical study in an urban area of Puducherry, South India. Heart India 2019; 7:21-5
  68. Naik BN, Reddy MM, Kanungo S. Elderly and health: Role of spirituality in Indian context. Yoga Mimamsa 2019; 51:38-9
  69. Naik BN, Rangasamy S, Kanungo S, Vrushabhendra HN. Self directed learning readiness among undergraduate medical students in a tertiary care health institution in Pondicherry. Nat J Res Community Med 2019;8(1): 20-24
  70. Dehuri P, Kanungo S. Utility of evaluation of P53 and BRCA1 in invasive breast cancers: An immunohistochemical study. Indian J PatholOncol 2019;6(1):123-127
  71. ModaliRishitaSarma, JinkalaSreeRekha, Srikanta Kanungo. Diagnostic utility of haematologic scoring system in neonatal sepsis. Indian Journal of Neonatal Medicine and Research 2019;7:PO01-PO06
  72. Naik BN, Kanungo S, Reddy MM. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE): Relevance and Feasibility of an Objective Way of Student’s Assessment in Community Medicine. Natl J Community Med 2019;10(8):483-484
  73. Reddy MM, Kanungo S, Naik BN, Kar SS. Willingness to quit tobacco smoking and its correlates among Indian smokers - Findings from Global Adult Tobacco Survey India, 2009-2010. J Family Med Prim Care. 2018;7:1353–60.
  74. Reddy MM, Kanungo S, Kar SS. Correlates of secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking youth (15-24 years) in India: Secondary analysis from Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-10. J Family Med Prim Care. 2018;7:111–7
  75. Naik BN, Krishnamoorthy Y, Kanungo S, Mahalakshmy T, Kar SS. Primary caregiver involvement in management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: A community-based observational study from urban Puducherry. International Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases 2018; 3:36-41
  76. Kanungo S, Abedi AJ, Ansari MA, Khan Z.Percentage Body Weight Gain during Tuberculosis treatment: Can it be a useful tool to predict the Outcome? National Journal of Community Medicine 2018;9(5):363-7
  77. 77. Naik BN, Srinivasan M, Reddy MM, Kanungo S, Sarkar S, Kar SS. Diabetes Foot Ulcer Risk - A Public Health Concern in Rural Pondicherry!!. Natl J Community Med 2018;9(10):755-759

Awards & Achievements:

  1. University Gold Medal in MD. Community Medicine, 2014
  2. Awarded by Rotary International for contribution in COVID-19 in India
  3. Presidential Award 2023, Indian Public Health Association


Membership (Life member)

  1. Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine
  2. Indian Public Health Association
  3. Association of Family Physician of India

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